Petition to Make Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone 209 signatures
Dear Mr Kep Chuktema, We, the undersigned, are acutely concerned about the ongoing eviction issues that communities in Phnom Penh are facing today. Over the past two decades, we have seen more than ten percent of the city's inhabitants displaced from their homes. As land prices have soared, more than 150,000 people have found themselves without a home, many of them coerced and intimidated into leaving, others traumatised by having watched their homes and belongings destroyed by excavators. Forced evictions are a violation of human rights. According to international human rights standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everyone has the right to adequate housing and freedom from forced eviction. Article 44 of the Cambodian Constitution also guarantees that property ownership will be protected, and that any taking of property must only occur where it is in the public interest. Such takings must be in accordance with the law and require "fair and just compensation in advance." In addition, Objective No. 7 of the Millennium Development Goals calls for the number of slum dwellers to be reduced by at least 100 million by 2020. Instead of going down, however, the number of slum dwellers globally is projected to rise by another 700 million by 2020. Evictions in Phnom Penh contribute to this figure. They represent a gross violation of human rights and have widespread social impacts. As one of the region's great capitals, we hope Phnom Penh has a bright future ahead of it. To achieve this future we call on your leadership to bring an end to the practice of eviction which has put an unnecessary stain on the international reputation of the city. We call on you to lead the way. To end the use of eviction in this great city and to usher in a new era of a city that is truly for all. To declare the city an Eviction Free Zone.
Say NO to ACTA 122 signatures
Say NO to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) which has been secretly discussed by over 39 countries, and which is an atempt to our freedom. To get a better idea of the campaign please watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=citzRjwk-sQ
Your signature will help us fight for the rights of women and men who have made personal decisions to add ink or metal to their bodies. We feel that people in the workforce should be judged strictly on the skills and talents they possess rather than the color of the ink in their skin or the piercings that make them stand out as an individual. The Canadian Human Rights Act, section 13 States "The purpose of the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) is to eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted." Let's change this to include tattooed (not deemed offensive to a particular group) and pierced individuals as well. Everyone has the freedom and right to be self expressive, and should not be discriminated against in the workplace for possessing this alternative mindset. In recent studies it has been shows that 1 in every 5 Canadians have tattoos or piercings. This includes teens adults, senior citizens, business professionals, home makers, law enforcement and other extremely diverse demographics from all walks of life. The goal of this petition is to push the development of legislative action AGAINST discrimination of people with tattoos and piercings in the workplace. It is ignorant to believe that people with tattoos and piercings are less professional than anyone else with the same skill level. Thanks for your time
Hugs for Christie Blatchford Campaign 32 signatures
The Hugs4Christie Campaign Official Pledge: On December 10, 2011, National Post Columnist Christie Blatchford declared in her column, "Toronto, City of Sissies," that the men of Toronto are "so frequently in touch with their feminine side they [...] have lost sight of the masculine one," and stated that she is, "just plain sick of hugs, giving and getting, from just about anyone, but particularly man-to-man hugs." Ms. Blatchford also stated that upon seeing a group of young boys hug eachother, she was "mortified and appalled." These are clearly the words of a sad, bitter individual who was not hugged enough as a child. These are the words of someone who just needs a hug. The Pledge: By signing this petition, I pledge that: (1) If I encounter Christie Blatchford in person, I will promptly ask her in a polite and warm manner if she would like a hug. If she says yes, I will hug her like she is my own mother (or other close loved one). (2) I will help get the message out about this important humanitarian campaign through social media and by telling my friends. (3) I will continue to set a positive example for others like Christie by continuing to hug my friends of both genders in public. TWITTER: #hugs4christie EMAIL: email@example.com
