A homophobic South Carolina Mayor has fired his police chief just because she is gay. Demand that the mayor resign from office today.
An openly gay police chief was fired by the mayor of Latta, South Carolina in an act of completely egregious discrimination. South Carolina has no protections against discrimination for LGBT individuals, but the town council and the people of Latta have overwhelmingly condemned the mayor’s actions. Thank them for standing up for equality.
Human rights workers are at risk following the recent murder of an activist in Honduras. Sign the petition and demand government protection for Honduran human rights workers.
The decision by an Iranian family to forgive their son’s killer is an inspiration. They have protected the killer’s right to life, the most basic of human rights. Sign this petition to celebrate the family’s strength.
Children in India are facing discrimination from their peers and teachers, forcing them to drop out to avoid the hateful atmosphere. Demand that the president penalize negligent teachers by signing this petition.
Criminals could receive amnesty for gross human rights violations under a proposed policy in Nepal. This unfair bill needs to be promptly rejected, and you can urge the president to stop it by signing this petition.
A man has been forcibly disappeared in Nigeria for posting pictures critical of the government to twitter. The State Security Service has a terrible history of extrajudicial executions. Sign this petition and demand that the Nigerian government do everything it can to bring this man back to his family.
For the first time, Saudi Arabia’s conservative government is allowing girls to practice sports in school. Commend this reform today.
Recent flooding in Sudan has left people stranded without food or medical care. Financial aid from Australia will give this country the assistance it needs in order to survive these troubling times. Sign this petition and commend Australia for its generous donations.
Jewish citizens are being told to register with pro-Russian forces in Ukraine. Sign this petition and urge the Ukrainian government to act against this egregious human rights violation.
Two men tortured in police custody in the Dominican Republic are still facing threats and harassment, even though they have been released and the charges against them have been dropped. Demand that those responsible for their ill-treatment be brought to justice.
Prominent human rights activist Osman Hammaida recently passed away. You can remember this man, who was known for his commitment to human rights in the face of an oppressive and vengeful government, by signing this petition.
After a long investigation, local police have announced they will charge the negligent owner of the garment factory that collapsed and killed over one thousand workers. Applaud their efforts to bring justice to injured survivors and the families of those who died.
Criminals of war could be given protection by a proposed amnesty bill in Nepal. The bill could excuse those who committed murder, acts of sexual violence, and torture. Sign this petition to demand the bill be struck down.
A lawyer was detained in Saudi Arabia for his human rights activism. He was arrested during a simple hearing on charges of ‘breaking allegiance with the ruler’. Sign this petition to demand the immediate and unconditional release of this peaceful man.
Nearly 67% of Burundi’s population suffers from malnutrition. The Burundi Integrated Progamme of Food and Nutrition may have found a solution to this problem. Sign this petition and commend their efforts.
Two men involved in Libya’s former dictatorship have been prevented from facing charges in international court. Instead, the Libyan government is rushing their trial forward at home, while neglecting human rights concerns. Demand these men be turned over to international judicial authorities.
A state of emergency in Kazakhstan has led to severe restrictions on human rights. Newspapers have been closed and prominent opposition leaders have been jailed. Sign this petition to demand an end to the deterioration of human rights.
The Indian Supreme Court has officially recognized transgender people as a third gender. This improvement to human rights is a positive step forward for the entire country. Sign this petition to commend the court for their efforts to improve Indian human rights.
The Pakistani government has sentenced a schizophrenic man to death. Sign this petition and demand that he immediately and unconditionally receive a new trial.
Visually impaired students will now be able to take Braille and electronic university entrance exams in China. This is a positive step towards ending discrimination against people with disabilities in the country. Thank the Chinese government for this new policy.
Kenyan officials have been arbitrarily arresting and deporting Somalian refugees, who are fleeing from violence in their own country. End this unfair practice today and give refugees another chance at life.
At the Mexican border, detainees are subjected to inhumane abrogation of their human rights at detention centers known as hieleras. Hieleras are unheated, and detainees are not provided with beds, chairs or blankets. This practice at the hands of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents must stop.
A Supreme Court recently ruled that the government must recognize a third gender and protect them from discrimination in education and job sectors. Commend these efforts to advocate for the human rights of all citizens.
Greater oversight of human rights issues is needed in the Western Sahara region of Morocco. Urge the UN to expand the role of peacekeepers today.