Human Rights

Don’t Execute Woman Convicted of Murdering Her Abusive Husband

Don’t Execute Woman Convicted of Murdering Her Abusive Husband

A woman faces execution after being convicted of murdering her allegedly abusive husband when she was just 17. After allegedly being tortured by police, she confessed to the crime and was sentenced to death despite the fact she was still a child. Demand a halt to the execution.

Justice for Handcuffed Man Allegedly Stomped on by Police Officer

Justice for Handcuffed Man Allegedly Stomped on by Police Officer

A police officer appears to be stomping on the head of a handcuffed suspect in recent footage obtained from an arrest in Connecticut. Demand a full investigation and, if necessary, the filing of criminal charges and a harsh punishment in this possible case of excessive force.

Toddler Raped, Beaten, and Killed Deserves Justice

Toddler Raped, Beaten, and Killed Deserves Justice

A toddler was raped and beaten so severely that she died from her injuries. The 10-month-old girl was found naked and bleeding on her basement floor. Demand justice for this innocent girl.

Stop Using Child Labor to Manufacture Car Batteries

Stop Using Child Labor to Manufacture Car Batteries

Child labor is used to acquire cobalt, a natural resource used in electric car batteries, according to recent reports. Tell the world’s largest car manufacturers to stop supporting child labor.

Justice for Special Needs Boy Set on Fire

Justice for Special Needs Boy Set on Fire

A special needs boy was allegedly set on fire and nearly burned to death by a group of bullies he thought were his friends. He is in serious condition, with burns all over his body and his organs failing. His family believes the bullies planned the attack far in advance. Sign this petition to demand justice for this innocent child.

Do Not Send Refugees Back to Afghanistan

Do Not Send Refugees Back to Afghanistan

The European Union just passed an agreement that would deport unlimited numbers of Afghan asylum-seekers. Demand that this agreement be overturned so that millions of men, women, and children do not have to return to a nation torn by war.

Make Misogyny and Gender-Based Discrimination Illegal

Make Misogyny and Gender-Based Discrimination Illegal

Even in this era, women are still being treated as lesser beings thanks to misogynistic laws and rules that do not apply to their male counterparts. Women deserve far more respect than this. Sign this petition to criminalize sexist laws and overall anti-woman sentiments.

Fire Officers Who Reportedly Unlawfully Arrested Black Congressman

Fire Officers Who Reportedly Unlawfully Arrested Black Congressman

A congressman who helped pass legislation guaranteeing the right to film police has reportedly been wrongfully arrested for recording the police during an arrest. Demand these officers are fired for this embarrassing injustice.

Exonerate Man Proven Innocent After 31 Years in Prison

Exonerate Man Proven Innocent After 31 Years in Prison

Three decades too late, a black man accused of rape was found innocent and released from prison. Though DNA testing proves he is not guilty, he has not yet been exonerated. Demand that Governor Bill Haston use his executive power to clear Lawrence McKinney of crimes he did not commit.

Demand Police Be Trained Not to Kill After Fatal Shooting of Black Teen

Demand Police Be Trained Not to Kill After Fatal Shooting of Black Teen

Carnell Snell Jr., a black teenager, was allegedly shot and killed by police in his backyard after a foot chase. It is unacceptable that police officers continue to act as judge, jury, and executioner. Demand that police training reflect the proper value of human life, and that officers be taught not to rely on violence and shooting.

Officers Accused of Planning to Run Man Over Must be Punished

Officers Accused of Planning to Run Man Over Must be Punished

Camera footage appears to show two officers planning and attempting to run a man over minutes before they shoot and kill him. The man, who had a history of mental illness, was in the midst of a mental health emergency. Demand the officers be fired.

Save Family of Disappeared Man from Kidnapping and Torture

Save Family of Disappeared Man from Kidnapping and Torture

The brother-in-law of a disappeared man was allegedly beaten at his home and threatened with kidnapping if he continues campaigning for the truth. This comes months after the federal government removed special protection for the man and his family. Demand these protections be reinstated at once.

