Petition to home office, Priti Patel, Boris Johnson
URGENT! Keep reuniting child refugees with their families after Brexit
Right now, the Government are preparing to scrap a scheme which enables child refugees and asylum seekers to be reunited with family members in the UK. Hannah and I have both volunteered in Calais, and I spent 9 months in Greece, supporting refugees who had fled war and persecution. We witnessed crisis situations in both places, where children and vulnerable people are forced to live in overcrowded and dangerous camps, filled with rats and fraught with violence - or on the streets. Scrapping this scheme will leave children stranded in these places. It is our duty to help vulnerable children reach safety. That’s why I’m calling on the Home Office to protect this scheme. Experts have stressed for years that scrapping the system will not mean that less people will try to come to the UK. It just means the routes they take are more dangerous - potentially forcing children into the hands of traffickers, into lorries or unseaworthy boats. This year, people have gone missing and even died attempting to cross the channel in boats. Brexit shouldn’t mean that the UK stops helping the most vulnerable children. The existing scheme between EU member states has enabled many children to reach safety, after having seen their homes destroyed, lost loved ones, and faced extreme levels of violence and persecution. After a withdrawal date, on this Government’s watch, these children will receive the news that there are no longer any safe routes for them to reach their families here in the UK. The long waiting times of the current reunification scheme has meant that many young people have already lost hope; some have sadly taken their lives. These are children who have already been through so much. Each and every one of them has the right to a safe home - every child does. For some, re-finding their families is their only remaining hope. The current system ensures that a safe and legal passage exists for refugee children and that’s why this petition urges the Home Office to keep the scheme after Brexit- in a no-deal or deal scenario. Please help by signing!
Petition to Boris Johnson
STOP Child Abuse by British paedophiles in Gambia. SAFEGUARD African Children.
We the people of the United Kingdom demand that Prime Minister Boris Johnson address the atrocity that is taking place in The Gambia. It has been published by the British press that our children are being abuse by British Paedophiles. This was published by the Sun Online dated 16th January 2020. This is a serious crime against humanity. Children in The Gambia are being preyed on by British tourists who are taking advantage of families who struggle daily to meet their basis needs. THIS MUST NOT BE IGNORED. These adult tourist both male and female will approach the children walking along the road or on the beach. They offer the children sweets, food and money with the intention of taking them back to their hotels. The children are then subjected to various forms of sexual practices. Which leaves them traumatised and badly damaged. WE MUST STOP � THIS DISGRACEFUL CONDUCT & TOXIC BEHAVIOUR NOW!!!! The blatant Abuse of our Children in Gambia must stop. The British Government must address this crime immediately, without delay. Zero tolerance must be applied to reprimand these British Beast who also use many baits to mislead, entice and bribe the parents to hand over their innocent children. This behaviour is shockingly unacceptable. THIS WOULD NOT BE TOLERATED IN THE UK Solution We want the Law enforced to protect the children and families from this oppressive abuse.
Petition to Human Rights Campaign, Human Rights Associations, Human rights activists, Member of Europian Parliament
Our Angel Mother, Melek
Melek Cetinkaya, the mother of an innocent Turkish cadet (who received life imprisonment after a coup attempt - orchestrated by his superiors), will begin a peaceful protest on 19th January, 2020. On the evening of 15 July 2016, innocent soldiers and cadets (who were not informed of the coup-attempt), were suddenly taken out from their barracks by orders of commanders, and, without explanation or reason were sent to regions with intense chaos. Merely for being present at the scene, under orders of superiors, 355 cadets, including the son of Melek Cetinkaya, received life imprisonment. As a result the desperate mother has begun a series of peaceful protest attempts, all ending with custody. Her most recent protest attempt on the 14th of January, was met by police force within 15 minutes of setting up, and before even being granted the right to speak she was forced to stop, and yet again, she was taken into custody. This clearly illustrate violations of *Articles 19 and 20 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights*, which grant the mother, Melek, freedom to join associations, meet with others in a peaceful way and uphold freedoms of expression and the right to spread information. Let her voice be heard!
Petition to Angela Merkel (CDU), Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Theresa May, Donald Trump
Führende der Welt: Handeln Sie jetzt und retten Sie unsere Leben in Aleppo!
