children's rights

19 petitions

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Petition to H.E. Xi Jinping., H.E. Ambassador Huang Huikang

Free my sister & nephew. They're trapped in China by inhumane travel bans. 请还这对马来西亚母子自由。

Set my sister & nephew free. They are trapped in China by inhumane travel bans 我的妹妹和侄子被困在中国无法离境,让他们从这不人道的限制出境早日重获自由   Current state My sister, Cheng Chau Yang, and her 8-year old son, have been trapped in China for close to 2 years now. They are BOTH Malaysians.   They have not broken any laws. 现状 我的妹妹与她8岁大的孩子都是马来西亚国籍,他们没触犯任何法律,但却已被困在中国将近两年。   Lack of transparency They have not been given any formal documentation on details of the bans, nor was the Malaysian Embassy notified about the bans. 缺乏透明化 迄今,他们没有收到任何关于禁令的书面文件解释这禁令;即使马来西亚大使馆也没被告知此事。   My sister and son have been the victims of parental child-abduction Previously, my sister’s former husband (“X”) and his family had abducted the child twice (the second abduction lasted 820 days), and attempted a violent abduction just outside the court’s premises on 15th January, 2016, in flagrant disobedience of the custody order. The third (attempted) abduction took place after X attended a court-supervised visitation of my nephew. Despite these behaviors, X has successfully imposed the travel bans on my sister and nephew. During the 8 months when X ignored the court order to hand over the child, the court repeatedly told my sister that they could not do much to uphold my sister’s custodial rights, and asked her to put in more effort herself.  我妹妹与侄子都是几次父亲掳拐事件的受害者 之前,我妹妹的前夫(“X”)和他的家人一共掳拐并藏匿了小孩共两次(第二次持续了整整820天)。在2016年1月15日,“X”家人第三次无视法院判决,在出席完法院监督式探视后,在法庭外公然试图再度暴力抢夺我的侄子。 尽管在这一连串的恶劣行为后,X依旧成功通过上海法院将限制出境加施在我的妹妹和我的侄子身上。 这同一个法院,在我妹妹拿到孩子的抚养权但X却无视法院判决继续藏匿孩子时,告诉我妹妹抚养权在中国本来就是很难执行的,让我妹妹自己想办法。在那八个月的万念俱灰里,我妹妹得不到此法院的任何帮助,却在她自己找到孩子后的第三天,被同一个法院限制出境! They can be trapped in China for the next 10 years The court has verbally told my sister that X has the right to renew these bans till the son turns 18, so as to ensure his weekly access right. However, X has refused to see the child despite my sister’s repeated invitation and numerous proposals. 未来十年,他们恐怕会被困在中国 据法院的口述,X有权一直更新此禁令直到孩子18岁,以确保X每周的探视权。但是,尽管我妹妹一再提议各种探视方案,X持续拒绝探望孩子,除非让他把孩子再一次带走。   Impact of these travel bans My sister and nephew’s basic right to freedom of movement have been deprived. They can’t come home to visit our ailing 94-year old grandma and relatives, they can’t visit us during Chinese New Year and other major festivals, my sister’s livelihood is affected as she cannot attend meetings outside of China, and my nephew is deprived of the opportunities to attend study or holiday trips. This is inhumane! 限制出境的后果与影响 这严重剥夺了我妹妹和侄子的基本人身自由权。他们无法回家探访我们94岁的外婆和其他亲戚,在农历新年等重大节日期间也无法回家团圆看望我们;妹妹的工作也受到了影响,因为她无法出席任何国外的会议;我的侄子也被剥夺了出国参加任何学习或假期旅行的机会。这是不人道的!   These bans contravene UN International Conventions The travel bans that prevent these two foreigners from leaving China are a mistake. They have to be, as they contravene multiple UN International Conventions that China is a signatory of, chief among them Article 10 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Article 15 on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). 这些禁令违反了联合国国际公约 这些禁止两个没有犯法的外国人离开中国的禁令是一个错误。它们已违反中国签署的多项联合国国际公约,其中包括了“儿童权利公约”(CRC)第10条,“消除对妇女歧视公约”第15条( CEDAW)。   Will you help us? I am a distraught sister of Chau Yang. We have exhausted all channels of appeal in China, but have received no formal reply. Will you help to set my sister and nephew free in China? Every signature and share will bring them closer to freedom. 恳请你的一臂之力 我是庄朝阳的姐姐,我为她感到十分忧心与焦虑。 即便我们穷尽了在中华人民共和国所有的上诉渠道,但依旧没有得到任何的正式回应。 在此,诚心要求你的帮忙让我的妹妹和我的侄子早日重获自由,每一个签名与分享将让他们离自由更近一步。   Please click here to follow & share our FB page 请点击这里以便关注和分享我们的脸书     Our family has made a movie about Chau Yang's long eventful journey.   我们家人把朝阳这漫长的心厉路程拍成了一部影片。 "Mama on a Mission" 《我妈妈有个使命》. Please feel free to share it. 请分享。  

