Human Rights

Justice for Boy Hit and Left for Dead by Audi Driver

Justice for Boy Hit and Left for Dead by Audi Driver

A 10-year-old child was playing football with his brother outside when a driver reportedly slammed into him, tossing his small body ten feet into the air. The driver fled the scene, leaving the small, unconscious and bleeding child to suffer and possibly die. Sign this petition to ask that the driver receive the maximum punishment when police find him.

Investigate and Remedy Alleged Immigrant Abuse

Investigate and Remedy Alleged Immigrant Abuse

America is often a safe haven for people fleeing their native governments. In one facility where women are awaiting asylum, claims have been made of maltreatment and retaliatory measures. Sign this petition to demand these claims be investigated and dealt with appropriately.

On 14 April, girls smile in a classroom at St. Josephís Secondary School in Freetown, the capital. Strict safety protocols being implemented at the UNICEF-supported secondary school, and in all schools across the country, to minimize the risk of Ebola virus disease (EVD) transmission at school.

In March/April 2015 in Sierra Leone, as schools across the country prepare to reopen after an eight month closure due to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) crisis, the Government, UNICEF and partners are working to ensure that children remain safe by reducing as much as possible the risk EVD transmission. Schools ñ which had remained closed across the country after the July-August break ñ are scheduled to reopen on 14 April, with some 1.8 million students expected to resume their studies. To support studentsí return, UNICEF has facilitated the training of 9,000 teachers to implement safety protocols to minimize the risk of transmission at schools, including taking childrenís temperatures when they arrive at school and making them wash their hands before entering the classroom. UNICEF is also supporting the distribution of hygiene materials and cleaning equipment to prepare school buildings and to reduce the chance of infections; and is providing 24,300 hand-washing stations (about three per school), as well as 1.8 million school kits and psychosocial support for students. UNICEF is also supporting social mobilization activities to raise awareness, and daily government emergency radio education programmes to allow children to continue learning at home during the Ebola crisis, and has distributed some 17,000 solar radios to children in rural communities.

Allow Pregnant Girls to Attend School

Pregnant girls in Sierra Leone have been banned from attending school and taking national exams. This ban is a human rights violation and sets young women and their children up for a life poverty. Take action now by signing this petition.

Stop Pipeline from Destroying Low-Income Community

Stop Pipeline from Destroying Low-Income Community

The proposed route of the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline would run through a poor African American community that is already overburdened with facilities that produce toxic pollutants. The last thing this community needs is another industrial facility harming their families and the environment around them. Sign this petition to reject the pipeline’s route.

Support Quentin Tarantino for Speaking Out Against Police Brutality

Support Quentin Tarantino for Speaking Out Against Police Brutality

Police unions are calling for boycotts of Quentin Tarantino’s movies after Tarantino attended a protest against police brutality and spoke out against the injustices committed by police against civilians. Defend Tarantino for standing up for what is right.

Criticize Yale Official Who Allegedly Supports Blackface

Criticize Yale Official Who Allegedly Supports Blackface

An official at Yale University allegedly defended offensive and racist costumes like blackface and culturally appropriated Native American costumes. Tell her she’s wrong and these costumes will never be okay.

Support Developing Nations by Importing Only Fair Trade Goods

Support Developing Nations by Importing Only Fair Trade Goods

The U.S. is one of the largest importers of goods from countries across the globe. In the search for cheap goods, the workers who produce these goods are not always paid fairly. Sign this petition to demand we import goods that ensure workers are paid a fair wage whenever possible.

A scene from Afghanistan's Palwasha TV series, a show that draws attention to the issue of violence against women.

End Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

A woman was stoned to death in Afghanistan after being accused of adultery. Sign this petition to combat violence against women in Afghanistan and prevent senseless tragedies like this one.

Teenager Receiving Threats for Reporting Alleged Rape Deserves Justice

Teenager Receiving Threats for Reporting Alleged Rape Deserves Justice

A teenager was allegedly raped by a high school football star–who went to her parents, confessed, and turned himself in–and now she’s the victim of numerous threats by her peers. It’s unacceptable to further traumatize a rape victim by threatening her for speaking up. Demand the alleged rapist be brought to justice.

Stop Funding Projects That Use Forced Labor

Stop Funding Projects That Use Forced Labor

The World Bank is funding a nation that’s using forced labor for government projects. This is despite the fact that the organization promised to suspend funding for any nation caught using forced labor. Demand that the World Bank stop turning a blind eye to modern day slavery.

