10 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Cultural Care Au Pair

Solidarity petition for new family search (rematch)

Au Pairs support each other !   Hello everyone, I am Quentin Ona Morel, an au pair in California for 3 months. I left my host family on the decision of Cultural Care in Boston. I did not have a choice, they decided for me. Let me explain my problem. What is supposed to do Cultural Care in the context of a problem with their au pair? Throw him in the first plane or help him find a new family quickly? The answer seems obvious. But it seems that the agency wants to avoid the slightest problem and thus send us back to our country to flee its responsibilities. Every au pair has his motives and made sacrifices to work as an au pair: it can be leaving a job in his country, leaving his family or friends, taking a break from his life, etc. In my case, Cultural Care in Boston doesn't allow me to rematch because they think there is a risk ... But what risk are we talking about and why? What real reason do they invoke? Perhaps you will find this reason ridiculous but their only excuse is: "you can't go in rematch because you said a few bad words to your kid and you were violent with him". Where is the neutrality we hear about every day? The family is dirtying my name by telling stories and I should go home for simple lies. Do you really believe that au pairs are there to mistreat their host kids? When your kid is disrespectful, he insults you all day long, hites you, bites you, spits on you, says bad words that he is not supposed to say or know at age 7 years old. In addition he comes back from the toilet with his paper full of poo to show you and wipe on you. Do you believe it's respectful? So defending yourself by trying to control your kid, without hitting him and being in restraint, is considered like violence. Au pairs are not robots or toys that we decide to throw whenever we want. If parents are not doing anything to change the intolerable behavior of their child, do you think it's appropriate to continue being patient and respectful with your kid? In addition, when your kid has other troubles, like private troubles, I think it is unsuitable for any au pair to be integrated into this kind of family. Of course you will understand where I am coming from. Why does a 7-years-old kid already have this kind of trouble at this age??? Would not you be worried about discovering problems you did not expect? How to handle this embarrassing situation? I know this aspect of the problem is very delicate, but the simple fact of controlling more seriously and more regularly the families would avoid us this kind of situation. Indeed, it undermines the psychological well-being of your au pairs. So that's my question: do you think Cultural Care is right to refuse me the rematch? From an objective point of view, we all know the answer. If you agree that Cultural Care gives me the rematch, thank you for your support. You can already sign this petition. Indicate your full name, your agency if you are an au pair or your job, as well as your country. We must prove to Cultural Care that we stand together and that we will not let our feet go so easily. Objective : the most signatures possible. Thank you for your support !  

325 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Jean-Yves Le Drian, Emmanuel Macron, Marlène Schiappa