Myra Cheng
8,206 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Theresa May MP, Justine Greening MP, Robert Goodwill MP

Conduct a study on children missing from education & tell schools to teach about the risks

I would like to start my petition by asking a simple question. How many childhood friends and classmates have you seen going "back home" and not returning to school? Child migration is a practice that's been going on for many years in the UK and all around the world. It has a great impact on children and youth as they are at risk of FGM, child marriage, forced marriage... these children are children that are missing from education. I've seen many children going to their original countries against their will and never come back. Most kids are sent with the excuse that they are going for "holidays" or “visit family members” but the reality is far from that. Many are children that are taken out of school and that never come back to school. EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO EDUCATION AND NO CHILD SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT OF SCHOOL. We all have the right to finish our studies and be protected. I am committed to help children and youth at risk and for this I need your help to expose a taboo topic for many as well as get the voice of people that have experienced a similar turn of events heard. Let’s help the next generations and let’s protect them. There is very little data on child migration in the UK, yet it affects many. We need laws to protect the children and youth, especially girls (which are the ones more affected by this) and take the right actions to end child migration and help the children to stay at school.  That is the reason I am asking Prime Minister Theresa May, Minister of State for children and families Robert Goodwill and Secretary of State for education Justine Greening to conduct a report on child migration (statistics, risks...) in the UK and get schools, colleges, universities to teach about it. This a serious matter and I am not backing down till something is done. Help me by signing this petition.

Bento T Bajaha
117 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Shri Debapriya Biswas, Shri Debashis Sen, Shri Pradeep Roy, Smt Mamata Banerjee, Shri Narendra Modi

Stop illegal construction at Elita Garden Vista, Newtown, Kolkata

Background: 1) The Elita Garden Vista Project was launched in 2007 by M/s Magus Bengal Developers Pvt Ltd (which later became M/s Keppel Magus Pvt Ltd), and the apartment owners entered into an agreement with them as a purchaser of flats in the same complex starting from Dec 2007 onwards. 2) As per our sale and purchase agreement, the project was supposed to be completed on 30/06/2011, and latest by 31/12/2011. But till date the project is incomplete and the developer has failed to provide even the essential services like electricity and water (individual electricity connection of WBSEDCL and NKDA water supply, which is partly operational from April-May 2017 onwards), and other promised amenities.  3) In the original plan, based on the approval received from NKDA office through letter:  2330/HIDCO/ED(EM)/53BP, dated 10/09/2007 there were: a) 15 Towers having 1278 flats , b) 1688 Car parking’s (1318 Covered, 370 Open) c) Common facilities like Lawn, park, mini cricket ground, Tennis court etc. 8009.94 sq. m. d) Plinth area of 37369.74 sq. m. e) Road, Pathways 99983 sq. m. etc. 4) EGV Association of Apartment Owners (EGVAAO) was formed and registered on 3-1-2013.Thereafter possession of flats started from 2013 onwards and deed of conveyance was executed by a good no of owners (around 440 no in 2014 and further over 250 in 2015). The project was transferred to M/s Elita Garden Vista Project Pvt.  ltd. (transferee developer) in July 2014. 5) However, in 2015, the transferee developer modified the plans of EGV illegally, without informing or providing any knowledge to the already existing 650 plus registered flat owners of EGV, to generate more money at the cost of EGV owners, and without the consent of all the owners to whom M/s Keppel sold the flat, this is against the West Bengal Apartment Act 1972. Major Objections in developer proposed amendments: The following are our main objections: 1) The amendment to the approved plan has been made without the consent of the apartment owners which is against the law of the land. The modified lay out will compromise the original plan based on which the EGVAAO was formed, and all 650+ owners had purchased our flats. This is rightfully our land, how can the transferee builder sell the common land already sold to us??? This will directly affect our right, title and interest in the purchased property. Thus modification is illegal and not acceptable. 2) The construction will obstruct Sunlight AND natural Air. The common area has already been sold to flat owners, and by modifying the layout our interest in the common area will be reduced. 3) As per section 5 of West Bengal association of apartment’s owners Act the amendment in common area cannot be done without consent of all owners, as the said amendment will restrict the common area/landscape/natural Air/Sunlight as mentioned above. Appeal We the flat owners of Elita Garden Vista Appeal:  1. Stop all the illegal construction activities Immediately being carried out by the present transferee builder M/s Elita Garden Vista Project Pvt. Ltd at our complex: Elita Garden Vista, New Town, Kolkata.  2. Uphold the original plan (2330/HIDCO/ED(EM)/53BP, dated 10/09/2007) and protect the interest of all the 1278 flat owners 3. EGVAAO be handed over to the registered owners.  

Arunangshu Chakraborty
441 supporters