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Front Line"Social Workers" in the Province of Ontario presently have no registration requirements. Anyone who holds a degree in Social Work may be employed as a social worker, without a license.
If the Ontarion College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers were to have Mandatory Registration of front line" social workers", it would hold "social workers" accountable for their actions in the scope of their employment as a social worker.
By registering "social workers", members of the public would not only be able to hold social workers accountable for their actions, but there would be remedies available to the public when a social worker acts unethically.
By registering "social workers" in the Province it will ensure that Social Workers, follow the Social Work code of ethics, and will eliminate social workers whom do not conduct their work in an ethical manner.
Section 46.(2) of the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 199 S.O. 1998, CHAPTER 31(referred to as the Act) which states:
46.(2) No person except a registered social worker shall represent or hold out expressly or by implication that he or she is a social worker or a registered social worker. 1998, c. 31, s. 46 (2).
If it does not say RSW on the their card.... they are not registered with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. "Family Service Workers/Child Protect Workers" are engaging themselves in the practice of social work contrary to the intent of Provincial legislation which was to regulate the practice of social work and to protect the public from unqualified and unregulated persons from engaging in the practice of social work.
Hi all i hope you will help me with this my 11 year old son went on Omegle today (04/10/12) at 7:30pm BST and saw some very inappropriate behavior.
I want to get this site banned as it has no age restriction no log in details and anyone can use it.
Thirty-First Amendment of the Constitution
PROPOSED NEW ARTICLE 42A
1.The State recognises and affirms the natural and imprescriptible rights of all children and shall, as far as practicable, by its laws protect and vindicate those rights.
2.1° In exceptional cases, where the parents, regardless of their marital status, fail in their duty towards their children to such extent that the safety or welfare of any of their children is likely to be prejudicially affected, the State as guardian of the common good shall, by proportionate means as provided by law, endeavour to supply the place of the parents, but always with due regard for the natural and imprescriptible rights of the child.
2° Provision shall be made by law for the adoption of any child where the parents have failed for such a period of time as may be prescribed by law in their duty towards the child and where the best interests of the child so require.
3.Provision shall be made by law for the voluntary placement for adoption and the adoption of any child.
4.1° Provision shall be made by law that in the resolution of all proceedings-
i) brought by the State, as guardian of the common good, for the purpose of preventing the safety and welfare of any child from being prejudicially affected, or
ii) concerning the adoption, guardianship or custody of, or access to, any child, the best interests of the child shall be the paramount consideration.
2° Provision shall be made by law for securing, as far as practicable, that in all proceedings referred to in subsection 1° of this section in respect of any child who is capable of forming his or her own views, the views of the child shall be ascertained and given due weight having regard to the age and maturity of the child.
THIRTY-FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION
(CHILDREN) BILL 2012
Purpose of the Bill
The Programme for Government committed to holding a
Referendum to amend the Constitution in respect of children. The
proposed introduction of dedicated provisions for children is in line
with the recommendations of many experts over the years, including
the report of the Joint Committee on the Constitutional Amendment
on Children (2010) and the report of the All Party Oireachtas
Committee on the Constitution (2006).
The purpose of the Thirty-first Amendment of the Constitution
(Children) Bill 2012 is to expressly recognise children in their own
right within the Constitution. Dedicated provisions in our
Constitution will give children special protection having regard to
their young age and their potential vulnerability.
The provisions contained in the Bill will strongly affirm each
individual child’s inherent rights. The Bill will enshrine and give
firmer recognition to the protection of children under the
Constitution while continuing to respect and preserve the rights of
the family as set out in the existing Article 41. Article 41 which gives
special recognition to the family will be retained in full.
The main features of the Bill will provide for—
— the strengthening of protections for all children and the
provision of express rights;
— greater clarity in the State’s role in protecting children where
parents are failing;
— the making of laws regarding adoption where the parents of a
child have either failed in their duty towards that child or wish
to voluntarily place the child for adoption;
— the making of laws regarding consideration of the best interests
of the child and the views of the child in proceedings brought
by the State to protect any child or proceedings concerning
adoption, guardianship, custody of or access to any child; and
— no discrimination between children based upon the marital
status of their parents when it comes to child care proceedings,
family law proceedings, access to adoption and consideration
of their best interests and views.
Provisions of the Bill
A new Article 42A is to be inserted as a new Article after
The Bill provides for the repeal of Article 42.5 of the Constitution.
Article 42.5 provides that the State may, in exceptional
circumstances, by appropriate means supply the place of parents
when those parents for physical or moral reasons have failed in their
duty towards their child. The Bill re-words Article 42.5 and places it
within the new Article 42A. In the revised language, the focus is on
the safety and welfare of children which is not currently referenced
in the existing Article 42.5.
