Petition to Ernie Chambers, Adam Morfeld, Patty Pansing Brooks
Support the Morfeld, Chambers, and Pansing Brooks Amendments to LB46, Nebraska
Recognizing that 1,825 children are abused and neglected each day, that there are at least four child maltreatment fatalities each day, and that there are at least 9.2 victims per 1,000 children (American SPCC, 2017), we believe that child abuse awareness and prevention is a serious issue which deserves attention and support in Nebraska. Recognizing that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men are victims of rape and sexual assault in their lives, that 60% of reported rapes involve victims under the age of 18, that youths aged 12-17 are two to three times more likely to be victims than adults, that 82% of victims are assaulted or raped by someone they know, and that a rape is reported in the US about once every 5 minutes (Rape Treatment Center, 2017), we further believe that rape culture awareness and prevention is a serious issue which deserves attention and support in Nebraska. Thus, we, the undersigned, support the proposed amendments to LB46 by Senators Chambers, Pansing Brooks, and Morfeld. We, the undersigned, urge the Nebraska Legislature to stand up for victims of rape, sexual assault, child abuse, and neglect by supporting honest and accurate license plate options in Nebraska that contribute to the Nebraska Child Abuse Prevention Fund. References: American SPCC. (2017). Child abuse statistics: Statistics and facts about child abuse in the US (webpage). Retrieved from http://americanspcc.org/child-abuse-statistics/ Rape Treatment Center. (2017). Facts and quotes: Statistics (webpage). Retrieved from http://www.911rape.org/facts-quotes/statistics Referenced Bill and Amendments: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=31032 Petition Written by Board of Suit Up Nebraska http://www.suitupnebraska.org/
Petition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Narinder Nath Vohra, rajnath Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad
Stop attacks on witnesses & lawyers of India's 8-Year-Old Rape Victim from Kathua
Witnesses and lawyers representing the 8-year-old Muslim girl who was gang-raped and murdered in Kathua, India, this year, are being attacked and intimidated, as the trial unfolds. We need to put a stop to this! Sign this petition and join Apne Aap and Equality Now to ask Prime Minister Modi to ensure that justice is not denied to her family! Despite the brutal nature of the crime committed by powerful men against an innocent child, some groups have politicized the case by presenting it falsely as a case against the Hindu community. They are running media trials, trolling, filing false cases, deflecting blame and holding rallies in support of the perpetrators and against the lawyers. Some of these rallies have been attended by ministers from the Prime Minister's ruling party. They are even hounding the entire nomadic shepherd community of Bakarwals, that the little girl belonged to. Attempts were been made to physically prevent the charges against the accused rapists being filed in court and later to weaken the investigation by shifting it to the CBI. Though an increasing number of rape cases are being reported in India every day, survivors of sexual violence struggle to get justice within the legal system. Between 2015 and 2016 alone there was an 82% spike in reported rapes of children. Another 133,000 rape cases were pending trial in the same year. Please sign the petition and raise your voice to demand a fair and impartial trial in the Kathua case, so that the family of the 8-year-old gets justice. Insist that the Modi government take immediate action to stop the intimidation and to address the larger systemic problem of sexual violence within the country. Thank you. Ruchira, Tinku, Divya with the Apne Aap and Equality Now team
Petition to Bihar Goverment, aci worldwide, union bank india
Justice for Rape Victim.Culprit and his family member who exploited grl should be punished
It’s a story of a girl (victim) who one day gets a call from consultancy for a job by the guy named Ravi Shankar son of Sunil Kumar Choudhary of Purnea(Bihar). Since she had a different offer in hand, she rejected the offer. Ravi informs her that he is from her own town and want to become her friend and continues to call her. When girl said she can't talk to the stranger he came down to Pune just to meet her. Girl soon started working in Mumbai. Ravi even came to Mumbai and proposed her for marriage but she clearly said that she is in love with Hemant so she can be just his good friend and Ravi leaves back to Bangalore but never stopped calling her. After a year Hemant wanted a break up when the girl asked him to get married. Hemant was simply using the girl for physical needs with the false promise of marriage. Victim shared the story with her roommate who took her to NGO. The NGO people took her to police and filed a complaint. Till then Ravi had become a good friend of the victim, he suggested to leave Mumbai to come out of a trauma. Change of place may help in recovering and advised her to come Bangalore because Bangalore is also known as software hub. Since till then Ravi had become her good friend, she took his advice and went to Bangalore and started working. One day Ravi came to her flat once again proposed her. Since she had already been through a trauma it was really hard for her to believe in love therefore, she rejected and asked him to leave since she was alone but instead of leaving, he raped her. After that in very filmy style takes sindur and put in girls head says you are my wife from today