Global Citizens: Say YES to women's equal human rights.
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Global Citizens: Say YES to women's equal human rights.

    1. Grace D. Rallos
    2. Petition by

      Grace D. Rallos

      Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Women comprise half of the global population. Women are our mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and perhaps, spouses. To date, women in sectors of society are still deprived of human rights in education, economic wellness from commensurate salaries or access to business, in key leadership roles, health care and shelter fit to their circumstances. In first world countries or moreso, in developing countries. They are discriminated or set aside or not given equal rights to lead over males regardless if they are qualified or experienced equally or more than the males in their population of organizations, schools, or society. Women experience violence without help from others, they are marginalized in resolutions of conflict related to their rights on financial, health and education issues, moreso to lead and create good to great changes in society.

This petition aims to uphold women's rights by empowerment and support from global citizens and inspire women and young girls to do more for the greater good of our families, societies, companies, schools, institutions, and communities. Likewise to inspire men to support the women's causes in their respective environments.

This is a non-political and non-sectarian petition or movement. Initiated by WAVES For Peace Institute, Philippines.

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    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. MALDIVES IS A HAVEN CRUELTY AFTER ALL

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer

      Why is this happening? I wouldn't want to encourage tourists to go to Maldivers among my friends, countrymen and net friends if the Maldives government will not stop this barbaric practice and issue a law to stop this and protect women and young girls.

      THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.

      http://www.avaaz.org/en/maldives_global/?Avaaz

      Horrific! 15-year-old rape victim to get 100 lashes

      A Maldives court has sentenced a 15-year-old rape victim to 100 lashes. Global outrage has already forced President Waheed to appeal - but let's not stop there. Sign below to demand he ends the brutal practice of flogging altogether -- and changes the law to stop punishing victims of sexual abuse.

    3. History of Women in the World

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer

      This is an interesting site for people who want to know about the history of women's rights.
      http://womenshistory.about.com/od/essentials/u/womens_rights_history.htm

      History of Women's Rights

      A history of women's rights -- women (and some men) have asserted women's equality and the rights of women since ancient times, but without much success until the 19th and 20th century women's rights movements. Woman Suffrage During the 19th and 20th centuries, the battle for women's vote has followed the development of democracies in which public power depended on the outcome of voting.

    4. One Billion Women Rise Up on February 14, 2013

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer

      There is a growing awareness and call to action on welfare of women. This petition is one of it.

      Here is another bigger campaign. One Billion Women Rise Up on February 14, 2013.
      http://onebillionrising.org/

      One Billion Rising

      I refuse to watch as more than a billion women experience violence on the planet. I'm joining V-Day on 02.14.13 in a global strike to demand an end to the violence.

    5. More Atrocities On Women: gross violations of Women's human rights.

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer

      How can lawmakers and law enforcement play deaf and blind on women's equal human rights. These are some stories of how women are mutilated, abused and some, killed to name a few in India, Pakistan....

      http://abcnews.go.com/International/tv-millionaire-acid-attack-victims-prize-pay-surgeries/story?id=18062521#.UNvd7axhM1E

      TV Acid Attack Victim Using Money for Surgery

      Sonali Mukherjee, 27, the acid attack victim who went on India's version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" to win big, told ABCNews.com she plans to use her first prize money to finance more reconstructive surgery on her face. "My family is very poor," said Mukherjee, speaking to ABCNews.com Tuesday by phone from her home in New Delhi.

    6. WORK AGAINST VIOLENCE ON WOMEN: RAPE IS A GROSS HUMAN RIGHT VIOLATION.

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer
      President, CJI: Stop Rape Now!

      The gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in a moving bus on the night of December 17 in the capital city of Delhi has triggered anger, outrage and shock...

    7. Women Can Lead and Has Shown They are Good Leaders, so LEAD!

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer

      There are sectors of society that set aside women to lead regardless if capable women are available. This culture prevails even in the most expected professional organizations, or people that claim they are profesionals.

      Say NO to attempts to put down women - by men and moreso by women who want to advance themselves through male co-dependency.

      If you are a capable woman, realize your dreams or visions by finding your niche and walk away from these situations that put down your talents. Honor your talents, capabilities and achievements.

      Don't downplay your talents just to be accepted by a few who don't understand the truth of what you can do and has done. You are a leader, so go and LEAD. NOTHING LESS.

    8. Political Voices

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer
      Women's Participation Gains Ground, Faces High Hurdles | NDI

      Afghan women candidates speak at a pre-election rally in Kabul. Where women have gained a political voice around the world, there have been tangible gains for democracy, including greater responsiveness to citizen needs, increased cooperation across party and ethnic lines, and more sustainable peace.

    9. A Study on Preparing Women For Leadership

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer

      Different cultures have common dimensions on how issues about women advance. Here is a study on Jewish women.

      http://www.policyarchive.org/handle/10207/bitstreams/15844.pdf

    10. Women Talents Squandered

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer
      Talents of women are being squandered

      The post-election environment has seen business leaders call for accelerated national reform, to take advantage of a highly dynamic global economic situation. According to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011, the economic landscape is now characterised by global uncertainty as economic activity shifts from advanced to developing economies.

    11. On mothers and daughters

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer

      People need to be reminded that we are all in this world because of mothers and daughters who pass on a beautiful legacy of lives in women and men.

      Men who forget this gift of life and are working against upliftment of women declare themselves as persona non grata.

