Human Rights

Justice For Native American Mother Shot Dead in Her Home

Justice For Native American Mother Shot Dead in Her Home

A pregnant woman in the midst of a mental health emergency was reportedly shot and killed by officers who had come to her home to check on her well-being. Demand an independent and transparent investigation.

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Success: Ex-Judge Indicted for Exchanging Sexual Favors and Photos for Lighter Sentences

Former Judge Joseph Boeckmann was indicted after being accused by dozens of young men of extorting sexual acts, spankings, and sexually explicit pictures in exchange for lighter sentences, reduced fines, and monetary benefits. Sign this petition to applaud the decision to seek justice in this case against a powerful judge.

Justice for Man Attacked and Called a ‘Pink Shirt-Wearing Homo’

Justice for Man Attacked and Called a ‘Pink Shirt-Wearing Homo’

A straight man was attacked and called a ‘pink shirt-wearing homo’ because of the color of his shirt. He sustained only minor injuries, but the attackers are still at large. Demand justice for this innocent man.

Don’t Let Wonder Woman Be the Face of Feminism

Don’t Let Wonder Woman Be the Face of Feminism

During a kick-off ceremony for a campaign meant to uplift women and girls across the world, the UN announced Wonder Woman as its Honorary Ambassador despite protests from staff. Many believe the large-chested, scantily clad woman does not properly represent feminism and should be replaced. Urge the UN to reconsider this character as a symbol for female empowerment.

Impeach Judge for Lax Incest, Rape Sentence

Impeach Judge for Lax Incest, Rape Sentence

A man who allegedly raped his 12-year-old daughter multiple times will only serve 43 days in jail due to lax sentencing. State law dictates a minimum of 25 years in prison, yet the judge in this case used loopholes to hand down a lesser sentence. Demand that the state impeach this man for failing to serve justice.

Drop Charges Against Teen Accused of Flirting Online

Drop Charges Against Teen Accused of Flirting Online

A teen in Saudi Arabia faces a three-year sentence after videos of his conversations with a 21-year-old girl from California went viral. In the videos, the two become friends as they try to communicate despite significant language barriers. Sign this petition to demand that the ridiculous charges against him are dropped.

Success: New York Pledges $21 Million for Affordable Housing

Success: New York Pledges $21 Million for Affordable Housing

Hundreds of previously homeless people will be provided with a safe and affordable place to live, thanks to a new state initiative that will construct a number of affordable housing units. Applaud the creation of these units and the commitment to providing a safe living space for all.

Demand Justice for Persecuted Gay Men

Demand Justice for Persecuted Gay Men

Thousands of gay men who were convicted, imprisoned, and even castrated under anti-sodomy laws that are now abolished have been denied justice after a bill was successfully blocked in the UK House of Commons that would have pardoned them. These men deserve justice and an apology from their government for the treatment they received. Demand that a bill be reintroduced to begin to right the wrongs done to these men and their families.

Stop Excluding Low-Income Communities From Bike Rental Programs

Stop Excluding Low-Income Communities From Bike Rental Programs

Bike rental programs in major cities — New York in particular — are furthering inequality by failing to provide services in low-income areas. Tell these companies that all residents should have access to this healthy, environmentally-friendly form of transportation.

Ban Barbaric Executions that Violate Human Rights

Ban Barbaric Executions that Violate Human Rights

People convicted of drug use, homosexuality, and burglary are being publicly beheaded or stoned to death in Saudi Arabia. Demand that these barbaric killings are put to an end.

Stop the Murder of Environmental Activists

Stop the Murder of Environmental Activists

At least 33 people have been killed in the Philippines over the past year while fighting to protect the land from mining companies. One region in the country has become the most dangerous place in the world for land activists. Sign this petition to demand that those responsible for the killings are brought to justice for their crimes.

Grant Teenage Rape Survivor the Right to Abort

Grant Teenage Rape Survivor the Right to Abort

A 13-year-old rape survivor is being denied her right to terminate her unwanted pregnancy, thanks to the authorities refusing to recognize her assault as rape. Sign this petition to demand they change their views and grant her the right to an abortion.

