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children's rights

352 petitions

Update posted 13 hours ago

Petition to Tracie Davis, Audrey Gibson, Marco Rubio, Florida State Senate, Florida Governor, Florida State House, Susan Davis, Bernie Sanders, Mike Quigley

Help families of murdered children pass Curtis’s Law

I will never forget the day those policeman came to my door to tell me that my son Curtis was dead. Your world is immediately flipped upside down and the pain grips you like nothing else you can imagine. After the initial shock wears off, you want answers. As a parent, you need basic answers. Answers to questions like: Who is investigating my child’s case, and where are their belongings? As if the pain of losing my child wasn’t enough, I had to take on the additional stress and frustration of attempting to pry these very basic details out of the law enforcement agency investigating my son’s death. In Florida, law enforcement agencies are not required to release any information about on-going murder investigations to anyone. My son’s investigation has been on-going for almost 20 years now. I had to get a lawyer to simply find out who was working on my son’s case! I would later learn that my experience was not unique. Other parents were struggling through the same process. Those who can’t afford legal counsel often give up. This is why I am working with other parents of murdered children to create a law in Florida that would require law enforcement agencies to send a letter to the parent, legal guardian, or next-of-kin within 30 days of notifying them of their child’s death. The letter would include information about: Onsite police and paramedics, assigned investigators, coroner’s name, where child’s property and belongings are stored, and any available photos This would NOT be required if the child’s parent, legal guardian, or next-of-kin is a suspect or person-of-interest in the child’s murder investigation. When a family faces the unthinkable, all they want is some type of closure. They shouldn’t have to spend weeks or months, or even retain legal counsel to get the basic information about their child’s case that can help our families begin to heal. Please sign this petition today and help families like mine pass Curtis’s Law today. If you wish to help the Families to get Basic Information in a Homicide Investigation of a Child. You can donate Here  

Patricia Ward
77,458 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to President Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States, Kamala Harris

Life Sentences for those that commit crimes of rape and abuse against our children!

I feel that the time frame that is given to a person who commits a crime such as rape of child is not enough. It is sad that a child can be raped and killed and the person who did it only gets maybe a 15 to 25 year sentence and most of the time released early or never serving any jail time sometimes their just given probation. However, first time drug offenders and non violent offenders for example are receiving life sentences and longer prison terms than a person who commits such a horrific act on an innocent child which in most cases ends in death for the child. As a person who has been a victim of rape and a survivor this makes me so angry because these crimes are not receiving the punishment they deserve. The psychological and physical damage done to these children are devastating and can lead to lifetime long term mental health issues. The children who are murdered or die as a result of their injuries caused from the rape affects the families mentally and they are left emotionally scarred for the rest of their lives. So they are serving a life sentences from the loss of their loved one. I am asking and pleading that our President and U.S. Congress revisits these sentencing laws all across America. I do understand each state has their own laws however this change needs to take place in all states across the US and the world. I do believe with more stricter laws and longer sentencing terms it will encourage more victims of rape to come forward and not feel as if nothing will be done about it. I am hoping with this change it will lower crimes of rape, abuse and murder against children and the suicide rates in our children will be lower as well. I am asking for CHANGE! Please stand with me and support!                             Saleena Cares ❤️ Join me in the fight for longer and tougher laws and prison sentencing for predators who target, rape and kill our innocent children who can not defend themselves from these dangerous people! Let’s get and keep these predators off our streets and out of our neighborhoods for good!

Saleena Landers
889 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Justice de Paix du District de la Riviera-pays-d'enhaut, Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland Avenue du Tribunal-Federal 29 1005 Lausanne