Make UWS Fairtrade 23 signatures
The Aim To make the University of Western Sydney one of the Universities in Australia to stock Fairtrade products in the shop on campus; Focusing on Fairtrade chocolate. How would Fairtrade Products benefit the University of Western Sydney? The University of Western Sydney has values of accountability, responsibility, and equality. However the University does not show these values through the shops on campus. Fairtrade products holds to the values of the university also enabling that the farmers and workers which create the chocolates we love to eat receive a healthy wage, job security, better working conditions and sustainability. What is Fairtrade? Fair trade is an association which is about fair prices for trade which normally discriminates the weakest and poorest within developing countries. Buying Fairtrade products means knowing that the farmers and workers in developing countries have a sustainable lifestyle, and healthy, better working conditions which are otherwise not provided. What you can do? Very often we feel as though an issue is too big. Well this issue isnâ€™t. Weâ€™re not asking you to boycott your favourite chocolate. What we are asking is for a name and an e-mail that we can show the university we have support from students, teachers and staff from the university. If you have time check out these sites for more information http://www.fta.org.au/about http://stopthetraffik.org.au/
STOP THE HOLLYWOOD MAKING MOVIE OF MAGGIE THATCHER 17 signatures
THE MAKING OF A MOVIE ABOUT A WOMEN WHO IS SO EVIL,IS HUMILIATING TO THE PEOPLE OF NORTH IRELAND AND TO ALL IRISH.SHE IS A MURDERER OF THE INNOCENT AND SHOULD HAVE STOOD TRIAL YEARS AGO FOR INHUMANE TREATMENT AND TORTURE..THIS MOVIE IS FULL OF LIES,,SHE DOES NOT DESERVE THE RECOGNITION AS A WONDERFUL WOMEN,SHE IS AS EVIL AS THEY COME..
Stop Rohingya Invasion into Burma 6 signatures
The term Rohingya was coined by Islamic extremists during 1950s to islamize Burma during its turmoil after independence. Since the colonial time, there were many attempts by Islamists to secede Burma especially in the western part which had been flooded with illegal immigration of Muslims. There were numerous incidents in which native Buddhists Rakhine villages and people were destroyed. During 1980s and 90s, Rohingya organizations became powerful with the aids from the Arab Islamists and Bengali Islamists' man-power. At the same time, Burma has been facing great difficulty and it is the right moment for the Rohingya invaders to jihad Burma and finish its existing cultures especially the Buddhism. That is the reason why they are propagating Rohingya in full force to be an ethnicity of Burma so that it can become a Trojan Horse and terminate its native people and their cultures inside out. Thousands of Bengali-Rohingya fought with Talibans against US and their grand plan to make Burma an Islamic state has been exposed publicly from the records seized by international forces. They are stopped now for a while but if we are naive and ignorant about their ongoing threat, Burma will be just another Afghanistan where forgotten Buddhist Holocaust is gravely reminding us. Therefore, we must make the right effort now to stop this disaster and the following is our request for that matter: Government of Myanmar should step up its effort to prevent the dangers facing by its native people and ethnicities from Rohingya invasion; International governments should launch investigative bodies to find out the Rohingya organizations which have links with terrorism and save Burma from breaking into Islamic state; And, many democratic forces of Burma are caught up with the looming threat from these extremists unaware and unguarded and thus this great threat should be studied deeply and broadly for the future democracy of Burma. Finally, we have gratitude on all people regardless of their origins in fighting the terrorism which will doom the humanity. Thanks for your signing up in the following form for the above causes. As this is a battle of moral value, please don't post comments with the tone of racism or ethnocentrism otherwise they will be edited.
Stop police brutality at occupy protests 5 signatures
I am petitioning the police brutality at the occupy protests. People are getting hurt for using their first amendment rights. Even if you are not an avid supporter of these protests, this petition can help you. If you ever go to a protest, there may end up being police brutality for no reason. We need to pass this petition around so that heads of the police can see that this is a big problem. Despite the videos of it happening on youtube, hundreds of them, police are still not respecting our rights. Thank you, I know we need to change this.
