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discrimination

16 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Vernon Saddleback, Ken Jackson, Pat Buffalo, Peace Hills Trust, Victor Buffalo, Justin Trudeau, Cody Bruno, Danny buffalo, Marvin Yellowbird, Derek Bruno

Trans Women we are caught in lethal crossfire of racism, colonization, transphobia.

My problems are transphobia in the workplace and harassment daily by Kayla, written up once for wearing a crop top with high waisted slacks, second warning was, I was wearing a long skirt with a white crop top. Third warning was I was politely telling a bully to leave a artist alone, only to find out that bully was the artist ex girlfriend. I am a openly trans-woman who just wants justice. Kayla shea minde violated my rights as a human. Trans Women we are caught in lethal crossfire of racism, colonization, transphobia and misogyny!!!    I was written up for my dress code attire and for who I am as a transgender woman, that is a violation to my human rights. I was also bullied by Kayla when  she sabotaged my traditional medicines and a witness saw her deliberately pour coffee in my sage and sweet grass.  I want this petition to solve this problem and create a change for a dress code suited for trans-women in the workplace. I need your help on creating this change and justice for violating my human rights. As well to stop discrimination in the workplace. and to charge these three mention for discrimination on my personality, sexuality and violating my rights as a human being and as a trans-woman @ Kayla Shea Minde of Ermineskin Cree Nation, Maskwacis, Alberta and Heather MacTaggart  of Toronto, Ontario I want to also want to put a end discrimination in the workplace and to establish a up to date dress code policy for Nipsis Cafe And Collective and Change It Up Classroom Connections and file a human rights charge on Kayla Shea Minde. This treatment is unfair and unethical and hate crimes and discrimination in the workplace are not to be tolerated I want to also defund nipsis cafe and collective. Thank you for reading my petition and I pray you see my side and sign. There is no allegations here just the truth.  

Doyle Buffalo
57 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Manitoba Human Rights Commission, The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, Premier of Manitoba, Honourable Brian Pallister, Attorney General, Honourable Heather Stefanson, Supreme Court of Canada

Urge the Manitoba Government to END Size & Weight Discrimination NOW #SizeismSUCKS

My name is Lindsey Mazur, Registered Dietitian (RD), ally and advocate to end weight discrimination. As a dietitian, I have heard numerous painful stories of shaming, stigma and discrimination from clients that has impacted their mental and physical health and wellbeing. My work in health care has been dramatically impacted by witnessing the pain and lack of compassion shown to those who live in larger bodies.   October 2016-MLA Dr. Jon Gerrard introduced a Private Member’s Bill, in the Manitoba Legislature to have "physical size and weight" included in the Human Rights Code to prevent discrimination based on body size.  This bill was not accepted. November 23, 2016-MLA Dr. Jon Gerrard reintroduced Bill 200.  November 2, 2017-Bill 200 was REJECTED with a vote in the Manitoba Legislature. I started Manitobans Against Weight Stigma to rally the community to urge the Government of Manitoba to pass this long overdue human rights legislation to END weight discrimination NOW!  How can you help? Add your name to this petition and share it Email your area MLA to let them know your support of Bill 200 to include ‘physical size and weight’ in the Manitoba Human Rights Code Connect with Manitobans Against Weight Stigma on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MBWeightStigma, using #SizeismSUCKS Share your story with me by emailing manitobansagainstweightstigma@gmail.com I have received permission to share a couple of stories from local women who have experienced size, weight and appearance-based discrimination: Jacquie is a fitness instructor in Winnipeg who was told that no one would want to train with her because of the size of her body and a project was assigned to a thinner and younger trainer despite Jacquie’s level of fitness ability and superior professional qualifications to do the job. Another Winnipeg woman applied for a promotion within her organization, and was denied; she was told that the woman who was offered the job was not more qualified than her but rather, more attractive.   Did you know… Studies have shown that over half (54%) of People of Size report having been discriminated against in the workplace.* More than 2/3 (69%) People of Size report having been discriminated by doctors.* In a study of adolescents in schools, 92% reported that they witnessed larger bodied students being teased about their weight.* *(Source: Yale Rudd Center, 2012) Want to learn more? Check out these news stories: Manitoba Liberals want to have weight discrimination in human rights code 'This is a human rights issue': Local dietitian creates campaign against weight stigma

Lindsey Mazur
837 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Dalhousie Student Union Chair, Dalhousie Student Union

