Children in Bangladesh, some as young as six, are being forced to work over 100 hours a week. The government does very little to protect them from such exploitation. Demand that tougher regulations against child labor be enacted.
Two men have been sentenced to 10 years in jail each on allegedly fabricated charges. Both are pro-democracy activists who, the day before they were arrested, spraypainted a political message on a statue of a former president. Demand they be released.
Abortion could become illegal by the time most women have a chance to even find out they are pregnant, under a bill in Ohio. The legislation doesn’t even protect women who are victims of rape and incest. Demand the governor veto this bill so it doesn’t become law.
A prominent human rights lawyer and women’s rights advocate has been arrested. Despite a career advocating for the rights of women, she is accused of using foreign funds to ‘sow chaos.’ Demand she be released.
A human rights group’s report has found violent injustices, including torture and beatings, occurring in Fiji for nearly 10 years. Demand officials end the use of torture and brutal beatings.
African American job applicants are allegedly being intentionally passed over by a staffing agency. Demand that the company take steps to stop this discrimination.
Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is set to visit several Gulf nations and engage in trade agreements. However, these nations have committed serious human rights abuses. Ask that the prime minister use her platform to address them.
A gay teenager committed suicide after years of bullying and believing that his existence was unwanted and that his teachers would not care if he told them his problem. Sign this petition to demand that stronger anti-bullying laws be enforced to prevent tragic deaths like this one.
Muslims have been victims of hate for decades, but now they face murder and displacement allegedly at the hands of the Myanmar military. Demand that the leader of Myanmar speak out against the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in the country.
Three men taunted a Muslim student on a subway and tried to rip her hijab off of her head. Other riders witnessed the attack, but did not intervene. Demand justice for this innocent woman.
Massachusetts state prisons have among the lowest funding in the country for mental health care, and this leads to high rates of recidivism for released inmates dealing with mental illnesses and addiction. Prisons should not be makeshift asylums. Sign our petition to urge Massachusetts to invest more resources in rehabilitation.
Ethnic cleansing is occurring in South Sudan at such an alarming rate, officials fear the nation may see mass genocide if nothing is done to address the atrocities. Demand that the President of South Sudan address the horrors occurring in his nation.
An 18-year-old girl committed suicide in front of her family after her fellow students faked her name on sexual profiles, the last straw after years of bullying. Sign this petition to demand justice for this girl and her grieving family.
Arrested for filing a protest against pipelines in North Dakota, filmmaker Deia Schlosberg faced 45 years in prison. However, after a public outcry, the prosecution against her has been suspended. Applaud this victory for freedom of the press.
The Standing Rock Sioux are being attacked by the police and denied supplies as punishment for daring to protect what remains of their land from the Dakota Access Pipeline. We cannot allow this to continue. Sign this petition to demand President Obama step in and put a stop to the brutality.
Traditional, small businesses in Rome are closing at an alarming rate and being replaced by tourist shops and restaurants. Sign the petition to ask that this historical city, its unique heritage, and the livelihoods of its citizens be preserved.
A 9-week-old baby died after his father allegedly shook him and stuck his fingers down his throat. The mother reportedly witnessed the abuse but did nothing to stop it. Demand justice for this innocent baby.
A bus driver in Minnesota allegedly called a group of middle schoolers the n-word before abandoning them at an industrial park. Demand this bus driver be charged for putting these kids in danger.
Citibank is helping bankroll the dirty, dangerous Dakota Access Pipeline. Seventeen major financial institutions have now invested $2.5 billion in the pipeline’s construction, threatening drinking water and sacred lands of the Standing Rock Sioux. Sign our petition to stand with water protectors and tell Citibank to end support for this project.
An Ohio teen accused of killing her reportedly abusive father is being forced to spend the holidays alone in a jail cell where her mental health will suffer. She has already spent more time in a cell waiting on hearings and trials than she should. Urge officials to let her stay somewhere else or at home at least through the holidays to ensure her mental health.
A police officer shot and killed a black teenager in Chicago after claiming the teen had a gun. No gun has been found. This officer was involved in an almost identical case years ago where yet again no gun was found. This man is a criminal. Urge officials to charge this officer and provide justice for the family of this 19-year-old.
Hateful letters calling Muslims names and promising their genocide were sent to mosques in different areas of California. This Islamophobia cannot be tolerated and these people must be protected. Make sure authorities provide police protection at these mosques to ensure the Muslims who worship there are kept safe.
Children as young as eight are being forced to work on palm oil plantations around the world, and laborers are often not given adequate food and water. Demand that regulations be strengthened to protect these workers from abuse.
The governor of North Dakota has implemented a cold weather evacuation order that would subject Dakota Access Pipeline protestors to arrest for trespassing despite the fact he allowed police officers to shoot protestors with water cannons in the very same cold weather. Demand the governor lift this order so protestors are not faced with trespassing charges.
An 8-year-old boy is in the hospital after bullies reportedly beat him up and made racist comments to him when he attempted to protect himself and his sister. Demand these students be expelled for their alleged racist actions.