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We The People of these United States have had enough of gun violence in our nation.
It does not take a scholar to see that there is a problem with our understanding and comprehension of the second amendment.
I want to live in a world where children can go to school without fear of violence.
Where journalists are not threatened for reporting on human rights abuses.
Where people from different backgrounds use dialogue rather than violence.
Where police can be trusted to protect citizens.
Where families are not forced to flee their homes.
We are requesting Newtown Selectwoman and Connecticut lawmakers take the necessary steps to ensure that the complete autopsy/toxicology results of alleged Sandy Hook shooter, Adam Lanza, be released to the public and specifically toxicology tests that would determine whether Lanza was yet another school shooter under the influence of, or in withdrawal from, psychiatric drugs, documented to cause violent behavior—based on the following facts.
Because there is overwhelming evidence to support a link between psychiatric drugs, school shootings and similar acts of senseless violence, it is imperative that the people of Newtown, Connecticut be provided all the information relating to the alleged shooter, Adam Lanza.
• At least fourteen school shootings were committed by individuals taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs resulting in 162 wounded and 72 killed.
• Between 2004 and 2011, there were nearly 13,000 reports to the FDA's MedWatch system of psychiatric drugs causing violent side effects, including homicide, mania and aggressive behavior.
• 22 international drug regulatory warnings have been issued on psychiatric drugs causing violent behavior, including mania, psychosis and homicidal ideation.
• The alleged shooter, Adam Lanza, was an adult at the time of his alleged criminal acts and his death, eliminating any privacy concerns on releasing his toxicology results due to "minor" status.
• Releasing the autopsy/toxicology results has no bearing on any on-going criminal investigation. For example, within weeks of the 1999 Columbine massacre, the coroner revealed to the public that shooter, Eric Harris, had the antidepressant Luvox in his system. This information was released to the public despite the on-going criminal investigation into the Columbine massacre.
• Any failure to release the autopsy/toxicology results only serves to protect the pharmaceutical industry, not the general public.
• Release of the autopsy/toxicology results is a completely separate issue from the criminal investigation.
Due to the past school violence and with the most recent tragedy in Sandy elementary school, leads me to have concerns with the students’ safety.
We have seen innocent people die by the hands of mentally ill persons with access to deadly weapons and that needs to be stopped before it gets to our doorstep.
In response to the recent tragedy at Newtown, Ct. we as parents (and taxpayers) believe there should be a military presence at every school across the country until appropriate security measures are taken.
As secure as the current systems may seem, the holes have been exposed in this latest act of violence. In order to stop an armed gunmen, they have to be met with the same at the front door. Recent census shows that there are approx. 3 million total (active & reserve) U.S. Service Members and approx. 100,000 schools.
This ratio shows that this is possible with 30 members per every school and in all reality, to ensure safety there is only 1-2 needed. Our troops as well as our government are funded through our tax money and it is about time we have a say in where it goes.
The Australian public are sick of seeing police kill people with the use of unnecessary force and violence. In recent years the Australian Police have killed at least 5 people with tasers alone.
In the U.S.A police have killed over 500 people with the use of tasers. The United Nations Committee Against Torture said in 2007 that “TASER electronic stun guns are a form of torture that can kill”. Police already have a great array of weapons at their disposal, and another, more deadly weapon in unsafe hands is a recipe for disaster.
This petition has been started with an aim to remove all tasers from Australian police forces and to encourage retraining with less violent, less lethal methods.
Tasers cause unnecessary deaths and wounding that can easily be avoided. Help remove these dangerous weapons from Australian streets in all forms.
We choose to drink in Kings Cross. Let us choose what we drink and at what time.
Stop the proposed changes to Kings Cross.
The NSW Government has proposed variations to Kings Cross Precinct Liquor Accord measures.
THE CHANGES THAT AFFECT YOU:
1. On Saturday and Sunday mornings licensed premises must cease selling or supplying you with alcohol on their premises an hour before they close.
No venue in Kings Cross can serve you drinks between 4am and 5am.
SHIFT WORKERS, HOSPITALITY WORKERS, LATE NIGHT DRINKERS...
