A man convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter has been protected from serving a prison term because of his wealth, only being required to receive treatment and be on probation for a certain period of time. Demand that this man serve time in prison for the horrific crime that he committed.
A woman is currently on death row for a crime her son may have committed. Please sign this petition to applaud her stay of execution and demand a further investigation into her conviction.
Although women in India have equal inheritance rights, a recent study reveals that many in agricultural societies do not have access to land title that they rightfully deserve. This inhibits women’s upward mobility and stifles economic development. Urge legal aid in India to make women’s inheritance rights a top priority.
Members of the Kyrgyzstan parliament have recently proposed a bill that would eliminate gay rights advocacy. Demand that the bill be withdrawn in order to protect the country’s LGBT community.
A man was set free after photographing women inside their skirts on public transit, due to a technicality in the law. Thank the state governor for taking matters into his own hands and passing a law to make this action a crime.
Gay couple can finally marry legally in Michigan. Sign this petition to celebrate this historic victory for marriage equality.
An insurance company denied an employee access to a lactation room on her first day back from maternity leave and then pressured her to resign. Hold the company accountable for violating her civil rights.
A bill written by male politicians in Kenya would allow men to marry as many women as they want without the wife’s consent. This steps on the rights of women and does not promote equality. Sign this petition and demand the president to veto this bill immediately.
Brazil has proposed a new online bill of rights, protecting freedom of speech, promoting internet neutrality, and guarding against mass surveillance at the hands of government organizations and corporations. Urge Brazil to pass the bill into law immediately, becoming the first of its kind in the world.
A woman in Saudi Arabia faces imminent execution after her failure to make a blood money payment to the family of the woman she killed. Trials in Saudi Arabia are often riddled with human rights violations, and it is difficult for the accused to get a fair trial. Sign the petition and urge the Saudi government to honor human rights and give this woman a fair trial.
Three human rights workers in Crimea have been missing following a car chase with shots fired. Sign this petition and demand that the Crimean government do everything in its power to locate the activists and secure their freedom.
An activist in Syria has been held incommunicado and is at high risk of torture or ill-treatment solely as a result of her peaceful political activism. Sign the petition and demand her immediate release.
In Burma, a discriminatory marriage proposal seeks to strip women of their fundamental rights and perpetuate prejudice against religious minorities. Sign the petition to urge the Burmese government to abolish this proposed legislation.
Turkey banned Twitter a week before important elections were taking place. The country must immediately reverse this ban, as it is in direct violation of human rights and the European courts. Sign this petition and help return control of the internet to the people.
A student’s article about rape culture at her high school resulted in a new censorship policy instead of revised district policy for handling rape cases. Demand that the school district retract the censorship policy and update policies for sexual assault cases.
The Venezuelan government has opened investigations into deaths and other human rights abuses that took place during protests. This commendable act should be thanked, as investigations into human rights abuse are difficult to conduct when a country is in turmoil. Thank the attorney general for holding offenders accountable.
Two men in police custody in Barbados were recently severely tortured in an attempt to make them confess to other crimes. Sign this petition demanding justice for the men, and urge Barbados to adopt stronger anti-torture measures.
First Lady Michelle Obama called for greater freedom of information and less restrictions using the internet in China on a recent trip to Beijing. Commend her for speaking out for these universal civic rights.
Under a cruel and tyrannical president, the Sudanese government is attacking its own civilians and peaceful protesters. Demand that this violence be stopped.
Water rights activists in Mexico have received threatening phone calls and are in dire need of government protection. Sign the petition and urge authorities to protect the activists and investigate the threats made against them.
Egypt’s courts have sentenced 528 people to death for supporting the previous president. This inhumane and brutal sentence should be immediately condemned, as the trial was not conducted fairly and the defendants were given little chance to argue their case.
With hundreds of protesters detained and bans placed on websites, the Russian government is considering more laws to restrict the internet. These proposals must never become law because they severely violate the right to freedom of expression. Sign this petition and demand a halt to these inhumane orders.
Surprising the world, First Lady Michelle Obama gave a speech at a Chinese university about the importance of unfettered internet access and freedom of speech. Commend the First Lady for her gutsy move by signing this petition.
Over 900 workers have died in the process of constructing infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar due to near-slavery conditions. Without improved working conditions, the death toll will inevitably grow even higher. Demand the organization responsible for the World Cup take a stand against these egregious human rights abuses.
A union leader in South Korea has been imprisoned for nearly a year as a result of protest-related activities, and an upcoming appeal means he could be sentenced to even more time in jail. Urge authorities to let him go free when his sentence is up.