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Petitioning Human Rights Campaign, UN web tv, The United Nations Live & On Demand, President of the United States, BDT , Kelly Currie, Terry McAuliffe, Jay Inslee, Washington Post, New York Times, West Virgini...

HELP the Uyghur Nation and the People of East Turkistan! They are the victims of Genocide

The Disappearing Nation You Didn’t Know About... Do you ever ask yourself why Chinese journalists can travel outside of China to but obtain news outside of their country but few journalists or reporters can go inside China to report the reality to the outside world? Think about what are they hiding... Please, read carefully and be open minded about what you are about to find out. Some of you probably already know the cruel things China is doing to Uyghur nation or maybe some of you know who the Uyghurs are but don’t really know where they live and maybe some of you have no idea and that’s OK, because I’m here to tell you some things briefly about Chinese Government and about Uyghur nation. Hi my name is Roze, I was born in Kazakhstan, my background is Uyghur which is ethnically Turkish. Uyghurs live in East Turkistan, and China occupied East Turkistan in 1949. Now the Uyghur nation and the people of East Turkistan live under Chinese rule. My father was born in Urumchi (the capital of East Turkistan) and he left the country when he was 17 years old to Egypt during an uprising in East Turkistan. I thank god that he had the courage to leave the country or I wouldn’t even exist right now. We don’t know if my father’s brother and sisters who stayed in East Turkistan are alive right now as we haven’t spoken to them in over a year, and there's no other way to contact our family because Chinese government has imposed a communication black out and an Orwellian surveillance state. Not only my family but other Uyghurs and people from East Turkistan living here in USA and across the world are in sorrow and restless due to not knowing if their children, mom, dad, sister, brother, cousin & etc. are alive and well. And every year the situation got worse, more repressive, and more ridiculously draconian rules imposed on the Uyghur nation and more deaths. This year (2018), the Chinese government has built more concentration camps to “Re-Educate” Uyghurs, that’s what they (the Chinese government) says officially but in reality it’s a concentration camp where they torture, and kill people. A lot of Uyghurs there risk themselves and call the US based Radio Free Asia news agencies Uyghur service with more information on what is going on in East Turkistam. One of the stories I came across was, the cops had let go one of the older men in his mid-70s because he got “SICK”, and this man later went back to his family who was in hiding and told them everything that is happening inside the prison & the concentration camps. He stated that he saw women ages 15-50 get raped and tortured and men ages 13-65 get beaten and also tortured till they pass out or even die. He also said that they give you vaccines so you mentally & physically get sick, for food they force you to eat pig brains, dog/cat meat and other nasty things (Majority of the Uyghurs are Muslims). The cops force older men to shave their beards off (and this is a big deal to those men who are religious & respected) and for some women that wear hijab (headscarf) they force them to take it off. Unfortunately, after telling these things to his family he passed away (May he R.I.P) and his family suspects that he has been medicated by the government to die (so he won’t say anything that happened to others inside the camp). His family risked everything and contacted RFA’s Uyghur service to inform us and asked us to help them. When someone dies, in traditional Uyghur way men carry the casket and women walk in back on their way to graveyard, but now since almost all men, teen to elderly are in jail or in the “Re-Education” dubbed Concentration Camps when someone dies women are carrying the casket and in some cases the bodies are cremated by the Chinese government’s “burial management” facilities (CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?!). If you’re thinking why are more men in jail, then women, then well so there won’t men to reproduce with the Uyghur women to continue the future of the Uyghur nation. Younger women ages 14-30 are reportedly being sold to wealthy older men in China. Yes, as sex slaves. Let’s come back to the graveyard, Chinese government is no longer letting any Uyghur that died to be buried, when someone dies their sent to the hospital, the doctor takes some organs that is working and saves it to a Chinese patient for organ transfer, the doctors DO NOT care if you are organ donor, and afterwards they burn the body without the dead person’s family knowing. And if the family asks any questions like “Where’s the body?” They get punished and get send to the camp... This sounds crazy but it’s the reality in Chinese occupied East Turkistan. China is shutting down majority of the Mosques and other places of worship in East Turkistan and soon they’ll get rid of all the mosques in China as well. When there’s a Muslim holiday like Ramadan and Uyghur people are barred from fasting, barred from going to the mosques, and barred from praying. The Chinese officials usually force Uyghurs to eat or they are beaten or sent to camps, the cops will arrest people who are fasting take them to their prison and force them to eat from the mouth or nose and force them to drink alcohol beverage, which is not allowed in Islam especially during this holy month of Ramadan, and they (the Chinese officials) do this just for FUN. Uyghurs are forbidden to speak the Uyghur language in public and even at their own homes which now have at least 1 Chinese official living with them to monitor their activities and ensure their loyalty to the Chinese state. They are forced to learn and speak Chinese, if a cop or Chinese person hears you speaking Uyghur or Turkish you get punished. And you might be thinking how does the Chinese government know what you speaking at your own home, the government sends one Chinese person to every Uyghur family literally in every family there’s one Chinese person to check up on them, and yes the Uyghur family has to treat that person like their own and feed them, cloth them and live under one roof with them. There is no freedom even in your own home. If a Chinese man wants to marry a Uyghur girl she HAS to get married in order to save her family in the concentration camp. Once she is forcefully married, the Chinese government releases her family, but if she doesn’t they all get killed and if a Chinese woman wants to marry Uyghur guy the same rules apply to him. The events which I am describing is just a fraction of the reality in East Turkistan, I just to give you guys some true fact idea on what is going on truly in East Turkistan and what China is doing to the Uyghur people. Please do not get offended with this. And if you are a Chinese person I do NOT want to offend you that’s why I repeatedly said “Chinese Government”, because I believe at least one Chinese person wants to help the Uyghur people there, but they might be also under the pressure. The Chinese government is the blame for EVERYTHING. THANK YOU, for reading till the end. I will do everything in my power to help Uyghur people in East Turkistan and I can’t do it alone so please, spread the word... Share and Sign. Were all humans nobody deserves to be treated the way Uyghur people are being treated by Chinese Government. “If you want to learn more research, Uyghur people in East Turkistan”

Roze Dautova
489 supporters
Petitioning United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Adopt those animals that are in shelters! Make it illegal to breed a pet more than once!