NOT MY VP

October 25, 2017   DSU Chair,Dalhousie Student Union6136 University AvenueHalifax, NS, B3H 1M4   Dear DSU Chair,  RE: Student Union’s role in protecting the rights of the student body A leader is someone who can resist the various temptations and retaliations of the political arena. Somebody who is willing to listen to the needs of the everyday people and represent them faithfully. Somebody with the courage to stand up and say what must be told in the most respectful manner. Somebody willing to treat all who they represent with the utmost compassion. It’s not only their responsibility, but their absolute obligation to the rights and expressions of people from all races, colours, and religions. Our VP Academic & External (VPAE) has failed to embody her duties and responsibilities of the VPAE. In fact, she made no effort to show any sort of remorse towards a statement she made in the light of banning Canada Day celebrations at Dalhousie. Our VPAE has blatantly insulted the entire race of white people after a white woman spoke out against her motion to ban Canada Day celebrations this year. Khan felt such a motion was necessary to protect the rights of Indigenous people. The post, which has now been deleted, stated “…fuck you all #WhiteFragilityCanKissMyAss #YourWhiteTearsArentSacredThisLandIs”. As a brown immigrant, I was incredibly offended by her statement and by the motion, may my #BrownFragitilyKissYourAssToo? Or #AreMyBrownTearsNotSacred? Being an immigrant,  I found the ban on celebrating Canada day as a violation of the rights of students to celebrate the country that has provided them with a great life, an excellent education, world-class facilities, and their individualistic freedom of expression. One of five people in Canada is foreign-born and moved to Canada specifically for a search of a better life. Some of them have escaped genocidal political movements. Some are refugees who have escaped war-torn countries. According to our VPAE, instead of allowing all of us the right to celebrate the Canadian confederation, we must ban the celebrations of the national holiday. What about all of those who fought in the war of 1812? What about those who escaped slavery? What about the proud Canadians who make up the student body? Are they not important to our student leader? Why was there not a vote put in place by the union to implement this holiday? Since when can there be decision made by the union on behalf of the 18,000 students they represent without the consultation of these students? Especially when the student body did not elect the VPAE and she was elected in the position by default. Not only did she disrespect the student body by suggesting an anti-Canadian motion, but also she then attacked an entire race of students by implying that all white people are fragile in nature. Including people like Bernie Sanders or Susan Brownell Anthony, the same people that broke the law to fight for the rights of oppressed groups. Yes, they were white but not white supremacist or the KKK or the Nazis.  The term “white fragility,” was coined by Dr. Robin DiAngelo, a multicultural education professor at Westfield State University describing it as, “-a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves” The assertion here is idiotic; the notion that individual defensiveness on the topic of generalizing an entire race is “fragility” is not entirely accurate, it seems more of an example of “narcissism”, that, a result of the white racial insulation ubiquitous in the dominant culture. There is an over-the-top ideology that is being spread currently at our university that believes race is a social construct to using ethnic identity as a bullet to shame people for their whiteness. Instead of embracing the similarities and ignoring the difference, the regressive VPAE has taken any rejection of her narrative to attack racism with the racism of her own. She has tried to redefine the term to excuse her behavior and use words such as white fragility to mock people that are white. The people not in her support are not racist but merely calling out the hypocrisy. Today she mocked the majority of the student body; tomorrow, it might be the minority and then someone else. I am a Brown woman who is calling out racism from another brown woman, am I a racist? I felt offended by her statement; not because of my personal relationship with people of the color white, but merely because this was division at its finest. Freedom of speech must be exercised; I am a true believer in that until/unless you’re an individual with a title that allow you privilege and power. You have the power and privilege to educate others, you are an influencer, you are a leader. You are not allowed to support one group by targeting another- you’re exercising the exact position you’re standing against “power struggle and discrimination.”   I want a leader who embodies the entire student body and does not divide us with the color of our skin. I want a leader that discusses issues such as “Why is there a vacant seat at the union  for black representatives, or international students or the LGBQT community or Aboriginal students?”. “Why is there not enough involvement from the student body at union meetings.” “Why students did not have a working microwave at Killam?” My leader is one that will unify and make us stronger as Canadians and not divide and rule on us by silencing us through the power of the media. Racism is real, it’s real in every ethnicity. Our VPAE has made many comments in her personal life targeting white people and insulting them, these comments in her post were not just “one and done.” Her comments reflected how she truly feels against a whole race of people. There needs to be a tone of respect and unity that needs to be utilized, especially when in the position of power and privilege. People in power have the moral responsibility to uphold respect and standards in conversations, not abuse it and then claim free speech as a way to address real issues. Just like I would be unhappy with a white person demeaning an entire race, I would be just as unhappy with a person of my own color demeaning an entire race of people. I would not have been this angry had our VP used Neo-Nazis, White Supremacy or the KKK in her addressing racism, but to insult an entire body of race that way is not only unacceptable but also highly dangerous. Dalhousie prides itself on equality and inclusion, however it's not inclusion when my white and multicultural friends feel intimidated by a leader who blatantly calls out on an entire race. To say Canada has committed genocide for 400 years is yet another generalized statement made by our student leader. I am a proud Canadian who believes Canada to be one of the world's most liberal states, am I also guilty of committing genocide or supporting it? It clearly states in the Student Union bylaw equity policy that “...we should neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that undermines the dignity of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. Remarks, including jokes or innuendos, that are based on racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, or transphobic sentiments Offensive comments and/or actions which demean, humiliate or threaten an individual or group...” Members of the union have failed to comply with their own by-laws by using profanity on their personal facebook accounts, entirely disregarding that students at Dalhousie incessantly friend executives regularly on their social media. She made statements to the press demeaning the white student body and generalizing that Dalhousie supports white supremacy. We, the student body at Dalhousie University, do not accept her as our Vice President Academics and External. She has the right to freedom of speech to speak on whatever she feels, however, we as the student body have the right to elect a Vice President who treats us with respect, who exemplifies unity and compassion, not hatred and obscene language on topics that need attention and a respectful conversation. We want a leader to fulfill her job as the VPAE with keeping in mind that she represents a body made up of all races. We want a leader to enact on providing support to students with issues they are truly struggling with. We want unification of people from all colors, religion and ethnicity. We want every minority and majority to unify as Canadians and not be divided due to our color. We are asking the union for a re-election of the VIce President Academic & External.  Sincerely, The Student Body   