Justice for Kassandra

September 18, 2020Dear Justice of Peace of the Riviera: It is my strong belief after carefully reading the Convention on The Rights of The Child, that Switzerland is in breach of several Articles. No Swiss Executive Branch has facilitated and provided Hague Convention Access Rights since March 2020, almost 7 months. Since April 2020, a conviction record from the Prosecutor in Fribourg provided details of how my daughter, Persaud, accompanied her mother for shoplifting on several occasions; drug dealings; and is in the custody of a drug user with violations of Federal Narcotics Laws. Due to the countless serious accusations of Leila Jaksic reported against me, she was convicted for defamation for her lies. The record also clearly states a noncompliance of Court orders to provide access and visitation, of which the recidivism of the parental alienation campaign has now spilled over into the Canton of Vaud as the mother continues to wrongfully withhold our daughter from contact and relations with her father. Despite several months of Access Rights violations, in August 2020 another condition imposed on me by my ex-wife was carried out by the Curator of personal relations to give me an ultimatum to sign an illegal contract in exchange for access to my daughter. A matter of internet posts already being used in the mother’s parental alienation campaign over a year ago as a reason to wrongfully withhold my daughter from access rights. The Tribunal in Fribourg addressed the internet posts and never imposed any restrictions or contracts, but Ms. Jaksic and the Curator have teamed up to further continue violating Hague Access for a contract that violates International Treaty Laws by Switzerland imposing its laws on a US citizen abroad. For any child to be in the care of a person that uses drugs, sells drugs, theft and dealing with stolen goods, subjected to months per year of no contact with a parent that loves the child, being subjected to a malnourished vegetarian diet, and even an incident that I discovered in August 2018 of medical neglect (and have pictures of my daughter’s body scars and scabs); are all damaging to that child’s mental, emotional, psychological, physical, and moral development. To discourage or eliminate me, Ms. Jaksic organized an attack and assault on my life in February 2020, which hospitalized me and disfigured my face so that it took a few days before my daughter was comfortable with me again with my face looking like a monster.  was also screaming and traumatized as she witnessed the attacked on her father, violence, and blood. Ms. Jaksic obviously has no regard for Judge’s orders, laws, or rights of the child and father. It would be unlawful, immoral, irresponsible, and detrimental to my daughter’s life for her to be allowed custody of . I ask of the Justice of Peace to declare Ms. Jaksic an unfit mother and appoint all custody of  to her father. I have proof of all that I have mentioned in this letter, and should Leila Jaksic continue to have illegal custody of , I will have no other choice to take matters up with he International Treaty Body of Switzerland and public media outlets for individuals allowing child endangerment and violations of Convention on the Rights of the Child: Art. 3.2; Art. 3.3; Art. 5; Art. 7.1; Art. 7.2; Art. 8.2; Art. 8.2; Art. 9.3; Art. 10.2; Art. 18.1; Art. 18.2; Art. 19.1 in conjunction with Art. 33; Art. 27.4; Art. 29.1c; and Article 33. The attached petition is of 60 family members of that have been alienated and wish to be a part of the child’s life as our customs, traditions, culture, heritage, and lineage is being cut off by a parental alienation campaign of an unfit mother and protected by violations of Child Rights. The other hundreds that signed the petition are in support of equal rights for this father and justice for Thank you for your time and rulings in this matter. July 09, 2020 My 3 year old daughter, A. Persaud, deserves the right to relations with her father, entire paternal family, and the other half of her culture. My daughter needs to be allowed by the Swiss Judicial and Executive branches, more than just 3-5 hours per year to video call with her father; more than 40 hours per year when I travel around the world to visit her; and they need to stop denying the child the right to travel abroad with her father to visit her American family that have been waiting to meet her since she was born.  I believe that the civil rights of my daughter and I are being violated in Switzerland, and it needs to stop. The sadness of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins that have been waiting for years to meet and hold , needs to stop. My daughter bares dual citizenship with Switzerland and the United States, but the parental alienation campaign of her mother has only been aided by the Swiss Judicial and Executive branches involved in the execution of the Hague Convention application for Access Rights. Every child needs their father, and this father certainly needs his daughter. I hope that this petition will help us obtain equal rights and justice, for  mental and emotional development, for her caring family that she has been prevented from meeting, and a loving father that just wants his fair share of parenthood.  

Dave Persaud
853 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott, Jeff Duncan, James E. Clyburn, Tom Rice, Jay Inslee, Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen, Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith, Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer, Henry McMaster

Bring Tucker's Boys Home

I love my two sons aged 3 and 7 more than anything in this world.  In June 2017, they were wrongfully taken from me by force.  I was at that time in a foreign country and this removal was organized by my ex.  Since then, I have struggled to be reunited with my sons.  I have spent more than $150,000 to secure their return to the United States.  I am now seeking the support of family, friends and well-wishers from around the world to help me in his struggle for justice.  These are my reasons. 1) I have done everything possible to secure my sons’ return through the foreign courts. Despite my superior qualifications as a parent, these efforts are futile. 2) My two sons suffer from acute asthma as well as emotional trauma. Last year my eldest son nearly died in intensive care due to neglect by his mother. 3) The separation of me from my two sons since June 2017 is a violation of our rights; every child is entitled to have both parents in their lives. My sons should be returned to American soil, and given the life opportunities in health, education, and a brighter future that they deserve.  Here they will be protected by the U.S. Constitution, and afforded full freedom to enjoy their lives.  I welcome their mother to also relocate to the United States so she can spend time with them. Thank you so much for your support!      

Bring Tucker's Boys Home
1,111 supporters