Petition to His Excellency President John Pombe Magufuli
President John P. Magufuli Let Pregnant Students complete their education!
On 22nd June 2017 while addressing the Bagamoyo District Residents in his 3 days tour to Coast Region in Tanzania President. John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania made a statement to the public who gathered during where he mentioned that all pregnant school girls from primary schools to secondary schools should NOT continue their education at all once they fall pregnant hence no re-entry meaning an end to their education career. ''They are many things that girls who are impregnated can do after delivery , they can join VETA ( Vocational Educational Training Authority centres) , they can learn sewing but they cannot go back to school'' - said President J.P Magufuli The President argued that if such girls were to be allowed back to school , then they would encourage other girls to engage in sex. While in Tanzania Child Marriage is Legal where girls are allowed to get married at 14 years under parents consent and 15 years legally while boys are to marry at 18 years according to the Law of Marriage Act 1971 , There is a need for amendment of section 13 & 17 of the act to raise the age of marriage to 18 years for the girls and curb early pregnancy. The Government of Tanzania needs to formulate a legal framework that would allow teenage mothers to resume schooling after giving birth however such a statement from the President propagates more discrimination without reconsidering that these girls (students ) need more sexual reproductive health education to be able to protect themselves from early pregnancies while in school. Please join me to make a call for action and urge President John Pombe Magufuli of the United Republic of Tanzania to change this statement and #ProtectGirls Sign the Petition!
Petition to dental council of india, Medical Council of India
MBBS after BDS
A Post-BDS medical bridge course Dental Council of India (DCI) in association with Medical Council of India (MCI) has proposed a bridge course to help BDS students get an MBBS degree. This proposal was made in order to overcome the shortage of doctors and specialists across the nation. As well as there are thousands of BDS grads jobless trying to do jobs which is outside there feild and also BDS students go along the same path as MBBS students untill the stage of specialisation and this bridge course helps post-Bds students permitting to advance their careers, take up a second degree and graduate as doctors. After the bridge course, candidates will have to mandatorily serve in rural India for three years. After the bridge programme, graduates can practice as first-contact physicians.
Petition to UK Parliament
MAKE FIBROMYALGIA A DISABILITY
Suffers with fibromyalgia struggle with the condition on a daily basis, they often do not receive the medical help or support that could be provided. America take the lead with Fibromyalgia research and treatment but the UK are not following suit. As a fellow fibro sufferer I believe it is time that we all join together and fight to get the debilitating condition recognised in parliament as a disability at last, also to gain better treatment and support. please visit the web page at: www.letsgetfibrointoparliament.simplesite.com Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fibrogetintoparliamentmakeachange/?rc=p Twitter page: @FibroPetition Instagram: @fibromyalgialetsgetto YouTube: Fibromyalgia- get it to parliament #FIBROFIGHTERS #STANDUP #MAKETHEMHEAR@FibroPetition Please note that there is also a paper petition
Petition to Professor Andrew Pollard, Head of Ofsted - Sir Michael Wilshaw, Philip Dunne, Jeremy Hunt, Nicola Blackwood MP, DAVID MOWAT, Sir Prior of Brampton, Mark Dickinson, John Morley, Jane Evans
STOP vaccination with the Influenza Nasal Spray Vaccine in our schools.