Section 1 provides for the repeal of Article 42.5 of the Constitution
and the insertion of a new Article 42A after Article 42.
Section 2 states that the amendment of the Constitution effected
by this Act shall be called the Thirty-first Amendment of the
Constitution and that the Act may be cited as the Thirty-first
Amendment of the Constitution (Children) Act 2012.
The Schedule contains the proposed text of the new Article 42A
to be inserted after Article 42.
Department of Children and Youth Affairs,
Samin Ehsani sentenced to 5 years in prison.
Samin Ehsani ( ثمین احسانی ), a Bahai activist for children’s rights, has been sentenced to five years in prison. The trial was held on June 10, and the sentence was announced to her lawyer in recent days.
She was charged with propaganda against the regime, acts against national security, and de facto membership of the Bahai community. She engaged in teaching and assisting Afghan children who had been excluded from education. She was detained on August 17, 2011, in relation to some problems with her passport, and taken to Evin Prison in Tehran.
Following that, security agents searched her home and seized her personal effects, computer, and items relating to the Bahai Faith. She was held for one month, before being released on bail of 175 million tumans (113,000 euros, $US142,000).
No jail time for boy in Bahrain accused of protesting
CNN July 5, 2012
A preteen arrested and accused of protesting in Bahrain will not get jail time, authorities said Thursday.
The verdict ends the case that had elicited criticism from activists angered that authorities would target an 11-year-old boy.
Police arrested Ali Hasan on May 14 and accused him of participating in an "illegal gathering" with about a dozen others, according to the Persian Gulf kingdom's information office.
On Thursday, a judge said the 11-year-old was free to go home with his family and would not face detention, according to Luma Bashmi, spokeswoman for the president's office.
The boy will be under observation for the next year and be visited by a social worker every six months, Bashmi said.
UPDATE 20 June 2012
Bahraini boy, 11, charged with helping protesters
Ali Hasan faces up to three years in jail if convicted as authorities refuse to believe he was merely playing in the street
Prosecutors in Bahrain have charged an 11-year-old boy with taking part in an illegal gathering, which could see him sent to jail.
Ali Hasan, a primary school pupil from the capital's suburban area of Bilad al-Qadeem, was picked up by security officials from his neighbourhood on accusations that he helped protesters block a street with rubbish containers and wood during anti-government demonstrations in the area last month. He subsequently spent nearly a month in a juvenile detention centre before being released last week to await trial.
Ali told the Guardian he was merely playing with friends in the street and had nothing to do with the protests.
"The verdict will be issued on 5 July," said Ali's lawyer, Shahzalan Khamees, who defended him at the juvenile criminal court in Manama on Wednesday. "They charged him with illegal gathering that has a few weeks up to three years imprisonment as punishment under the country's law." Ali was accompanied to court by his father, Jasem Hasan.
Khamees described Ali as a "political prisoner" and said: "Ali was scared in the court. He didn't want to go back to jail again, he hated his time in custody." She added: "It's a shame that the authorities in the country are putting its children in jail instead of protecting them.
"Young people in Bahrain are all watching Ali's case with much distress, they want to know what will happen to him, they don't want to experience the same fate."
Khamees said that Ali was not the only child to be arrested in connection with the 15 months of protest against the Khalifa dynasty, a Sunni minority ruling over Bahrain's Shia majority since its independence.
Bahraini officials said that the country's chief of public security, major general Tariq al-Hassan, had ordered an official investigation into Ali's arrest and had found that he "was arrested for blocking a crowded main road on three separate occasions in the course of one afternoon".
An official statement given to the Guardian by the Bahraini embassy in London said: "When he was arrested he told police that he had been paid 3 Bahrain dinars [£5] to commit the illegal acts."
It denied that Ali had attended a criminal court, saying "there are no trials in the juvenile court" and that "a judge makes a decision after hearing from the child, their lawyer, a social worker, and the prosecuting attorney".
The statement went on: "The judge's decision is based on what is best for the child. The notion of punishment does not enter the equation."
In a letter to the Guardian – provided through the embassy – in response to Ali's interview, Hassan said: "Being taken into police detention in these circumstances equates, in UK terms, to being taken to a place of safety. What Ali was doing was putting himself and others in danger."
In response to the widespread demonstrations in recent months, Bahraini rulers have launched a campaign of prosecution against human rights activists and even doctors and nurses accused of helping protesters.
Activists including Amnesty International have expressed concerns about Ali who they said has been tried on "spurious charges".
"This case shows the excessive means the Bahraini authorities have resorted to in order to crush protest. I hope they will see sense and drop all the charges against Ali Hasan," said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty's deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa programme.
