Petition to irish , Government, Dáil, eireann , referendum
Stop attacking kids rights! Repeal the 27th Amendment
The 27th Amendment “Notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, a person born in the island of Ireland, which includes its islands and seas, who does not have, at the time of the birth of that person, at least one parent who is an Irish citizen or entitled to be an Irish citizen is not entitled to Irish citizenship or nationality, unless provided for by law.” This is an assault on the rights of children born in Ireland. We need to repeal the 27th and reinstate the right to citizenship for children born in Ireland. To allow them the full rights of any Irish person, to truly "cherish the children of Ireland equally." It is a xenophobic, populist Amendment which played on peoples fears of the outside world, it needs to go. We have a vision of a better Ireland, one where our children play together and have the full protections of our country behind them.
Petition to Seoul Metropolitan Government, Ministry of Employment and Labor, Minimum Wage Commission
Support Equal Wages for South Korea
South Korea's focal points of gender economic disparity presents as follows, Worst wage gap among OECD nations 2% of corporate directors is taken up by women 93% of Koreans surveyed in 2010 believe women should have equal rights to men, and among them, 71% believe more changes are needed before that goal is achieved. According to UNDP Gender Inequality Index, Korea ranked 10th, higher than any Western European or North American country except the Netherlands Wage Gap disparity of 36.3% (marked as "Worst out of all industrialized nations by OECD" South Korea, holding a robust economy in Asia and on a global scale, is renown for its rapid rate of its exponential economic growth with strong commitments to production of goods, investment in human capital, and globalization. It's positive influence towards the global economy has garnered quite the light on South Korea's momentum and dynamic system of efficiency. Fortunately, those who run the economy, both women and men, are highly praised for their "hard work" (even mentioned on The Economist). Yet 57% of the female population actively participate in the workforce, discounting the discouraged workers. (check out further at: https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=LFS_SEXAGE_I_R ). Meaning, more than half of the females take part in the economic, political, and social contribution to the domestic status quo, yet still meets disparity in their ends and wages albeit the fact that their equates to that of what a male does in the exact same job. These women in corporate businesses do not receive the same wage as the guy next to her doing same thing. It’s this discrimination, lack of representation of women in workforce, and cultural beliefs that lowers the image and not prompt any idea of equality to the male counterpart. The misogyny is South Korea is heavily understated as the cultural norm constricts the society from expanding beyond historical and cultural point of views. Women made up 86 percent of all violent crime victims in 2013, according to police data (most violent crime is sexual in nature, and women suffer disproportionately from sexual crimes). Women aren’t safe at home, either: Reports of violence against women perpetrated by their husbands have been rising in recent years. (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/13/opinion/south-koreas-misogyny.html) Women fare just as poorly in how they’re depicted. South Korean movies often show images of unimaginable cruelty toward the female body. It’s no wonder then that the World Economic Forum ranks the country 115th out of 145 countries in gender equality. Women earn only two-thirds of what men earn, according to the Ministry of Employment and Labor. Women made up 2.3 percent of corporate executives at 348 of the largest 500 companies in South Korea in 2015 (others were exempt from reporting). South Korean men hold the record for doing the least amount of housework among the men in the world’s most developed countries — an average of just 45 minutes per day, or one-fifth of the time a South Korean woman spends. When over half of the woman populace is working whilst under the roof to feed her family, does it now sound to one the reality and burden of work a typical woman faces? Yet she returns to work every morning, doing the exact work as the man next to her, and is viewed less than others. It simply does not makes sense. Discrimination needs to end now, as hate is not a perspective. It never was one and never will be This is truly a matter of privilege in a society where the belief that a man should take a more prominent role in the workforce. Mainstream media and society most often exclusively sheds light on the corporations and politics that are 99% infiltrated by men. Meaning, we do not see the rest of the working force that continually runs the economy. "The statistical increase in the quantity of employed women has not correlated with the equality of wage, as the gender wage gap reported in 2013 was 36.3%, the worst of all OECD nations present in the data." I highlight, "the worst." (cited from the actual OECD website, gender wage gap tab bar). The Economist (2013) has published its fifth annual “glass-ceiling index”. (https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/03/daily-chart-0) It combines data on higher education, workforce participation, pay, child-care costs, maternity and paternity rights, business-school applications and representation in senior jobs into a single measure of where women have the best—and worst—chances of equal treatment in the workplace. Each country’s score is a weighted average of its performance on ten indicators. South Korea ranks the lowest of all OECD countries as it has the large wage gap and women make up only around 15% of government, underrepresented in management positions and on company boards. In South Korea, just 2% of corporate directors are female. Similarly, fewer women than men have completed tertiary education and are part of the labour force. It is time to break down the useless glass ceiling and the discrimination on women. As a key player and influencer in the OECD nations, we hope to see South Korea's initiative will have a ripple effect towards local nations as well, as this discriminatory action is a widespread phenomenon in Asia in general. We, the progressive drivers of our society and the undersigned, call on the Seoul Metropolitan Government to equate the wages among women and men. There is no logical, rational, moral, nor biological reasoning that proves, justifies, and defends a higher payment for a human having a biological attachment to his body other than ego and greed that drives such desire. Wage is given on work, experience, effort, and position of the individual, without any affiliation to his or her differences that unjustly place them in an invisible position in our society. Over half of working populace of South Korean economy are the females, yet it is not just nor right in any way to give them a lower payment, as they work equally for the economy.
