Petition to Smriti Irani, Bhupender Yadav
Amend laws to give adoptive mothers equal maternity benefits
I am an adoptive mother of 2 children. In September 2017, our lives upturned when we became parents of two children overnight. When my children came home, my daughter was 5 years old and my son, 2. Here they were clutching onto each other for dear life because they were with 2 complete strangers who were speaking languages they didn’t understand, and in a strange house in a new city which had to grow into their home. We had to get to know each other - our likes and dislikes, win each other’s hearts, build each other’s trust, learn to communicate our feelings and emotions with each other despite language barriers, share our secrets, appreciate new food and create a brand new family. And my then employer gave me a meagre 6 weeks to do this mammoth task. While a biological mother would spend more than 4 times this time with the child. Why shouldn’t I get the same access to my ‘new-born’ children to create from nothing a feeling of a home for them in our family? That's because the current Maternity Benefits Law discriminates between mothers who are biological and those who are adoptive like me, even though we love our children as much and will go to the ends of the earth to protect them. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 today grants maternity leave of 12 weeks only for adoptive mothers who have adopted a child that is less than 3 months old. This means that adoptive mothers who adopted one or more children older than 3 months do not get any maternity benefit from the State. We are left to the mercy of our employers when we choose to build a family through adoption. Why don’t children older than 3 months deserve to get love and care when they come into a new home? So I urge you to please sign my petition and support me so that we can together demand from (i) the Ministry of Women and Child Development, (ii) the Ministry of Labour and Women Employment and (iii) the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, that the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 be amended to give equal maternity leave (of 26 weeks) to adoptive mothers, irrespective of the age of the child.
Petition to United Nations
Justice for 6 year old Chaitra
A 6-year-old girl named who belonged to the banjara community got raped and killed by an accused adult incident that happened in Hyderabad is this how we are making our nation proud and inspirational. India and the world has to respond to this issue where 6-year-old children who don't have any idea what exactly is happening to them we are never stopping this movement we are here until we get the right justice for and the fellow teens and females rights this incident not only infringes the rights of a girl this has many accepts about which the world has to speak on the issue because what's more important than a child who is not even aware of s*x gets raped and murdered shame on you world @unitednations
Petition to Chief Minister Telangana
Stop Physical Classes in Telangana - Pandemic is not yet over.
Telangana Parents Association for Child Rights and Safety (TPACRS) demands that the Telangana government should stop the orders allowing schools to conduct physical classes for all students across the state of Telangana including 10th and Intermediate. The pandemic is not yet over and we are still seeing the increase number of COVID cases in India and Telangana is no exception to it. Our kids are an integral part of society and we cant afford to risk their health at this point of time. At least, we can have online mode of education for the lower grade students. Most of the parents, are not willing to send their wards to schools just yet, and want to wait for a few weeks before making a decision. They are not ready to take risks as the COVID-19 cases continue and vaccines for children of all age groups are still not available. TPACRS has received complaints and reports from parents across Telangana state that they are not ready yet. Will the government cover the medical expenses of the children, God Forbid, if they fell sick once the schools are reopen. We demand that: 1. Telangana Government should immediately stop the physical classes across the state and come up with a phase-wise plan. 2. Allow the parents to decide if they want to send their children to school or avail online mode of education. With this petition, we hope this move will help the parents, children and the society will benefit at large. Parents can connect with us on our helpline 800-800-8012 or reach us out at https://fb.com/telanganaparents or https://twitter.com/tpacrs Visit http://telanganaparentsassociation.org/
Petition to Department of Education, Department for Education
Voices for Children
While children are not the face of this pandemic, its broader impacts on children risk being catastrophic and amongst the most lasting consequences for societies as a whole – UNICEF Report India is one of the countries with the longest school closures. While elections, religious interests, the economy and even entertainment have been placed at the fore, children have unfortunately not had their lobby and therefore no representation. The children have been the least spoken of, noticed, attended to, championed for during this pandemic. We have placed them at the bottom of the hierarchy. Whenever we have considered the re-opening of schools we have focused only on the High School. Is it because we have evidence that adolescents have greater immunity to COVID? Or is it because their exams are important? All children deserve to be at school. And deserve to have a life that allows them experiences, learning and growth. While the economically privileged children have had to learn online – the damaging effects of which we will only feel in the years to come, children from poorer sections have had no access to any learning or life. Focus and dedication on the Mental Health and well being of children is just as important as taking precautions against the virus. Let’s bring the children back. To their schools. Let’s put them over our businesses and economy. Let’s put them above our fears and anxiety. Let’s act with courage and with care. Let’s become their allies and champions. Let’s speak their silence and their truth. Let’s bring the children back. To their schools. There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children – Nelson Mandela Anyone who does anything for a child is a Hero. We are called to be heroes at the moment. Sign this petition if you believe in the unspoken cause of our children. Yellow Train – A School founded on love for children