UPDATE 19 June 2012
Bahrain puts boy aged 11 on trial for alleged role in roadblock protest
Ali Hasan says he was just playing in the street when he was arrested.
He was 'forced' to confess and was detained in jail
At a time when most 11-year-old boys are looking forward to the school holidays, Ali Hasan is preparing for his trial.
On Wednesday morning the primary school pupil from suburban Manama will stand in a Bahrain court and listen as the case against him is spelt out. The prosecution case: that Ali helped protesters block a street with rubbish containers and wood during demonstrations last month. Ali's defence: that he's a child who was just playing with friends in the street.
"On the day before I was arrested there was some fighting in the streets near my house between the demonstrators and the police," Ali told the Guardian by phone from his home in the Bilad al-Qadeem suburb. "The demonstrators had blocked the street by setting fire to tyres and using containers in which people dispose of their rubbish.
"The day after this I went to the street with two of my friends to play. It was around 3pm. While we were playing there, some police forces came towards us which made us panic. My friends managed to run away … but I was so scared by the guns they were carrying that I couldn't move … and I was arrested."
Bahrain's rulers have proved ruthless in the cases they have pursued against those accused of involvement in 15 months of protests against the Khalifa dynasty, with prosecutions against doctors, nurses and rights activists. Ali Hasan's case marks a new precedent in the legal crackdown against civil society. He is believed to be the youngest Bahraini to stand trial in connection with the uprising.
Ali has already spent weeks in jail before he was bailed last week, and even sat his exams in prison. After his arrest he was taken to various police stations where he said he was forced to confess to taking part in anti-government demonstrations. "I was crying all the time. I told them I'd confess to anything to go back home," he said.
Ali's father, Jasem Hasan, a car parts dealer, said his son was taken back to the detention centre the day after his arrest.
"I was abroad at the time and when I called Ali's mother was only crying. She was crying for all the time Ali was in prison," he said.
In jail Ali spent a month in a room with three other children and was made to clean the centre. "We would wake up early in the morning for breakfast, usually around 6.30, and then I had to do some job," he said. "The first day in jail was horrible. I cried all the time but I became friends with the other boys there and we could play for four hours every day – but had to spend all our other time in a locked room." Describing the centre, he said: "It's like putting a bear in a box, I felt just like that. I never want to go back to that place again."
Bahrain's chief prosecutor for those under 18, Noura Al-Khalifa, has said that Ali was detained while blocking the street and Bahraini information officials have alleged that Ali was participating in an "illegal gathering" along with other protesters. Ali's father said the allegations were lies. "They claimed that my son had accepted money in exchange for setting fire to tyres and blocking the road," he said. "I don't say I'm a rich person but I make enough money and my son doesn't need to go in streets looking for money. I always give enough money to him."
Ali's lawyer, Mohsen al-Alawi, said the boy was nothing to do with the demonstrations. "Ali was not a political activist or a demonstrator. He was only playing games like all other children of his age."
Human Rights Watch has expressed concerns about Ali's case. "He was not accompanied by a lawyer during his questioning," said HRW's Mariwan Hama-Saeed. "It seems the only evidence used against him is his own confession and the testimony of a police officer."
The UK and US governments have been criticised for maintaining close relations with the Bahraini leadership, and failing to address human rights abuses in an uprising that has left scores dead. The Foreign Office minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, who visited Bahrain last week, encouraged further reform in the country, saying that it was "clear there is much more to do".
Burt said: "While the Bahraini government has made some good progress on the recommendations of the Bahrain independent commission of inquiry (BICI), we are clear there is much more to do. Bringing about sustained, comprehensive reform will take time, but the government should build on the steps they have taken and ensure that BICI recommendations are implemented quickly and in full, including where they relate to human rights.
"We stand ready to assist Bahrain as it tackles the challenges ahead, including help with reform of the judicial system, promoting human rights training in the police and other government services, and reducing sectarian tension through reconciliation."
The Foreign Office did not respond to the Guardian's request for comments on Ali Hasan's case at the time of publication.
Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa programme at Amnesty International, said: "Arresting an 11-year-old boy, interrogating him for hours without a lawyer before trying him on spurious charges shows a jaw-dropping lack of respect for his rights."
She added that such treatment was completely out of step with international standards, or even Bahrain's own penal code. "This case shows the excessive means the Bahraini authorities have resorted to in order to crush protest. I hope they will see sense and drop all the charges against Ali Hassan."
Boy, 11, detained in Bahrain crackdown, rights groups say
By the CNN Wire Staff June 10, 2012
An 11-year-old boy has been detained by Bahraini authorities for participating in what the government calls an "illegal gathering," an arrest that human rights groups say comes amid the country's continued crackdown on anti-government protesters.