Please sign our Government petition too. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171338 Schools are establishments for Education NOT places for Mass Vaccination * GM strains of influenza used in the nasal spray flu vaccine have NEVER been studied for safety. * There may be a risk of inhalation of particles to those not consenting to the vaccine. * Recently vaccinated children can transmit the flu to others within their community. The nasal spray flu vaccine (Fluenz Tetra or Flumist Quadrivalent) currently administered to Early Years children in UK primary schools annually. 1 This new vaccine is genetically modified (GM) and contains four strains of live influenza virus designed to replicate in the nasal passage. 2. It has a Black Triangle label, which means it requires active surveillance. 3. It should therefore be administered in medical establishments such as GP surgeries, community health clinics, or hospitals where a nurse will have full access to medical records and where parents can be present during the procedure so they can seek specific advice regarding their individual child's health. By administering it to children in schools, the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Programme directly violates the Secretary of State’s declaration in The Health Protection (Vaccination) Regulations 2009 which says there is no provision for imposing or enabling any restriction or requirement which has, or would have, a significant effect on a person’s rights. 4. Mass vaccination of children with this nasal spray, in a school environment, puts the health of staff, other pupils and their families at risk because ‘the virus has the potential for transmission’ peaking at ‘2-3 days post vaccination in clinical studies’. 5. Public Health England claim that shedding from a recently vaccinated person is negligible but it has been proven, in both school and laboratory settings, that flu vaccine strains have been transmitted to other children and staff.6 7 Even the manufacturers advise that people who are immune-compromised should not come into contact with a recently vaccinated child8. which suggests that there is indeed some risk of transmission. The spread of particles from the nasal spray has not been studied during such mass vaccination programmes so we do not know the effect it may have on non-consenting children and staff. As it contains gelatine made from pork this may have an impact on those observing Halal practice. We therefore believe that Local Education Authorities should not penalise those parents who have made a fully informed decision wishing to exercise the precautionary principle by removing their children from school for the period of vaccination and vaccine shedding. AstraZeneca, one of the manufacturers of this product, has been fined on several occasions for improper and illegal false drug claims and patent fraud.9 Whether the mass vaccination of children in schools even protects them from influenza is unknown. In 2015 the flu vaccine was effective in just 3% of cases10. Dr Tom Jefferson, the lead author of the Cochrane Review on Vaccine for Preventing Influenza in Healthy Children, states that "influenza vaccines are about marketing not science."11 12 13 We object to vaccines being administered in places of education. The mass vaccination of children in schools is a potentially unsafe procedure. Let's stop this happening in UK schools. References: (1). For the first time, the youngest primary school children in 17,000 schools will be eligible to receive the free nasal spray vaccine, making this the largest school-based vaccination programme ever in England. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/winter-campaign-starts-with-largest-flu-vaccination-programme (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (2). Each vial of Fluenza Tetra vaccine mist contains 10 million ‘genetically modified organisms’ for each nostril of each of four strains of reassorted live attenuated. That's 80 million viruses per dose, designed to replicate inside a child's nasal passages. Summary of product characteristics, Fluenz Tetra nasal spray suspension influenza vaccine (live attenuated, nasal), 4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use, updated 3rd Sept 2015 http://www.medicines.org.uk/emcmobile/medicine/29112/spc (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (3). https://www.gov.uk/drug-safety-update/the-black-triangle-scheme-or (4). In accordance with section 45Q(3) of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984, the Secretary of State declares that he is of the opinion that these Regulations do not contain any provision made by virtue of section 45C(3)(c) of that Act which imposes or enables the imposition of a special restriction or requirement or any other restriction or requirement which has or would have a significant effect on a person’s rights. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2009/38/pdfs/uksi_20090038_en.pdf (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (5). "The highest proportion of subjects in each group shed one or more vaccine strains on Days 2-3 post vaccination". Although some of the children who received the Fluenz vaccine remained contagious for up to 28 days. Flumist Quadrivalent, Package Insert, PDF, Page 15, Transmission Study http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM294307.pdf (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (6). ‘With documented transmission of one Type B in one placebo subject and possible transmission of Type A viruses in four placebo subjects’ http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM294307.pdf (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (7). However, the risk of transmission is not only to the seriously immunocompromised contacts. There has been confirmed transmission of a vaccine strain to a child in a school setting. This means that a non-vaccinated child not consenting to the vaccine could potentially contract the vaccine strain anyway. A randomized, double-blind study of the safety, transmissibility and phenotypic and genotypic stability of cold-adapted influenza virus vaccine, Vesikari T, Karvonen A, Korhonen T, Edelman K, Vainionpää R, Salmi A, Saville MK, Cho I, Razmpour A, Rappaport R, O'Neill R, Georgiu A, G. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16804427 (Accessed: 7 August 2016) (8). Whilst it is a weakened version of the virus, it is still possible to catch the flu from it. "Vaccine recipients should be informed that Fluenz Tetra is an attenuated live virus vaccine and has the potential for transmission to immunocompromised contacts." https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/29112 (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (9). The company paid a fine of $520 million to the U.S. Department of Justice for illegally promoting Seroquel and settled thousands of lawsuits involving Seroquel for $647 million. https://www.drugwatch.com/manufacturer/astrazeneca/ (Accessed: 7 August 2016) (10). The year’s flu vaccine effective in only 3% of cases. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31155332 (updated 5th Feb 2015, accessed 15th Jan 2016) Vesikari T1, Karvonen A, Korhonen T, Edelman K, Vainionpää R, Salmi A, Saville MK, Cho I, Razmpour A, Rappaport R,O'Neill R, Georgiu A, Gruber W, Mendelman PM, Forrest B; CAIV-T Transmission Study Group. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Jul;25(7):590-5, PMID: 16804427. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16804427 (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (11). The Cochrane Review on Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy children published in 2012 reviewed 75 studies on flu vaccines with about 300,000 observations. It found "extensive evidence of reporting bias of safety outcomes from trials of live attenuated influenza vaccines (LAIVs) [which] impeded meaningful analysis" and "evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions and spurious notoriety of studies." http://www.cochrane.org/CD004879/ARI_vaccines-for-preventing-influenza-in-healthy-children (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (12). Doshi, a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, argues that the vaccine might be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza appears overstated. ‘Expert questions US public health agency advice on influenza vaccine’, published 16th May 2013. http://www.bmj.com/press-releases/2013/05/16/expert-questions-us-public-health-agency-advice-influenza-vaccines (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (13). Is the government wrong about giving children the nasal spray flu vaccine? Luisa Dillner, 15th Oct 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/05/government-wrong-nasal-spray-vaccine (Accessed 22 January 2016)
Petition to Doctor Parry and the Coopers' Company and Coborn School Govenors, MP Julia Lopez, MP Andrew Rosindell, Lady Mayoress of Havering Linda Van Den Hende , Dr I Frood, Mr T Hayes, Mr J Fahy, Mr D Shore, Dr E Sprunt, Mr S Miller, Mrs D Whalley, Mr D Whitehouse, Mrs M Hindson, Mr M Lane, Mr B Bradley, Ms N Benjamin, Mr S Mayor, Mr S Wright, Mrs L Forsyth, Mr B Wellington, Mr L Bonnett, Mr L Marshall, Mr B Ryan
Save A-Level Creative Subjects at Coopers!
The Governors have decided to take music, drama and DT off of the A-Level curriculum from September 2018. Coopers' has always been known for its music and drama. Whether it was playing for the Lord Mayor at Mansion House, locals in a piazza in Italy, the school's 500th Anniversary at St Paul's Cathedral or winning national competitions, if you were theatrical, Coopers' felt like home. Many students who took creative subjects to A-Level, work very successfully in that field today, from West End Musicals to orchestras, creative teachers and designers to name a few. The creative industries are worth almost £90 billion a year to the UK economy, more than almost any other industry and comparable in size to the financial services industry. They are growing faster than the rest of the UK economy, but experiencing skills shortages. Coopers is a beacon of light in state funded education in creative subjects, if these subjects aren't offered here, there's little hope of them lasting anywhere else in the state funded education system, which will make the industry even more out of reach to people from less privileged backgrounds. Children from all over Havering and surrounding boroughs apply to the 6th form, as it's reputation for creative subjects up the age of 18 are known well. To axe these subjects now is not just a loss for the current students of Coopers', but children across the area, who might have hoped to go there for 6th form to study these subjects. I'm currently creating shows, designing costumes, building sets and performing every day, teaching Korean children English through English Theatre. Here in Korea, creative subjects are valued as highly as mathematics and science, as they recognise the importance of creative learning and building the whole person. I would not be here today without having taken music and drama A-Levels at Coopers' and the creative opportunities it gave me up to the age of 18. Save creative A-Level subjects! Please share your stories of why this is important to you when you sign the petition.
