Human Rights

Praise Judgement Against Force-Feeding of Prisoner

Praise Judgement Against Force-Feeding of Prisoner

A judge has recently demanded an end to the force-feeding of a political prisoner being held without charges. Praise the decision to restore prisoners’ autonomy while upholding medical ethics.

Save Kenyan Refugees from Government Abuse

Save Kenyan Refugees from Government Abuse

Kenyan refugees, detainees and expats are enduring unlawful detention, degradation and even death at the hands of Kenya’s government and policemen. Urge Kenyan authorities to stop this senseless abuse.

Applaud Action Against Anti-Gay Law

Applaud Action Against Anti-Gay Law

Gay and lesbian individuals can be stoned to death under Brunei’s new anti-gay laws. An American city council has responded by cutting financial ties with the sultan who imposed this horrendous policy. Applaud this move to support Brunei’s LGBTQ citizens.

Demand Justice for Sexually Assaulted Female Prison Guard

Demand Justice for Sexually Assaulted Female Prison Guard

A female correction officer was attacked and sexually assaulted by 17 rowdy prison inmates, then was left traumatized and scarred as the corrections facility did nothing to punish her assailants. Urge the facility to take her claims seriously and serve justice immediately.

Criticize Deplorable Treatment of Poor Ahead of World Cup

Criticize Deplorable Treatment of Poor Ahead of World Cup

Brazil, in an attempt to clean up the streets before the World Cup, is using aggressive measures that are endangering innocent citizens. Denounce these actions, which have left hundreds dead and thousands homeless.

Drop Terrorism Charges Against Journalist Who Exposed Police Brutality

Drop Terrorism Charges Against Journalist Who Exposed Police Brutality

A journalist who broadcast police brutality now faces up to twelve years in prison under arbitrary terrorism charges. Demand that his charges are dropped and that he is immediately released.

Urge Transfer of Whistleblower Chelsea Manning to a Civilian Prison

Urge Transfer of Whistleblower Chelsea Manning to a Civilian Prison

Imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been approved for gender dysphoria treatment. The Army does not allow transgender people to serve and is denying her access to care while in military prison. Call on the Army to transfer Manning to a civilian detention facility where she can receive proper treatment.

End Lobbyists’ Attack on Restaurant Workers

End Lobbyists’ Attack on Restaurant Workers

While the majority of restaurant employees are paid very little, a powerful group of lobbyists has worked to increase profits for owners while stalling wages and protections for the people they employ. Demand an end to this war on workers.

Praise Netflix for Purchasing Human Rights Film

Praise Netflix for Purchasing Human Rights Film

Netflix recently purchased a film that focuses on a group of human rights workers trained to conduct research in war torn countries. Praise the company for purchasing this film and promoting the work of these brave human rights researchers.

Ban Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

Ban Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

Children as young as seven are being exposed to nicotine and other hazardous working conditions in tobacco fields. Call for an end to the use of child labor in the tobacco industry.

Keep ‘Killer Robots’ Out of Warfare

Keep ‘Killer Robots’ Out of Warfare

Fully autonomous weapons kill without a thought, and are a threat to human rights and safety around the world. Urge countries not to use these terrible weapons by signing this petition.

Stop Practice of Female Genital Mutilation

Stop Practice of Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation is generally thought to take place in developing countries, but it also happens in the United States. This dangerous practice must end, and you can help make it happen by signing this petition.

Strike Down Law Prohibiting Transgender Expression

Strike Down Law Prohibiting Transgender Expression

Three transgender women are challenging a repressive law that punishes men for dressing and expressing themselves as female. Demand the repeal of this inhumane law.

Support Equal Rights Ordinance

Support Equal Rights Ordinance

Houston is the only large city in the U.S. that does not prohibit discrimination. Urge the city council to pass the new equal rights ordinance to ensure the equality of its citizens.

Increase Pay for Homeless Disney World Employees

Increase Pay for Homeless Disney World Employees

Walt Disney World pays the majority of its employees so little that they cannot afford local housing and are left homeless or living in cheap motels. Urge the company to ensure that the workers of “The Happiest Place on Earth” receive a living wage.

Demand Paid Maternity Leave for All New Parents

Demand Paid Maternity Leave for All New Parents

Nearly all the world’s new mothers are guaranteed paid time off from work to bond with their infants. In the United States however only a fraction of women have this right. Call on regulators to improve treatment of new parents to meet international standards.

Protect Factory Workers from Toxic Chemicals

Protect Factory Workers from Toxic Chemicals

Toxic chemicals currently used in electronics production are putting the health of millions of factory workers at risk. Call on leading electronics companies to protect factory employees and ban dangerous chemicals from their manufacturing processes.

Help Foster Teens Achieve Equality

Help Foster Teens Achieve Equality

A new policy is being considered to help teens in foster care obtain driver’s licenses in order to get to college and work. Support this move so that teens in foster care can finally have equal opportunities.

Support New Transgender Acceptance Law

Support New Transgender Acceptance Law

The US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights recently extended legal protection from gender discrimination in federally funded schools to transgender students. This means that every type of student is protected from discrimination, an action that deserves high praise.

Release Peaceful Bloggers

Release Peaceful Bloggers

Two peaceful bloggers have been arrested by the Vietnamese government because they publish international news and help citizens circumvent the nation’s firewall. Help release them by signing this petition.

Thank Sports Commissioner for His Tough Stance on Racism

Thank Sports Commissioner for His Tough Stance on Racism

Racism is never acceptable. Thank the NBA Commissioner for upholding this standard by banning a team owner for life over his disgusting racist remarks.

Free Blogger Imprisoned for Activism

Free Blogger Imprisoned for Activism

Affter serving a year and a half of a seven year sentence, a blogger was re-sentenced to ten years in prison for expressing his views. Demand that he be immediately released by the Saudi government.

Criticize Group for Banning Young Boy Who Wore Princess Costume

Criticize Group for Banning Young Boy Who Wore Princess Costume

A young boy was recently asked not to return to his after-school playgroup after he wore princess dress-up clothing. Criticize the church group’s hurtful and discriminatory decision.

Demand Game Add Same-Sex Couples

Demand Game Add Same-Sex Couples

Nintendo is releasing a simulation game that focuses heavily on relationships, but it has drawn criticism from the LGBT community for not featuring same-sex couples. Urge Nintendo to make its game more inclusive.

Nigeria: Bring Back Our Girls

Nigeria: Bring Back Our Girls

The kidnapping of over two hundred Nigerian schoolgirls has incited global outrage, but the Nigerian government has yet to do anything to locate and recover the girls. Sign the petition and demand that Nigeria bring back our girls.