Although some improvements have been made, Kosovo must improve its human rights record. Call on the country’s president to improve human rights policy today.
Safe access to abortions and important sex education for school-age children will become difficult or impossible to obtain, under two new state laws. Insist the Governor of Louisiana reconsider his decision to support this legislation.
The Canadian Supreme Court has recently ruled that law enforcement and government officials must obtain warrants before accessing basic customer information from internet and cellular service providers. Applaud the decision, which will protect hundreds of thousands of Canadians annually.
An eleven-year-old boy is the only black child in his town, and every day he endures racist slurs, assaults, and threats from other students. Stop his school from allowing this blatant racism.
Many women in Africa are forced to undergo a painful genital mutilation operation before they have reached maturity. This operation comes with a large amount of complications, which often last the victim’s entire life. The belief behind the operation is off-base and abusive; demand that the operations be put to an end for good.
Online video website YouTube should allow individual expression and the promotion of political views, especially by artists and musicians. Call for YouTube to stop censoring a popular political musician M.I.A. and her work.
One nation has passed a landmark law allowing transgender people to more easily and legally change their gender. Praise the country’s commitment to human rights.
Inmates in L.A. County jails are forced to live in deplorable and unconstitutional conditions, and do not receive necessary suicide prevention and mental illness treatment. Insist that the country’s largest jail system keep incarcerated citizens safe by adhering to federal regulations.
Security forces have shot and killed numerous protestors including a 14-year-old boy. Demand an immediate and impartial investigation into the killings.
Drug trafficking is a major problem, yet nations have often sacrificed human rights in counterproductive wars on drugs. Encourage officials to prioritize citizens’ health over punishment when implementing solutions.
Security forces are arresting activists and holding them without charge, raising serious concerns for their safety. Demand that the military either charge these activists or else release them immediately.
A nation known for violating human rights has threatened to punish anyone investigating the issue. Demand that the government fully cooperate, and end the brutal repression of its citizens.
Several major supermarkets including Walmart have been found to be relying on shrimp suppliers that use slavery. Slave are threatened with violence and forced to work for years without pay in the Asian seafood industry. Take action to demand Walmart stop using suppliers that use slaves to produce cheap seafood.
Several major retailers continue to sell seafood caught by slaves. Help end this unethical practice by banning the sale of slave-produced food.
Tens of thousands of immigrant children are entering into the United States to seek asylum from dangerous homelands. These children are being denied food, water, and basic human rights, and are being physically and sexually abused by U.S. Border Officials. Demand that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection investigate the horrendous crimes and obtain justice for these maltreated children.
During the economic boom, families in Spain achieved their dreams of buying the perfect homes. Now, tens of thousands of Spanish families are facing foreclosures and eviction from their homes. Let the Spanish government know that access to housing is a basic human right.
A prominent and vocal activist has been illegally detained by the Thai military and is being denied access to a lawyer or communication with her family. Demand that the law-abiding activist be released immediately.
A woman who has dedicated her life to feeding the hungry is facing eviction for running a business out of her home. Tell her landlord to drop these absurd charges immediately so she can continue her noble work.
A luxury housing complex in London recently installed metal spikes in the grounds around the building in order to deter homeless from resting there. Please sign this petition to remove this symbol of callousness toward our society’s most vulnerable from the condominium grounds.
A popular clothing store has zero women or minority members on its board of directors. Ask the company to take on more minorities and women, and show its dedication to diversity and equality within the business world.
A current visa law is keeping migrant workers from changing employers and allowing abuses tantamount to slavery. Demand this law be amended to allow workers the freedom to choose employment and report abusive employers without fear of deportation.
One U.S. city recently raised its minimum wage to $15 per hour, the highest in the country. Thank city officials for improving the lives of their citizens by fighting rising income inequality.
Actress Angelina Jolie has stepped forward in support of rape victims, fighting to remove the stigma against survivors of sexual violence. Praise the actress for using her celebrity to help end sexual violence and victim blaming.
A government’s unwavering support for human rights is vital in preventing abuses. Call on a newly-elected president to protect his citizens’ freedom to exercise their rights without fear of prosecution, torture or worse.
An influential human rights activist has been jailed in a climate of political violence and harassment. Allow him to continue fighting injustice where he is most needed. Demand his immediate release.