Rights groups on Saturday demanded the release of the boy, Ali Hasan, following news that Bahrain's Juvenile Court ordered the youth moved from a jail to a juvenile detention facility.
Hasan was arrested on May 14 by Bahraini authorities for allegedly participating in an "illegal gathering" with about a dozen others, the Bahrain International Affairs Authority, the kingdom's information office.
But an attorney for Hasan's family disputes the government account, saying the boy was playing with two other children in the street when he was stopped by police.
The attorney, Shahzalan Khamees, said that police stopped Hasan and two other boys, who managed to run away. Khamees said Hasan claims the police threatened to shoot him with a pellet gun if he ran.
The boy, according to Khamees, was then detained for questioning.
The Bahrain Rehabilitation and Anti-Violence Organization, an Ireland-based rights group, demanded Hasan's immediate release.
There are a "growing number of children detained for investigation in security cases," the group said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights expressed concern about the government's targeting of children under the age of 15 in its crackdown.
The rights group said Hasan, who they claim is 11, was the youngest detainee in Bahrain's prison system. The government did not immediately respond to the allegation.
Bahrain has been heavily criticized by rights groups for its crackdown on anti-government protests that began February 14, 2011, in Bahrain -- spurred by popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.
But the protests failed to gain the traction of other Arab Spring uprisings following a crackdown in February and then again in mid-March by Bahraini authorities -- backed by troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Demonstrators and Bahraini authorities have continued to clash, with the opposition accusing the government of being heavy handed in its crackdown on protests.
In November, Bahrain's Independent Commission of Inquiry issued a report highly critical of the crackdown.
The commission, set up by the king, concluded that police had used excessive force and torture during last year's crackdown on protests. The report recommended reforms to the country's law and better training of its security forces.
Justice secretary Ken Clarke should step down from his role. His bizarre ideas and notions are putting our children at risk from sexual predators.
THOUSANDS of child sex beasts will be able to hide their horrific crimes under plans put forward by Ken Clarke.
The soft-touch Justice Secretary wants to change the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act to let more serious criminals wipe the slate clean.
Anyone jailed for between 30 months and four years will have their offences struck from their criminal record after seven years.
Those currently jailed for more than 30 months have it on their record until they die. It means they have to alert potential employers when they apply for a job.
Figures seen by The Sun show if Mr Clarke's measures had been in place between 2000 and 2010, 3,794 child sex beasts would have been able to take advantage of it.
It would also have helped 11,684 violent criminals and nearly 1,000 other sex attackers.
Labour, who uncovered the figures, have vowed to fight the controversial change.
Shadow justice minister Andy Slaughter said: "It is proportionate that once non-violent offenders have served their time and kept on the straight and narrow for a few years, they should be redeemed in the eyes of the law and society.
"But Ken Clarke has continually shown he has no idea about public safety and how to deal with dangerous offenders."
Campaigners last night voiced their concerns at the reforms.
Jim Maddan, chairman of the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network, said: "Everybody has the right to have a fresh start.
"But there comes a time when the public needs protecting, particularly when they have committed these types of offences. It would be wrong for employers not to know about who they are employing, particularly if a job gives access to people's homes."
A Ministry of Justice spokesman insisted public protection was "top priority".
He added: "Anyone applying to work with children and vulnerable people will always have to declare any convictions.
"Anyone who receives more than four years will have to reveal their record to employers.Other offenders will have to declare their record for up to seven years after their sentence ends."
This is wrong we have a right to protect our children and you Mr Clarke are putting them in danger and stopping us from doing our jobs. we are sick of sexual predators having more rights than the victim. NO MORE!
Three former U.S. Presidents have denied children their basic human rights, and Obama will too unless we demand action. The CRC, The Convention on The Rights of the Child, is an international treaty that has been ratiﬁed by every country on Earth except the U.S. and Somalia. The CRC can change childrenʼs lives by ﬁnally giving our children their basic human rights.
These two children are paying for this:
Cristian Fernandez is a 12-year-old boy who faces life in prison. http://www.change.org/petitions/reverse-decision-to-try-12-yo-cristian-fernandez-as-an-adult
This 6 year old Texan boy was hospitalized after a school paddling. http://weatherforddemocrat.com/local/x980632247/School-parent-OK-with-paddling
Thousands of children in America suffer in similar ways! But Obama has the power to stop this by ratifying the CRC!
What does the CRC guarantee American children?
•The right to play.
•The right to be safe.
•The right to practice the religion of their choice.
•The right to an education without physical punishment.
•The right to be tried as a child, and not sentenced to life in prison without parole.
In 1995, President Clinton signed the CRC, but he didnʼt send it to the Senate. It is time for our President to take real action. Obama says heʼs committed to improving the lives of our children. He says he values their well-being. He says itʼs an embarrassment that the U.S hasn't ratiﬁed the CRC.
