Young girls are forced to marry grown men in Yemen. Girls as young as 8 can be forced into a marriage with men five times their age. Often, the injuries suffered by these girls on their ‘wedding night’ can result in death or permanent injuries. Tell Yemen to abandon this barbaric practice and stop child marriages.
Girls in Bangladesh are often forced into child-marriages and discriminated against. As a result, young girls are rarely given a proper education in school. This must change. Instead of forced marriages and lifetimes of discrimination, girls should receive a good education and equal treatment.
Canadians living near fracking wells can light their drinking water on fire. Others are experiencing earthquakes caused by the fracking activities. We must stand up to Big Oil & Gas and stop fracking before our health and environment suffer more.
Innocent civilians in Syria continue to bear the brunt of the violence. Explosive weapons, including cluster munitions, have been used indiscriminately in civilian areas, and will remain a threat long after the conflict ends. As a result, thousands of civilians have been maimed and disabled. Ask the UK government to ensure aid goes to these desperate refugees.
An animal advocate supporting the rights of Tennessee Walking Horses is being threatened, after giving public testimony about horse abuse. Commend this man for speaking up in the face of adversity.
Suicide is a serious, and frequently underestimated problem in the United States. Support the efforts of a strong organization that is fighting against this epidemic.
New legislation has given the public a rare opportunity to increase knowledge about our vast oceans, and ultimately protect their health. Push to establish a secure fund to support research, responsible management, and habitat restoration in the oceans.
The United States is one of the few industrialized countries to still allow animals to be tortured in brutal military medical exercises. Urge the U.S. military to stop using helpless goats and pigs as test subjects.
A major radioactive waste site is not being cleaned up properly, and leaks into groundwater pose a very real danger. Voice your concern about this looming environmental disaster, and urge the U.S. Department of Energy to clean up the mess it made.
New York has created a registry of animal abusers, so the perpetrators’ crimes will be recorded by the criminal justice system and they will be forever barred from owning another animal. Applaud this registry and encourage more actions like this to protect animals from cruelty.
A musician was recently found guilty of abusing his celebrity to sexually assault and rape children as young as 11 months old. Condemn him for this perverted and corrupt behavior.
French legislators have proposed a bill that would elevate the legal status of animals, classifying them as sentient beings rather than objects. Support this legislation and encourage stronger legal rights for animals.
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve sustains indigenous peoples and spectacular wildlife populations. Call for an end to dangerous proposals that would open this ecosystem to resource extraction.
Following a disastrous spill, oil company Tesoro Logistics hired a notorious contractor to oversee its cleanup. Tell Tesoro that the cleanup, not public relations, must be priority number one.
A new device is in the process of being developed that would help paralyzed wheelchair users gain more independent mobility. Praise the team of scientists who are working to finalize this device.
A high-end fashion chain has stopped production of angora-containing clothes until they can be assured that the soft rabbit wool is being sourced humanely. Thank them for this display of social awareness and compassion.
Mayor Bloomberg announced a solar panel facility will be built as part of the renovations to turn a 2,200 acre landfill into a park. Besides enjoying water activities and art installations, citizens will know the park is creating a better, cleaner source of energy. Sign the petition to support these efforts to help both humans and the environment.
The focus of community service should be on helping those in need in ways that are effective and enduring. Sign this petition to encourage an attitudinal shift in how volunteers approach community service.
The association that gives out the popular label of “No Animals Were Harmed” to Hollywood films has allegedly overlooked and even helped cover up animal cruelty on set. Urge this association to be truthful about on-set cruelty and to refuse handing out their coveted approval to films guilty of abusive practices.
A new, creatively presented book dispels negative connotations about gender and sexuality, promoting positive images of the LGBT community. Support the efforts of the creators and activists who made this project possible.
More than half of European donkey breeds are currently at risk of extinction. Misunderstood for centuries, donkeys have been neglected for too long. Urge investment in research to protect this species and conserve a way of life.
In the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo is a species of ape that lives nowhere else in the world. Urge the Congo government to protect the shrinking habitat of this remarkable endangered species.
A woman sentenced to twenty years in prison for firing a warning shot in self-defense was recently released on bail, and her case is scheduled to be retried. Demand that the prosecution drop all charges against this domestic violence victim.
Sea turtles have inhabited this planet for over 100 million years, but are currently threatened by commercial fishermen who illegally harvest their eggs. Urge the Prime Minister of Thailand to take stronger steps to protect endangered sea turtle eggs from poachers.
The bigeye tuna has been overfished, and efforts must be made to ensure long-term sustainability of the species. Please take action to encourage a fishing quota to save the bigeye tuna from being at risk of extinction.