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sexual assault

19 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Amber Rudd, Baroness Williams of Trafford

Hold employers like the Presidents Club to account

This morning, news broke that a men-only charity dinner, attended by politicians, businessmen and celebrities was at the centre of a sexual harassment expose. Female ‘hostesses’ report to have been propositioned, groped, and sexually harassed by attendees of the Presidents Club charity dinner which was held at the Dorchester Hotel last week. The guest list included multiple high-profile figures from politics, business, and the entertainment industry, including well-known billionaires and celebrities. During the six-hour charity event, hostesses were ordered to wear skimpy black outfits with matching underwear and heels. Undercover reporters witnessed hostesses being subjected to groping, lewd and sexual comments, as well as propositions to join guests in their bedrooms. Hostesses reported guests putting their hands up skirts, and one woman even reported a guest exposing himself to her. I was shocked to find out that the Presidents Club who hosted this event have no legal responsibility over what happened to these women. The Fawcett Society released a report this week saying that until 2010, section 40 of the Equality Act protected employees from sexual harassment from third parties (like the men at this dinner) in the workplace. But in 2013, this was repealed - so employees are not protected from sexual harassment at work if they are harassed by a customer, client or contractor. It means that organisations like the Presidents Club can turn a blind eye to blatant sexual abuse because they aren’t culpable. It’s time we change this! Like these women, I too have faced unwanted remarks and sexual advances in the workplace. Like so many other women, I did not report the incident to my employer because I feared that it would not lead to any consequences, and would only damage my position at work. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movement shows that those who commit sexual harassment can be held accountable by the people who work for or with them. But we need to improve the steps that are put in place to make sure perpetrators are held accountable not just by their workplace and society, but by law. It’s time that Amber Rudd - Minister for Women and Equalities, Baroness Williams - Minister for Equalities, and the government started protecting women from sexual harassment from customers and clients, by re-introducing section 40 of the Equality Act and making sure that employees are protected.

Sophie Yates Lu
109,777 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Dropkixx University of Wrestling, Kapow Wrestling Training, Burning Hearts Fighting Entertainment, Hustle Pro Wrestling Training, London School of Lucha Libre, Preston City Wrestling Academy, Futureshock Wrestling School, EPW Wrestling, RPW , UK Wrestling Training Centre: Batley, UBW Wrestling Academy, 4FW Pro Wrestling Training, Source Wrestling School, Al Snow Wrestling Academy, WrestleZone Training Academy, RWL Pro Wrestling Training School, Knucklelocks Gym, waw, Allstar Wrestling School, Brookside's School of Wrestling, Fighting Spirit Wrestling, Glasgow Pro Wrestling Asylum, Grapple Wrestling Leeds, Grimsby Wrestling Academy, Jonny Moss School of Wrestling, KAMIKAZE PRO DOJO TRAINING, Lincoln Fight Factory Academy, PBW Academy, Evolution Wrestling Academy, Runcorn Wrestling Academy, South East Wrestling's Training Academy, The Squared Circle Wrestling Academy, Valley Pro Wrestling Academy

Enforce Safeguarding Laws In UK Pro Wrestling Schools

Everyone should have a safe place to learn their craft and follow their dreams. Recently, there's been a few trainers and others in positions of trust be exposed as abusers and sexual crime perpetrators, including the grooming/assault of underage trainees. Pro wrestling is an amazing form of entertainment and we shouldn't allow a small minority to ruin a widely loved form of sports entertainment.  However, these  events  have highlighted that very few wrestling schools are following the law regarding running sports clubs where children can train. Many places have even failed to fill out medical forms or even have DBS checks on trainers who work with minors. This is unacceptable and skirts the law dangerously. There is a magnitude of free information available to wrestling school owners and not following these laws is down to either ignorance, laziness or a complete disregard for others safety. This must change. If you take money from children to train you should ensure they're safe in your environment. Dear Owners, please find information here: www.thecpsu.org.uk https://www.sportanddev.org/en/learn-more/child-protection-and-safeguarding/what-child-safeguarding-sport https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/get-expert-training/child-protection-sport-online-course https://www.gov.uk/dbs-check-applicant-criminal-record https://www.gov.uk/exoffenders-and-employment https://www.gov.uk/report-child-abuse https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Chloe Walker
74 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Human Rights Campaign, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Shehbaz Sharif, Muniba Mazari, Mian saqib Nisar, Mansoor Ali Shah, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), United Nations, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, Parliament of Pakistan

Justice delayed is justice denied. the murderer of Zainab to death!

