A woman stands accused of using force after two men allegedly kidnapped, raped and tortured her. She killed one attacker in self-defense; the other walks free while she awaits trial for murder in a court that has shown extreme bias. Demand justice for victims of sexual violence.
An innocent man was found dead in the woods of Crimea, where his body bore marks of torture and a violent death. Urge the Crimean authorities to conduct a fair and transparent investigation to find out who committed this brutal murder and bring them to justice.
A new program aims to increase access to medical care during pregnancy and childbirth for women in developing countries. Applaud the program, which is fostering an increase in safe deliveries and postnatal care.
The doctor responsible for the death of a 13-year-old girl from removing her clitoris and labia is finally standing trial. This will be Egypt’s first trial on this issue and is the first step towards obliterating female genital mutilation in the country. Demand a swift prosecution of the doctor who defied a statewide ban, killing an innocent young girl.
McDonald’s is one of America’s largest employers, and thousands of workers are accusing the fast food giant of wage theft and labor rights abuses. Demand accountability for the company and justice for its employees.
The principal of a high school in Arkansas omitted the brave and inspirational biography of an openly gay student from the school’s yearbook. Demand that the student’s biography be included.
The war on marijuana costs taxpayers billions every year. Disturbingly, Blacks are far more likely to be arrested for possession compared to their White peers, even with similar usage rates. Applaud one organization’s effort to end this racial bias.
The arrest of a Vietnamese blogger is just one in a string of many arrests of social media users. The government is severely restricting the basic right to freedom of speech. Sign this petition and ask the government respect the human rights of their citizens.
A Chinese activist is dead after authorities repeatedly denied her medical treatment. Reprimand Chinese authorities for the systematic killing of an innocent human rights pioneer.
A Yemeni man accused of murder has recently had his death sentence overturned by the Supreme Court, which has also ordered a retrial. Commend the Court for its decision while urging the authorities to ensure a fair retrial.
Hateful independent ‘self-defense units’ in southern Ukraine are abducting and abusing journalists and activists. Demand that authorities stop these political sensationalists and protect their innocent victims.
In North Korea, citizens endure torture, murder, and starvation. While plenty of evidence exists to prove that these abuses are happening, neighboring China continues to support this cruel regime. Urge China to change its position and help end North Korea’s human rights abuses.
A prominent Chinese activist recently died after being denied treatment for medical conditions while imprisoned. Demand an investigation into the negligence that led to this avoidable death.
A U.S. congresswoman spent a night in a homeless shelter to better understand the challenges faced by the homeless. Join her in urging other members of Congress to do the same.
One in five Syrian refugee girls are married before the age of sixteen, often against their will and in lieu of education. Commend those working to end this deplorable practice.”One in five Syrian refugee girls are married before the age of sixteen. Commend British government for working to end this deplorable practice.
Boston is refusing to allow LGBT groups a spot in this year’s St. Patrick’s day parade. In response, a major brewery is refusing to serve its beer at the event. Thank the brewing company for its honorable actions.
Domestic abuse is as prevalent within LGBT relationships as it is in heterosexual relationships. Yet, many LGBT abusive relationships are usually missed by standard assessment tools and the victims are deterred from seeking help due to homophobia in society. Sign this petition and demand proper support for victims of abuse in the LGBT community.
Economics professor Ilham Tohti has long been an outspoken advocate for China’s ethnic minorities and has openly criticized the Chinese government–two moves that have landed him in prison. Sign the petition and demand his immediate release.
Forced child marriages in Malawi are increasing at an alarming rate. Aimed at earning dowries and easing the financial stress of the victim’s family, child marriages are shown only to heighten economic difficulties. Encourage the President of Malawi, Joyce Banda, to propose a marriage law that will end the epidemic.
Being young and insecurely employed, models can be easily exploited, and little regulation exists to protect them from being taken advantage of. Thank the alliance for working to stop labor abuse in the fashion industry.
Political activists and human rights advocates have been imprisoned in Azerbaijan for a year without trial. Call for their release today.
Iraqi legislators have proposed a bill that would essentially make child marriage and marital rape acceptable. Sign this petition telling Iraqi legislators that allowing child marriage and promoting female slavery does not improve society.
An Iranian graduate student studying in Belgium is being held in his native country on charges of ‘acting against national security by communicating with hostile governments.’ The charges apparently stem solely from his refusal to spy for the Iranian government. Sign the petition and demand his immediate release.
The Burmese military is notorious for human rights abuses, but the United Nations has invited Burmese soldiers to be part of an important peacekeeping missions. Demand that the UN not reward the Burmese military for its past behavior.
China has detained yet another advocate of human rights. The country’s continued crackdown on civil liberties is unacceptable. Demand the release of preeminent human rights activists and journalists today.