Ich bin einer der allerletzten Ärzte, die sich noch um die 300.000 verbliebenen Menschen im östlichen Aleppo kümmern. Jeden Tag werden hier Gräueltaten verübt. Das syrische Regime und russische Kampfjets greifen systematisch zivile Ziele und Krankenhäuser überall in der Stadt an. Ich habe sowohl dem ehemaligen US-Präsident Obama und Kanzlerin Merkel einen offenen Brief geschrieben, um ihnen mitzuteilen, was in Aleppo passiert. Ich bat sie darum, ihren Einfluss zu nutzen, um uns zu helfen. Aber die Antwort ist die gleiche wie die letzten fünf Jahre: Merkel schweigt und aus dem Weißen Haus kommt nur eine müde Verurteilung der Vorfälle. Weder Obama noch Merkel zeigten ernsthafte Bemühungen, um die verbrecherischen Angriffe gegen Zivilisten und Krankenhäuser zu unterbinden. Darum habe ich diese Petition gestartet habe. Die Führende der Welt hören nicht auf meine Stimme allein. Aber wenn Sie mich unterstützen? Machen Sie mit und wir sind so laut, dass sie uns nicht mehr ignorieren können! Sechs Jahre lang mussten wir mitansehen, wie zahllose Patienten, Freunde und Kollegen grausam und qualvoll ums Leben kamen. Sechs Jahre lang hat die Weltgemeinschaft zugesehen und nur davon gesprochen, wie „komplex“ die Lage in Syrien ist. Sechs Jahre lang hat die Weltgemeinschaft so gut wie nichts unternommen, um uns zu helfen. Im letzten Monat gab es 42 Angriffe auf medizinische Einrichtungen in Syrien, 15 davon waren Krankenhäuser, in denen meine Kollegen und ich arbeiten. Mit dieser Häufigkeit an Angriffen könnte unsere medizinische Versorgung in Aleppo bereits in einem Monat komplett zerstört werden. Dann würde man 300.000 Menschen ohne medizinische Versorgung sterben lassen. Was meinen Kollegen und mir die größten Kopfschmerzen bereitet, ist zu entscheiden, wer lebt und wer stirbt. Kleine Kinder kommen manchmal so schwer verletzt in die Notaufnahme, dass wir sie abweisen müssen, um denen zu helfen, die höhere Überlebenschancen haben. Oder wir müssen sie abweisen, weil wir einfach nicht die nötige Ausstattung haben, um ihnen zu helfen. Vor einer Woche starben vier neugeborene Babys, sie erstickten, weil eine Explosion die Sauerstoffzufuhr unterbrochen hatte. Sie starben, bevor sie überhaupt leben konnten. Trotz des alltäglichen Horrors haben wir beschlossen, hier zu bleiben. Wir haben uns derer verschrieben, die in Not sind. Es ist unsere Pflicht, hier zu bleiben und zu helfen. Alles, was wir jetzt verlangen, ist, dass es uns die Führenden der Welt gleich tun und ihre Pflicht wahrnehmen. Wir brauchen weder ihre Tränen, noch ihre Sympathie oder Gebete, wir brauchen ihre Taten. Sie müssen beweisen, dass sie Freunde der syrischen Bevölkerung sind. Bitte unterstützen Sie unseren Aufruf. Fordern Sie gemeinsam mit uns die Führende der Welt auf, die Menschen in Aleppo zu retten.
Petition to home office
Save my foster son Samet - he is family!
Please, please sign this petition to help my wonderful 18 year old foster son Samet continue his life here where he is part of a loving family and be in the only place where he can have a secure future. Samet’s childhood was stolen by beatings and abuse he faced. He ended up being forced to beg on the streets of Albania at 11 years of age, before he was sold into slavery and trafficked into the UK at 15. He has now restarted his life with us in the UK - we are a family. But now the Home Office are trying to deport him. We are trying to reverse this decision. Samet was diagnosed with PTSD from a life of misery and the still untold horrors of his journey but he finally found sanctuary here. He became part of my family alongside his new brothers Ali and Dave. Our family greatly fear his safety and health if he is sent away. Deprived of education for many years he grasped the opportunity of school and then college where his efforts are described as outstanding in all areas. He dreams of being a carpenter and the sort of ordinary life most of us take for granted were always clouded by the daily fear that he could be rejected by the nation that’s given him hope for the first time. That fear was present everyday since he arrived but he was given hope by his brothers - Dave (who I fostered 22 years ago from the age of 11) and fellow Albanian Ali (with me for 4 years, having also arrived with nothing and now a head chef). Inspired by how they rebuilt their lives, Samet dared to dream of a future. I can’t stand by and watch his dreams be shattered. I have been a foster carer for almost 30 years and expected Samet to be part of my family for the rest of my days. The moment that I had to tell him that his appeal to stay in the UK had failed was the worst feeling that I can remember. My words crushed his spirit and have broken him. As a foster carer I have never felt so helpless so all I can do is highlight his situation and hope that if enough people sign this petition then maybe our Government will reconsider the life sentence that they have given this young man. I describe Samet as a ‘Soldier’ because every day is a battle to survive. Many other ‘Soldiers’ have run away rather than be deported and live their lives in the shadows of our society forever vulnerable to exploitation. I don’t want that outcome for Samet. Thank you for your support John Stokes
Petition to David Coleman, Scott Morrison
Australian government: Stop the indefinite offshore detention of asylum seekers now!
