Petition to Phil R. Ramos, Phillip M. Boyle, Andrew M. Cuomo
Help us end child marriage in New York State
We are the Naila Amin Foundation. Naila Amin, our founder, is a New Yorker who was forced by her parents to marry her first cousin when she was just 13. The first petition for her marriage was approved by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) when she was only 14 years old. Her ex-husband was 13 years older than her at the time of the Nikah (Islamic ceremony), and she was then forced to go overseas to live with him at age 15, where she was abused. All of this, however, was enabled by legal child marriage in New York State. Naila hopes to enact legislation to ban the exceptions that lead to her suffering and prevent others from having to endure the same. We seek to create a bill, very similar in style and content to the one recently passed in New Jersey. Child marriage occurs legally through loopholes and exceptions. In New York State, a person can be married as young as 17 with judicial review. This does not protect 17 year old's. Lets raise the age to 18 with no exceptions. If a 17 year old is married off and decides he/she is not happy, they have to wait to turn 18 to file for divorce, trapping them in abusive marriages and a shelter wont take anyone under 18. This is just a recipe for disaster. However often times, parents are the ones forcing the marriages rather than consenting to them. In fact, abuse, honor killings, or being disowned are the repercussions of refusal on the part of children. Because these victims are underage, abuse is inherent in these marriages. Since 2000, more than 200,000 youths have been legally married in the US. In the summer of 2017, NY changed its child marriage age from 14 to 17, this is not enough. Lets protect everyone under 18.
Petition to Albany Police Department, Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, District Attorn Greg Edwards, Police Chief Michael Persley, Phoebe Putney Hospital
Prosecute Yaz Johnson of Albany, GA
Yaz Johnson has been sexually assaulting women dating back to the early 1990's. He positioned himself as a well-known photographer in the modeling industry offering model contracts and connects within the industry. Over the years he has influenced hundreds of women to take sexually explicit photos while in most cases he touched them inappropriately, had them remove their clothing, had them touch his genitals and is also noted for sharing the photos with other individuals. The majority of his victims were under age. Albany Police Department has statements and filed police reports from victims and it appears they are failing to apprehend this predator and bring him to justice. We need justice not only for the women he has hurt but the women he may hurt in the future. Please sign this petition to put fire under the leaders in the City of Albany to bring this predator to justice. There are many women coming forth with allegations but are afraid to report him because they fear nothing will be done about it. Stand UP, Albany, GA as a community! Everyday we see sex trafficking and sexual assault reports all over our televisions and news papers and yet we are sleeping with the enemy because he deems himself a pastor or a pillar in the community? He's employed by the biggest healthcare system in the city with access to the elderly and young victims on a daily basis. How long will we tolerate our own being victimized? For years he's gotten away with this. Every time someone speaks outs, it's swept under the rug. To the people that keep sweeping it under the rug, what will you sweep when the day comes where your family member or loved one is the one with the voice not being heard? I refuse to label myself as a victim, so, I say, I am a survivor of Yaz Johnson and I have filed my police report and I am fighting this injustice to the end even if I have to fight alone. #SilenceTheCamera
Petition to Match group, Tinder, OKCupid, Hinge , Plenty Of Fish
Ban sex offenders from dating apps
I joined an online dating app looking for connection, friendship, and love. What I found was a registered sex offender. I was raped by a man I matched with on a dating site operated by Match Group. I was in shock – I would never have thought that a predator would be allowed on a dating site. But I soon learned that while Match Group has agreed to remove sex offenders from sites like Match.com, they don’t screen for them on any free dating site that they own – including Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid, Plenty of Fish, and more. The more than 10 million Americans using dating sites are just a swipe away from a sexual predator. The man who raped me had been held for over two and a half years in county jail. When he was released, he went back on Plenty of Fish looking for more women to attack. And that’s exactly what happened. Shortly after matching with this man, another woman reported to police that she had been raped by him. Match Group has created a feeding ground for heinous sexual predators, and we are the bait. So I took matters into my own hands. I spent weeks of my life searching for his profile. I finally found my attacker and took screenshots of his profile to send to the site operator. They never responded. I had already lost so much of my life to this man, and I was tired of doing Match Group’s job for them. Meeting online is now the most popular way couples connect. We expect that when we put ourselves on these apps in hopes of finding connection, companies have done the bare minimum to keep us safe. But that’s not the case. Match Group is allowing anyone their apps – and it’s dangerous and reckless. It’s time to demand that Match Group step up to protect its users. Join me in telling the company to start screening for sexual predators on all of their dating platforms.
Petition to Pennsylvania State House, Pennsylvania State Senate, Pennsylvania Governor
Pass Kayden's Law before another child is murdered in Pennsylvania.