I did mistake but I'm taking the responsibility and will talk to my parents really soon and will marry you socially too. The girl had already gone through a trauma and it was a second trauma and she took it as a fate. After sometime Ravi said to convince them please transfer money to my brother-in-law's account as dowry girl did that, then he demanded a mobile for her mother similarly guy took lakhs of rupees from her but there was no confirmed date for socially marrying her. One fine day Ravi said her I will not marry you and if you will say anyone that I raped you or if you say anything against me to anyone, I have the FIR copy of the case that you did on Hemant I will defame you. Since we are from the same town everyone will know about you. Even she with her family member went to his house but there was no positive output. With the fear girl decided to keep quiet. She quit the job and went to her home town. Her family member went to his house they insulted calling her family of lower cast and said how could they even think general cast boy will marry her daughter his brother Gaurav Anand who works in UNION Bank in CHENNAI abused her saying you are the girl who have slept with 10 guys if my brother raped you then what happened it was not new thing for you. Even her sister Rashmi Choudhary called and threatened her saying she will defame her if the victim goes to police. The crime of rape is a major problem in India. The accused has often gone free, because the victim did not file a complaint, it is estimated that only one (1) in 69 cases even gets reported. However, now she gathered courage and have reported to the police about the Rape and the money taken by Ravi and his family member. She also has submitted the bank statement to them. Although police have arrested Ravi but they are not taking any action on his brother in law which brings #bihar_police in the eye of doubt. Now when everyone is coming forward and supporting #METOO movement we cannot take off our eyes from this kind of exploitation too. Name of his brother-in-law is Satish Kumar Sharma. He works for a software company named ACI WORLDWIDE INDIA in Bangalore. I think we should support her and help her to get justice and let her know that she is not alone. Police and the ACI WORLDWIDE INDIA should take action against Satish Kumar his brother-in-law, UNION Bank should take action on Gaurav Anand and Bail of Ravi Shankar should be rejected by High Court Patna . #METOO #METOOINDIA #METOOMOVEMENT #AGAINSTRAPE #CORRUPTION #NITISHKUMAR #BIHAR #BIHAR_POLICE
Petition to Government of Sudan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Justice For Noura | Don't execute Noura for self defense against the man who raped her!
#JusticeForNoura "On Monday morning, just as we set out for our daily walk, my mother told me the story of Noura Hussein : At 16, Noura was forcibly married off by her father. She refused, and in protest left her family home on the outskirts of Khartoum to stay with her aunt in Sinnar, a city almost 250 kilometers away. Noura lived with her relative for three years before her father called to say that the wedding was cancelled, and that she should come home. Upon her arrival, Noura found that she had been tricked, that the wedding to which she had never agreed was still happening, and shortly after was given away to her unchosen husband. According to her testimony, Noura refused to consummate the marriage, resisting him for the first four days. On the fifth, she says her husband raped her, with the help of a number of his male relatives (cousins and some people said the husband's brothers as well), pinned her down while he was raping her right before their eyes.The following day, when her husband attempted to rape her again, she stabbed him in self defence and it killed him. When she told her family, her father delivered her to the police, and then disowned her. That was in 2017. On Sunday, April 29, 2018, Noura was found guilty in court of premeditated murder, the punishment for which is death by hanging. My mother received this article about Noura on WhatsApp, a platform that has grown to be a main “news” source for Sudanese across the world. I say “news” because much of the information shared over WhatsApp should be taken with a grain of salt, as many of the topics shared take on an exaggerated quality. But the platform does prove useful, occasionally exposing us to issues that either don’t make it on international newsdesks (nobody wants to hear about anything from Sudan that isn’t war or terrorism), or provide a look into the corners of our lives that folks (read: government/society) prefer to stay hidden. My reaction to Noura’s story should have been that of many of my compatriots, of healthy – and sometimes unhealthy – skepticism, to loosely quote @Osochil on Instagram. Except that I wasn’t blessed with the bliss of ignorance (or denial). Except that I know that Noura’s story isn’t new, that it isn’t even uncommon. Except that I personally know women who had been married off against their will, who suffered in silence at the hands of their husbands, whose families had all but abandoned them and/or who tacitly or actively supported their husbands’ (and their families’) abuse. Because the truth that we hate to admit is that the only thing that makes Noura’s story extraordinary is that she killed him. Her circumstance is a daily occurrence that the openminded and “enlightened” of us might not approve of, but will put up with because “that’s just an unfortunate part of our culture”. We will put up with it because the enduring silence of the women who suffer this fate allows our feathers to