Human Rights

Applaud Approval of Major Ukraine Aid Package

Applaud Approval of Major Ukraine Aid Package

The U.S. government has granted a major aid package to the Ukraine. The money will help boost the country’s unstable economy as it struggles to fend off encroachment from Russia. Commend the approval of monetary aid for Ukraine.

Stop Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Kyrgyzstan

Stop Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Kyrgyzstan

Spreading information about LGBT issues could soon be made into a criminal act in Kyrgyzstan. Demand equal human rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation.

Denounce Mass Death Sentence

Denounce Mass Death Sentence

A mass trial in Egypt has resulted in death sentences for 528 of the 545 defendants–even though none of the defendants or their lawyers were present for much of the trial. Sign the petition and demand that Egypt abide by both its own laws and international human rights treaties.

Strike Down Proposed Censorship Bill

Strike Down Proposed Censorship Bill

Russian lawmakers are considering a law that would ban negative information about the Russian government and military. The law is a violation of European human rights regulations to which Russia is a signee. Demand that this law be removed from consideration.

Halt Discrimination Against Transgender Models

Halt Discrimination Against Transgender Models

Transgender models in Brazil are increasingly accepted in the fashion industry, but continue to face prejudice by more conservative, religious forces. End discrimination against these individuals, so they may exercise their right to gender expression.

Give Fair Trial to Longest Serving Death Row Inmate

Give Fair Trial to Longest Serving Death Row Inmate

The world’s longest serving death row inmate is finally getting a retrial thanks to the efforts of Amnesty International. Sign this petition to ensure that this man receives a fair trial.

Applaud Mayor for Homeless Shelter Improvement

Applaud Mayor for Homeless Shelter Improvement

The number of people living in homeless shelters in New York City has risen 7% in the past year. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s focus on improving the shelters and creating affordable housing units gives new hope to this crisis. Sign this petition and applaud him for his work in finding a solution to the homelessness crisis.

Prevent Suicides of Indigenous Children

Prevent Suicides of Indigenous Children

Indigenous children in Australia have a suicide rate more than five times higher than non-indigenous children. Many face issues such as alcohol use, socioeconomic disadvantages, and loss of continuity in their cultures. Sign this petition to raise awareness about and prevent child suicides.

Put Child Rapist in Prison

Put Child Rapist in Prison

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.

Applaud Decision to Stay Woman’s Execution

Applaud Decision to Stay Woman’s Execution

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.

Demand Equal Inheritance Rights for Women

Demand Equal Inheritance Rights for Women

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.

Stop Anti-Gay Rights Bill

Stop Anti-Gay Rights Bill

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.

Thank Governor for Punishing Man for Lewd Photos

Thank Governor for Punishing Man for Lewd Photos

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.

Congratulate First Gay Couples Married in Michigan

Congratulate First Gay Couples Married in Michigan

Gay couple can finally marry legally in Michigan. Sign this petition to celebrate this historic victory for marriage equality.

Hold Company Accountable for Pregnancy Discrimination

Hold Company Accountable for Pregnancy Discrimination

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.

Don’t Legalize Polygamy Without Wife’s Consent

Don’t Legalize Polygamy Without Wife’s Consent

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.

Support Internet Privacy Legislation

Support Internet Privacy Legislation

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.

Prevent Execution in Saudi Arabia

Prevent Execution in Saudi Arabia

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.

Find Activists Missing in Crimea

Find Activists Missing in Crimea

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.

Free Syrian Activist at Risk of Torture

Free Syrian Activist at Risk of Torture

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.

Stop Discriminatory Marriage Law in Burma

Stop Discriminatory Marriage Law in Burma

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.

Lift Ban on Twitter in Turkey

Lift Ban on Twitter in Turkey

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.

Stop Censoring Student Magazine

Stop Censoring Student Magazine

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.

Success: Venezuela Investigates Cases of Human Rights Abuse

Success: Venezuela Investigates Cases of Human Rights Abuse

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.

Denounce Torture of Suspects in Police Custody

Denounce Torture of Suspects in Police Custody

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.