- Payzee Mahmod London, ENG, United Kingdom
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- Created Nov 21, 2019
- Kylie Tregent London, ENG, United Kingdom
- 5,730 supporters
- Created Feb 21, 2018
- Salvatore (Sal) Amenta Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON, Canada
- 27,733 supporters
- Created Nov 13, 2015
- Portland Hospital doctors
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- Created Jan 26, 2022
- Peter Scaer United States
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- Created Jan 5, 2019
- Montreal Mom
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- Created Apr 3, 2020
- Olivia Fawkes Bromley, ENG, United Kingdom
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- Created Mar 16, 2020
- Angela Graham United Kingdom
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- Created Jan 21, 2020
- Visvin Reddy Hermanus, South Africa
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- The Nautilus Project Gibraltar, Gibraltar
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Petition to Jonathan Bartley, Boris Johnson MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Jonathan Bartley MP, Siân Berry, Joanne Swinson MP
Safeguard Futures: End child marriage
My name is Payzee. I was 15 when my dad first asked me to get married – I giggled “I’m so young”. The next time, I felt if I said no it would damage our relationship. I didn’t comprehend at 16 that it was a life-changing decision that actually meant leaving my family and forming my own. I didn’t understand the consequences. Both my sister Banaz and I were pressured into marriage in the UK at just 16 and 17 years old. Banaz was later murdered at the age of 20 in a so-called “honour” killing for leaving her abusive husband. Whilst I was eventually able to divorce my husband who was 12 years my senior, the lasting effects of my experience of child marriage stay with me. Despite this, current UK law allows 16 and 17-year olds in England and Wales to marry with parental consent, a legal exception that leaves children vulnerable to being coerced by their parent into marrying against their will.That’s why I’m calling for marriage under 18 in England and Wales to be a crime. Outlawing child marriage is the best way to stop coerced child marriage from happening – there is no reason to leave children unprotected from the risks associated with child marriage in today’s society, when only 0.07% of registered marriages are with under 18s. I remember thinking Oh My God, he looks old, he was losing his hair. I was just hoping he wouldn’t want me, that he’d say, “she’s just a baby!”. I had to quit college for a bit because my husband complained that I wasn’t caring for him, cooking for him. He said to my parents, “she needs to have a baby”. It made me feel sick. I did not choose child marriage, it ruined my future. It led me astray from my dreams of focusing on my education, it took away the best years of my life. I’ll never again be that innocent 16-year-old. Alongside Freedom United and Girls Not Brides UK Co-Chairs: IKWRO, Karma Nirvana, Forward, and IndependentYemen Group, I am 100% backing changing the age of marriage. I can confidently say it was not an experience a 16-year-old should go through. I have lifelong emotional scars from it and we need to put a stop to any more young women having their lives controlled like this. Join me in calling on the UK to #SafeguardFutures #BanChildMarriage.
London, ENG, United Kingdom
Petition to Coralie Cross
SAFEGUARD AUTISM PROVISION
Lincolnshire County Council are proposing changes to Gosberton House Academy, the only Autism specialist school in the county and 1 of only 33 in the country. The changes proposed are suggesting that autism is like any other disability and that one size fits all provision will be adequate. We expressed our feelings and understanding of our children's needs to be very different to that of certain other disabilities. There is good reason why the government put in place a specific piece of legislation, the Autism Act 2009, because current disability and equality law does not protect the complexity of ASD. To Add to this, there is also a deficit of £5 million in these proposed and the schools will be expected to fund the shortfall. The specialist environment at gosberton is why our children flourish and that these plans will inevitably cause the watering down of skills in order to meet generalistic needs. We want to protect the specialist provision we have. Not have it watered down. Autism is different.We want a commitment in writing from LCC that if the insist on this that the existing provision is not put at risk so we can retain our NAS status.If we must be all need an additional building to support SLD that will allow the autism provision to continue as it currently stands, it works!The expansion of age to 14 years, this extends provision and places and create stability and consistency of education which would allow the children to then be of and age they can access colleges (colleges can take from 14). This would allow our children to access subject specific course in areas of interest giving them a much better chance at academic success. These changes will have long term effects on all our children and schools in Lincolnshire, not just children with additional needs. If these changes go ahead we will see a dumbing down of specialist schools, to all needs and an increase of SEN children back in mainstream education, but without a plan or funding for staff and support needed by these children. By reclassifying Gosberton House Academy from Autism specialist to ‘all needs’ parents will loose the option of sending their child if that school isn’t the nearest special needs school to them and transport funding.‘All needs’!!! That’s a huge range to cover within a classroom.