On August 6, 2018, seven-year-old Kayden Mancuso was murdered by her father. Kayden’s death was preventable. Her mother knew that Kayden’s father was violent and unhinged, and she knew that Kayden didn’t feel safe around him. Domestic violence experts know that it is often the most dangerous abusers who use custody courts to manipulate their victims into staying or punish them for leaving. Despite all the warnings, a judge made a legal decision to allow Kayden’s father to spend unsupervised time with her. And Kayden’s father used that time alone to murder her. We know he wanted to punish Kayden's mother because he left a note to say so. Every year, dozens of children are killed under similar, preventable circumstances. Tens of thousands more subjected to predictable abuse and trauma The judicial system responded defensively to the tragedy and the judge blamed both parents for the father’s sadistic crime. The Stop Abuse Campaign crafted Kayden’s Law with Kayden’s family [SB868 and HB1587]. It will protect hundreds of children from sexual abuse, physical abuse and witnessing domestic violence every year. And it will be the best way to honor a special girl and force something good out of such a despicable crime. Sign this petition. Tell Pennsylvania’s leaders to pass Kayden’s law. Find the Stop Abuse Campaign's other petitions. More information on the custody crisis in our family courts
Petition to President Gianni Infantino
Support Iranian Women to Watch Sports in Stadiums (#NoBan4Women)
UPDATE: Iranian women were allowed into Azadi stadium on October 10 - but we expect stadiums to open completely and permanently. We continue to advocate for Iranian women to be allowed into league matches where most incidents of physical and verbal abuse, detention and arrests occur. We look to FIFA for the full stop to gender discrimination in sport. UPDATE: FIFA President Infantino answered our petition and gave the Iran Football Federation an ultimatum to stop the ban in time for the October 10 qualifier match. We urgently need your help to sign and share this petition to let FIFA and Iran know that the world is watching and expecting an end to this gender discrimination! === I grew up loving the game of football. As often as possible, I’d watch the matches on television with family and friends, cheering on our favorite teams and players. But as a woman in Iran, I’ve never seen a single game played in my home country. Iran's largest stadium is named Azadi - which means "freedom" - and it seats 100,000 sports fans. However, not one of those seats is currently designated for Iranian women to freely enjoy sports. Please sign my petition demanding FIFA use its power to call for an end to Iran’s stadium ban for women. Help me raise 100,000 signatures to represent the 100,000 seats of Azadi Stadium. UPDATE: We have surpassed 300,000! Help us reach 500,000!! Women are passionate sports fans just like men, and deserve to cheer on their teams in the stadiums. The fact that this discriminatory ban has existed for 39 years is appalling, and an assault on our right to free assembly. But the good news is that it’s not actually written into our law, and can easily be overturned – if we apply enough pressure on the right people. Iran is the only country playing in the 2018 World Cup which bans women from stadiums, a direct violation of FIFA’s gender discrimination statute and their new human rights policy. Yet FIFA president Gianni Infantino has shown no sign of doing anything about it – in fact, he was recently photographed posing with Iranian president Rouhani the day after 35 women were arrested for attempting to attend a football game. Sign my petition to demand that Mr. Infantino use his power to get Iran to end the stadium ban for women. Support #NoBan4Women. Thank you! من از طرفداران فوتبال هستم، اما همیشه مسابقات رو فقط از توی تلویزیون دیدم و بخاطر دختر بودنم هیچوقت این شانسرو نداشتم که بازی تیم مورد علاقهام رو در کشورم از نزدیک تماشا کنملطفا این طومار رو که برای پایان دادن به منع حضور زنان ایرانی به ورزشگاهها به فیفا نوشته شده امضا کنید بسیاری از خانمها هم مثل اکثر آقایان طرفدار فوتبال هستند و این حق رو دارند که مسابقات مورد علاقه شون رو از نزدیکتماشا کنند. این مانعی که سالها وجود داره توهینی به همه ما زنان ایرانی است. خوشبختانه منع قانونی در این مورد وجودندارد، بنابراین، تغییر این شرط ممکن استایران تنها کشوری است که این اجازه را به زنان نمیدهد که این بر خلاف قوانین فدراسیون جهانی فوتبال است چرا کهتبعیض جنسیتی محسوب میشود. با این حال تا کنون هیچ انتقادی از طرف فیفا مطرح نشده است. اگر همه ما خواسته خودمان را مطرح کنیم، فیفا قادر به نادیده گرفتن این وضعیت نخواهد بود فیفا یک مجمع بین المللی است و عده زیادی از زنان در این مجمع حضور دارند که به افکار عمومی اهمیت میدهند لطفا برای درخواست از فیفا جهت پایان دادن به منع حضور زنان به ورزشگاهها این طومار رو امضا کنید Petitioner: My Fundamental Right | Supported by: Equality League
Petition to Federal Bureau of Investigation
F.B.I to investigate the 75,000 missing black women & girls.