À M. Emmanuel Macron, Président de la République française, À M. Jean-Yves le Drian, Ministre de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères, À Mme Marlène Schiappa, Secrétaire d’État chargée de l'Égalité entre les femmes et les hommes, Il y a plus de sept ans, le 25 mars 2010, Florence Denèfle, ma soeur, qui était fonctionnaire de l'Etat français, était assassinée et abandonnée au bord d'une route, à 25 km de Guatemala Ciudad. Elle enseignait au Lycée français Jules-Verne de Guatemala City depuis 3 ans. Elle était âgée de 33 ans. Depuis plus de sept ans, son assassin, qui a été formellement identifié, jouit d'une impunité totale. Nous, membres de la famille de la victime, nous ses amis, ses anciens élèves, ses collègues, nous citoyens français ou étrangers, exigeons que les recherches reprennent et que justice soit rendue. Pour ce faire, nous demandons au gouvernement français qu'il intervienne fermement auprès des autorités guatémaltèques pour que l'assassin soit arrêté et jugé. Nous demandons au gouvernement français de réagir face à la mort d'un des agents de la fonction publique, de montrer son implication dans la protection des français de l'étranger, en imposant aux autorités guatémaltèques de faire respecter la loi sur leur sol. Nous croyons que chaque vie humaine compte et ne voulons pas d'un monde où un meurtre puisse rester impuni. IL EST TEMPS D'AGIR, pour Florence, pour la justice. La pétition sera remise aux décisionnaires avec une lettre, ainsi qu'un dossier de presse. Rejoignez-nous sur Facebook : Pour contacter les auteurs de la pétition : Les auteurs,Les signataires.                         * * * ENGLISH VERSION To Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, To Jean-Yves le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, To Ms Marlène Schiappa, Secretary for Equality between Women and Men, More than seven years ago, on 25 March 2010, Florence Denèfle, a French national and civil servant of the French State, was murdered and abandoned on a roadside, 25 km from her home in Guatemala City where she had been teaching English at the French Jules-Verne high school for 3 years. At the time of her death, she was 33 years old. For more than seven years, her murderer, who has been formally identified, has enjoyed total impunity. Today he is no longer wanted by the police. We demand that the investigation begin again. We, members of the victim's family, friends, alumni, colleagues, French and foreign citizens, now demand that justice be done at last. To this end, we call on the French government to intervene firmly with the Guatemalan authorities so that the murderer be arrested, and for a trial to be held.We ask the French government to answer for the death of a French civil servant, and to show its involvement in the protection of French citizens abroad.We want the French government to demand that the Guatemalan authorities enforce law on their soil. We believe that every human life counts and do not want to live in a world where murder goes unpunished. IT IS TIME TO ACT, for Florence, for justice, for all of us. The petition will be delivered to the French authorites with a letter, as well as a press kit. For further information :                 * * * VERSIÒN EN ESPAÑOL A Jean-Yves Le Drian, ministro de Asuntos ExterioresA Marlene Schiappa, secretaria de Estado para la igualdad de género A Emmanuel Macron, presidente de la República francesa Hace 7 años, el 25 de marzo 2010, Florence Denefle, funcionaria del Estado Francés fue asesinada y arrojada al borde de una carretera a 25 km de Ciudad Guatemala donde daba clases en el liceo francés Jules-Verne. Tenía 33 años.Después de 7 años de este suceso, el asesino todavía sigue impune a pesar de haber sido expresamente identificado. Actualmente su asesino ya no es buscado por la policía. Exigimos que la investigación comience de nuevo. Nosotros, miembros de su familia, amigos, exalumnos, ciudadanos franceses y extranjeros exigimos que se haga justicia.Mediante ese manifiesto,pedimos al gobierno francés que intervenga con firmeza ante las autoridades guatemaltecas para que el asesino sea arrestado y procesado judicialmente. Exigimos al gobierno francés que actúe ante este cruel asesinato de uno de sus funcionarios y demuestre su protección y apoyo a los ciuadanos franceses residentes en el extranjero. Pedimos que se exija a las autoridades guatemaltecas el respeto de las leyes de su territorio.Creemos que cada vida humana cuenta y nos negamos a vivir en un mundo en el que el crimen pueda quedar impune. Es el momento de actuar en favor de Florence, de la justicia y de la humanidad.La solicitud será transmitida a la persona encargada así que a un gabinete de prensa.Más información: Para contactar los autores de esta solicitud :  #féminicide #reconnaissonsleféminicide