THIS AFFECTS YOU!
2. On Friday and Saturday nights from midnight until the venue closes the following cannot be served.
- No shots
- No drinks with more than 30ml of spirits or liqueur
- No drinks with more than 50% spirit or liqueur content
- No ready to drink beverages with an alcohol content of more than 5%
DO YOU LIKE SHOTS?
DO YOU LIKE DOUBLES?
DO YOU STRAIGHT SPIRITS ON THE ROCKS?
DO YOU LIKE RTDs WITH MORE THAN 5% ALCOHOL CONTENT?
DO YOU LIKE COCKTAILS?
THIS AFFECTS YOU!
3. On Friday & Saturday nights from midnight until close
- No more than 4 alcoholic drinks can be served to the same person at any one time
- No more than the contents of one bottle of wine can be sold to the same person at any one time
DO YOU OFTEN BUY A ROUND OF DRINKS?
DO YOU FRIENDS TAKE TURNS IN BUYING ROUNDS?
DO YOU LIKE TO SHOUT BIG GROUPS OF PEOPLE DRINKS?
DO YOU LIKE TO SIT DOWN WITH A COUPLE BOTTLES OF WINE?
THIS AFFECTS YOU!
The NSW Government has proposed changes which affect you!
SAY NO TO PUNISHING KINGS CROSS DRINKERS!
We ask all those signing the petition and those who support to cause to formally contact:
Safe Premises Team - Compliance Division
Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing
Let them know how you feel, you can make a difference by letting them know.
An epidemiological study was conducted by the American Medical Association to finalize whether the media is indeed responsible for societal violence.
Research compared the happenings of surrounding nations with television, to that of nations without. All observed areas were both demographically and ethnically identical, having the television alone as a variable. The findings were astounding. Every examined region, in which media had been introduced, had a drastic upswing in the rate of violence with children. Within fifteen years the murder rate had doubled.
The span of time can be explained simply in that it was the duration needed for the exposed three to five year olds to reach the 'prime crime age'. One example supporting these findings occurred in a small Canadian town in the year of 1973. At this time the town had just been introduced to media influence. Shortly after, there was an incredible 160 percent increase in aggression among the first and second graders of the area. Yet another example is the outstanding increase in the imprisonment rate, which has quadrupled since 1975, a year in which media violence had become more prevelant.
Presently, in the United States, there are about two million teens who have possession of a deadly weapon, approximately 135,000 carry them to school. Many believe this is due to overexposure to violence in the media. On average, media viewers encounter an act of serious violence such as: rape, kidnapping, murder, or assault once every four minutes.
The problem we face is the possibility of when viewing these horrendous acts consistently, youth will be more inclined to mimic these actions publicly. One such example is the infamous movie, Natural Born Killers (a Warner Brother production) that has been found to be responsible for more than a dozen murder cases, such as the following. In the year of 1994, a fourteen-year-old boy, who was accused of decapitating his younger sister, claimed he only had wished to be like the Natural Born Killers. Yet another teen, who had become obsessed with the movie, shaved his head and wore tinted green granny glasses (like Mickey the main character) before murdering his stepmother and half-sister.
The American Medical Association has concluded that since television was founded in the 1950's, the media has been a casual factor behind 10,000 homicides, 70,000 rapes, and 700,000 assaults annually. There is no excuse for this individually or nationally, and it must be brought to an end.
As Americans of this proud nation we cannot ignore these issues with a complacent attitude. Rather, we must make it a priority to renew national morality by petitioning the industry itself.
The consequences of school violence that subvert the academic purposes of schooling include school avoidance, diminished ability to focus on academic pursuits, internalizing psychological problems such as depression and social anxiety, fearfulness among teachers and other school personnel, increased aggression and weapon carrying in the guise of self-defense, and the acceptance of violence as a reasonable form of conflict resolution (Elliott, Hamburg, &Williams, 1998; Hawker & Boulton, 2000).