Seek Justice for Actively Involved Parents 5 signatures
Amend Arkansas Family Law & Others Stateâ€™s Similar to It This petition is for the parents who play an active and vital role in their child or childrenâ€™s lives. Unfortunately, for unmarried parents, the laws currently in place in Arkansas and states like it presumably assign one parent to be a â€ścustodial parentâ€ť and the other as a â€śnoncustodial parentâ€ť, without making a reasonable assessment to determining whether this is the best decision to make in regards to the child or children. Therefore, this injustice causes an inequality for parents who are present in their child or childrenâ€™s live by way of multiple levels of support. The laws possibly do this because traditionally one parent is the breadwinner while the other raises the child or children, but times change, and with the change of times comes a need for change of laws. Not all laws from yesteryear are applicable to today and the future, and that is why this petition urges lawmakers to revise statues such as â€śArkansas Code of 1987 Title 9: Family Law (Subtitle 2: Domestic Relations).â€ť to reflect the 21st century. If both parents play an equal role, then both parents should have equal parenting rights protected by the law, which leads this discussion to the concept of shared parenting. Shared parenting refers to a collective agreement in child custody in which the care of the children is equal or substantially shared between the biological parents. More and more parents today are moving away from the traditional custody agreements that consist of a â€ścustodial parentâ€ť and â€śnoncustodial parentâ€ť. Instead, they are opting for shared parenting. In a shared (or joint) parenting agreement, both parents have almost equal physical custodial time with their children. Moreover, both parents are responsible for making the important decisions in their child's life. Shared parenting is a valiant attempt by both parents to be involved in their child's life for the benefit of the child. Shared parenting heavily involves both parents and does not mean that one parent has the kids almost all of the time with occasional visits to the other parent. This type of parenting is one of the best ways for unmarried parents to work together in the best interest of their child or children, especially when both parents are truly active in their child or childrenâ€™s lives. Having both parents in a childâ€™s life as true equals is in the best interest of the child. Out with the â€śCustodial/Noncustodialâ€ť and in with â€śEqual, Fair, and Balanced Parentingâ€ť. Shared parenting is more effective than Â¾ parenting from one parent and Â¼ parenting from the other and vice-versa. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule when one parent is inactive or significantly less active in a childâ€™s life. Shared parenting is great if both parents do it! Although, there has been a dark past of have the experience of one parent not being in their lives as much as they should or at times not being in their lives period. Those individuals most definitely do not need or deserve same rights as a true parent who is there day in and day out and actively present in their childâ€™s life. Individuals who are not mature enough to be responsible parents make it difficult for those who are. This cause some of them fight back through use of the court system, but can end up being futile because the burden of proving that the other parent is â€śunfitâ€ť is left up to them to substantiate although the point of â€śfitâ€ť or â€śunfitâ€ť is not necessarily an issue. A hardworking parent who has a major part in their childâ€™s life should not have to resort to such madness only to possibly secure their rights as a parent. The law should be in the best interest of the child, and having both parents in a childâ€™s life as true equals when both play pivotal roles in the childâ€™s life is in the best interest of the child. In conclusion, please fight for equal parental rights for both parents in Arkansas, regardless of marital status. Contact your state and federal legislatures today to amend laws such as Arkansas Code of 1987 Title 9: Family Law (Subtitle 2: Domestic Relations) and others. For those looking to make a positive change in a childâ€™s life, please visit www.WalterWashington.com. Also, please email any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. If lawmakers are unwilling to fulfill the requests of this petition, then they at the least can insert a clause that requires the courts to review each case and situation individually. Thank you for your time and review of this petition.
Yousef Nadarkhani 4 signatures
Yousef Nadarkhani is a Christian pastor under sentence of the death in Iran for his beliefs. The Iranian constitution, Article 23, guarantees no one may be "reprimanded simply because of having a certain belief". Also, if your willing, please email the Iranian Embassy at http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=88&ea.campaign.id=12209.
Sence woman can wear pants, I think it's only right for men to wear dresses and skirts
Stacy Aragon a voice for missing adults 3 signatures
We need more resources to help find missing adults, just as we have for missing children. The missing adult's are someone's CHILD.
Battle Against Racism 3 signatures
Racism is a problem that's growing each day. it has drastic results such as damaged self-esteem and suicide. On a larger scale,it can lead to riots and wars. We have already seen examples of race riots in 2001. Racism is a serious issue and shouldn't be taken lightly. We've all faced racism at some point in life. Whether we know if it's racism is one thing,but knowing what racism is and being a victim over and over again is just wrong. I am trying to reduce racism by informing the public about the consequences of racism. Racism should NOT be tolerated.If u agree with me, please sign below. Thank you for your support :)
All Human Is Right 2 signatures
*All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. *Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. *No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. *Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT 2 signatures
We the undersigned do declare in this petition that public and subsidized housing is a human right and must be saved; that public and subsidized housing must not be privitized, but remain permanently public; and the rights of all subsidized housing individuals including public housing residents, section 8 and housing choice voucher holders, mutlifamily dwellers, assisted housing voucher holders, etc. will be faithfully safeguarded and continuously protected.