      Women who forget this fact deprive themselves of this inner power and strength.

      We all need to remind everybody that life without women does not continue to exist. Let's celebrate women's rights all over the world. This is not my cause. It is humanity's cause. I am just a small voice. Are you one among us? Let your voice be heard...for your mother, daughter or sister. And your grandmother's mother too who have gone ahead.

      http://m.youtube.com/index?&desktop_uri=%2F#/watch?feature=related&v=utrTH9Ieq70

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    12. Gender-based Violence

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer

      Violence is a social disease caused by pathology of humam behavior unaddressed. Some studies claim that violence is a product of poverty.

      We know that there are incidents of violence in affluent or wealthy families or individuals or groups. When people are aware of forms of violence, they tend to develop a certain social dislike for situations and people that portray violence in images, words and actions.

      http://www.realizingrights.org/pdf/Keeping_Gender_on_the_Agenda.pdf

    13. Women Issues Tackled on International Women's Day 2012

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer

      Inspite modernation, civilization and surge of techonology, women issues continue to be diligently fought for in many countries.

      Regardless of economic wellness of any country, this issue is one of the priorities for constant attention. As citizens, we must be involved at least with knowledge and information. It shapes our respective families, institutions we are affiliated in, schools, and our societies.

      Hence, what each one can contribute in the global campaign is important in making others sign the petition online. Thank you to all who signed and encourage others.

      http://www.policymic.com/articles/5208/on-international-womens-day-2012-gender-inequality-in-american-business-still-a-problem

      On International Womens Day 2012, Gender Inequality in American Business Still a Problem

      On International Women's Day, we pose the big question: how far have women come? Recent statistics demonstrate that despite an increase in women's income, the number of women completing post-secondary education and the number of women finding full-time employment, there is still a visible disparity in income and workplace presence between the two genders in the U.S.

    14. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM GLOBAL GENDER GAP REPORT 2012

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer

      The Global Gender Gap Index introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups, and over time. The rankings are designed to create greater awareness among a global audience of the challenges posed by gender gaps and the opportunities created by reducing them. The methodology and quantitative analysis behind the rankings are intended to serve as a basis for designing effective measures for reducing gender gaps.

      The Index is designed to measure gender-based gaps in access to resources and opportunities in individual countries rather than the actual levels of the available resources and opportunities in those countries.

      http://www.weforum.org/reports/global-gender-gap-report-2012

      The Global Gender Gap Report 2012

      The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai. It also releases research reports such as the Competitiveness Reports and Risk Reports and engages with its members in sector-specific initiatives.

    15. UN REPORT ON WOMEN PAID LESS THAN MEN DOING THE SAME JOB

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer
      Women's Rights - Global Issues

      This part of the globalissues.org web site looks into the issue of women's rights. This is improving around the world, but many women still have to struggle far more than most may realize. The health and protection of the rights of women also has an impact on children and therefore society.

    16. THE MAGNA CARTA OF WOMEN, PHILIPPINES

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer

      Sharing this law for women meant to be enforced by institutions.

      The Philippines ranked the highest in Asia to close the gender gap in employment, health services and education. But it does not change the fact that like other women in the world, women have to beg for these privileges in their marriages, salaries are lower than men even in UK & USA for the same jobs done well or better by women.

      The world needs to be reminded too that women must empower themselves first. They must desire first a better self in pursuit of self-education, learning skills, living good moral values, choosing the right relationships, & jobs.

      The end does not justify the means for who claim twisting the absolute truth, justice, & common greater good.

      Laws are not to be abused by women to avail of privileges; albeit undeserved in some cases aimed at in Pyrrhic victory. It must be truly deserved. That's justice.

      http://www.oecd.org/dev/povertyreductionand

    17. Signatures from 9 countries in 24 hours since launch of this Petition

      Grace D. Rallos
      Petition Organizer

      In 24 hours, this petition got 27 signatures from different countries - India, United Kingdom, Africa, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, USA, Portugal, Philippines. Thank you for your vote of support to YES to women's equal human rights. Please continue to share among your friends if you can.

      The world will not care about women unless the voices are heard. Some issues of women are legitimate oppressions of cultures and practice; and some are not or rather self-imposed limitations of women's own choices in the world they live in.

      Let us sort our own motivations in supporting this global campaign. Imagine other women who are less empowered in war zones, in male dominated societies, and women are limited from childhood by cultural practices. This must change. We are already in the new millennium. But the world needs to be reminded that women have choices where they are.

      That woman could be sitting next to you in the dining table, the office, school or it could be you. Thanks!

    18. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      Women have the same rights as men. Women's rights are human rights. Women should be able to live in the future around the world freely and without fear.

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    • Ruth Navea QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • over 1 year ago

      I believe that women can do better than men because women have the drive and the survival instinct. If we respect individuality, we must have equal human rights for women. Maybe our legislators should look into the Family Code once again and review or revise it.

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    • Bev Heterick AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because everyone peson deserves the right to feel safe

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    • JOHN RICHARD YOUNG EAST NORRITON, MONTCO., PA
      • over 1 year ago

      All created by the same, more powerful force, and though different physiologically, I believe we're all meant to be equal, even if we have to fight for equality to change the minds of those who refuse to progress as the "greater power" intends!

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    • Marilyn Noval QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I'm a woman, and I am equal to man in many respects, even better in others.

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