Enough talk, Mr. President. It’s time for action!
Over 200 non-proﬁts support the CRC, yet a small group of people are afraid of children having rights. They think parents should have 'fundamental rightsʼ over their children, to include the fundamental right to be criminally negligent parents.
. Here are a few of the crimes that will start to disappear:
. Child beatings occur in schools in 19 states more than 200,000 times a year.
. Approximately 6 million cases of child abuse go unreported annually.
. At least 200,000 children are sexually trafﬁcked across the U.S. annually.
. The U.S. is the only country on earth to imprison children for life without parole.
. America is the worst offender of child abuse in the Industrialized World.
It is time to end the hypocrisy, and give children their rights. It is time for our President to do the right thing.
Please also sign the petition on change.org: http://www.change.org/petitions/president-obama-end-mistreatment-of-american-children-ratify-the-crc
For more information about...
Imprisoning children for life:
Take a Stand for the End of child abuse: rainbirdfoundation.org/takeastand
There are too many lies and corrupt courts in the world, the courts need to be open so we can see that justice is done properly like the criminal courts, as child abuse should been seen as criminal and not only judge but jury and then they would be a fair hearing part of our human rights as children are taken away from loving familys and this causes more abuse to children.
John Bowbly child psychologist stated it will do more harm than good if a child and mother is separated, research shows children in care are more likely to end up criminals themselves and ASBO.
Ariana-Leilani is only 9 years old and very sick. She is a dual German - American citizen currently lives in the USA. She urgently needs proper medicine, treatment and full independent medical investigation for her Severe Chronic Neutropenia. Without it, she could die. Learn more at Save Ariana-Leilani.
Sign this petition to urge President Obama and Chancellor Merkel to turn their words into action to protect Ariana-Leilani and other children like her. An international coalition is actively advocating to save Ariana-Leilani's life.
Please sign to add your voice and show the growing worldwide support for Ariana-Leilani and for other children who could have avoided death, but no longer have a voice because they did not get the proper medicine or medical treatment.
Many children sit in FOSTERCARE unjustly. Family members and family friends are being denied custody of the children, because CPS wont let the children go. CPS makes a profit by keeping children in FOSTERCARE and therefore children are being held against their rights. CPS destroys more children and kills more children every year than the assumed abusive parents do.
Many times false allegations are placed against parents and the children enter into FOSTERCARE HELL. Let`s fight back for our children and make them a #1 priority again. They are our future and if we dont protect them, we are not protecting our futures. Thank you!
1 in 3 girls will be molested by the time they are 13.
1 in 6 boys will be molested by the time they are 13.
95% know their attacker.
Child sexual abuse effects 1 in 10 homes.
75% of victims will never tell.
There are 500,000 child sexual abuser's currently living in the United States, the abuser only spends an average of 3-7 years behind bars.
85% of child sex offenders are re-arrested.
The average sex offender will molest 117 children (most children never tell).
Studies typically find sexual recidivism rates of
10%-15% after five years of prison
20% after after 10 years of prison
30%-40% after 20 years of prison.
The TLC program Toddlers and Tiara's is promoting the sick nature of children's beauty contest. The mothers of these children verball bash their children for not winning. As well as force painful and harmful procedures on them. Ie: Waxing eyebrows, fake nails, fake tanning, and painful hair styles.
These girls do not look like they enjoy this. Some children are 15 months and younger going through this! It is insane! They are exploiting their children for money, as they put skimpy clothes on their daughters and have them parade around. NO CHILD deserves this when there is so much evil in the world.
TLC needs to cancel the program and it needs to be banned. The mothers need to be arrested for child abuse and endangerment.
Too many children are growing up without there Father in their lives because of deception, lies and an un-just legal system. We need to change this.
Go to www.fathersnightmare.com & www.justicefordan.com to read about Dan Major, a Father who was cheated by his wife, the CAS, a rogue police officer and the Justice System.
Laws and Reforms are needed because the events that happened to Dan Major are fairly common.
We are all users of facebook and we deserve the right to enjoy using the social network, however this is not happening, most who are policing Facebook to keep it safe are people often with their own issues and disabilites, and rely on it to keep in touch with other family members or community networking. We are not paid employees of Facebook, so therefore we should not have to do their job. Yet we are force into this position if we or our children want to use it!
Facebook states in their TOS (Terms Of Service)
3. SAFETY ....
6. You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user.
7. You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
10. You will not use Facebook to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
12. You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of this Statement.
4. Registration and Account Security.....
Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:
1. You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
2. You will not create more than one personal profile.
3. If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.
5. You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.
6. You will not use Facebook if you are a convicted sex offender.
7. You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
8. You will not share your password, (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
9. You will not transfer your account (including any page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission.
5.PROTECTING OTHER PEOPLE'S RIGHTS......
