Human trafficking is on the rise in Cambodia. Predominantly women and children are either stolen or sold by their own family members into what is essentially modern-day slavery. Thank this non-profit organization for their innovative, holistic projects that offer income-generation opportunities and self-empowerment to vulnerable persons and survivors of human trafficking.
Michael Argenyi is a 26 year old deaf student at the Creighton University School of Medicine. Although he has repeatedly requested reasonable accommodations to have the same educational opportunity as his peers, the university has denied those requests, forcing him to take a leave of absence until he can obtain them. Demand equality for Mr. Argenyi and implore the university to provide the necessary accommodations he needs to succeed in their program.
Detroit plans to adopt aggressive stop-and-frisk policing measures modeled after those of the New York Police, even after a federal judge expressed concern about their racist nature and potential for abuse. Tell Chief James Craig not to let Detroit become a stop-and-frisk police state.
A 74-year-old defender of human rights in Myanmar has been arrested on trumped-up charges and imprisoned without medical care, access to clean water, and contact with his family. Sign the petition and demand that authorities in Myanmar release him immediately.
A new law has been passed in Wisconsin – it is meant to curb protest and silence dissent. Tell the voters of Wisconsin not to be defeated and to continue speaking out against the erosion of their rights.
A two-year-old child died from traumatic head injury caused by her foster mother. The agency responsible for placing the girl failed to request background checks on all individuals that had close contact with the child and foster family. Demand this foster care agency be held accountable for the neglect and death of a child.
When an armed gunman entered into her elementary school, a school clerk intercepted him in her office and sat with him for an hour, talking. She ultimately convinced him through non-violent confrontation and conversation not to go through with the shooting he had planned. Please sign this petition to thank Antoinette Tuff and to stand for peaceful prevention of gun violence.
An educational official in a South Sumatran district of Indonesia is proposing an unethical ‘virginity testing’ of female high school seniors. The goals are to encourage abstinence until marriage and prevent prostitution, which are completely nonsensical and an absurd violation of their bodies. Help prevent this proposal from going any further.
A juvenile hall in California has been illegally mistreating minors with mental health conditions. Sign the petition to stop this maltreatment immediately.
The NYPD will be deleting names from a database of inaccurately recorded criminals. Doing so will stop innocent people from being marked for crimes. Sign the petition to ensure that this policy change takes place.
In response to the outcry for more anti-cyberbullying policies following the suicide of 14-year-old Hannah Smith, social networking website Ask.fm will be introducing new features that allow users to report online bullying, as well as an assurance that those reports will be properly investigated within 24 hours. Please commend this website’s efforts to prevent cyberbullying and to create a safe online space for its users.
All non-management employees at a popular clothing retailer recently received a letter informing them that their positions were being reduced to part-time, cutting their hours and benefits in a protest against Obamacare. The letter cited budgetary reasons for these cuts, but the corporation has grown immensely in the past few years. Demand that CEO Don Chang apologize for and retract this threat.
A new program is starting in West Virginia that will tell men not to post about rape on the internet. Sign the petition to stop this program and instead implement programs that teach men not to rape.
Indian women who have had acid thrown in their face by vengeful rejected suitors have trouble affording surgeries that would restore their health and appearance. Sign this petition to call upon the Indian state to recognize the acid attacks victims’ suffering by fully funding their medical expenses.
An actor just declined an invitation to a film festival held in Russia because of the Russian government’s oppression of gay people. He said he that as a gay man, he could not attend. Applaud this courageous actor for standing up for what is right.
The conservative government of Thailand is becoming closer and closer to legalizing gay marriage. Urge the Thai government to support marriage equality.
An Indian doctor turned activist, was assassinated by unidentified armed assailants. He championed against religious exploitation by fake ‘god men’ who promise the performance of miracles in exchange for material or money compensation. Sign this petition to seek justice for the slain activist.
Gays and lesbians in Haiti suffer from violent attacks, discrimination, and are branded as sinners who are responsible for many of the country’s ills, including the 2010 Earthquake. Sign this petition to ask the Haitian president to introduce legislation to punish anti-gay violence and rhetoric.
Pakistan’s prime minister recently ordered a temporary stop to all executions in the country pending an audience with the president, who is opposed to capital punishment. Sign the petition and encourage Pakistan to make the ban permanent.
For months, a man from Tajikistan has been held incommunicado in Uzbekistan, apparently without even being charged with any crime. Prisoners held incommunicado are at great risk for torture and other ill-treatment. Sign the petition and demand that the Uzbek government release the man’s whereabouts immediately.
An innocent man has spent the last eleven years enduring endless torture at Guantanamo Bay. Although the prisoner was never charged with any crimes and has no ties to terrorist organizations, he remains a ward of the United States with little hope of being released anytime soon. Demand release for this prisoner, as well as an official apology from the President for the tremendous loss of time and peace he has suffered.
A New Mexico County Clerk announced that he would immediately issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The New Mexico constitution does not explicitly prohibit same-sex marriage, so his decision not only upholds the law but is a small step towards attaining equality for the gay community. Please sign this petition to commend this public servant for standing up for gay rights.
Two peaceful protesters held in Bahrain are being tortured and ill-treated, with one woman reporting rape threats and another being denied medical care for persistent and serious health issues. Sign the petition and pressure Bahraini authorities to respect the human rights statutes laid out under international law.
Recently, the city council unanimously passed a plan to get rid of the homeless population in the Columbia, South Carolina’s downtown business district. The more than 1500 homeless individuals must either vacate the premises or get arrested. Please sign this petition to condemn the criminalization of homelessness.
A transgender woman was beaten and killed in a brutal hate crime. It is necessary that the police force conduct a prompt investigation to find everyone involved in the case and provide justice to the deceased.