Petition to Mr. Narendra Modi, Mr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Ms. Smriti Irani, NCPCR
Request to PM Modi To Arrange Free Life Saving Drug For Babies Diagnosed With SMA-Type1
Great Nelson Mandela had once said that ‘There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats it’s children’. So how does it reflect on us as a society, when we allow young babies diagnosed with rare diseases to suffer and die without medical aid, merely because the treatment cost is prohibitive. Most of us have never heard about Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type-1. Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a rare and highly dangerous medical disease caused by loss of nerve cells, which carry electrical impulses from the brain to the muscles. The disease as it progresses makes it extremely difficult for the babies to carry out basic activities like sitting, swallowing and even breathing. The most aggressive form- SMA Type-1 if not treated within one year of birth may cause permanent complications and may result in fatality before the second birthday. No treatment for this disease is available in India, but now a wonder drug Zolgensma manufactured by Novartis in USA can act as a cure and save the life of the child. You must be wondering then what’s the problem? The only problem is the cost of the drug, which is a Rs 16 Crores for the single dose treatment, making it almost impossible for most parents to arrange the drug for their child. Imagine the agony of parents, who know that their child is fighting a losing battle against SMA and a cure is available, but they cannot afford to get it for their child. India has hundreds of babies suffering from SMA Type-1 and though in rare cases some lucky parents have been able to raise funds through crowdfunding or are able to get the drug through a lottery system run by Novartis, in most cases the disease turns fatal. Thousands of children have lost their lives due to SMA Type-1, while we the People and the State have looked away trying to ‘Ostrich’ ourselves from the pain of the child and parents. Khyati is a 12 month old baby girl from Bengaluru who has been diagnosed with dreadful SMA Type-1. She is already losing muscle control and is forced to use a BIPAP to enable her to breathe. Now she has started developing feeding problems due to her inability to swallow and thus will have to be fed with a feeding tube. Imagine she is just one year old and has a bipap tube and a feeding tube attached to her body. But Khyati is a Supergirl refusing to give up even in the face of extreme suffering and everyday continues to brave her problems and smile and play with her parents thus bringing light into their life, with her innocence. But her smile is also a constant reminder to her parents of the extreme trauma that looms just around the corner, if the wonder drug is not arranged soon. No parents deserve to go through this pain and suffering. The Indian State being the ultimate parent of every child under the ‘Parens Patriae’ Policy, has to take up the responsibility to save Khyati and hundreds of other babies suffering from this disease. New India rightly aspires to be an economic powerhouse and the next superpower of the planet, but how can all these dreams and aspirations become a reality if we can’t even afford to save our children. In most developed countries the State takes responsibility of treatment and fund raising for children suffering from such diseases, through public funds, insurance and CSR. We as a nation and people need to do the same. We need to do whatever it takes to save our own, whatever be the cost, as each life is precious. So Sign This Petition & Join Us in requesting the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Health Minister, Women & Child Welfare Minister & the NCPCR to enact a policy to arrange free life saving drug Zolgensma to all babies who are diagnosed with SMA Type-1. Before we conclude we seek one more favour - Through crowdfunding 6.10 Crores have been raised so far for Khyati and the balance amount of Rs. 9.90 Crores has to be raised urgently. So just Look at her photograph; Close your eyes for a moment; Feel her pain and if your heart feels that you owe a human duty to save her life then please make a contribution to save her life as government policy changes take time and she does not have it. Aman Banka Siddhant Sarang Dr Aanchal Sharma Anku Sharma Raman NSVL Anshu Bansal Debasish Rath Aditya Dubey
Petition to Law Makers of Delhi State, High Court of Delhi
Children should get access to both their parents by default in case of any marital dispute
Lakhs of children lose touch with one of their parents every year because of marital conflict between their parents, which is extremely detrimental for these tender children's psychological development. To save children from this unfortunate situation and prevent the agony of the parents deprived of their children's company, a group of volunteers are seeking your support to appeal to the relevant authorities in Delhi to ensure all such children get access to both their parents by default in case of any marital dispute between their parents.
Petition to Kalvakuntla chandra shekar rao telangana CM
Justice for a 6 year girl who is sexually asulted , got killed in hyderabad.
As cityzen of india abiding by law we demand justice for . Who is a 6 yr old girl living in saidabad of hyderabad sexually asulted and killed yesterday . The culprit who got arrested have to be punished by fastrack court without any delay in justice .
Petition to Students
Rise Up against unacceptable decisions by Schools
Since schooling has become online for everyone, it has been a hard time for everyone. In these hard times, Schools have made some very unacceptable decisions. We are here to fight aginst it