Nevertheless, administrators and teachers devote the bulk of their time overseeing efforts designed to raise test scores, meeting an increasing array of mandates and regulations, and balancing their budgets (Ableser, 2003; G. D. Gottfredson et al., 2000).
Consequently, a vast number of school administrators are adopting inadequate “quick-fix” solutions to stem violence in their schools: suspension or expelling of large numbers of disruptive students, electronic security measures, and/or a single circumscribed psychosocial program (U.S. Department of Education [USDE], 2000).
THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE
Interpersonal violence or direct violence is defined as “behavior by persons against persons that intentionally threatens, attempts, or actually inflicts physical harm” (Reiss & Roth, 1993, p. 35).
Less serious forms of violence are generally classified as aggressive behavior, which include targeted verbal, physical, or gestural behavior that is intended to cause minor physical harm, psychological distress, intimidation, or to induce fear (Loeber & Stouthamer-Loeber, 1998).
Aggression can also be manifested through indirect forms of hostility such as spreading nasty rumors and social ostracizing (Crick & Bigbee, 1998). Generally, less serious forms of violence invariably precede more serious forms of violence. This dynamic is manifested in event sequences (e.g., inadvertent bumps or verbal slights can escalate into more serious forms of violence) as well as ontogenetically from childhood to adolescence (the pushes and shoves of elementary school children turn into vicious fights during adolescence).
A central goal of U.S. social welfare policy is to ensure that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential as productive adults. Yet it is increasingly clear that where children live plays a central role in determining their life chances. Children growing up in high-poverty neighborhoods, with extreme levels of racial and economic segregation and inadequate public services—police, schools, sanitation, grocery stores—are at risk for a range of negative outcomes, including poor physical and mental health, cognitive delays, risky sexual behavior, and delinquency (Leventhal and Brooks-Gunn 2000; Leventhal, Dupéré and Brooks-Gunn 2009; Sampson, Morenoff, and Gannon-Rowley 2002; Sampson et al. 2007).
The consequences for these children’s life chances—and for society—are severe: they are more likely than those who grow up in less distressed communities to drop out of high school, get involved in gangs, become teen parents, and less likely to be employed when they reach adulthood (Johnson 2009).
Despite the importance of place, there has been comparatively little research on the ways that the neighborhoods where children live affect their transitions to adulthood or on the characteristics other than poverty that might influence their development. Even fewer programs or policies have tried to address the community mechanisms that might be causing such bad outcomes. Rather, the majority of research and policy attention concentrates on the individual child, the child’s family, and school settings, touching on many points along the path to adulthood, beginning with pregnancy planning, and continuing through pre- and postnatal care, early childhood development, schooling, and the myriad challenges confronting adolescents as they transition into adulthood.
As a result, policies aimed at helping disadvantaged children and youth tend to focus on individual families and children and on school-based reforms. Even the highly regarded Harlem Children’s Zone, which does aim to address multiple dimensions of the broader community, has as its core a state-of-the-art charter school program (Tough 2008). The Urban Institute’s Program on Neighborhoods and Youth Development is dedicated to filling this gap in research and policy knowledge, focusing on understanding the relationships between neighborhood-level factors and the well-being and development of children and youth and identifying and evaluating place-based, community-wide strategies to help children grow up to reach their full potential as adults (Page 2; The Urban Institute’s Program on Neighborhoods and Youth Development: Understanding How Place Matters for Kids; Susan J. Popkin, Director; Gregory Acs; Robin Smith).
What Can Be Done On A Greater Scale:
During the past 10 years, a large and growing body of evaluation research has documented and described a wide range of effective violence and school violence prevention programs, and a growing number of federal agencies, including the Department of Education, have restricted funding to promising or evidence-based programs.
In some elementary/middle schools not many within the NYC Board of Education there are Substance Abuse Prevention Intervention Specialist (SAPIS) and in some Secondary/High Schools there is the SPARK program. Both programs provide age appropriate, services for student and families with prevention and interventsion services to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors. The services are not limited to: Individual, groups, family and crisis counseling; classroom presentation on various topics, social skills groups and/or when necessary, referrals for professional services.
