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