remain unruffled, it keeps our delicate sensibilities unaffected, it allows us to stay complacent. Noura’s story is extraordinary because she killed her abuser, and that is what she is being faulted for in the court of law and public opinion (and from which all of the following throughout this article are real quotes). “She should have reasoned with him”, “she should have told her family”, “she should have gone to court, she should have found another way”. The last four days have been a flood of should-haves, each one more patronizing than the last, each one ignoring the facts of her case, of her circumstance, of her culture. How could she have reasoned with a man who wasn’t reasonable enough to accept her adamant rejection of him? How could she seek refuge in her family, the same people who put her in this position in the first place? The same people who, when she *did* seek refuge, abandoned her? What other way was there for her to find? How does a 19 year old with no family support gain the access and tools needed to navigate her way through the legal system to get autonomy from her husband? And how long does that take? And how many are successful? The last four days have exposed our ignorance, our callousness, our violent misogyny. “She’s guilty, it’s his right, she can’t refuse him”, “He’s not a man for getting his cousins to help….. he should have just drugged her”, “Tf you talking about, [she’s] his wife he can f*ck her daily if he wants, Allah said that.” One news article read, “Bride Kills Husband on Their Honeymoon […] She stabbed him repeatedly after he tried to take his religious right [حقه الشرعي] from her by force.” Our society does not recognize marital rape and uses hadith (narrations) and other religious texts to justify it. Our society holds women accountable for the heinous actions of men, and then tells them to grin and bear it. “She didn’t choose to marry him, but her father chose for her, what can she do?” “Yes, he raped her, but she shouldn’t have killed him.” “Yes, he raped her, but she killed him in an inappropriate way.” (yes, that is the word-for-word quote) Our society does not recognize a woman’s right to her body, to choice, to life. Our society does not want to come to terms with the heinous acts that it practices and values it holds. Our society thinks its ignorance is “fringe”, and hides behind the pristine image of “culture and tradition” that it has painstakingly curated. It digs its head in the sand and shows its ass to the world. “Our men don’t involve other men in rape, and not family. It’s not our culture. There must be more to the story.” To preserve this image, it will tell us to put faith in a justice system that it bashes on a daily basis. Noura was painted by the prosecution as a woman who, unprovoked, “brutally” murdered her husband in cold blood. They denied the rape. They did not provide a counter-motive. Even without cause or motive, they never questioned her mental state or theorized on what drove her to commit such a crime – and the justice system did not ask them to. It was content to cast a quick and dirty guilty verdict. Our country protects the perpetrators and demonizes the victims. It sentences a teenager to death, and gives a convicted rapist a presidential pardon (look it up)." Source : ALUCAN. — That’s when I read this blogpost that I decided to start this petition. I had to do something and not let this happen like it did for Asifa, and Zainab, two little girls that have been recently raped and killed in Pakistan. I am, too, a teenager and i could have faced the same thing as Noura if I was born in Sudan. I’m really emotional and Noura’s story touched me.. I can’t let her be executed, i can’t. Please, help me save her! On the 10th of May (The Day of Decision) the family of the deceased husband decided if they wanted her alive or not, for literally using self defence, against a man who was neither religiously and neither legally her 'husband', she never agreed to that marriage, and he raped her with the help of his cousins and brothers, what a shame, that you have to bring your male relatives to pin down a woman who refused to get married to and you have the gut to rape her, and some people have the atrocity to defend the man. This shows how patriachy and misogyny keep on ruling upon women in a horrible manner, and how Culture is killing innocent people, Islam condems forced marriage aswell as rape, the man had no rights to do this, not one single right! I bet if the man was alive they'd still probably punish Noura. This just show how women are treated so inferiorly, discriminately and with pure misogyny, and inequality and patriarchy, this just show how women are supposed to be only men's sex objects, and women are expected to be quiet baby dolls who never raise their voices, and stand up against which is wrong. "Noura is a Hero and standing up to your oppressor is not a crime. Rape is." -- @ShahdBatal Justice should be served, God is the Most Just, and indeed Justice shall be established, for everyone, every single people who've been oppressed. Let's get this petition a lot of signatures so that these can be printed, please share this petition, Noura mental's state is really serious, she was forced to get married, she was raped, her family disowned her, and reported her to the police, and now here she is, waiting for her death sentence, subhanaAllah, i urge you all my brothers and sisters in humanity, please share this petition, let's raise our voice against oppression, against injustice, against any form of injustice,whether is misogyny, whether it's about discrimination, racism, and any form of injustice that violates Human rights. Noura may have less than a month to live as from now, please help share this petition, and let's raise our voice for Noura using the hashtag " #JusticeForNoura" to get more attention! We want justice for Noura, against this injustice, and for all the rest of women living this nightmare, and we want them free. Let's show how the voice of the public matters, let's all sign against the death penalty of Noura Hussein, and let's all sign for her Justice to be established! #JusticeForNoura #HumanRights #MaritalRape #Rape #Sudan #Justice