London, ENG, United Kingdom
Petition to Justin Trudeau
SAFEGUARD DISABILITY RIGHTS - SIGN THE UN PROTOCOL
… forward to having Prime Minister Trudeau safeguard disability rights by signing and ratifying the Protocol…
Salvatore (Sal) Amenta
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON, Canada
Petition to The whole Glenelg shire community
Safeguard Portland District Hospital
We, the doctors of Portland District Hospital, are dismayed by the actions of the current hospital board. Their stated aim is to save money. Strangely the board is squandering scarce funds by employing numerous expensive medical locums. It seems the board wants to prove the hospital is not financially sound. This will inevitably lead to loss of some services and/or amalgamation with distant hospitals. We need junior doctors on the wards and in Urgent Care. These doctors get excellent training here but training is only recognised when supported by accredited permanent medical staff. No new or replacement permanent medical staff are being appointed. In our view Portland District Hospital requires additional government funding as recommended by Prof Hillis in his detailed 2020 report.10 million dollars of additional annual Government funding would make a huge difference by allowing senior medical staff to be permanently appointed to the great benefit of the local community and enable junior doctor training. As a bonus some doctors may decide to join the permanent hospital workforce or become rural GPs. Urgent Care should be upgraded to full ED status and we need enhanced Allied Health. We need your support right now before closures are announced.
Portland Hospital doctors
Petition to Indiana Governor, Indiana State House, Brian Bosma, Rodric Bray, Liz Brown
Governor Holcomb, Safeguard Our Liberties
Dear Governor Eric Holcomb, Happy New Year to you, and blessings upon the new legislative session. As Christians, we pray for all leaders, and we pray for you by name, Eric. And yet, there has arisen a serious breach of faith, a difficulty that must be addressed, and that is your persistent advocacy of a new hate-crimes bill. Supposedly, Indiana is on a naughty list for not having one, and it's time, so you say, to do the right thing. While many may have good intentions, it is not the right thing to do. We are repeatedly told 45 out of 50 states have such a law on their books. Well, now we see the results, and that is all the more reason not to follow them off the cliff. Hate crime (aka bias) legislation, like SOGI laws, tip the scales of justice. Thus they infringe on our 14th amendment rights of equal justice under the law. Our system is built not on special rights, but on the self-evident rights of natural law, the rights that belong to each and every one of us, and that a just government recognizes, but does not and cannot create. Our Indiana laws are already written in such a way that judges can take into account malice and motive, but do so in a way that is fair to all. Much of this is being advanced in a desire to attract big business. We have seen this before, as in North Carolina where the NCAA bullied the state into not having separate men's and women's bathrooms. We saw it in the so-called RFRA fix where big businesses caused us to reverse a modest law that protected freedom of conscience. Do you remember how these same people treated now Vice President Pence? Do you remember how he was branded a hater by these very people? Do you remember Memories Pizza? The rights of free speech and the free exercise of religion belong to all of us, and must be jealously guarded from sea to shining sea. Yes, we know where this train is headed, and it is not toward conservatism or liberty. I prefer Hoosier values to those of the corporations who would impose their elitist values upon us. I would rather stand up for the little guy, than let the bullies win. Compassion for all, special rights for no one. You say that you want to make Indiana a welcoming state, one that truly practices Hoosier hospitality. I doubt that this new law would make Barronelle Stutzman or Jack Phillips feel welcome. I doubt the New Mexico artists, facing jail time for not wishing to violate their Christian conscience would feel welcome. Yes, the secular elites apply to all of them the label of hate. The Southern Poverty Law center typically brands Christian groups, and those who defend them, as hate groups as well. But, of course, it's not about hate, it's about imposing their ideology. My own views about marriage, moms, dads, male and female - which simply fall in line with natural law - are labeled hate by those pushing such legislation. Jesus' own definition of marriage is branded as hate. St. Paul's understanding of sexuality is branded hate as well. This does not make me feel very welcome. Or is our hospitality only toward big business and to the secular elites? In politics, money talks, as the Chamber of Commerce reminds us. Pity the lowly florist, baker, clerk or teacher. I don't think that John Kluge, a Brownsburg teacher forced out for not using false pronouns, feels the warmth of our hospitality. Indiana's own superintendent of education recently said that private and parochial schools who do not go along with the new gender ideology should not receive funds (i.e. our taxes, our money) in the form of tuition vouchers. Still not feeling the love. I wonder if a woman who enters the bathroom to find a large male, under the name of gender ideology, feels welcome. Or, how about the male gym teacher reprimanded for not supervising a locker room in which he would be forced to look upon the nakedness of a teenage girl? Or the girl forced to share a room