Many innocent people have already been mercilessly murdered by cartels smuggling drugs through small farming villages in Guatemala. If the cartels continue, the lives of the people who live there will constantly be at risk. Demand that the drug cartels be stopped.
FIFA, the international soccer association, has accused Qatar of using what amounts to slave labor to construct the World Cup facilities. The association is pressuring Qatar to change and is placing a greater organizational emphasis on human rights. Commend the organization for its actions.
A television network continues to air old shows that contain racist and homophobic content. Sign this petition demanding the removal of shows with derogatory content from this network.
Belgium’s new Right to Die law abolishes age restrictions on who may ask for euthanasia, and applies to teenage girls and boys who are in insufferable pain due to an incurable terminal illness or advanced stages of cancer. Show your support for this merciful law.
Proposed protections for bullied students are under threat, as legislators who oppose LGBT rights work to prevent protections from becoming law. Encourage Minnesota politicians to support anti-bullying legislation in schools.
A sportscaster recently stood up for gay rights in sports, showing his support for openly gay football player Michael Sam. Commend him for calling out issues that desperately need to be addressed in the world of football.
Gay couples are being denied the right to marry by an unconstitutional law in Texas. Demand that this law be blocked, ensuring all citizens are treated equally.
The United States government has targeted its own citizens to be killed without a trial. Tell the world’s largest internet retailer to end its partnership with the agency responsible for these illegal assassinations.
Militia groups are slaughtering innocent Muslims in Africa, ethnically cleansing the region. Meanwhile, peacekeepers are doing little to protect the victims. Urge the influential French president and other peacekeeping forces to ensure safety and security for civilians.
An activist seeking justice for his family members, who were killed by a U.S. drone strike, has been unlawfully kidnapped and detained by the Pakistani Government. Demand the government release him immediately.
Women and girls in Somalia are at constant risk of being raped by government soldiers. With a weak justice system, corrupt officers, and insufficient health programs, the Somalian government is in dire need of reform. Support a recently published reform plan and protect women and girls in Somalia from rape.
Two anti-government protesters have been killed by vigilante groups during rising political unrest in Venezuela. A police officer and a vigilante leader have also been killed, and more demonstrators on both sides of the conflict have been injured. Demand immediate and impartial investigations into each of the deaths in order to prevent further escalation to the violence.
A Guatemalan soldier is accused of killing 250 soldiers in his native country, but despite being in United States custody, he has not been charged for his crime. Justice must be served for the sake of the victims involved in this massacre. Demand the United States convict this man for his crimes.
A child prostitution ring centered around this year’s Superbowl was recently dismantled by the police. Please applaud the people who helped stop this sex trafficking ring and rescued 16 children from their terrible fates.
Star college football player Michael Sam recently announced publicly that he is gay, and will likely become the first openly gay active player in one of America’s major sports leagues. Sign this petition to commend Sam for his bravery.
Recently a governor spoke out against the death penalty and issued a temporary stop on all executions in his state. Thank the governor for stopping this barbaric and inhumane practice, and call for an end to the death penalty in all states across the country.
Despite a law that protects garment workers’ rights to unionize, these workers continue to be threatened and intimidated by their employers. The Bangladesh government has done little to enforce the rights that have been put in place. Demand that the government begin to enforce these laws and protect the rights of their garment workers.
Turkey’s government has recently passed a law allowing the mass surveillance of citizens and the restriction or removal of internet content. Demand that citizens’ rights to privacy and freedom of speech be upheld by a repeal of the law.
The number of doctors and nurses in Romania is progressively decreasing each year as they decide to emigrate to other countries for work. Urge them to stay and give the people of Romania the adequate medical attention they need.
Somalia’s Ministry of Education’s free program gives impoverished children the basic education that all kids deserve. This program brings children away from the streets and into stimulating learning environments that will have a positive effect on their lives. Commend the Ministry of Education of Somalia for providing free education to its children.
Recently, a Syrian humanitarian deal that allowed nearly 200 women, children and old men to be evacuated from the city of Homs, simultaneously forced men between the ages of 15 and 55 to remain. While the city is under siege, the men are left to either starve or surrender and face the possibility of being tortured to death. Demand additional humanitarian relief to aid the people of Syria.
An ordinance has been enacted that forbids homeless people from using blankets outdoors. No accommodations have been made to enhance shelters for the homeless since its implementation. Urge the mayor to retract this senseless law.
A bar in Spokane, Washington has ignited controversy with its ‘Date Grape Koolaid,’ a drink whose name trivializes sexual assault and its survivors–all in the name of selling alcohol. Sign the petition and demand that the bar change the name and issue an apology.
Private probation companies receive contracts from state governments to manage the probation of convicted offenders for profit. People who are convicted of minor crimes can end up in serious debt and eventually imprisoned, against their constitutional rights. Demand an end to privatized probation.
A team of Ugandan scientists, in an effort to perpetuate homophobia, compiled a report stating that homosexuality was socially acquired and curable. Sign the petition to urge President Museveni to throw out these unfounded claims and abolish the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.