Petition to The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP
Cheaper School Uniforms in the UK
Do you think it's right that some School/Academy uniforms are costing parents in excess of £200 per child? Do you think it's right that uniform requirements vary so vastly from School to School? No then read on.... As a Mum to double trouble (twins), I won't pay silly prices for logo riddled School uniforms & I'm trying to get Schools & Government to see reason, please join me? I need 100,000 people to help. Did you know that in 2012 the as was Office of Fair Trading (now CMA) wrote to Schools throughout the country warning them to change their ways with regards to School uniform availability, 5 years later & nothing much has changed, just another stark warning but will this do anything? So far it just means some Schools have a second expensive dedicated supplier. We believe that it should be up to parents to decide where they buy a school uniform from & not the choice of the School or Board of Governors, some School Governors do not even have children at the School they are governing for, they may not even have children at all, so why should they get to decide the uniform our children wear or where we buy it from! This is a Nationwide problem & it's about time the Government did something. So no matter where you are in the Country please sign this petition, we are aiming to have the Government change the rules to benefit parents instead of the Schools. Schools must no longer be able to just implement sanctions such as removal of clothing, exclusion or segregation for wearing non logo uniforms and the wrong material on the shoes. These rules re uniforms must be more uniformed themselves as they vary so vastly throughout the UK and we cannot choose our schools by their uniform code so the code needs to be more standardised, a common sense, practical to wear, cheap and readily available on the high street so to speak. No more only from our dedicated suppliers! Children have to be prepared for the working world I hear some disapproving parents comment. Employers don't have rules for rules sake they have them predominantly for health & safety reasons. Plus working adults have finished growing so a pair of shoes will last and they are not playing in them during break times, children are growing and often outgrow both shoes and uniform before the year is out! Such factors make treating this issue as preparation for the real world a joke. One of my twins was on his 3rd pair of School shoes before his 1st Christmas at School! We want the DfE to amend the current Government Uniform Guidelines which are largely ignored by Schools, we want them to make it mandatory for ALL state Schools/Academies to have a completely logo free uniform as standard. These changes would mean parents who want to purchase a logo uniform could still do so from the dedicated supplier, but those parents who do not want to purchase a logo uniform, could buy the logo free version from ANY retailer that sells the school colours. Logo uniforms can be as much as FOUR TIMES the price of the non logo option. Schools up & down the country are getting away with this rip off practice. Children are being threatened with exclusion or segregation if their parents send them to school wearing a logo free version, regardless if they look the same just logo free. Exclusion just because the logo is not on clothing is wrong and should not be permitted. Some schools even go as far as demanding logo's on both trousers and skirts, the PE kits too, where does it end? We believe this has gone far enough and want it stopped. Many Schools only offer only 1 supplier & the quality can be shocking, it's NOT best value for money which is what the current Government Guidelines recommend. Schools that offer a second supplier (which meets the CMA rules) are no better as the second supplier is usually pretty close in price to the first one, therefore making it a pointless exercise. The only true way to bring uniform costs down is to allow parents to choose whether to buy logo or non logo uniform and not dictate where they must be purchased. We see many of the children in our School wearing discoloured, ill fitting & often tatty uniforms due to the cost of replacing them being so high & the quality being poor. A more affordable logo free option could mean more families being able to afford to replace the uniform when they really need to, rather than sending their children to school looking shabby in an old, ill fitting uniform. We also would like to see Schools permitting a better range of suitable shoes & colours and not just demanding black leather shoes. Having a choice in shoe colour and shoe type is relevant too, cost reasons, fitting reasons, the stores rarely offer children's black shoes in sales, the cheaper black shoes available from supermarkets etc do not come in half sizes or width fitting choices, meaning children often have to wear ill fitting shoes & they do not get replaced as often as they should be. Some schools allow black trainers some do not, yet they want kids to be active in break times that's