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Women's Rights

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Petition to United Nations

Pass the United Nations Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights Resolution

In 2016, we changed America when the Change.org community successfully petitioned the United States Congress to pass the Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights. Together, we codified civil rights for 25 million rape survivors in America. Now I’m asking you to take this movement global.  Sexual violence is a universal issue that demands international recognition. In fact, 1.3 billion people are sexual assault survivors. The United Nations (UN) was founded to protect the equality of all people, regardless of who they are or where they live. Yet, the UN General Assembly has never passed a resolution focused solely on sexual violence. At Rise, we believe justice should not depend on geography. Basic protections against sexual violence and access to justice should be available to everyone, no matter their gender, age, nationality or citizenship. Around the world, protesters are marching to demand recognition and justice for survivors who are denied basic rights and access to justice. Countries are actively reforming sexual violence legislation to improve survivors’ access to justice. This represents a growing global consensus that survivors of sexual violence deserve certain basic rights. For the first time in history, an UNGA Sexual Violence Survivors’ Rights Resolution would enshrine that survivors’ rights are fundamental human rights: With the passage of this United Nations resolution, we will bear witness to all survivors in their pursuit of justice, guaranteeing basic civil rights protections and absolving them of any custom, tradition or religious consideration that may delay or diminish this pursuit. But we need your help. Many of these member states have constitutional petition laws in place requiring their governments to review all petitions. With your signatures and support, we can bring our Survivors’ Bill of Rights into the conversation and begin the work to ensure justice does not depend on geography. Please sign this petition and demand the leader of your member nation take appropriate steps to review the plight of sexual violence and the injustice survivors face. Thank You. Amanda Nguyen

Amanda Nguyen
253,577 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Donald J. Trump, Zalmay Khalilzad

Tell the U.S.: Afghan women’s rights must be guaranteed alongside peace with the Taliban

My name is Nahid Fattahi, I’m a woman who fights for other women’s rights. A woman who loves to learn. A woman who has prominent laugh lines on her face. Yet, I lost years of my childhood. I did not attend school from 7th to 11th grade. I know what it’s like to not have freedom. I know what it’s like to not being able to go to school. I know what’s it like to be marginalized and traumatized because of my gender.  I was an Afghan child bride, and I am deeply worried that unless the global community comes together, the lives of so many women in Afghanistan will be at risk.  Since the official fall of the Taliban, Afghan women have made so much progress and have been both empowered and free. Afghan women want their freedom to be guaranteed and sustained alongside peace with the Taliban.  That’s why I’m asking for your signature today, demanding that U.S. leaders don’t sacrifice the rights and lives of women in any peace deal with the Taliban.  The people of Afghanistan are yearning for peace, as the war in Afghanistan continues destroying lives due to the direct consequences of violence and the war-induced breakdown of public health, security, and infrastructure. But peace with the Taliban can’t come at women’s expense. Peace with the Taliban must not conclude until the peace agreements are backed by measurable indicators ensuring women will have access to education, mobility, healthcare, and justice.  The peace agreement must explicitly guarantee the following:  All girls and women will be allowed education in schools and universities exactly as is currently in the big cities of Afghanistan. Including having the freedom to participate in student exchange programs, and other scholarship and fellowship opportunities Universities will not be segregated  Women will have political participation freedom: Right to vote and hold office At least 27% of parliamentarian seats must go to women. Women will have the freedom to work anywhere they desire without having to have permission of a male guardian  Women will have the freedom to travel anywhere they desire without having to have permission of a male guardian  Women must continue to be a part of the mass media and entertainment industry.  Freedom of the press and freedom of speech must be continued As a survivor of child marriage, I advocate for having legal frameworks to protect girls and women from violence. The Elimination of Violence Against Women Law (EVAW law) is very vulnerable and susceptible to compromise in the peace process. The Afghan women need a guarantee that their rights will not be negotiated with the Taliban. The EVAW law of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan enacting by a Presidential decree must be safeguarded. Stand with us, the women of Afghanistan, and ask President Trump, and the American government to work with us to make sure that Afghanistan’s peace that we desperately need can be achieved and sustained alongside our human rights.  Please sign my petition to make sure Afghan women’s rights are guaranteed and sustained alongside the potential peace with the Taliban.  #AfghanWomenRights

Nahid Fattahi
39,822 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Carl Heastie, Brian Kolb, Donald J. Trump

Impeach governor Quomo

The great State of New York has been compromised. Some liberal extremis have stolen elections usurping the power of the people. Governor Cuomo is one of those such liberal extremist. He has taken it upon himself to champion so many pieces of legislation and taken actions that are in direct conflict with the will of the American people and the citizens of the State of New York. This latest bill which legalizes late term abortion is categorically against the very essence of the will of New York. It is illegal to have a death sentence in New York, however it is now perfectly legal to take the life of those who are least able to defend themselves.This is all done to benefit big pharmaceutical companies who take advantage of these little babies in order to harvest their organs and other tissue for vaccines, and other other activities that disregard life and health. This is a most grievous and heinous act.I believe that we must petition to have governor Cuomo impeached and removed from office. We the people of New York implore the state assembly to move forward with impeachment proceedings, and in parallel effort we submit a formal request to president trump to remove governor cuomo from office.  Again, it has been proven time and again that children in the womb are alive. They are alive from the very conception of LIFE! These babies feel pain and we have now made it legal for the one and only memory they have to be of fear and hate. Let us come together, and remove this tyrant from office! Thank you, God-bless America and God-bless the State of New York.

Andre Barnett
4,524 supporters