Human Rights

Applaud Hong Kong for Lifting Journalist Ban

Applaud Hong Kong for Lifting Journalist Ban

Hong Kong has finally lifted a ban on digital media journalists. Thank the government for taking a step in the right direction when it comes to freedom of the press.

Release Human Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia

Release Human Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia

Two prominent human rights defenders have been arrested by Saudi Arabian authorities. Sign the petition and demand their release.

Declare Gender Violence Emergency in Mexico

Declare Gender Violence Emergency in Mexico

Feminists in Mexico are demanding the declaration of a state of emergency to counter what they say is a rising tide of violence against women. Sign this petition to support them.

Firefighter Who Allegedly Posted Racist Rant Must be Fired

Firefighter Who Allegedly Posted Racist Rant Must be Fired

A volunteer firefighter allegedly posted multiple racial slurs and stated he would save a dog from a fire before saving a black person. He has since been suspended. Sign this petition demanding that he be fired from the fire department.

Drop Charges Against Woman Arrested for Facebook Posts

Drop Charges Against Woman Arrested for Facebook Posts

A human rights advocate and pro-LGBTQ rights activist in Russia has been arrested for sharing news stories on Facebook. Sign the petition and demand that charges against her be dropped.

Justice for Transgender Woman Killed in North Carolina

Justice for Transgender Woman Killed in North Carolina

Derrika Banner is at least the 19th transgender person killed this year nationwide. Sign this petition to demand justice.

Don’t Discriminate Against the LGBTQ Community

Don’t Discriminate Against the LGBTQ Community

Offices in Indonesia’s federal government freely discriminate against the LGBTQ community. Demand that this discrimination be brought to an end.

Teen Victim of Alleged Attempted Lynching Needs Justice

Teen Victim of Alleged Attempted Lynching Needs Justice

A boy in New Hampshire nearly died from hanging as his little sister was forced to watch and screamed for help. Make sure the alleged perpetrators of this apparent hate crime are charged and brought to justice.

Stop Silencing Journalists in Venezuela

Stop Silencing Journalists in Venezuela

Media outlets in Venezuela are being silenced by the government. Sign the petition and demand that the freedoms of press and speech be protected.

Tribal Members Murdered by Miners Deserve Justice

Tribal Members Murdered by Miners Deserve Justice

Ten members of an uncontacted tribe in Brazil were reportedly slaughtered at the hands of illegal gold miners in the Amazon. Sign this petition to demand that the government of Brazil do more to protect its tribal communities from such horrific acts of violence.

Demand Higher Federal Minimum Wage

Demand Higher Federal Minimum Wage

Full-time working Americans earning minimum wage only earn $15,080 a year before taxes. Many of these workers have one or more children. Eighty percent of business owners in the U.S. agree to a higher federal wage floor and pay employees higher than minimum wage. Sign this petition demanding a federal minimum wage of $15.00 per hour.

Stop ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Myanmar

Stop ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Myanmar

The Rohingya Muslim population in Myanmar has long faced discrimination, and is now facing what the UN chief of human rights says is “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Demand that these violent and discriminatory acts be stopped.

Save Kentucky’s Last Remaining Abortion Clinic

Save Kentucky’s Last Remaining Abortion Clinic

The last remaining abortion clinic in Kentucky is at risk of being shut down. Demand that women’s rights be respected and the clinic allowed to stay open.

Success: Fox News Host Out After Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Success: Fox News Host Out After Alleged Sexual Misconduct

After public outcry, and even a petition here on ForceChange, a Fox News commentator has been taken off the air due to alleged sexual misconduct. Thank Fox News for taking sexual harassment in the workplace seriously.

Justice for Amazon Tribe for Allegedly Massacred

Justice for Amazon Tribe for Allegedly Massacred

At least 10 members of an uncontacted Amazon tribe were allegedly massacred by miners in Brazil. Sign this petition to demand justice.

End Violent Torture of Egyptian Citizens

End Violent Torture of Egyptian Citizens

Civilians in Egypt are being brutally tortured by authorities, and the nation’s president continues to let this abuse happen. Demand that the president bring an end to the torture of his own citizens.

Revoke Nobel Prize from Politician Failing to Denounce Genocide

Revoke Nobel Prize from Politician Failing to Denounce Genocide

Aung San Suu Kyi was once widely considered a hero of democracy. Today, she is failing to condemn the ongoing massacre of her country’s most marginalized ethnic group. Sign this petition to demand she be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize.

Demand Police Stop Shooting Unarmed Citizens

Demand Police Stop Shooting Unarmed Citizens

A police officer has reportedly shot an unarmed citizen in a small town in Ohio. Demand and end to police violence and the firing of the officer if he is found guilty.

Launch Investigation Into Police Brutality Against Protesters

Launch Investigation Into Police Brutality Against Protesters

Police brutality against protesters is on the rise in Morocco. However, the king refuses to launch an investigation into these horrible acts of torture. Sign the petition and ask King Mohammed VI to investigate the acts of abuse by his nation’s authorities.

Praise Police Station For Firing Cop Who Made Racist Joke

Praise Police Station For Firing Cop Who Made Racist Joke

A police officer who joked that cops only kill black people was fired after the station affirmed that his comment was in extremely poor taste. This is a step in the right direction after the rash of black men killed by the police in the past several years. Sign this petition to thank the station for taking this seriously.

Do Not Deport Innocent ‘Dreamer’ Children

Do Not Deport Innocent ‘Dreamer’ Children

A program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought to America as children is at risk of being axed by the Trump administration. This move violates human rights and even leading Republican lawmakers are opposed to it. Demand that this program be preserved.

Stop Trump From Rounding up and Deporting Children

Stop Trump From Rounding up and Deporting Children

President Trump has decided to end the program that protects children of illegal immigrants. Bipartisan members of Congress are working to create legislation in support of protecting children brought here illegally. Sign this petition in support of this legislation and to stop Trump from ending DACA.

Condemn Police Union President’s Dehumanizing Remarks

Condemn Police Union President’s Dehumanizing Remarks

A police union president made demeaning and potentially racist remarks at a pro-police rally, incorrectly suggesting that a group of peaceful protesters were behaving violently. Sign this petition to demand that he apologize and stop the spread of these false accusations.

Stop Detaining Foreign Journalists

Stop Detaining Foreign Journalists

Foreign journalists in Ukraine are being detained and forcibly expelled from the country for disseminating ‘propaganda.’ Sign the petition and demand that journalists be allowed to freely and safely do their jobs.

Success: Immigrants Allowed to Re-Apply for Visas

Success: Immigrants Allowed to Re-Apply for Visas

The Department of Justice is making the reversal of President Trump’s travel ban official by alerting hundreds of immigrants that they can now re-apply for their visas. These immigrants have been barred from America since January. Sign this petition to thank the department for allowing them to return.

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