Man Told to ‘Prove He is Gay’ or be Deported Deserves Asylum

Man Told to ‘Prove He is Gay’ or be Deported Deserves Asylum

A gay man from Cameroon faces deportation from the UK because he “does not have enough proof” of his homosexuality. He faces jail time or even death upon return. Take a stand for gay rights and demand asylum for this man.

Man Accused of Killing Sister to Save His Reputation Must be Punished

Man Accused of Killing Sister to Save His Reputation Must be Punished

A Pakistani woman was reportedly slain by her brother to end his humiliation after she married a man of a different religion. This is another “honor killing” in a long series that should have ended years ago. Sign this petition to demand the man face the harshest punishment for his alleged actions.

Fire Cops Accused of Beating Mentally Ill Man

Fire Cops Accused of Beating Mentally Ill Man

A black man called 9-1-1 to solicit medical attention, yet when police showed up, they treated him like a criminal and beat him. This innocent man is now dead, allegedly due to the violent force used against him. Demand that the three officers responsible for this be fired immediately.

Drop Criminal Charges Against Cannabis Activist

Drop Criminal Charges Against Cannabis Activist

A well-known cannabis legalization activist faces up to 24 years in prison for selling marijuana in a legal state. She is the ex-reporter for an news station who famously quit her job on air. Demand that the unprecedented, criminal charges against her be dropped.

Success: State Supreme Court Judge Defying Same-Sex Marriage is Suspended

Success: State Supreme Court Judge Defying Same-Sex Marriage is Suspended

After refusing to let same-sex couples marry and defying federal law, a state Supreme Court Chief Justice has been suspended without a chance for reelection. Applaud that this homophobic man who chooses to disregard the law will no longer have this honorable job.

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Do Not Execute Man with Mental Illness

A man diagnosed with a debilitating mental condition is set to be executed for a crime he committed. This is a clear violation of international human rights law, which prohibits the execution of the mentally ill. Sign the petition and demand that his sentence be commuted to life imprisonment.

Success: Feminist Scholar Released From Solitary Confinement

Success: Feminist Scholar Released From Solitary Confinement

An anthropologist imprisoned for her interest in women’s rights has been released due to outcry from activists all over the world. Sign the petition to celebrate her freedom.

Protect Voting Rights by Clearing Citizenship Backlog

Protect Voting Rights by Clearing Citizenship Backlog

Over 500,000 citizenship applications are stagnating in a backlog, preventing these people from voting in the upcoming election. Most of these immigrants would likely vote against Donald Trump. Demand that resources be allocated to getting through this backlog.

End Harassment of Aid Workers at Migrant Shelter

End Harassment of Aid Workers at Migrant Shelter

A shelter in Mexico that provides valuable resources to migrants has been the victim of harassment and threats. Sign the petition and demand that Mexican authorities allow human rights workers to carry out their work free of violence.

Stop Targeting Civilians With Chemical Weapons

Stop Targeting Civilians With Chemical Weapons

Civilians have allegedly been the targets of 30 chemical weapons attacks. Over 200 people, mostly children, have died with many more suffering from symptoms such as blindness, burns, miscarriage, and respiratory failiure. Demand an independent investigation to identify the culprits, and bring them to justice.

Applaud Classification of Misogyny as a Hate Crime

Applaud Classification of Misogyny as a Hate Crime

A police department’s experiment with treating misogyny as a hate crime has had an overwhelmingly positive impact, prompting other police departments to consider following suit. Sign the petition and applaud the department for taking a stand against misogyny.

Stop Censoring Classic Novels in Prisons

Stop Censoring Classic Novels in Prisons

Texas prisons are preventing inmates from reading classic works of literature by Langston Hughes and Alice Walker. Demand that these civil rights novels be unbanned and inmates be given the opportunity to educate themselves with these classic novels.

Justice for Autistic Boy Reportedly Killed by Police

Justice for Autistic Boy Reportedly Killed by Police

A six-year-old autistic boy was reportedly shot and killed by police in pursuit of a suspect. A body cam recorded the officers discussing whether or not to call state police following the boy’s death. Demand justice for this innocent boy.

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