An international aid organization has taken steps to increase diversity among its volunteers, while also expanding its base of volunteers. Sign this petition and commend these efforts to diversify its volunteer force.
A juvenile hall has been sued for placing teens with mental disorders and other disabilities in solitary confinement, a practice proven to worsen symptoms of mental disorders causing paranoia, anxiety and depression, and risk of suicide. Demand that the use of solitary confinement be banned.
The Humane Society of the United States recently granted an emergency fund to an animal sanctuary ravaged by fire. Thank the Humane Society for taking action to support non-profit sanctuaries and helping animals in need.
Violence has broken out against the Muslim community in Burma, as census takers attempt to register Muslims as citizens. Armed groups not affiliated with the government have pledged not to allow census takers in areas under their control. Urge the government to do what is necessary to stop the violence.
Conservation groups petitioned to list a rare woodpecker species as threatened or endangered, but the federal agency responsible has ignored the deadline for issuing a decision. Demand that the agency ensure full protection for these imperiled creatures.
A report commissioned by the Human Rights Watch has revealed extensive police abuse and a severe lack of true accountability in the Malaysian Royal Police. Torture and unjustified killings occur on an egregiously frequent basis, and detainees are often abused to elicit confessions, true or not. Demand that the Malaysian government put an end to police abuse, and establish transparency and accountability.
Undercover video footage has revealed horrific and unsanitary slaughterhouse conditions at a large facility. Cows and sheep are viciously beaten with metal rods, dragged through pools of blood and left hanging by one leg for hours. Demand that this facility be shut down and save animals from unnecessary torture.
A top newspaper will feature full-spread ads from a pro-fur lobbying group. The group advocates for the use of fur for fashion accessories, ignoring the pain and deaths of countless animals that are sometimes skinned alive. Petition the newspaper to remove these horrific ads.
The Turkish government has banned national access to YouTube, blatantly violating freedom of expression in the country. Demand equal rights for Turkish citizens.
An unnecessary sex-selective abortion was recently signed into law after being championed by legislators who made no secret of their racist assumptions about Asian immigrants. Urge the governor to repeal this bill and acknowledge its dangerous effects.
Two women face life in prison because of trumped up terrorism charges in their home country, Bahrain. Their confessions were obtained while being tortured in prison. Demand the Bahraini government give them a fair trial.
A region has banned Monsanto’s advertisements from radio time due to unsupported claims made by the company. Standing up to companies that have no concern for human health is extremely important; commend this bold decision by signing this petition.
England and Wales have taken a historic step in the fight for LGBT equality, and have legalized same-sex marriage. Commend the United Kingdom for taking action toward equality.
A Canadian student recently found unsafe levels of radioactive contamination in foods being sold for consumption on the Canadian market. Demand that Canada implement thorough measures to keep foods free of contamination.
The pangolin is a reptile-looking mammal that needs additional funding to protect the species from extinction. You can help this animal’s plight by signing this petition, and urging the president to fund organizations devoted to saving the species.
Circuses have become a contentious issue with the reveal of ongoing cruelty against performing animals, especially towards elephants and big cats that spend their lives in confinement without adequate stimulation. Circuses simply cannot meet the full-time needs of wild animals, and training methods are too often cruel and inhumane. Petition the United States Congress to end the use of animals in circuses.
One city’s frequent and fatal officer-involved shootings inspired citizens to peacefully protest. Demand the resignation of a police chief who defended the ongoing brutality and responded by arresting and tear gassing demonstrators.
Two men accused of blowing up a natural gas pipeline in Iran have been sentenced to death, despite the fact that their arrest and trial included numerous human rights violations. The men have now been removed to a secret location, prompting fears that their executions are imminent. Sign the petition and demand justice for the men.
Tobacco use by our military personnel carries with it tremendous physical and financial costs. Encourage the Secretary of the Navy to ban the sale of tobacco products on Navy bases and ships to better the health of those who serve our country.
A toilet paper company has created a sustainably and ethically sourced product, half of whose proceeds go to building toilets and stamping out disease in countries that lack proper sanitation. Tell the creator of ‘Who Gives a Crap’ toilet paper that you do, and that less ethical toilet paper companies should, too.
The UN Human Rights Council has opened an investigation into human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. Commend their work and dedication to the inalienable rights of the Sri Lankan people.
A house maid is due to be executed in Saudi Arabia after killing her abusive employer. Demand that the Saudi Arabian government halt the execution and re-open an investigation into the case.
The head of America’s largest bank presided over massive mortgage and foreclosure fraud, helping crash the global economy. Condemn the huge pay increase he recently received despite ongoing legal troubles.
528 men in Egypt were convicted to death in the same courtroom after an unfair trial. Many of the men were not present during the trial, and defense lawyers were eventually barred from being in the courtroom. Demand that these unjust convictions be thrown out.
A Brazilian butcher and murderer is being granted a work release to play soccer. Please sign this petition to condemn this decision and to demand he stay in prison where he belongs.