1. You will not post content or take any action on Facebook that infringes or violates someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law.
3. We will provide you with tools to help you protect your intellectual property rights. To learn more, visit our How to Report Claims of Intellectual Property Infringement page.
All those in question are in breach of all these TOC by Facebook .
Facebook is not heading to their own Terms encouraging pornographers, pedophiles and predators to network together and prey on children subjecting them to danger.
Facebook is violating Facebooks terms of service and putting the young and other users at risk:
20 years ago the Bangladesh government broke the Universal Declaration of Human Rights when they allowed the child marriage of my mother, Saira Ahmed, to a British paedophile. The purpose of this petition is to generate enough support that the Bangladesh government will recognize that they have broken several articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and press charges against the family my mother was married into.
In addition to signing this petition, please join our facebook/twitter to keep updated on how this petition progresses.
The act of child marriage is not rare: from 2000-2008, 64% of women aged 20-24 in Bangladesh were married before they were 18 years old.
1:Saira during her child marriage. 2 & 3: Saira now
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my name is jordan elias. i suffered in the florida state foster care system for six years. i came out at age 18 without a penny to my name, and no family to support me. after age 13, in the state of florida, foster children are to be allotted an allowance from the foster parents paycheck, monthly. this allowance should be for misc. things beyond food, water, and shelter. i never received a dime of this.
i cannot take legal action because there was no required documentation, nor regulation, of funds between foster parent and foster child. i believe this should be the responsibility of the social worker to document these allowances and create a savings account for these children. there is a bank in central florida who has already waved the adult consent signature requirement for foster children ages 13 and up. these accounts can be tracked with ATM cards and the bank even offers %100 percent free checking accounts to these kids when they turn 18, which have high interest earnings.
now all we need is a state wide mandate for all of florida... and hopefully soon all of the U.S.. banks will fight for these accounts, and incentive for the social workers could come from the interest earned in these accounts.
Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and indeed Fianna Fail promised the people of Ireland, and the survivors of abuse; the sun, the moon and the stars! Kenneth & Patrick Doyle don’t want the sun, the moon or the stars; they want JUSTICE!!!
The office of An Taoiseach and the Midlands Health Board fails to find it within their remit to apologise for the horrendous and grave inadequacies of the health boards, put in place to protect people like Kenneth & Patrick, and deems it entirely unnecessary to provide assistance in the needs of victims; healthcare, medical care, and medication treatments!
SIGN THE PETITION—DEMAND JUSTICE!
Kenneth & Patrick Doyle were subjected to years of abuse, torture, and a lost childhood at the hands of a brutal sadistic mother. They do not expect an apology from her, as she runs rampant, clinging to her rosary beads acting like a God-fearing Christian. They do expect, however, that the State, which was supposed to protect them from abuse has let them down terribly. The Midland Health Board did nothing to intervene and protect Patrick & Kenneth. Today, they both have issues from their past haunting them, physical and emotional damage has been done. But in very simplistic terms, a great relief and sense of healing could be given to Patrick & Kenneth, if only the Irish Government made a Public (unconditioned) Apology.
Neither Patrick or Kenneth want money from the State, money cannot right the wrongs done to them either by their mothers actions or the States inactions. The State must be made apologize for its grave error in the Doyle case. Taoiseach Bertie Ahern made promises to the victims of abuse, he did not honor his promises. Brian Cowen has went out of his way to further complicate justice for the Doyles, the people of Ireland have seen first hand how Brian Cowen complicates issues given the state of Ireland today.
We hope An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will honour his pledges to the people of Ireland especially victims of abuse.
Many children worldwide are forced to work in harsh conditions to help support their families. This is the case for 1 in every 7 children worldwide.
If they grow up without an education they will be unsuccessful and their children will also have to go into labor. This creates an endless cycle unless something is done.
Around the world, over 250,000,000 children are put to work for several reasons. Times now are no better than the times of the Industrial Revolution, in which millions of children worked under terrible conditions and many died. During the time, workers worked long hours, suffered from disease, and in some cases, died.
The same still happens today, as large corporations take advantage of poverty stricken children around the world. This work is near the same or even worse than the times of the Industrial Revolution. Children suffer from this greatly. Studies have stated that 1 in 7 children around the world is put into this position where they must work to survive.
The UK kids are fed up with having their lives mucked about by fighting parents who don't know how to break-up and divorce without arguing and being horrible. It's time for the parents to listen to the children, and break up without all that aggro.
