A Syrian activist held solely as a result of his peaceful political expression is awaiting an unfair trial. Demand that government officials release this innocent activist immediately.
A prominent Chinese academic and activist was recently given a life sentence in a gross violation of international law. While in custody, he was tortured, not fed, and denied visits with his legal team. Sign this petition to demand his immediate and unconditional release.
A lack of representation denies prisoners their right to a speedy trial, leaving them to languish as long as 10 months in jail without meeting with a lawyer or being indicted. Demand defendants be appointed attorneys in a timely manner.
A prominent human rights activist imprisoned for ‘endangering state security’ was recently released in Burundi for health reasons. Burundi’s legal authorities should be thanked for their decision. Sign this petition and ask them to continue to release prisoners of conscience.
Indonesian citizens found ‘guilty’ of being in homosexual relationships can now be sentenced to a lashing. In addition, it is now illegal to have sex outside of marriage, which could deter women from reporting sexual assaults. Sign this petition to urge the Indonesian government to strike down this new law.
A recent deal will allow Australia to unload all unwanted refugees into Cambodia. The government of Cambodia has long shown that it has little regard for the human rights of its own citizens let alone those of shirked refugees. Sign this petition to urge the Australian government to throw out this refugee agreement.
A Bahraini activist has been jailed for ‘insulting’ a religious figure on Twitter. Sign the petition and demand that authorities respect his right to freedom of expression.
Walmart employees must now supply themselves with a new uniform because the corporation recently instated strict dress code requirements. Demand that Walmart abandon this policy, which will cause already underpaid workers unnecessary financial stress.
A 60-year-old teacher has been hospitalized in Fiji after being assaulted by security forces. It is widely believed that the order to viciously beat this man was given by the prime minister. Sign this petition to demand an immediate investigation into this case.
Forced sterilization of female inmates is a widespread problem in correctional facilities across the country. Praise a state’s recent move to prohibit the sterilization of inmates without consent and defend inmates’ reproductive rights.
Thousands of children are forced to live on the streets in the United States and many other countries. Help protect these young victims of poverty from falling prey to human traffickers.
A pregnant woman was thrown violently to the ground belly-first by abusive police officers, grievously endangering her unborn baby. Demand punishment for these police officers’ brutal actions.
A man’s death has been ruled a suicide despite strange circumstances that suggest murder. The Kentucky State Police conducted only minimal investigations and refuse to reopen the case. Urge the police to bring closure to the man’s family with a thorough investigation.
A student activist in Malaysia has been arrested and tortured after posting criticism of the government on his social media page. Sign the petition and demand his immediate release.
A Ukrainian separatist newspaper editor was recently abducted for peacefully expressing his political views. While rumors of his death have surfaced, some believe he is still alive and fear he is being tortured or mistreated. Sign the petition and demand the whereabouts of this innocent man.
Thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth end up living on the streets after being forced to leave home. Support efforts to give these young people the safety and security they deserve.
Transgender people in Malaysia face prejudice, abuse, and even criminal penalties on a regular basis. Urge the Malaysian government to protect the trans community’s access to education, housing, healthcare, and other basic human necessities.
An NFL player was arrested on charges of beating his wife and toddler son. These victims of an abusive relationship should be given the justice they deserve. Urge the district attorney to give the man a strict sentence to ensure that he does not repeat his abusive behavior.
Three teens allegedly drugged, beat and raped a 16-year-old girl, sending pictures of the assault to multiple people. Although two of the culprits have been arrested, the third is currently on the run. Help ensure that he is arrested and harshly punished for his violent crimes.
A proposed Indonesian law would impose caning as punishment for a range of offenses, including sex outside of marriage, adultery, same-sex relationships, and consumption of alcohol. Sign this petition to urge legislators not to pass a law that violates citizens’ basic human rights.
A Pennsylvania gym teacher had sex with a 15-year-old student on school grounds. Sign this petition to demand that the teacher be punished for soliciting sex from an underage student.
Thousands of people are spending decades behind bars after committing nonviolent offenses, while taxpayers cover the bill. Demand reforms to make sentencing fair and less costly.
A Florida woman hid her five-month-old baby in the trunk of her car to avoid getting a ticket for failing to provide her child with a car seat. Hazardous items such as cutting shears and a gas can were found in the trunk, which could have seriously injured the infant. Denounce this negligent woman for endangering her child.
According to one tech executive companies are wise to hire talented women–because they can be paid less than men. Expose him for shamelessly exploiting the gender wage gap.
A special needs student was used as rape bait in an attempt to catch another student with a history of sexual violence in the act. Urge officials to investigate the school administrators who condoned this horrible plan, which resulted in the violent rape of an innocent girl.