Stop racism in office 2 signatures
I propose that every member that holds a public office, As well as every member of all law enforcement agencies (Including C.I.A., F.B.I., T.S.A., D.E.A, And A.T.F) summit to a mandatory polygraph tests, And in depth interviews by three separate impartial parties to affirm 1: They have taken the best actions to protect and serve the American people. 2: That they harbor no prejudice towards other races, sexes, creeds, or preferences in sexuality. If tests, and interviews show that they did not take the best actions to protect and serve the American people, Or they do harbor prejudice, Then I also propose they should be removed from their positions without any compensation. Further more, I propose that they same tests be given to any person/persons that run for any office, And any person/persons considered for employment by any branch of the government.
Restore funding to the Center for Economic Progress 1 signatures
The Center for Economic Progress has learned that the City of Chicago has proposed cutting its support of CEP from $450,000 to as little as $250,000 due to reductions in funding by the Office of Budget and Management. This possible 45% cut will dramatically impact CEP's ability to help low-income working families throughout Chicago achieve financial self-sufficiency and contribute to the vitality of the City of Chicago. Without support from the Mayor and the Office of Budget and Management, CEP will have to eliminate or drastically cut back services in 2012, putting thousands of city residents at financial risk. The proposed cut in funding will mean closing two neighborhood sites and reducing services at all sites. As a result, CEP anticipates that a minimum of 5,400 Chicago residents will not be served and $10.8 million of refunds will be at risk. We the undersigned call on the City of Chicago to restore funding to the Center for Economic Progress, to ensure that CEP continues to provide free, year-round tax and financial services to low-income working families.
Ã…terinfÃ¶r Sista LÃ¤nken 1 signatures
Vi vill att regering och riksdag Ã¥terinfÃ¶r regeln om "sista lÃ¤nken" i lagen. Vi vill ocksÃ¥ att man slopar regeln om "hushÃ¥llsgemenskap" eftersom familjebegreppet Ã¤r mycket vidare i mÃ¥nga andra kulturer Ã¤n vÃ¥r egen. Barnen fÃ¶rvÃ¤ntas att ta hand om sina fÃ¶rÃ¤ldrar pÃ¥ Ã¥lderns hÃ¶st Ã¤ven om de inte alltid delar hushÃ¥ll. Vi anser inte att detta bÃ¶r leda till nÃ¥gra stÃ¶rre kostnader fÃ¶r det svenska samhÃ¤llet. I vart fall inte sÃ¥ stora kostnader att vi har rÃ¤tt att bÃ¶rja tumma pÃ¥ vÃ¥rt samvete och bÃ¶rja rÃ¤kna mÃ¤nniskoliv i kronor och Ã¶ren.
Stop Mining Militias in the Philippines 1 signatures
The President of the Philippines must be a fan of James Cameron's movie Avatar, because he is turning the fictional world of Pandora into a reality. On October 12, 2011, he approved a military proposal to allow privately-owned mining companies (including Canadian companies) to form and fund militias that will be trained by the Philippine army. These hired militias supposedly protect mining companies, but militias in the Philippines have a history of targeting civilians, indigenous peoples, and environmentalists. Six anti-mining advocates have already been killed this year, and 33 environmentalists have been killed since 2001. None of these cases have been resolved to date. The most recent victim was Fr. Fausto Tentorio, an Italian missionary who advocated for indigenous people as they faced violations of their rights by mining companies. He was murdered on October 17th. Please sign this petition, addressed to President Aquino, calling for the immediate repeal of this law!
How many caf does it take to change a lightbulb 1 signatures
caf tried to tell me that all glass domes are not alike but how many cafs does it take to change a lightbulb?