Punish Woman Accused of Raping Boy and Having Sexual Contact with Dog

Punish Woman Accused of Raping Boy and Having Sexual Contact with Dog

A woman reportedly raped a teenage boy and had sexual contact with a dog. She allegedly photographed both incidents of abuse with her cellphone. Demand justice for this innocent boy and dog.

Demand World Bank Stop Funding Projects After Activist Murders

Demand World Bank Stop Funding Projects After Activist Murders

In the latest of a series of murders, two Honduran land rights activists were murdered by gunmen in a region where the World Bank is backing an economic development project. Given the pattern of links between activist murders and developments by multinationals, continuing to support projects in the country is unethical. Demand the World Bank suspend funding pending the end of this violence.

Release Abducted Bookseller Detained in China

Release Abducted Bookseller Detained in China

A Swedish co-owner of a politically-minded publishing house disappeared from Thailand over a year ago and later resurfaced in the custody of the Chinese government. Diplomats and family members were not informed of his whereabouts, or of any formal charges brought against him, which is a clear human rights violation. Demand that China free this man immediately.

Success: Voting Rights Restored to Thousands of Citizens

Success: Voting Rights Restored to Thousands of Citizens

Thousands of citizens have regained the right to vote after illegal purges revoked their ability to cast a ballot. Applaud the efforts of those who worked so hard to ensure that this fundamental right be ensured to all eligible Americans.

Don’t Expose Child Refugees to Health Risks to “Check Their Teeth”

Don’t Expose Child Refugees to Health Risks to “Check Their Teeth”

Dangerous x-ray procedures could be used on child refugees as an imprecise way to “determine their age,” if a British politician gets his way. It is wrong and manipulative to use people’s fear of terrorists to obstruct young refugees from seeking asylum. Ask this member of parliament to retract and apologize for his request.

Stop Abusing Workers at Fashion Retailer Warehouse

Stop Abusing Workers at Fashion Retailer Warehouse

Horrific working conditions and maltreatment of workers have been reported in the warehouse of a popular fashion retailer. Demand that action be taken and the retailer’s hardworking employees be treated with the respect and decency they deserve.

Free Abducted Bookseller From Prison

Free Abducted Bookseller From Prison

A bookseller was reportedly abducted by the Chinese government and may have been forced to confess to a crime he did not commit. As a citizen of Sweden, he needs his country to fight for his human rights, but the Scandinavian nation has been lax in its appeals. Demand that Sweden bring this case to the European Parliament and fight harder for the release of this man.

Apologize for Transphobic New York Times Op-Ed

Apologize for Transphobic New York Times Op-Ed

An op-ed published in the New York Times was supposed to present both sides of the debate over trans people being able to use the restroom or locker room for the gender they identify with, but instead perpetuated dangerous myths against trans people. Demand the writer apologize for these falsehoods and correct them.

Put an End to Racial Bias in State Justice System

Put an End to Racial Bias in State Justice System

An unequal system is being used to determine sentencing, bail, and parole in Wisconsin. This system gives longer sentences to people based on how risky they are according to their histories and may place blacks at a higher risk than whites with the same history. Put an end to this system and help make the justice system more fair.

Woman Allegedly Fired for Having Cancer Deserves Justice

Woman Allegedly Fired for Having Cancer Deserves Justice

A woman was reportedly let go from a job she loved when her bosses discovered she was recovering from breast cancer. Sign this petition to demand she be given an apology and appropriate compensation for her discriminatory termination.

Don’t Ignore 500 Unaccompanied Child Refugees

Don’t Ignore 500 Unaccompanied Child Refugees

Over 500 unaccompanied child refugees living in a camp slated for demolition are being ignored by the UK government, leaving them vulnerable to trafficking and abuse. Demand that the government considers their cases.

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Don’t Jail Marijuana Users for Corporate Profit

A company that profits off of having prisoners in jail recently donated $80,000 to a campaign opposing the legalization of marijuana in Arizona. Sign our petition to protest this company’s actions.

Stop Airlines from Limiting Service Animals on Planes

Stop Airlines from Limiting Service Animals on Planes

Airlines are looking to restrict the type of animals that can be classified as service animals on planes to reduce costs. Sign this petition to protect people who need service animals from unnecessary regulations.

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