Please sign this petition to demonstrate your support for reassessing and changing the UK divorce laws to make break up less nasty. Recent statistics say that 10% of children in the UK demonstrate suicidal tendencies when their parents are breaking up - we think the law makes this situation worse, and want urgent action by government to change the way couples move through divorce and relationship break up.
This campaign is being led by Cydney, my 13 year old daughter, who has lived through my break up with her father and seen that even though we have our troubles, it IS possible to break up right, and not to fight. But divorce law seems to make this process much more difficult - and Cyd wants to support other kids in demanding that divorce laws should be changed to make the process less aggressive and frightening for the parents, and for parents to take more responsibility for not letting divorce become a battlefield, using the children as weapons.
Please show your support by signing this petition.
Australia says “No” to “Shared Care” when there is history of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and entrenched Parental Conflict in which arrangements are unable to be agreed by Consent; and when children choose to live with one parent.
Shared parental responsibility laws began in Australia in 1995 and were strengthened in 2006. The first review of the 2006 amendments, by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, occurred in December 2009. Any changes would not be expected to take place until at least July 2010. In the meantime, the SFLC and the newly formed Support Network "What about me", will continue to campaign for change to these laws, which neglect to protect Children and Parents from ongoing Domestic Violence and abuse.
Cases which end up in the Family Court, where the fate of the children is decided under the new laws, are those cases in which the main feature is entrenched conflict and often family violence. Studies show that these are the situations where shared care works least well.
Family Court Judge Justice Tim Carmody, who resigned a year after the 2006 amendments were introduced, says that shared care should not be a starting point, but an end point of family law.
‘Where the parents are co-operating and friendly, some form of shared care can work. But in cases of entrenched conflict, which represent the bulk of matters litigated in the Family Court, it puts the child right in the middle of the conflict. It’s like social engineering, a way of society forcing the parents to, in a sense, stay married and decide the most fundamental things they were not able to agree upon when they were together.’
This petition is to get a FREE Sex Offender Register from the State and Federal Government for the general public to be able to view. In the United States they currently have one which allows the general public to find out what sex offenders are living in there area.
Wouldn't you like to know if a paedophiles is living in your neighbourhood, so you can protect your children?
Please take the time to view www.mako.org.au and to sign this petition.
Clemmons State Forest has trails, pond, cabins, barn, pasture and 1,500 square foot building currently not used. People currently do not have public access to these. Our taxes pay for these and we can't use them for recreational activities.
The park is closed on holidays and not open year-round.
Pedophiles use the Internet to hunt down sexually explicit images of children and other illegal images. If we could reduce the images that are being distributed and downloaded dramatically it would reduce child crimes in the US and possibly help reduce them throughout the world. We as American citizens are proposing that the US government create a law
a) mandating that all Internet Service Providers, public and private, to install filters to filter out child pornography
b) To keep track of all child porn and related sites to be blocked by these filters in a data base and require these filters to update themselves automatically every 7 days or reasonable time frame.
c) Make law enforcement responsible for reporting and adding new sites that have been detected to the data base
d) mandating that all Internet Service Providers, public and private, to report all child pornography related issues on their network to authorities and mandate them to release all information about the person that committed the crime which would mean making and amendment to the Privacy Act of 1974 to force them to be able release that info.
This filter would block all known and future recognized child pornography sites and related sites. It would allow all other non-illegal websites. The US government would be required to keep a database of all child porn and related sites to be blocked by these filters and require these filters to update themselves automatically every 7 days or reasonable time frame. They would also be responsible for adding new sites that have been detected. For example, Australia has a similar filtration system. The Australian government requires that all of its citizens to have filtering software or install a filter to block child pornography sites and they block all pornographic sites that are not rated. Those sites are stored in a database created by the ACMA
This filter would also help reduce the amount of children being molested for photographs. Someone is committing a crime during the creation of these images and hurting our children. It would also drastically reduce the amount of sex offenders that have accidentally downloaded child pornography. It would cut down on court costs and jail time for the offenders and would reduce tax dollars. This would allow more funding to help the government set up counseling centers for victims and go after the people committing the crimes against children or other related or unrelated issues. Reported cases of child sexual abuse reached epidemic proportions, with a reported 322 percent increase from 1980 to 1990. (Source: Sorensen & Snow, 1991) Before 1980 child pornography was almost non-existent, since the explosion of the Internet the amount of child pornography is staggering. The main way to solve a dilemma is to determine the root cause. If the root cause were eliminated then the issue would take care of itself. The root cause of child pornography is the Internet and we need cut it off their distribution source.
There are people that think that this would be unconstitutional. How would blocking just the material that is illegal in the US and is hurting our children but allowing everything else violate any amendment to the constitution? The images of the children are taking away their rights so why would anyone have the "Right" under the constitution to view those illegal images. Our children have the right to be protected. Also, how could the constitution protect this type of obscene material to be freely traded and downloaded by anyone who lives in the US? And possibly viewed by your own children. The United States customs are already manually filtering out obscene and illegal materials that come into the United States. The US does not allow drugs to come into the country then why should they allow child porn.