Six years after being forcibly transferred to Manus Island, award-winning writer, film-maker and journalist Behrouz Boochani remains stranded in Papua New Guinea - see PEN International (Update: 14/11/2019 – Behrouz Boochani is in New Zealand on a one-month visa so he can attend a literary festival in Christchurch at the end of November. See here for more details). (Update: October 2019 - The asylum seekers who were previously held on Manus Island, have now been moved off the island, but only as far as Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and not to Australia. They are still stateless, with their refugee claims still being ‘processed’, and without a safe place to call home. They do not know what their future holds). Boochani’s award-winning and international bestselling memoir, No Friend But The Mountains: the true story of an illegally imprisoned refugee, won the Victorian Prize for Literature and the Victorian Premier's Prize for Nonfiction in January 2019. The book was typed out on a secret mobile phone in a series of individual text messages, translated from Persian into English by Omid Tofighian, and is now published by Picador in the UK. We urge the Australian government to take immediate action to end its offshore processing regime, and to put a stop to the indefinite detention of migrants and refugees. Too many men, women and children have suffered from the debilitating uncertainty, pervasive hopelessness, and endemic deterioration in mental and physical health that are the all-too-predictable consequences of imprisonment without charge or an end date. We request that the Australian government passes legislation protecting refugees and migrants, and preventing them from being detained indefinitely in prison-like facilities. Since 2012, over 4000 men, women and children have been sent by the Australian Government to immigration detention centres on Nauru or Papua New Guinea (PNG) for offshore processing. As of 26th March 2019, 359 women remained on Nauru and 547 men remained in PNG. A total of 838 people had been removed or returned to their country of origin. Refugee Council of Australia Despite many campaigns, protests, letters and petitions from respected organisations within Australia, New Zealand, and from around the world, the Australian government has stood by their policy regarding the indefinite detention of refugees. These refugees have fled their own countries, and have already suffered traumas unimaginable to most people, and have been held illegally in limbo on the islands of Manus and Nauru for up to six years. They are not allowed to earn money from employment, or to live their lives as most of us in liberal democracies take for granted. Since the 2019 election in Australia, the refugees’ mental health has deteriorated rapidly, as they despair of ever being welcomed to a new home, and as a result, almost one hundred refugees have attempted to take their own lives or self-harmed. This is a humanitarian crisis that needs urgent resolution. The detained refugees do not have the option to ‘go home’ to their own countries because of threats of persecution, imprisonment and possible death. As fellow human beings in democratic countries around the world, we respectfully ask the Australian Government, a liberal democracy, to offer these people the choice of immediate sanctuary and protection. I am asking you, and anyone who cares about human freedom, the preservation of human rights and dignity, and the right to live without fear of persecution, to sign this petition and to send it on to friends, family, colleagues, and to all who believe that these refugees should be freed immediately and given a permanent home. Thank you.
Petition to PBB
HELP MUSLIMS IN CHINA : UGHYUR
The Chinese government has reportedly detained more than a million Muslims in reeducation camps. Most of the people who have been arbitrarily detained are Uighur, a predominantly Turkic-speaking ethnic group primarily from China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang. Human rights organizations, UN officials, and many foreign governments are urging China to stop the crackdown. But Chinese officials maintain that what they call vocational training centers do not infringe on Uighurs’ human rights. They have refused to share information about the detention centers, and prevented journalists and foreign investigators from examining them. However, internal Chinese government documents leaked in late 2019 have provided important details on how officials launched and maintain the detention camps. The Chinese government has reportedly detained more than a million Muslims in reeducation camps. Most of the people who have been arbitrarily detained are Uighur, a predominantly Turkic-speaking ethnic group primarily from China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang. Human rights organizations, UN officials, and many foreign governments are urging China to stop the crackdown. But Chinese officials maintain that what they call vocational training centers do not infringe on Uighurs’ human rights. They have refused to share information about the detention centers, and prevented journalists and foreign investigators from examining them. However, internal Chinese government documents leaked in late 2019 have provided important details on how officials launched and maintain the detention camps.
Petition to all political parties in Sri Lanka, gotabaya rajapaksa
Compulsory Elder Care for Sri Lankans and / or Old Aged Pension.
Sri Lanka does not have a proper Elder Care system Also Many Elders do not have a proper old age pension system, People who worked in the Government Sector gets suitable package but many others worked in the private sector and informal sector struggle during their old age becoming a burden on their children, often neglected by them. The Existing system pays Rs. 2000.00 a Month, which is never sufficient, also only to selected persons depending on income, probably also with political and official bias. We demand future Government in Sri Lanka attend to this serious issue as all citizens pay taxes and have to be treated equally. Therefore our request is to : 1. Provide a Pension of at least Rs. 10000.00 for all those who are over 65 Years and not included in Government pension Scheme. 2. Provide Elder Care facilities for deserving Elders, possibly using the entitled pension Funds instead of Cash payments for those who prefer it..