 This petition is related to the rape and murder of Zainab Amin, a girl from Kasur Pakistan. We demand of the murderer to death.  Unfortunately enough, we are living in era where the major news of murders and sexual assaults aren't a surpise anymore nor a matter which we concern anymore because its common and its ok if it happens. Because the whole world is going through it. Isn't it? But indeed our failure to understand that our quietness in such matters is basically adding fuel to the fire is yet another big problem.  This has now resulted in worsening the situation and the sexual assault and murder of a 7 y/o angel, Zainab, in Punjab,Pakistan clearly indicates the level of humanity we have undoubtedly reached to. Found raped and murdered on a pile of heap on Tuesday, five days after she was kidnapped from her area while she was on her way to Madersah  and her parents being out of the country to perform Umrah, left the whole nation dumb and disheartened. What a cruel and atrocious world to be lived in! The CCTV footages clearly shows that she went with the man without doing any protest, clearing up the situation that it must be someone whom she used to know. But of what use are those footages if the concerned authorities have not been able to find the murderer even after 24 hours? Or are they waiting for another Zainab to go through the same? Adding more, the city she belongs to(Kasur) have been reported with such cases before, I repeat ONLY reported cases because belonging to an Eastern family, your family name is spoiled if such thing happens to you,  so many of the case or majority as it should be said are not even reported. But thanks to the laziness of the concerned authorities, such matters have never ever resolved and will never  in future, if the person(s) or group(s) behind such cases are not given the punishments a/c to the Laws of the nation. As in Islam, the punishment is to that person to death, we demand the authorities to do same with the murderer of Zainab and that too in public so that no one be ever able again to commit such a pathetic crime, no Zainab be ever facing the same, no family be deprived of their name. Also this must be done as soon as possible because justice delayed is justice denied. Its a high time now that we should stop considering sexual abuse(either verbal, social or physical) as a taboo subject anymore and in this regard, we should raise our voices as much as we can.  More power to your family, Zainab. May no more Zainab pass through the same. We I'll try our best to get you justice.  

Summaiyya Waseem
8,331 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable, Rt Hon Ian Blackford MP, Rt Hon Nigel Dodds MP, Hywel Williams MP, Caroline Lucas MP

Call for an inquiry into the cover-up of child abuse on the Groucho Club's members forum

The Groucho Club is the largest celebrity and media club in the world. One of the most significant and organised child abuse networks in UK history was exposed operating on the famous media haunt; the Groucho Clubs own private members forum. There were thousands of members on the forum, and all sorts of child abuse material was available to the clubs private forum's members. When the network was discovered, the evidence was quickly destroyed, and cached pages from Google were removed in a massive clean-up operation. This was done without informing the Police. To date, no one has been questioned or charged, and no explanation or statement has ever been issued. When the Police were informed, by a journalist, they did not fully investigate the complaint. What followed was months of following up with the Police informing them again and again of the allegations via emails and phone calls. The journalist was getting the runaround. The Groucho Club has approximately 6000 members. However, the private member's forum had 42,000 members, 900,000 posts. Children were available for sex as young as five years old. There was also a number of Rapes at the Groucho club, where no one was prosecuted. One rape that went unreported and was alleged to have been carried out by industry agent Addison Cresswell. The Journalist reported this to the Police immediately after it was brought to his attention. There was also long-term sexual harassment and sexual assault of a Groucho Club employee. The victim of the sexual abuse campaign was vilified and the victim of a smear campaign. The alleged perpetrator remained in his position and was also rigorously defended by the management of the Groucho Club at an employment tribunal. This was despite irrefutable CCTV video evidence from the clubs own cameras of a number of the alleged sexual assaults. The Groucho club's management has refused to issue a full and transparent account of the child abuse network, the rapes and the sexual haressment and assult of an employee. Many of the celebrities now facing allegations, arrested or convicted in the past few years for sexual depravity such as the infant rapist, Ian Watkins, Weinstein, Spacey, Glitter, Saville, Harris, Hall, Max Clifford and others have frequented the Groucho Club.  Harvey Weinstein is a lifetime member and was invited to write a chapter in a book about the Groucho Club where he talks about his membership. The network of paedophiles that was operating on the Groucho Club private members forum has now moved on. No searches were made by the Police, no arrests were ever made and no one was ever questioned. The investigation was closed down quickly and quietly without ever contacting the reporter who made the original complaint to the Police. Later attempts were made by the journalist to inform a number of MP's. British members of parliament. When some of these MP's inquired about the child abuse network, a high ranking Police Officer issued a false report to fend off any criticism of his department. By doing so, the officer concerned corrupted and perverted his own investigation into the child abuse ring. The officer's report contained no semblance of truth whasoever and absolved the Police and the Groucho Club management of any wrongdoing, This false report underminedand trivialised the allegations. A complaint was made to the IPCC (The UK's Independent Police Complaints Commission) because of this officers actions. The IPCC then tasked the very same officer who has corrupted his own investigation to investigate himself and his own department's failures. The outcome of his investigation was predictable. However, the IPCC later conceded that elements of the false report were inaccurate. This is a child abuse cover-up on a huge scale, and it needs a public inquiry that will open a substantial can of worms. The people responsible for covering up this reprehensible network of paedophiles need to answer for their criminality. The Groucho Club is now planning on opening a club in New York. For further information google " Groucho Club Child Porn." or review Kathy Fox's article here, she lists many links and articles on this issue.   https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/groucho-club-and-child-sexual-abuse/

Tyrone D Murphy
357 supporters