Human Rights

Free Human Rights Activist Jailed for Investigating Forced Disappearances

Free Human Rights Activist Jailed for Investigating Forced Disappearances

The head of a human rights group in Egypt has been detained and charged with terrorism in an apparent reprisal for his work on forced disappearances. Help us call for his release.

Require Safety Courses in Order to Buy Guns

Require Safety Courses in Order to Buy Guns

People could be allowed to carry concealed handguns with no permit, if a bill in Missouri becomes law. Sign this petition to tell Missouri lawmakers that they need to tighten restrictions on guns, not loosen them.

Justice for Muslim Girl Identified as “Isis” in Her Yearbook

Justice for Muslim Girl Identified as “Isis” in Her Yearbook

A Muslim girl was publicly humiliated when her yearbook photo was labeled as “Isis.” While the school calls this an unfortunate typo, the student believes otherwise. Take a stand against Islamophobia.

Fire Cops for Allegedly Beating Surrendered Suspect

Fire Cops for Allegedly Beating Surrendered Suspect

Police reportedly beat a suspect after he surrendered. It appears he posed no threat, yet officers were seen punching him as he lay on the ground. Demand that the officers be fired if the investigation finds that they used excessive force.

Don’t Close The World’s Largest Refugee Camp

Don’t Close The World’s Largest Refugee Camp

The government of Kenya is planning to close the country to refugees and expel the 600,000 refugees currently in the country. If they are expelled, these refugees will face violence and deprivation in their home countries. Demand that these plans be cancelled.

Support Transgender Student Rights

Support Transgender Student Rights

The rights of transgender students must be protected in school, and one school district is taking decisive action. Unfortunately, this pro-equality policy is being attacked by members of the Texas government. Sign the petition to stand up to bigotry.

Let Muslim Cadet Wear Hijab At Military College

Let Muslim Cadet Wear Hijab At Military College

A military academy has denied a Muslim cadet her request to be allowed to wear a hijab during her attendance of the college. Sign to demand that this academy ends its religious discrimination and lets Muslim cadets wear head coverings.

Provide Bathroom Breaks for Poultry Workers

Provide Bathroom Breaks for Poultry Workers

A recent study found inhumane working conditions for poultry industry employees, including lack of time to use the bathroom. Demand poultry workers are given appropriate bathroom breaks.

Success: Police Officer Charged for Fatally Shooting Unarmed Man

Success: Police Officer Charged for Fatally Shooting Unarmed Man

A former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man and then lied about the incident has been indicted for his alleged crimes. Congratulate those responsible for holding this man accountable for his violent misconduct.

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Punish Boys Who Allegedly Set Jewish School Bus on Fire

Five children set a Jewish school bus on fire in an alleged hate crime. Video evidence shows the boys boarding the bus with flaming cardboard and then fleeing. Take a stand against hate crimes and demand that these boys receive the maximum punishment possible if found guilty for this crime.

Prosecute Police Chief for Endorsement of Racial Profiling

Prosecute Police Chief for Endorsement of Racial Profiling

A police chief allegedly sent an email expressing his support for racial profiling tactics within his department. Urge New Jersey Attorney General Robert Lougy to ask for the permanent removal of this officer from the force.

Allow Native American Remains to Be Returned to Families

Allow Native American Remains to Be Returned to Families

Native American tribes are attempting to reclaim the remains of their ancestors who were forced from their homes and made to attend a boarding school over 2,000 miles from their families. Urge the government to exhume these remains and repatriate them to their native lands so that the descendants can finally receive closure.

Punish Bus Driver for Allegedly Leaving Disabled Child Alone

Punish Bus Driver for Allegedly Leaving Disabled Child Alone

A disabled 11-year-old was reportedly dropped off at school almost an hour early by a bus driver who left her in the rain alone. The child’s mother says it’s pure luck that her daughter even made it to class safely. Demand repercussions for the irresponsible bus driver.

Justice for Muslim Teen Labeled “Isis” in Yearbook

Justice for Muslim Teen Labeled “Isis” in Yearbook

A Muslim student wearing a hijab in her high school yearbook was identified as “Isis” instead of her actual name. Demand that the school and yearbook staff stop excusing racism as an innocent mistake and reprimand whoever is responsible for printing this hurtful remark.

Protect the Privacy of Human Rights Activists

Protect the Privacy of Human Rights Activists

After criticizing a public official, a human rights activist has become the target of a campaign of harassment and intimidation including the publication of information only available in private messages. Demand the government investigate these privacy violations, and ensure that human rights activists can work without fear of retaliation.

Release Activist Imprisoned on Allegedly Fabricated Evidence

Release Activist Imprisoned on Allegedly Fabricated Evidence

An indigenous rights activist has been imprisoned pending trial based on testimonies that appear to be fabricated. Demand that he be released, and those responsible for fabricating the evidence be brought to justice.

Allow Girls to Wear Suits to Prom

Allow Girls to Wear Suits to Prom

A high school girl was recently denied admittance to the prom because she was wearing a suit. Demand that the school apologize and update the dress code to prevent similar situations in the future.

Stop Prosecution of Woman Over Facebook Messages

Stop Prosecution of Woman Over Facebook Messages

The mother of a prominent pro-democracy activist has been charged for failing to criticize a Facebook message. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years in prison. Demand the charges against her be dropped.

Success: Activist Imprisoned for Drawing Cartoon Released

Success: Activist Imprisoned for Drawing Cartoon Released

An Iranian artist and activist who was imprisoned for drawing a political cartoon has been released. Applaud her release, and ask for reforms that will prevent activists being imprisoned in the future.

Students burn flares and shout slogans during a demonstration in Marseille, southern France, Thursday, April 28, 2016,  during a nationwide day of protest.  Student organizations and employee unions have joined to call for protests across France to reject a government reform relaxing the 35-hour working week and other labour rules.(AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Don’t Strip Away Hard-Earned Workers’ Rights

France’s proposed labor reforms threaten to tear down decades of hard-earned progress for workers’ rights. Urge France’s Labor Minister to not go through with these pro-business labor reforms.

Stop Mining Company From Destroying Native Land

Stop Mining Company From Destroying Native Land

A multinational corporation is planning to invest $10 billion in one of the biggest copper mines in Peru. Community leaders are planning to strike against the project, criticizing it for interfering with local agriculture and livelihoods. Sign to support the protesters and demand the Peruvian government stop the project.

Succcess: City Restricts Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Succcess: City Restricts Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Los Angeles County has placed severe restrictions on the use of solitary confinement on minors, practically banning it. Applaud the fact that this cruel punishment will no longer be used on kids.

Denounce Airline for Racial Profiling of Man Doing Math

Denounce Airline for Racial Profiling of Man Doing Math

An Italian economist was removed from a flight after his math problems were mistaken for Arabic. He was told he was suspected of terrorism and interrogated until they discovered he was just doing math problems. Demand that American Airlines apologize and stop its racial profiling.

Fire Chief of Police Following Increase in Deadly Cop Shootings

Fire Chief of Police Following Increase in Deadly Cop Shootings

Five people of color are on a hunger strike protesting the racism of their city’s police department and calling for the firing of the Chief of Police. Since his appointment, 21 people have been killed by San Francisco cops alone. Support these brave protesters and demand new leadership in the SFPD.

Success: North Carolina Can’t Implement LGBT Discrimination Law

Success: North Carolina Can’t Implement LGBT Discrimination Law

A controversial LGBT discrimination law in North Carolina has been labeled a violation of federal law by the Department of Justice. Applaud the department for challenging the hateful law.

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