a lot harder in rigid shoes, kicking a ball about or running around in the playground or field is not good for rigid shoes they get damaged and become uncomfortable, it's not about style it's about being active and fit for purpose. By offering an option of dark colours rather than specifying an actual colour would mean parents could afford the shoes that do offer half sizes & width fittings in the sales, we regularly see blues/browns etc in the sales for less than half price but not the black. My children are often complimented on their appearance, they wear logo free uniform and black trainer style shoes. The School Governors could not even pick mine out of a class photo as the ones not in proper uniform, so this goes to show how irrelevant some of the rigid uniform rules are at present set by the Governors. We are not against a uniform, we are just against School's forcing their logo's onto us and onto so many items of the uniform, it should be the parent's choice whether to purchase logo or plain uniform, it should be the parent's choice on shoe colour within reason, we are asking for options, even employers do not stipulate exactly what make or model of shoes you must buy! Anarchy will not reign buy removing the School logo, or from blue shoes being worn instead of black! Exam results will not drop because a logo was not on the uniform! We are asking for a common sense approach to uniforms, a choice for parents of all financial abilities! If a uniform is not readily available from a variety of retailers i.e. on the high street, so to speak, then the School should not be allowed to demand it as a uniform! That is just a back door way of forcing parents to buy from dedicated retailers at inflated prices. Please sign this petition to give the freedom to all parents, of all financial abilities. If this issue does not affect you please sign anyway to help those who it does. Even working parents are struggling to pay for these overpriced uniforms. We want the Government to change the Guidelines accordingly - Mandatory logo free uniform options = cheaper School uniforms! We're on Facebook as Cheaper School Uniform Campaign PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION, SHARE IT WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY :)
Petition to Province of Ontario, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), College Employer Council, Student Associations and Unions
End the Ontario Faculty strike & force the teachers back to work!
The faculty voted to reject an offer by the Colleges, further extending the strike for an undetermined duration. We are now at risk of losing our entire semester. It is growing clear that both sides are not any closer to reaching an agreement. Considering the following: More than half a million students are currently forced outside of classes, Students have been forced to miss midterms, The students and their unions/associations were not consulted prior, during or after the announcement of the strike by the Union representing the striking faculty, Students are forced, against their will from attending classes, Students have the most to lose and are being used as pawns, This will affect the student-teacher dynamics in the classroom due to built up animosity, The strike is interfering with work and travel plans as well as causing potential legal issues and additional costs to international students, Considering the Union has a strike fund of $72 million which they are using to play politics at our expense, Considering we are now at risk to losing our semester, We, the 535,000 students demand the following: An immediate interference by the Ontario government and Ministry of Advanced Education to put an end to the strike and force the teachers back to class. An immediate end to the strike and the return to classes. It's time the for us, the students, to have a voice in the matter. Especially considering we are the ones set to lose the most. Put an end to the strike! #wepaytolearn #endthestrike #standwithstudents
Petition to Ku-ring-gai council
Save Marian Street Theatre!
Marian Street Theatre, Killara, has been closed since 2013. We want this iconic building reopened, so the adults and children of Ku-ring-gai can again have a professional performing arts space where theatre may be enjoyed by all. For this to occur, some building works must be undertaken. A voluntary committee from the community has now been established to raise the money to carry out these works. For its part, Council must make a public commitment urgently to safeguard the theatre’s future. The importance of this action cannot be over-emphasised, given the uncertainty surrounding the proposed merger with Hornsby Shire Council. We ask that Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council: 1) Commit immediately to the preservation of the Marian Street Theatre.2) Authorise the voluntary ‘Save Marian Street Theatre’ committee to begin raising the funds to reopen the theatre as a sustainable cultural hub, guaranteeing that all funds raised go towards Marian Street Theatre To help further, please contact us at: email@example.com