Bullying is the biggest problem in every school. It is not fair to anyone to make them feel worthless, or bad about themselves.
"Some people won't be happy until they've pushed you to the ground. What you have to do is have the courage to stand your ground and not give them the time of day. Hold on to your power and never give it away.”
Stop Idol Minded Teenagers & All Minors From Posting Fights, Bullying, Harassement, Etc.
Youth Should Do Learning Activities On Line And Not Go To School The Next Day To Fight.
There has been an increasing number of youths attacking innocent people, leaving an aftermath of destruction within our society. In many cases innocent people are badly injured or killed.
On the 14/04/12 my 19 year old beautiful nephew was struck by a 14 year old youth; on the 15/04/12 my nephew died of head injuries.
It has torn our family apart. The criminal justice system should make an example of offending youths to protect our society.
It was announced on March 2nd,2012 that Emily Fisher Charter School in Trenton, New Jersey will be closed June 29th. The reason is because the test scores put the school in the bottom three percent statewide.
There is absolutely too much violence occurring at Waffle Houses throughout the Tri-City region.
After the incident that took place this morning, KPD should have taken the initiative to man the popular restaurant located on Stone Dr. However, that did not take place. Nevertheless, we are going to work together to get them on their job.
Egyptian activist, blogger, and software developer Alaa Abd El Fattah who played a major part in the Egyptian revolution, has been unlawfully detained, after voluntarily responding to a summoning by a military prosecutor, since 30 October 2011.
Refusing to recognise the validity of the interrogation, or the military prosecutor questioning him, Alaa was faced with charges including inciting violence and theft of weapons, despite unquestionable evidence to contradict. Alaa's silence also stemmed from his belief in the huge part the military played in the killing of peaceful protesters in that particular incident.
Following an international campaign against military trials for civilians, Field Marshal Tantawi, Egypt's interim leader, ordered the case to be transferred from a military prosecutor to the State Security Court.
Expected to have been released this week, Alaa's case was rejected by an Appeals Court and The High State Security Court has added the charge of premeditated murder with the intention of committing an act of terrorism to the list of the charges he is facing.
Many believe Alaa's detention is a tactful mind game played by the military council to scare off other Egyptian activists for whom Alaa seemed embody the true spirit of the great Egyptian revolution.
His wife, Manal Hassan, is expected to give birth to their first son, Khaled, this week.
The show has banned any metal or glass on the set..... the girls are constantly getting cut or stitches. What does this say to our youth of tomorrow.
There is enough violence in everyday without watching it on T.V. T.V. needs to set good examples. We pay cable and t.v rates to get this nonsense...
My name is Ephraim Ntlamo, 18-year old Zimbabwean. I’m the founder of the Refugee VI foundation a project with a mission to create a community among young unaccompanied refugee children living in South- Africa (www.refugee6foundation.org).
I will be embarking on a walk from Cape-Town to Pretoria campaigning for a peaceful, free and fear elections 2012 in Zimbabwe. On the mission that will take us months of walking, I shall be accompanied by Mr. Kachinga Nsanile (25) a Zambian national whose wish is to see Zimbabwe hold a peaceful and credible election without bloodshed. He believe that Zimbabweans should be inspired by his country which held free and fair non violent polls this year and hope Zimbabwe will follow in the footsteps.
The Cape-Town to Pretoria walk will be dedicated to all Zimbabweans who have lost their lives, injured due to political violence that swept the nation, before, during and after the 2008 elections. We hope that with the message we shall carry along on this journey to Pretoria, the throw back to the 2008 polls that were marked by killings, horrendous injuries, electoral fraud, manipulation and selective application of the law in favour of individuals or political party shouldn’t be tolerated in 2012. Our walk therefore pledges to all Zimbabweans to be tolerant, respectful and maintain peace despite their political differences because nothing is of value as precious life.
The campaign will resume on the 18th of November 2011 (12pm) at Cape-Town stadium to 23 January 2012. We chosen the Cape-Town stadium as our start up point because the site is inspirational, some doubted the stadium would meet the deadline and host the World Cup games, yet it did therefore in our view the stadium landmark is of hope that any situation can be made possible, provided people work together as one. If so free, fair and peaceful elections are possible in Zimbabwe. We pledge to the Southern-African community to voice their message in solidarity with political reforms in Zimbabwe.