Petition to UK Parliament, Jeremy Corbyn MP
UK MPs to be allowed free vote on triggering Article 50
Since the ruling by UK's highest court makes it clear that any changes to the United Kingdom's constitutional arrangements MUST be approved by Parliament, and that "to proceed otherwise would be a breach of settled constitutional principles stretching back many centuries", we the undersigned do not expect a "stitch up" on Article 50 via a quickly passed motion. The real issues surrounding withdrawal from the European Union have not yet been debated outside the prior hysterical and often downright misleading rhetoric. We hereby call on all members of Parliament to do their duty as REPRESENTATIVES, elected or otherwise, and to vote according primarily to the wishes of their constituents, and not by simply agreeing beforehand to move as swiftly as possible. The entire Brexit referendum debacle risks creating a permanent rift in British society. To proceed now with due debate, deliberation and to put the wishes of UK citizens BEFORE all other considerations, is the right and proper way to proceed and which offers the best prospect for consideration of the serious and weighty matters at hand.
Petition to Sean Goh, Khye Theng Wan, Ee Xin Wong, Datuk Wong Sai Wan, M. Kulasegaran, Freddie Ng, Anthony Loke, Sinar Harian
Safer Grab: Proactive action to ensure Grab drivers' safety and well-being.
Tindakan proaktif yang amat mendesak oleh Grab Malaysia perlu dilaksanakan secepat mungkin bagi memastikan keselamatan dan kesejahteraan pemandu Grab. Terdapat pelbagai insiden malang dimana pemandu Grab ditimpa kes rompakan, pencurian, penipuan dan kemungkinan juga pembunuhan dan sebagainya semasa pemandu tekun bertugas membawa penumpang yang ada muslihat jenayah di sebaliknya ke destinasi yang tertentu. Proses yang lebih ketat diperlukan semasa pendaftaran akaun penumpang di mana butir-butir pengenalan rasmi sebenar penumpang dan foto muka mesti dikemukakan, sama seperti dengan kriteria yang ketat ketika pendaftaran akaun pemandu. Kami percaya Grab Malaysia adalah sebuah syarikat yang mempunyai visi jangka masa panjang dan merupakan sebuah organisasi yang bertanggungjawab dengan pelbagai sumbangan yang tertara kepada masyarakat Malaysia, dan tindakan proaktif ini boleh membantu memastikan keselamatan dan kesejahteraan pemandu seiras dengan penumpang Grab diutamakan, dan ia akan memberi manfaat kepada semua pihak yang terlibat untuk memastikan persekitaran yang lebih selamat untuk semua orang semasa berada didalam perkhidmatan Grab. There's an urgent need for proactive action by Grab Malaysia to ensure Grab drivers' safety and well-being are being looked into. This matter has been especially crucial with the various incidents of bodily and mental harm, robberies, theft, muggings and even suspected murder while grab drivers are diligently on duty ferrying passengers to their intended destinations. There needs to be a much more stringent process where passengers' real official identification details and genuine facial photo are required when registering for a grab riders' account, similarly to the strict criteria when registering a driver's account. We believe Grab Malaysia is here for the long run and is a responsible organization which contributes greatly in many ways to our Malaysian society, and this action of better vetting of passengers and drivers alike will benefit all parties involved to ensure a safer environment for everyone while being in the services of Grab.
