51 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Tobias Ellwood

Make visa rules the same for Palestinians and Israelis.

Israel has occupied the West Bank (and Gaza) for almost fifty years. They are running it through fierce military rule and constantly expanding settlements which provide Israeli-only housing in new towns, built on Palestinian land in defiance of international law. Countries like the UK ask them to stop settlement expansion but this is not listened to. The Israelis are violating Palestinians' human rights in a systematic way while creating a parallel, privileged life for Israeli settlers. The difficulties that Palestinians experience is in the public domain - family separation, denial of travel, child imprisonment, the Separation Wall, military violence are just some of them. The systematic separation and imposition of differences on ethnic grounds can be compared to apartheid. Meanwhile,  UKBA rules reproduce the apartheid system drawn in Palestine by the Israelis although these have no basis in international law. The UKBA  gives privileges to an Israeli living in a settlement on Abu Dis land (for example) but a difficult situation for the Palestinian living a mile away. The UKBA even makes a different system for Palestinians given Jerusalem residency by the Israelis and those given West Bank IDs. We argue that while Israel holds on to Palestinian land and builds on it on defiance of International law, the UK should either treat Palestinians like Israelis (no visas needed for UK) or Israelis like Palestinians (long, expensive and complicated UK visa system). The aim should be to end the apartheid situation, and the UK should have no part in upholding it.

CADFA (Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association)
3,039 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Theresa May MP

Automatic 50/50 joint custody of children on separation

Dear anyone who has children. The children of seperated relationships are suffering all over the UK, the reason? Out dated, unfair, biased and 60's stereotyped sexism inherent within policy and legislation of all matters relating to the financial and emotional care of our children. We live in a society where there is a base assumption that all parents were not created equal and that a mothers love outweighs the significance of a father's. Assumptions that a mothers care should always be paramount when deciding how much time should be spent with fathers. A base assumption that is incorrect and needs to be changed.  If you, like i, belive that fathers or "non resident parents" should be able to spend as much time with thier child as does thier mother then please sign this petition. We need an automatic assumption of joint custody of all children in seperated families (with exceptions in the case of proven abuse or neglect and the likes of). Thereby only allowing resident parents to use the child maintenance service and the family courts system when it is a proven fact that the "non resident parent" has not met their joint obligations in raising their child/children. Thus saving untold millions of pounds of tax payers money in funding the child maintainence service persuing unproven, unrealisitic, cruel and unhumanitarian policies to the detrement of "non resident parents" and their families of all over the UK. Without coming together nothing can change.

David Brown
2,970 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Preet Gill

Stop title sexism! Abolish Miss/Mrs titles, branding women based on marriage #titlequality

Why are we still explicitly sexist in the UK in the year 2017? When a man goes into a bank, or books a holiday, or orders something online, is he asked if he is married? Is he defined by his marital status? Of course not! When I do any of these things, as a woman, the first thing I'm asked is for my title. This question is actually asking whether or not I am married, and then the answer to this question is supposed to come before my name. Is it Miss or Mrs? Can you believe that we are still treating women as if their worth is different if they are married? Is this the message to give our children and young people? If I apply for a job, the prospective employer is allowed to know if I am married. The same is not true for a man.We are centuries out of date and this needs to stop. Now. The aim of this petition: to make it illegal to ask a woman if she is married or not by getting rid of 'Miss' and 'Mrs' options. This means that a woman's title will be just one option, Ms, which will be equivalent to having one option for men, Mr. The reason that I am doing this? I'm a lecturer and former school teacher and I cannot believe that we are still teaching our children and young people that women should be defined based on their marital status. We need to change this together, now. I've THOUGHT about this for a long time and now I've decided to ACT. Please do the same!

Jo Rushworth
11 supporters