Human Rights

Success: News Team that Edited Protest Video Fired

Success: News Team that Edited Protest Video Fired

A recent ForceChange petition called for action to be taken against a group of people who falsely edited a video to portray protesters as violent. It met with success and the team has been fired and broken up. Please sign here to commend the station’s general manager for holding these people accountable for their actions.

Praise Therapy Program for Inmates

Praise Therapy Program for Inmates

After years of incarceration, many prison inmates easily sink into despair. Support a program that offers inmates a constructive creative outlet through improvisational theater.

Change Racist Football Team Name

Change Racist Football Team Name

The Washington Redskins have insisted on using a racial slur as their name and an offensive image as their logo, despite criticism and pleas from the Native American community. Demand that the team finally change its name.

Charge Parents of Dead Trans Teen with Child Abuse

Charge Parents of Dead Trans Teen with Child Abuse

A trans teen committed suicide after being rejected, isolated, and forced into oppressive therapy by her parents. Demand that her parents be charged with child abuse so that other trans teens can be protected from this cruel treatment.

Stop Jailing Innocent People for Court Fees

Stop Jailing Innocent People for Court Fees

Innocent people are being put in jail because they cannot afford to pay court fees for trials in which they were found not guilty. Please act now to end this use of private collection companies before any more people are hurt.

Praise Prohibition of ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

Praise Prohibition of ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

Homophobic killers will no longer be able to use their prejudice against LGBT people to escape murder charges, thanks to a New Jersey lawmaker who passed a bill banning “gay panic” defenses. Sign the petition to applaud his efforts.

Punish Police Officer Who Asked Teen to Pose Nude

Punish Police Officer Who Asked Teen to Pose Nude

An 18-year-old girl was asked to pose nude for a police officer in order to have a charge against her dropped. She refused and the man was forced to resign, yet no legal action was taken against him. Act now to ensure that the victim receives justice.

Stop Death Penalty Executions

Stop Death Penalty Executions

After eight years of eradicating capital punishment, Jordan has reinstated death penalty executions. Sign the petition to urge Jordanian authorities to get rid of these callous practices.

Applaud Pledge to Care for HIV-Positive Boy

Applaud Pledge to Care for HIV-Positive Boy

A young boy was petitioned to be removed from his hometown because villagers were afraid of contracting HIV from him. Thank the Health Ministry for stepping in and pledging to provide the boy with medical treatment and education.

Stop Using Children as Suicide Bombers

Stop Using Children as Suicide Bombers

A powerful terrorist group consistently uses child suicide bombers to spread fear. Urge the president of Nigeria to disband the terrorist group responsible for their barbaric deaths.

Applaud Ban on Dangerous ‘Conversion Therapy’

Applaud Ban on Dangerous ‘Conversion Therapy’

The dangerous and damaging practice of ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBT individuals has finally been banned in China. Sign the petition to support LGBT rights all over the world.

Demand Environmental Review of Destructive Canal

Demand Environmental Review of Destructive Canal

A large canal project in Nicaragua would devastate over 400,000 acres of rainforest and wetland without an environmental impact report or voter approval. Demand that this destructive project be halted until a full environmental impact study is conducted and citizens have a chance to voice their concerns.

Praise Support of Transgender Workers Rights

Praise Support of Transgender Workers Rights

Transgendered people too often face unjust discrimination in the workplace if their gender identity is revealed. Support a new policy that protects the civil rights and liberties of trans workers in America.

Free Woman Arrested Under Sexist ‘Obscenity’ Law

Free Woman Arrested Under Sexist ‘Obscenity’ Law

An artist has been indicted for ‘obscenity’ under a sexist law in Japan. This law is unjust to the core and must be changed to reflect global standards for gender equality. Act now to protect this artist, her art, and women all over the globe from discrimination.

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Fire Police Officers for Racist Song

A racist musical skit that parodied and made fun of police murder victim Michael Brown was performed at an event hosted by a police department. Demand that any officers involved with the performance be immediately fired.

Commend Teen for Giving New Shoes to Bullied Student

Commend Teen for Giving New Shoes to Bullied Student

Yaovi Muwali saw his classmate being bullied for his shoes and decided to step in. The Senior provided new shoes from his personal collection for his classmate and now the two are fast friends. Please sign here to commend his generosity and spread it around to as many as possible.

Require Companies to Pay Employees Double on Holidays

Require Companies to Pay Employees Double on Holidays

Companies may soon have to pay employees double to work on major holidays. Please express your support for fairly compensating workers who are required to work instead of spending the holidays with their families.

Demand Harsher Punishment for Domestic Violence

Demand Harsher Punishment for Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious crime seen often within the NFL. Demand that the Commissioner of the NFL enforce harsher punishments against these criminals and set a more positive example for society.

Demand Newspaper Stops Publishing Transphobic Ads

Demand Newspaper Stops Publishing Transphobic Ads

Stop publishing transphobic ads intended to prevent trans students from participating in school sports. These ads must not be allowed to spread hate and lies about trans youth.

Demand Apology for Irresponsible Editing of Police Protest Video

Demand Apology for Irresponsible Editing of Police Protest Video

A Fox News station recently edited a protest video to make it sound as if the protesters were inciting violence against police officers. The edits are obvious and Fox’s parent company NewsCorp must be held responsible for their attempt to control the narrative and keep people afraid. Please demand an apology for the protest organizer and show Fox that the truth will always come out.

Ban Child Marriages

Ban Child Marriages

A teenage girl who was married off when she was 14 is on trial for killing her abusive husband. Stop the barbaric practice of child marriage and save other young women from this girl’s cruel fate.

Praise Removal of Anti-Abortion Propaganda From Clinics

Praise Removal of Anti-Abortion Propaganda From Clinics

Women facing the difficult decision to have an abortion should not have to see or hear a description of the fetus. Applaud judges for striking down this law and helping to ensure that fair and unbiased medical care is provided to all women.

Grant Civil Rights to Transgender People

Grant Civil Rights to Transgender People

Transgender individuals must acquire a court order or a medical evaluation to legally change their gender in Ireland. These hoops violate their human rights. Urge the president to craft a new law that removes such hurdles in a legal gender change.

Ban Use of Cruel Execution Method

Ban Use of Cruel Execution Method

A drug that has caused inmates to gasp for hours before execution was just approved for lethal injection. Please prevent the use of this drug, which can cause patients to be in unnecessary pain for hours before their death.

Denounce Remarks Blaming Protesters for Officers’ Murder

Denounce Remarks Blaming Protesters for Officers’ Murder

Protesters are being blamed for the tragic murder of two NYPD officers. Ask the president of the biggest NYC police union to apologize for using this case to dismiss criticisms of police brutality.