Their is a increase of missing older & younger african American girls. According to black American web & activist like Shaun King, Quanell X and D.L. Hugely. This is a growing issue, conspiracies of these women being trafficked are highly reported. No one cares because these are happening in inner city communities. This needs to be looked into asap!
Petition to Charlie Baker, Robert A. DeLeo, Harriette L. Chandler, Karen E. Spilka
Ban Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Massachusetts
Our names are Aisha Yusuf, Hanna Stern, and Mariya Taher, and we each are pleading to the Massachusetts State Legislature to pass a law making it illegal for someone to carry out Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting/Circumcision (FGM/C) on young girls. FGM/C involves removing and damaging healthy and normal female genital tissue on girls, and can cause physical harm including pain, bleeding, shock, tetanus, genital sores, and cause long-lasting psychological harm including sexual disorders, fear of sexual intimacy, nightmares and post-traumatic stress disorder. Mariya - I was born in the United States and now live in Massachusetts, but at the age of seven, I was subjected to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in India. Friends and relatives of mine also living in the United States have undergone FGM/C both here in the United States or in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Australia, and many other countries in the world. Aisha- I got my circumcision when I was five. I know many women who also got it done. Personally, I know people in my community who talk about it as if it’s normal. I was aware of people practicing it behind closed doors but I also know that some people are looking for ways to keep the practice alive here in the States even though it might mean legal action is taken against them. I didn't know my home state, Massachusetts, had no laws against FGM/C until I met Mariya who works with many communities to protect girls against FGM/C. Hanna - I literally stumbled on the subject of female genital mutilation searching for a global health research topic online for a school project. I knew nothing about it and was concerned that others would find it uncomfortable and unrelatable. My teacher told me that was all the more reason to focus on FGM/C. It’s not a cultural issue; it’s not a third-world problem. FGM/C happens all over the world; it is happening in Massachusetts! Regardless of culture and tradition, and despite a lack of intent to cause injury, the end result is girls in MA are being violated and need our protection to safeguard them from FGM/C. Massachusetts is known for its progressive policies in terms of reproductive rights, anti-discrimination laws, and equality issues, yet our state still is in the minority of states that do not ban female genital mutilation or cutting. As FGM/C is nearly always carried out on minors, is a violation of the rights of children, and reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes that constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women, we must protect girls from undergoing FGM/C. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that over half a million girls and women in the United States are at risk. Massachusetts ranks 12th in the nation for at-risk populations with an estimated 14,591 women and girls. Since 2012, the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association has over and over again tried to advocate for a state law criminalizing FGM/C. Yet, still to this day, no law has been put into place. The current bills, S.788, and H.2333, have been sent to committee for study and most likely will not move forward either. All three of us believe in the importance of education and community engagement to help create social change within communities and amongst groups where FGM/C might be happening. To that end, we each have organized and participated in community events to educate our friends and family members about the harms of FGM/C and why it should be abandoned. Yet, despite our efforts, FGM/C continues, often being touted as a religious or cultural practice that is needed to control women’s sexuality. In April 2017, a doctor in Michigan was charged with performing FGM/C on minor girls, highlighting yet again that FGM/C does affect women and girls living in the United States. The doctor claimed FGM/C was a religious requirement and that there were no harmful effects. We three believe that culture and religion should not be an excuse used to sanction harm to girls. We need a bill in Massachusetts that unequivocally reiterates that female genital mutilation/cutting is a form of violence. There are laws against domestic violence and sexual assault. We need a law against FGM/C as well. We three believe our state can do a better job of protecting girls in the Commonwealth by banning FGM/C. You can support us too by signing our petition demanding that legislators make passing a bill banning FGM/C high on their list of priorities. Let’s work together to take a stance against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting! ~ Aisha Yusuf, Hanna Stern, and Mariya Taher
Petition to ., Burger King España
sign this to prove to the girls they should be in the kitchen every day of the week
to inform to the girls that they should be in the kitchen cleaning the house or making the gamer boys some good sandwiches.They are invading our space and they need to get back to their part of the house also known as the kitchen.They always want to do stuff with us but we are always hungry because they are not in the kitchen making our sandwiches. Sometimes we don't care to help but we mostly need our sandwiches with the secret gamer girl formula. Please sign up to help us spread the word across the world.