Petition to Web Surfers
Smart Shaming: The Filipino Culture of Anti-Intellectualism
Have you ever heard these lines... "Edi wow!" (Just Wow!) "Ikaw na magaling!" (Sure! You're the good one here!) "Ikaw na!" (Fine!) "Bobo na ako, sige na!" (So I'm the idiot, okay!) or have you ever experienced being shouted like that? These are just some of the terms that people call out who show a higher level of intellect. You'd think people would traditionally compliment them or praise them for their smart li'l brain but no! Smart shaming or anti-intellectualism is the act of mocking someone who is smarter than others. Smart shaming is, unfortunately, the result of the pro-ignorance stance that a lot of populations take, and something that a lot of smart people regularly have to deal with. The basic premise is “yes, you are smarter than me, but I have [insert popular characteristic here], so I’m automatically better than you!” A new social issue in the Philippines is slowly spreading. Some may say that it is nothing to worry about but the long term effect of this problem will be heavy especially to our economy. Pinoy culture is seemingly set in stone and smart-shaming is unfortunately a part of that. It's mind-boggling come to think of it. Aren't we supposed to encourage everyone to enhance their intelligence, not shame them? How can you be mocked just for studying a little harder, giving information a little more, reading a little longer or speaking your mind a little louder? Whatever the rationale behind this, nonetheless, it needs to be stopped. Why? (Article by: Candymag) It discourages people to strive to be smarter. It hinders people from expressing themselves freely. It puts a negative stereotype to the smart ones. It makes us think we're not smart enough. It confuses a person to pursue a passion. Smart-shaming is a manifestation of how we value the pursuit of knowledge. It is disappointing that there are people who mock those who zealously try to learn and share new learnings and ideas. So, let's QUIT the smart-shaming and instead ENCOURAGE intelligent conversation. If it makes us insecure to be unfamiliar with topics and concepts, remember that it's as easy looking them up online and asking questions to enlighten ourselves, instead of believing that knowledge is this scary thing meant for other people. It truly is there for everyone's taking. They should remember that a country’s growth immensely depends on its people. Intelligent minds mean the continuous growth and development of a people. Photo by: "Smart Shaming: Talk To Me When You're Not Smart Anymore"
Petition to Boris Johnson MP, Theresa May MP, Donald J. Trump, Jeremy Corbyn MP
american gun laws in UK
i think the right for UK citizens to defend there home with guns, just like the united states is needed,the police in the UK cannot be relied upon in certain situations of course there will have to be checks made on people to see if they are not criminals or mentally unstable,so we can have self defence like America in a safe controlled way. the UK government has stripped all rights away from law abiding citizens, so as it currently stands in the UK we are not allowed to defend our own homes and if we do we end up going to prison, while none law abiding citizens can walk around with whatever weapon they want which just proves that banning weapons does not work!,as a British person myself i want my rights back and i want the ability to protect my home without fear of being prosecuted or arrested just because i was defending my property
Petition to Minister of Home Affairs, Bangladesh , Asaduzzaman Khan, Inspector General of Police, Mohammad Javed Patwary
Free Shahidul Alam
Shahidul Alam photographer and outspoken social activist has been charged under section 57 of Bangladesh's Information and Communication Technology Act after giving an interview to Al Jazeera on the current wave of school student protests in Bangladesh demanding safer roads. He has been detained and charged solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression. Shahidul Alam must be immediately and unconditionally released.
Petition to The UK Government and States worldwide
Stop Bombing Civilians
Bombing civilians is not war, it's a crime!Join our fight against the bombing of civilians by signing our international petition. Together we have the power to demand action from the UK Government and other States. Why? Recent years have seen entire neighbourhoods in countries like Syria, Iraq and Yemen become battlegrounds. The use of very powerful and inaccurate explosive weapons in densely populated areas has led to a massive increase in civilian casualties. This practice contravenes international law and the Geneva Conventions. 92% of the victims of bombings in populated areas are civilians: children, women and men killed by barbaric and indiscriminate weapons! Every day, 90 civilians are killed or injured by explosive weapons! This is unacceptable! Target: One million people demanding action!Your signature is an important weapon in the fight to protect civilians.Together, we succeeded in banning anti-personnel mines in 1997 and cluster munitions in 2008. Today, we can and must protect civilians from the devastating effects of indiscriminate bombing in populated areas. We call on:The UK Government and States worldwide to: Publicly condemn the bombing of civilians, End the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, Assist victims and support demining in areas affected by bombing.