Petition to Donald J. Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Henry McMaster
Chemical Castration is a Viable Option for Sex Offenders
According to most estimates, it is believed that around 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys are the victims of childhood sexual abuse, but self-report studies have shown that those numbers could be significantly higher. Childhood victims of sexual abuse suffer from increased rates of mental illness, self-esteem issues, and suicide. The numbers and outcomes are strikingly similar for those that are victims of rape and/or sexual assault in their adult lives. With this petition there are three things that we are advocating for, but it is crucial to understand that the breadth of what we can do to help victims and deter offenders is not limited to what is being suggested. We are petitioning for wide sweeping legislation mandating harsher punishments and deterrents for those that commit sex crimes, and this will include: 1. Lengthier sentencing 2. Automatic registration onto local sex offender lists upon release 3. Voluntary and/or involuntary chemical castration (dependent on the situation) [It is worth noting that while the latter proposal sounds harsh, there are several countries around the world that enforce this punishment/deterrent, and a few states in the United States such as California and Florida that do as well (they use Depo Provera – a drug approved by the FDA). The act of chemical castration involves no pain, and it is a proven way to lower the sex drive; it would greatly reduce predators capacity to re-offend. This would be reserved for specific offenses.] But why? Why should sex offenses be held in a different vain when compared to other interpersonal crimes that a person can commit? That question can be broken down and explained like this: All crime is abhorrent and ultimately antithetical to society, but in certain circumstances and scenarios things can be justified. This simply cannot be said when it comes to sexual offenses - especially rape and pedophilia. For example: Theft is wrong, but if a person is impoverished and close to starving, taking food from someone that has more than they know what to do with could be seen as justified. Alternatively, taking someone’s life is wrong, but in the case of self-defense, as a society we have decided to make certain exceptions in cases where it seems unavoidable. For every unlawful act against society that we acknowledge as a transgression, there are cases where there is a gray area between what is expected and what can be deemed unavoidable. The same cannot be said for sex offenses. There is never a justification, validation, or explanation for sexual crimes against anyone. We live in a day and age where nonviolent drug offenses can land a person in prison with more time than a convicted sex offender. Laws vary from state to state, and some have such in place that allow for first-time offenders to have their “sentences” reduced to probation. With this intuitive, we respect local laws and values, and the right of states to have autonomy over how they govern and sentence is important, but the value in protecting our children and those that cannot protect themselves is one that we would like to think that we all share.
Petition to U.S. Senate, Uber, Lyft
Force Congress and the Senate to Protect UBER and LYFT customers from being murdered.
Our company DesktopAlert.net has dated artifacts of this patent pending application. Included in the application is a mobile app Panic Button with location-based services, tyext messaging and voice calling. The Basic Premise: Force all UBER and LYFT drivers have a QR code in all door windows and rear windows. Before you get into a car, scan the code. You will see on various options on your phone. On scanning: 1). This is your driver. You may now check into your ride. Do you wish to proceed? Yes or No? If Yes enter the 4 digit Safe Code Uber/Lyft sent you you. Click here to receive the code again. 2). This is not your driver. DO NOT GET INTO THIS CAR 3). Report this vehicle to police now with location services. (Send photo options). 4). Activate the Panic Button with location services whereby even if the driver is valid but you feel you are in danger instantly let the police know. They will get your name, the drivers information, your phone number and location. And never enter a vehicle that does not have a QR Code. The existing driver verification methods are all deeply flawed. Many driver facial images are hard to distinguish or identify with mobile app images. Sometimes license plates are unreadable, damaged and a car make and model description is useless. Example. White Toyota Corolla. How many thousands of them are Ubers? Lyfts? Documented Development Sources:: www.desktopalert.net www.metissecure.com www.safekey.me We are petitioning the United States Senate to take immediate action by instantiating legislation that mandates all peer-to-peer, ride sharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a bicycle-sharing systems to implement this life saving technology.