I do not believe in breeding dogs/ cats simply because there are too many animals that already need homes. Our society needs to focus on adopting/ rescuing a pet rather than reproducing more. Every day innocent animals are "put to sleep" because there is not enough room for them. But what bothers me the most is how picky and selfish people are; to the point that they refuse to adopt a dog/ cat from a shelter, which then leads to the concept of breeding. This problem between breeding instead of adopting creates a viscous cycle that results in the euthanization of animals. As these cats/ dogs live their lives behind bars, they eventually end up in distress with a slim chance of being rescued. Unfortunately, most of these animals will never feel loved, just abandoned. However, in order for the hopeless dogs/ cats that are already in shelters to be adopted rather than euthanized, breeding should be regulated. I truly believe that if the government makes it illegal to breed a pet more than once, there will be a drastic decrease of animals in shelters. For those of you that are not aware, approximately 2.7 million animals get euthanized each year. With that said, I hope that at the very least the government could pass a law allowing an owner to breed a maximum of 1 litter per pet. By regulating the reproduction rate, those animals in shelters would have a better chance of adoption, as well as living a happy/ healthy life outside of the pound. It truly breaks my heart knowing that approximately 7.6 million animals are in shelters each year. I want to find a way to lower the shelter rates by regulating breeding as a whole; in order to allow those hopeless dogs/ cats in shelters to not live their lives behind bars just to eventually get euthanized. By signing this petition, we can make a difference by giving our furry friends more than a distressed life behind bars!

Christine Fortis
401 supporters
Petitioning A CALL TO MEN, Michelle Obama, Theresa May MP, President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Dr. Ben Carson, Google, United Nations, United Nations Security Co...

It Takes One Man; Pledge To End Toxic Masculinity

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice reported that males constituted 98.9% of rape perpetrators and 77.8% of those charged for aggravated assault were males. In 2008, Wikipedia reported that globally, death by suicide occurred about 1.8 times more often among males. The popular notion that boys and men should never show signs of weakness has encouraged the culture of power, privilege and entitlement. There is also the prevalence of emotional and psychological instability among men associated with this notion which eventually results in toxic masculinity. Women and girls continue to remain at the receiving end of violence perpetrated by men. We have watched as they continue to be objectectified, silenced, trampled upon, doubted, ridiculed, questioned and ignored. Many have lost their lives, voice, sanity, health and dignity. It took me 128 uncovered cases of child sexual abuse to realise I'd been fighting the wrong fight all along. We can achieve a peaceful world. We can achieve a just world- but not without the help of men. It takes just one man and then another, and another and another. Lasting change can only be effected when men begin to lend their voice and get involved; when they begin to redefine masculinity, challenge the values that has been passed down to them and change the narratives on what it truly means to be a man; when they recognize that to be a man is to be human; to feel, to be vulnerable, sensitive and emotional. By signing this petition, you are pledging to stand with and for women and girls, you are righting the wrongs of all men, you are acknowledging that men traumatize women through wrongful normalized actions, knowingly and unknowingly and you are taking a stand to change that. You are pledging to put an end to rape culture, fear and all forms of violence against women and girls. You are declaring a yes to peace, love, unity, respect, compassion, tolerance, support, decency, consent, safety, liberty, equality, inclusion, empowerment, education, healthcare, fairness, justice and progress for all women and girls. If you won't do it for anyone, do it for your sister or your daughter or your mother or your wife or your niece or that amazing lady at your work place because it could be any of them. Do it for every woman in your life, because by doing it for one, you do it for all. We need men for a peaceful and just world and you can help us all achieve that regardless of your age, race, religion, nationality or social class. Take a stand today and do the right thing. The future is female and male. Thank you for lending your voice. Halima Layeni Founder, Life After Abuse Foundation

Halima Layeni
50 supporters
TED Talks: Lift Your Ban on Abortion!

Thank you so much for your concern and interest. We’re happy to clarify that TED does not have a ban on discussing abortion. Never did, never will. We’re listening carefully to the community’s concern, and we agree that abortion and reproductive care are core issues of social justice and human rights. How did this story get started? In an email interview several weeks ago, we gave a reporter a long, nuanced (and frankly, somewhat awkward) quote, in good faith. One sentence from the quote was pulled out to support this misunderstanding about our policies. Again, TED has no ban on discussing abortion, and never has. TED is a platform for discussion. We are committed to a stance of open-mindedness and respectful dialogue. And we seek talks that build bridges and spark conversation. Please know we're listening. And we're seeking your suggestions for speakers who can talk about this important issue. If you have speaker suggestions, please use our form, which asks for all the information we'll need to move forward on research: We look forward to continuing to promote the discussion of equality and social justice for women and men around the world.

6 years ago