Let's eliminate the ease of the crimes against children and stop fueling the people that want to view these images. Pedophiles are not born pedophiles. Child pornography helps create pedophiles out of people that would not normally be one. That would reduce Pedophiles wanting to produce the images and committing crimes against our children. Remember our children are the future! Let's all make the government protect them.
U.S. attention has unfairly not been given to Africa, in relation to its resource contributions.
This petition helps to try to let kids that are dying from a disease get fair Children's Rights. If your kid was dying wouldn't you feel the same way?
Single mothers and their children have been seriously disadvantaged by legislation and reforms implemented by the previous Howard Government and continued (validated) by the Rudd Government.
Sole parent families experience higher rates of poverty and social isolation then two parent families and are among the poorest in this country.
These families struggle to survive on welfare payments which do not reflect the real costs of living while being threatened by unreasonable "welfare to work" obligations to maintain their welfare payment or face losing their entitlements.
Motherwork, volunteer work, study, disability, caring for children and family with disability are not being taken into consideration and mother's are still obligated to look for work, often that is low paid, demeaning and inflexible.
Motherhood is undervalued in Society in general but current legislation further undermines the work and responsibilities of single mother's whilst caring for their children. Single mother's receiving Parenting payment are forced onto Newstart allowance which undermines their role and work as mother's and primary carers of their children who should have the same right to their mother's care and time as any other child in Australia.
Many single mothers don't have family or other social support so are suffering in silence whilst living in poverty doing their best to care and provide for their children.
The harsh obligations and scrutiny of Welfare to work is pushing single mother's to breaking point and this is surely not a good outcome for women and their children. Welfare to work needs to be repealed for single mother's, primary carer sole parents and/or primary carer sole parents of children with special needs and/or too young to be left unsupervised.
Currently many fathers are taking advantage of Family law acts "Shared parental responsibility" and "a child's right to know both parents" etc...only to continue abuse and control (especially emotional and psychological), over their ex-partners. Primary carers are finding themselves unable to protect vulnerable children because of fear of contravening orders.
It is very apparent that the best interest of the child comes secondary to "a meaningful relationship with both parents" as experienced by many concerned single mother's. Judges and mediators (Family dispute resolution practitioner's) bare no accountability to decisions that place women and children at risk of harm. Relationship centres and Family dispute resolution practitioner's are failing to put children and women's safety and well being first and are insensitive to the needs and service of women and their children and the hardship women and their children endure as a sole parent family especially when there is conflict between parents or in cases of Domestic Violence, child abuse/neglect.
Family law needs to be made safe, fair, dignified, just and inclusive of all women and their children.
Family Law and other concerning legislation needs to be urgently reviewed and reformed in regards to the negative impacts on children and women. Judges and Family dispute resolution practitioner's need to be held accountable if their decisions place children and women at risk of harm. The best interest and safety of the child MUST be considered before "their right to know both parents".
The new child support reforms have put less money into the hands of those who actually feed and care for their children while putting more money into the pockets of those who rarely have contact with their children and are already financially better off.
Changes are needed to provide a safe, fair, just and dignified existence for single mothers and their children, to empower and support women to care for and protect their children and to assist them out of the poverty trap not force them into one.
Cafacass organisation was developed to protect and safeguard Children involved in Family proceedings.
The primary stipulation is that they are independent of the courts, social services, education and health authorities and all similar agencies.
But now they have a partnership with Coram who are at present the UK's 3 rd largest adoption agency in addition to involvement with the Drug and Alcohol Court system.
I believe this to be a total conflict of interest.
Somewhere in the world, a child loses a parent every 2.2 seconds. Globally, there are approximately 14 million orphans, with the vast majority (approx 9 million) living in Africa.
These children are among the most vulnerable in the world. They have decreased access to education, healthcare and possibilities for future employment. They are at increased risk of living in poverty, working in exploitative child labour, and becoming victims of abuse.
Orphaned children have no parents to ensure their needs are met, to protect them, or to care for them.
Someone needs to care for these children, we can't leave 14 million children to raise themselves!
Help get Irish teenagers off the Streets of Ireland, they deserve better, they deserve a life, Irish teenagers are the highest percentage of homeless in Ireland, prostituting themselves for money for food, for clothes, basic toiletries, this is disgraceful, the way they are being treated, and its gotten to the stage the teens trying to get a bed for the night are being turned away from shelters because there are no beds left, fight back with 1,000 signatures we can fight to get more hostels and shelters open.