with a boy on a sports travel team? Will Christian adoption agencies be allowed to do their work, or will they be labeled haters, as they already are, and be forced to shut down? What of counselors who wish to save children from the gender madness that would dress up the little children, even as drag queens, give them puberty blockers, hormone treatment, and then disfiguring surgery? What of doctors and nurses who believe that first we should do no harm? Can we discuss this without be labeled haters? This kind of legislation creates landmines and tripwires meant to silence dissent, and even, strangely enough, to compel speech, as in the case of John Kluge, the orchestra teacher. So also, in places like New York City, where people can be fined for using the wrong pronouns. Governor Holcomb, there is no need to apologize for Indiana. There is no reason to disparage your fellow Hoosiers. We already are a welcoming state. But the folks pushing this law are not welcoming at all. They are coercive, wishing to silence and punish all who disagree. What we need to ensure the liberty of our people is to fight for a state in which people are free to express their opinions apart from the P.C. police. We need to fight for the rights of conscience against a cultural elite that is totalitarian in its aims, and uses such labels as hate to stifle speech and destroy their enemies. Rather than less free speech, we need more. And speech, like every right, is surely lost if we do not courageously exercise it in the face of pressure, and the threat of loss. I pray you come around on this, and see the light. So much is at stake. I want the best for our state, and for you. And I am always open to the kind of dialog made possible when we do not pass laws like these. We know there are many pressures involved. And we know the way the media has falsely framed this issue. We all wish for a better society, one in which neighbors care for one another, and we are welcoming to all. But there is a better way. It is the path that promotes our first amendment freedoms, and lets us engage in dialog that is thoughtful and free, apart from speech codes and coercion. Therefore, we would petition you to reconsider your position, to turn away from hate crimes bills and SOGI legislation. We urge you to become a champion of a truly open society, one in which diversity includes diversity of opinion, one that respects our First Amendment rights of free speech, the free exercise of religion, as well as our Fourteenth Amendment right of equal protection under the law. Many of us would be glad to join you in this noble endeavor. Sincerely, Dr. Peter J. Scaer
Petition to François Legault
Safeguard the Right of Labouring People in Quebec to Have Support During COVID-19 Crisis
Français Pregnant mothers in Quebec right now are facing unprecedented times in their lives preparing for the delivery of their child in the middle of a pandemic. Whether this is their first, second or multiple child, being pregnant during the Covid-19 pandemic has caused many of us a great deal of stress as there is so much uncertainty. As a first time mother, hearing the news that only 1 support person would be allowed during delivery and postpartum was stressful in itself knowing it would be just the two of us. As of today, the Jewish General Hospital is not allowing a partner or designated person at the time of delivery and for the post-partum period. The partner or designated person will be allowed to accompany the pregnant woman to the triage area and then will be asked to leave the hospital. The anxiety and stress that has now built up due to these changes are overwhelming to mothers (especially new mothers) who need that support, especially after delivery. We already know nurses are stretched thin, so why strain the system even further? We understand that the nurses will do everything they can to make us comfortable and meet our needs as best they can, but what happens when all four or more of us in post partum care need assistance and there is no nurse available? The support person usually steps in to help the new mother as they are by her side. What about the mothers who will be getting C-Sections and can't move to change their new baby and they are alone now? They could be in the hospital for at least 3 days without their support person and have to rely on a system that is already strained. If the support person does not leave the room, remains with the mother and wears PPE (specifically if moved to a private room) why require them to leave? Understandably, this is a novel virus and a lot is unknown; however, with all the precautions being taken to flatten the curve, having a support person during such crucial times such as birth as well as death (palliative care) is essential to the mental health of those patients. There are steps the hospital can take to ensure the safety of the patients and staff without having remove the support person. This plea goes out to those who can reconsider changing these rules back to allowing only 1 support person to remain with the mother during delivery and postpartum for the duration of the patient's stay and remain in the same room. For a country that values Mental Health, how is postpartum mental health being dismissed? We need to protect these newborns but we also need to protect mothers and not separate them from their support system. *** this message is taken from the words of "Canadian Mothers" from their petition: Stop Ontario Hospitals From Limiting Support Person During Labor and Postpartum
Petition to Boris Johnson, The Labour Party
A law to close entertainment venues during the COVID-19 outbreak to safeguard jobs.