Petition to The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Donelle Dadigan, Patty Brunton, Cindy Braun, Christine Derenthal
Remove Bill Cosby Star NOW from The Hollywood Walk of Fame
Bill Cosby is a brilliant stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author and community activist. Now, he is also a convicted sex offender. SIGN MY PETITION TO REMOVE BILL COSBY'S STAR FROM THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME. After DECADES of whispers and rumors, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault in April 26, 2018. The case involved Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who testified under oath that Cosby drugged and molested her at his Philadelphia home in 2004. At the trial, five other women told about similar encounters. OUTSIDE COURT, MORE THAN **60 OTHER WOMEN ** HAVE COME FORWARD with stories that are much the same, but include rape. SOME of the victims were minors when they were assaulted. MANY of their horrific encounters took place decades ago. On September 25, 2018, a silent Cosby heard his sentence: three to 10 years in prison. Despite his attorney's protest, Cosby was handcuffed and transported directly to prison immediately after Judge Steven T. O’Neill made the ruling. This dramatic fall from grace has been tough for the millions of fans--including myself--who adored Bill Cosby. First, there were his terrific comedy albums, and then he was Scotty, the uber-cool agent on "I, Spy." Later, Cosby was high school coach Chet Kincaid and a happy-go-lucky spokesperson for Jell-O Pudding Pops. For many, he was also the wise and funny Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," a loving family man and The All American Dad. BUT, the real Bill Cosby hid behind every one of these characters. In reality, Cosby was a cunning sexual predator and serial rapist, serving up alcohol and pills to unsuspecting women and then assaulting them. NOW, it's TIME for The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to DO THE RIGHT THING. SIGN MY PETITION TO REMOVE BILL COSBY'S STAR FROM THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME. Despite the sentence--which includes Judge O'Neill making Cosby register as a sexually violent predator--the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has so far refused to remove the star. While rescinding a star has no precedent, taking away an honor from Cosby has already happened dozens of times this past year. In a one-two punch in early May, Bill Cosby’s name and statue were removed from the prestigious Television Academy Hall of Fame AND the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame. As of July, **Nearly 30 colleges and universities across the United States have revoked honorary degrees from Cosby,** including Yale University, an action the college has never taken in its 300 year history. Some other prestigious schools are USC, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University, Notre Dame and Boston College. At least half a dozen other colleges are recommending to their boards that their Cosby degrees be revoked. When the verdict was announced, Cosby shouted expletives in the courtroom. Unlike others who have apologized and taken responsibility for their reprehensible behavior, Cosby continues to say he has done nothing wrong. To keep the Bill Cosby star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame is to agree with Bill Cosby. For the sake of millions of tourists who visit the Walk of Fame every year--especially families with young children--NOW is the time to remove Bill Cosby's star. Together, we can encourage The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to DO THE RIGHT THING. REMOVE BILL COSBY'S STAR. THANK YOU.
Petition to American Medical Association
Call on the AMA to recommend policies that protect patients in comas and vegetative states
An Apache woman in a vegetative state for 14-years just gave birth at the Hacienda HealthCare clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. There’s absolutely no way she could have consented to intercourse. Staff didn’t even know she was pregnant until she was effectively giving birth. Due to disabilities, she's been at this facility for the majority of her life. Her family is devastated and outraged that their daughter was raped at a facility intended to care for her unique needs. The facility is doing genetic testing on male staff to find the father, and requiring male staff be accompanied by a female staff member when dealing with patients. These actions after the fact cannot take away that a woman in a coma was raped and gave birth at this facility. Women in vegetative states shouldn’t be violated. Tell the American Medical Association (AMA) to create policy recommendations that protect patients in vegetative states and comas from sexual assault and rape. Noticeably absent is America’s largest medical association. The AMA has no policies requiring male staff be accompanied by female staff when dealing with coma patients. Coma patients and those in vegetative states are uniquely vulnerable to sexual assault. Tell the AMA to create recommendations for policies that put coma patients first - protect coma patients from rape. The AMA should create policies for facilities to follow if they are caring for patients in comas or vegetative states. Those policies could include: requiring male staff be accompanied by female staff, and monitoring who goes in and out of patient rooms through sign in sheets and cameras. These patients can’t speak for themselves. Tell the AMA to protect patients in vegetative states and comas. This woman is not alone. Other women who have been in comas for half a decade or more have been impregnated at facilities in Massachusetts and New York as well. Coma patients and patients in vegetative states shouldn’t be put into situations that allow them to be violated by caretakers or visitors. Tell the AMA to create a guiding policy that keeps these patients safe.