Justice for Woman Allegedly Scalped by Boyfriend and His Dog

Justice for Woman Allegedly Scalped by Boyfriend and His Dog

A woman was allegedly beaten by her boyfriend, who also had his dog attack her. The beating left her with 80% of her scalp removed. Sign this petition to make sure this cruel monster is brought to justice.

Rehire Woman Allegedly Fired for Union Activity

Rehire Woman Allegedly Fired for Union Activity

A union leader was fired from her job at Walmart under suspicious circumstances, and worker rights advocates believe it’s retaliation from the company for her activism. Stand up for worker rights by demanding she be immediately rehired.

Justice for Little Girl Left Alone in Desert with Gun

Justice for Little Girl Left Alone in Desert with Gun

A man allegedly abandoned his granddaughter in the desert and left her with a loaded gun to ‘shoot bad guys.’ Urge the county attorney to suggest that this man be given the maximum punishment if he is found guilty of this sick crime.

Release Caged Civilians Used as Human Shields

Release Caged Civilians Used as Human Shields

Humans beings are being caged and used as defense shields by a rebel group in Syria. These actions are against international law and must be treated as war crimes.

Shame Taliban for Stoning Woman to Death and Demand the Practice be Stopped Indefinitely

Shame Taliban for Stoning Woman to Death and Demand the Practice be Stopped Indefinitely

A video online shows a young woman being stoned to death by the Taliban for eloping with another man after her family married her off against her will. The man she eloped with was only given a lashing. Demand this inhumane and unjustifiable practice of violence and murder against women be stopped indefinitely.

End Forced Child Marriage

End Forced Child Marriage

More than 3,000 child marriages were performed in the U.S. between 2009 and 2011, usually with vast age differences and often with judicial approval. Sign the petition to protect children and end child marriages.

Punish Spirit Airlines for Alleged Customer Discrimination

Punish Spirit Airlines for Alleged Customer Discrimination

Seven African American individuals were removed from a flight for allegedly “being disruptive” after a black couple who were in the correct seats were ordered to move for a white couple. Sign this petition to demand the incident be investigated and appropriate parties punished.

Investigate Genocide Charges

Investigate Genocide Charges

A minority ethnic and religious group is facing genocide according to multiple reports, the latest of which comes from Yale Law. Sign our petition to demand that the U.N. initiate a formal investigation into these charges to save innocent people from extermination.

Reprimand Yale Fraternity Member for Alleged Racist “Whites-Only” Halloween Party

Reprimand Yale Fraternity Member for Alleged Racist “Whites-Only” Halloween Party

A group of Hispanic and black people were allegedly turned away from a Halloween party thrown by Yale University fraternity members. The host allegedly put his hand in the women’s faces and repeatedly yelled “white girls only.” Demand that this racist frat member be reprimanded.

Importance of Free Expression

End Severe Public Censorship in Malaysia

Malaysian officials suppress free speech and criminalize citizens who speak out against political injustices. Demand an end to government censorship and give power back to citizens.

Applaud Episcopal Church for Installing First African American Bishop

Applaud Episcopal Church for Installing First African American Bishop

The Episcopal Church recently installed its first ever African American Bishop. Sign this petition and applaud the Church for taking major steps towards equality in the religious community.

ADVANCE FOR USE ON SUNDAY NOV. 1 - Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw is shown in this booking photo provided by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office. Holtzclaw is accused of sexual offenses against 13 women he encountered while on patrol. A yearlong Associated Press investigation illuminated the problem of rape and sexual misconduct committed by law officers in the United States, uncovering about 1,000 officers who lost their licenses from 2009 to 2014 for such incidents. (Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Punish Cop Accused of Raping Thirteen Women

A woman was pulled over by an officer who allegedly forced her to strip before sexually assaulting her. She’s his thirteenth alleged victim, yet he was never investigated until she came forward. Demand he receive the most severe penalty possible, if guilty, to deter police from the rampant problem of sexual assault.

Don’t Force Retail Employees to Work on Thanksgiving

Don’t Force Retail Employees to Work on Thanksgiving

Macy’s has announced that its stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day, forcing employees to leave their families early to make greedy CEOs more money. Sign our petition to demand that Macy’s stay closed on this family holiday.

Stop Underpaying Disabled Workers

Stop Underpaying Disabled Workers

Some disabled workers are being paid mere pennies an hour for their work, because of a law that says they do not have to be paid minimum wage. Urge Congress to pass a bill forcing companies to pay disabled workers a fair wage.

Applaud Student Pallbearers for Deceased Homeless Veterans

Applaud Student Pallbearers for Deceased Homeless Veterans

Deceased homeless veterans are finally treated with respect by a student organization that volunteers as pallbearers for these fallen heroes. Praise this organization and their admirable actions.

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