Mehak Saini
214 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Shri U K Bandyopadhyay (Security Officer), Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security in India (BCAS) - 6, Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security in India (BCAS) -8, Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security in India (BCAS) - 7, Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security in India (BCAS) -5, Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security in India (BCAS) -4, Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security in India (BCAS) - 3, Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security in India (BCAS) - 2, Shri Rahul Naferia, Shri A.K.S. Billawaria, Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Sh. Vishal Gagan, Sh. K.V.S. Rao, Dr. Vinod Aggarwal, B.S. Bhullar, J.S. Rawat, JDG, G. T. Selvan, K. P. Srivastav, Lalit Gupta, Shri. Jyoti Narayan

Enforce Disabled Friendly Screening Procedures at Indian Airports Security Check Points

I fly frequently for work, both domestically and internationally from several Indian airports. Each time I pass through the security check points at the airports, I am treated like a criminal because I use a prosthetic limb (artificial leg) for my mobility.  I am asked and many a times even forced to strip and to remove my prosthetic. The security staff then picks up my prosthetic limb and puts it on the x-ray machine as if it is a piece of luggage, while I am left immobile and in a state of agony praying that I receive my prosthetic undamaged. The international norms for checking prosthetic do not require amputees to strip, to remove their prosthetic/artificial limb; nor do they require wheel-chair users to stand up & to not use their own wheel chairs. Shouldn't that be equally easy to implement in India as well? I understand that the security staff/CISF is simply following the dictates of BCAS, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.  I therefore, protest against the human rights violation by BCAS not only on my behalf but also on the behalf of my fellow beings/PwDs, Persons with disabilities- for enforcing the most inhumane and insensitive screening procedures that PwDs are forced to go through at the cost of their physical safety, privacy, dignity and emotional trauma, at the Indian airports. The dictate of BCAS to the CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) at Indian Airports to regard persons with disabilities including amputees like me who use/wear prosthetics such as artificial limb/limbs, a bigger security risk; to ask them to strip and remove their prosthetic and, to make the wheel chair users stand up for thorough checking & not use their wheel chairs - as they all may be carriers of explosives and weapons - is a violation of their human rights of life, liberty, fairness, respect, equality and dignity. The entire screening procedure for the persons with disabilities and medical conditions, and the insensitivity of the rustic security staff (CISF) at the Indian airports towards them need a makeover.  We are living in a human world.  These procedures and the rustic security staff got to have a humane face.  They need to be sensitized and humanized.  I am asking that CISF treats people with disabilities (including those with medical conditions and limited mobility) with dignity, respect, care & courtesy. I am not asking that the national security & the security of fliers be compromised. I am only asking BCAS to: 1) Enforce mine's and my team's manual- "Screening Guidelines to be followed by CISF Security Staff for Passengers with Disabilities at Indian Airports" and include the manual in the Standard Operating Procedure.  Doing so will go a long way in sensitising CISF. The manual abides by the world class screening procedures for persons with disabilities and medical conditions. It also abides by the language of CRPD and it was composed under the guidance of leading disability experts of India. I had personally handed over the manual to Mr. Ajay Kumar and Mr. O.P. Singh, senior CISF officers, in June, 2014. The manual was approved by the office of CISF in New-Delhi. However BCAS has not incorporated it in its SOP. 2) Install full body scanners (like in U.S.) at Indian airports. The scanners will ensure highest level of security while safeguarding the privacy, safety and dignity of persons with disabilities. 3) Enforce zero tolerance policy for any form of harassment, discrimination and infringement of the privacy, dignity, respect and human rights of PwDs. My sister Smiti Bhatia and I have written several letters and emails to BCAS and CISF officials, PM Modi, Ashok Gajapathi and several others.  However we have not received any response from them. I am asking for a meeting with PM Shri Narendra Modi, Minister of Civil Aviation Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, and the Director General of BCAS Shri Kumar Rajesh Chandra to discuss with them the difficulties faced by Persons with Disabilities and how we can resolve them.   Sign my petition to ask PM Modi, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Shri Kumar Rajesh Chandra to implement policies and procedures that will make security screening at Indian airports hassle free for Persons with Disabilities. Petitioner, Rajesh Bhatia      

Rajesh Bhatia
1,667 supporters