123,913 supporters
Update posted 8 months ago

Petition to Petro Porochenko, Pavlo Petrenko

Ukraine : Let's help victims of war to restore justice

In three years, the war in Ukraine has resulted in close to 10,000 deaths and more than 23, 000 wounded. Thousands of civilians are being taken and jailed, tortured and put under pressure to silence them. Another number remains in the shadows: victims of sexual violence. All this happens in the middle of Europe. Right now! Today it is very difficult to investigate, to gather evidences and to bring to justice those responsible for these crimes. In addition to it Ukrainian laws do not allow us to condemn them properly. To fight against impunity, we have to change ukrainian laws by putting them in compliance with the international human rights standards. With your signatures and you supports, let’s change this!Who we are ?My name is Oleksandra, I am a human rights defender from “Center of Civil Liberties”. It has been 3 years now I am documenting war crimes and crimes against humanity in the international armed conflict in Ukraine. I am Marion and with Inna we are part of the team ZERO IMPUNITY, an international movement who fight against impunity of sexual violences. Together we are asking you to sign the petition to support the law Oleksandra and her colleagues have built. It’s about filling a big gap by putting the Ukrainian laws in compliance with the international human rights standards so that no victim is forgotten. All together let’s pressure on the Ukrainian government and parliament to pass this law!Why is it so important?In march 2014, Russia annexed Crimea and has carried out in eastern ukraine for almost 3 years an hybrid war. Russia supported armed groups in Donbas which began to terrorize the civilian population and quickly gained control over the region. Many people are illegally deprived of liberty and kept in inhumane conditions. Journalists,  civil activists,  lawyers, scientists and volunteers. Even pregnant women. After being released they talk about beatings and tortures.The first victim kidnapped and tortured to death was Volodymyr Rybak, who tried to return the Ukrainian flag to the office building. Thereafter, according to human rights organisations, the unofficial jails in Donbas have seen tens of thousands of people. This practice continues. Thousands of civilians are being taken and jailed, tortured and put under pressure to silence them. But another number remains in the shadows: victims of sexual violence. Though the issue has been shrouded in silence, sexual humiliation, rape and genital mutilation have slowly become common practice in secret detention centers (link to the ZERO IMPUNITY report).Today it is very difficult to investigate, to gather evidences and to bring to justice those responsible for these crimes.  In addition to it Ukrainian laws do not allow us to condemn them properly. Let’s change this. Let’s put the Ukrainian laws in compliance with international humanitarian law and fight against international crimes!You can help us to fight against impunityUkraine must punish properly the abuses committed on its soil, even in such difficult conditions when parts of its territory are under effective control of the Russian Federation. It is crucial that Ukraine investigates crimes and brings to justice the perpetrators who commit crimes on the territory controlled by the Ukrainian government. But in its domestic law Ukraine has significantly limited the opportunities of the investigation and to bring the perpetrators of international crimes to justice. How is it possible the national Criminal Law still does not provide adequate legal instruments for this task? And why doesn’t the Criminal Code even includes the concept of crimes against humanity and articles on war crimes are very general and hard to apply? This is a direct path to impunity. And it’s irresponsible to the people who survived and to their pain.Together with the Human Right Agenda in Ukraine we have written a draft of law to bring the Criminal Code of Ukraine in line with international humanitarian law, to provide simple tools to prosecute grave crimes against human rights in an efficient way.It’s been presented to the Administration of President, the Ministry of Justice and the different departments of the Ukrainian governmental agencies. Now these agencies shall tell us if they would consider bringing it to the Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament for it to be voted.Your signatures and your support will show a national and an international interest for the question, which will make Ukrainian authorities take our draft law seriously and to offer the victims and to our country a path to justice.

Marion, Nicolas et Stéphane (ZERO IMPUNITY)
37,751 supporters
Update posted 11 months ago

Petition to European Parliament, European Commission

Le soutient du Parlement Européen aux Sioux de Standing Rock contre l'oléoduc

Depuis 2016, la société Texane « Energy Transfer Partners », tente d'installer un oléoduc de 1900 kilomètres, passant tout près de la réserve Indienne de Standing Rock . En plus de menacer les rivières et l'eau potable cet Oléoduc passe et détruit des terres sacrées (cimetières et autres lieux de recueillement des autochtones). En cela, l’état du Dakota et l’état Fédéral ont rompu leurs promesses de respecter les traités signés avec les tribus. Depuis la découverte des destructions, des  arrestations arbitraires, violences policières sont observés, des compagnies privées de sécurité agissent sans retenue contre les droits des Sioux, et contre les journalistes, écologistes et Indiens présent pour manifester leur opposition pacifique  à la construction de cet oléoduc. Nous souhaitons que le parlement Européen soutienne l'action pacifique des Sioux contre l'établissement de cet oléoduc et à engager l'état fédéral Américain à respecter les traités qu'il a signé.   ##################ENGLISH VERSION########################## Since 2016, Texane's "Energy Transfer Partners" has been trying to install a 1,900 kilometer pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reserve. In addition to threatening rivers and drinking water this pipeline passes and destroys sacred lands (cemeteries and other places of native contemplation). In this, the state of Dakota and the Federal State have broken their promises to respect the treaties signed with the tribes. Since the discovery of the destruction, arbitrary arrests, police violence have been observed, private security companies are acting unreservedly against the rights of the Sioux and against journalists, ecologists and Indians present to demonstrate their peaceful opposition to the construction of this pipeline. We want the European Parliament to support the Sioux's peaceful action against the establishment of this pipeline and to commit the US federal state to respect the treaties it has signed.   #NoDALP #Justice #StandingRock #WaterProtection #environment #HumanRights

Zemedkun ERNORF
1,299 supporters