On 16 March, Boris Johnson announced that, in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus: "people should avoid places like pubs, clubs and theatres. This applies especially to those in London which is "a few weeks ahead" of the rest of the UK" and added: "as for enforcement, we have the powers if necessary but I don't believe it will be necessary to use those powers." Because the government has merely advised the public to avoid pubs, clubs and theatres, the proprietors of these venues will not be able to make any claim on insurance for loss of income. Staff will lose their jobs and many pubs and other venues that are already just about keeping afloat will close for good. London is already noticeably empty - London Underground has reported that passenger numbers have declined 19% so far, during the outbreak. This will only get worse following the announcement today. Irrespective of whether the advice to avoid venues is the best way to prevent the spread of the virus or not, the government needs to realise that the effect on venues and their staff will be immediate. Without the ability to claim on insurance, smaller venues such as pubs and clubs will be laying off staff immediately before closing their doors. There has been no mention of any kind of support for such venues or their staff. I therefore propose: The government to pass emergency legislation to force public spaces such as pubs, clubs, theatres, cinemas, etc, to close during the period of COVID-19 so that they are able to claim on insurance policies to cover their loss of income. The government to offer a package of emergency support to staff in the leisure industries affected by this legislation to ensure that loss of employment is minimised. A further package of support to be offered to businesses to enable them to be able to reopen their doors once the virus is contained.
Bromley, ENG, United Kingdom
Petition to Dominic Raab
STOP Child Abuse by British paedophiles in Gambia. SAFEGUARD African Children.
We the people of the United Kingdom demand that Prime Minister Boris Johnson address the atrocity that is taking place in The Gambia. It has been published by the British press that our children are being abuse by British Paedophiles. This was published by the Sun Online dated 16th January 2020. This is a serious crime against humanity. Children in The Gambia are being preyed on by British tourists who are taking advantage of families who struggle daily to meet their basis needs. THIS MUST NOT BE IGNORED. These adult tourist both male and female will approach the children walking along the road or on the beach. They offer the children sweets, food and money with the intention of taking them back to their hotels. The children are then subjected to various forms of sexual practices. Which leaves them traumatised and badly damaged. WE MUST STOP � THIS DISGRACEFUL CONDUCT & TOXIC BEHAVIOUR NOW!!!! The blatant Abuse of our Children in Gambia must stop. The British Government must address this crime immediately, without delay. Zero tolerance must be applied to reprimand these British Beast who also use many baits to mislead, entice and bribe the parents to hand over their innocent children. This behaviour is shockingly unacceptable. THIS WOULD NOT BE TOLERATED IN THE UK Solution We want the Law enforced to protect the children and families from this oppressive abuse.
Petition to Government, Minister of Health
SAFEGUARD OUR FRONTLINE WORKERS FIRST
As the Covid-19 virus spreads across the world and thousands are being infected every second, we face the real possibility that our Frontline forces won't be able to cope. In South Africa we rely heavily on our Healthcare workers (nurses, doctors, hospital staff), the police and army and our prosecutorial workers, all of whom are already working under great strain. The stringent Lockdown rules must be policed, otherwise we will have anarchy and lawlessness. Our Health care workers must be protected first so that they will continue providing this vital service that will save lives. Can you imagine what will happen if the majority of staff who perform essential services are infected with the virus? They will pass it on to their patients and society at large. They are human too and have families. We call on Government to prioritize our Frontline workers for testing for the Corona Virus and to supply them with sufficient protective gear(masks, gloves, protective suits). AMSA is calling on South Africans to support this petition so that we can present it to the President. Time is running out. We must act fast. Sign the petition today.
Hermanus, South Africa
Petition to Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar (HMGoG)
Safeguard historic Rosia Bay from proposed development
Save Historic Rosia Bay Rosia Bay is Gibraltar's only natural harbour and a site of unique historic and natural value.As such, we the undersigned declare our support for the preservation and restoration of Rosia Bay as a natural, historical and public treasure.We believe that the current private proposal needs to be denied and that any development of Rosia should be a public matter along the lines of a public leisure open space with conservation, restoration, education and research as priorities, with only limited commercial interest and no residential development. Article on the importance of Rosia bay
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