During the 1456km campaign we aim to get a million people sign the petition supporting a free and fair election 2012 that will comply with SADC facilitated election road map. Half a million of petition collected shall be delivered at the office of president Jacob Zuma, the chief mediator and facilitator for the Zimbabwe crisis. The other half a million shall be delivered at the Angolan embassy which chairs SADC’s regional politics, defense and security.
On the petition we demands the following be addressed:
We call upon all political parties in Zimbabwe to be tolerate, work towards peace and respect the rights of its citizens before, during and after the election 2012.
We call for a free, fair and peaceful election 2012, where by voters will be able to choose the leader of their choice without fear or being intimidated.
We call upon Zimbabwe’s security forces, military, police and intelligence services to stop the persistent arbitrary arrest of political activists and journalists in the work of violation of individual human rights.
We call upon President Jacob Zuma the chief mediator and facilitator of the Zimbabwean crisis together with SADC to take necessary urgent steps to ensure the political environment in Zimbabwe allows for a peaceful, transparent and credible election in 2012 and beyond.
We call upon SADC, the African Union (AU) to urgently deploy peacekeepers and monitors to keep spotlight on Zimbabwe and prevent state sponsored violence; Zimbabwe lack an independent and professional police force to maintain law and order without applying selective law that favour individuals or individual political party.
Why should be people behind us and sign the petition
Zimbabwe’s political crisis has the potential to divide the region therefore disturb regional development and bring instability to the whole region.
Because of Zimbabwe’s economic woes, Zimbabweans young and old cross the borders to neighboring countries mostly as illegal immigrants putting the concerned governments under immense budget pressure leading to budget defects.
Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown has triggered the raise in xenophobia, racism and ethnic divisions.
Because of the economic problem that Zimbabwe is currently, security departments such as the police have been resource less, giving organized crime syndicates an advantage.
Young people desperate for jobs and a better life have become an easy prey for human traffickers, a serious security problem for the entire region and making it difficulty combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Zimbabwe’s problem is our problem all; therefore, there is a need that we all become part of the solution.
People who wish to join the walk can contact me on this number +27837148014 or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and those who wish to sign the petition online can do so through the face book page ( peaceful, transparent/ credible election Zimbabwe 20) or on twitter (www.childmigrant.wordpress.com)
Oxford City Council has had a good history of tackling violence against women and supporting services for women. It has also taken a strong stance at adult sex shops and so called 'gentlemen's clubs'.
The opening of a lapdancing club in the City runs contrary to the Council's strong stance against the 'adult entertainment' industry.
Throughout 2011 much of the Middle East has been engulfed by political turmoil and unrest; Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syria. Much of this upheaval has received coverage to the point of saturation by the western media. Furthermore, throughout this time the US State Department, and the governments of most other western nations have supported democratic reforms and regime change.
One exception has been the Kingdom of Bahrain. Very has little been shown and very little has been said. One exception was the excellent coverage provided by SBS' Dateline program, with journalist Yarra Bou Melhem. This program, entitled Bahrain's Dark Secret aired on Sunday 3 April, 2011. Sadly, this has been one of the very few programs in Australia to expose the horrendous violation of human rights issues in Bahrain. While protesters are no longer taking to the streets, the political regime which supports King Hamed ibn Isa Khalifa continues to intimidate and harass people in their hundreds and thousands.
The great sadness in all of this is the silence of the western powers who have been deafening in their condemnation of Gadafi, Assad, Moubarak etc.
Why does the United States (in particular) remain silent despite the ongoing and increasing atrocities being committed in Bahrain? Surely, the convenience of having its Navy's 5th Fleet based there hasn't bought its silence?
While quickly and rightfully condemning the human rights violations and abuses in Libya, Syria and other parts of the Middle East, the United States has remained disturbingly silent throughout the last two months, as Bahrain's regime has actively engaged in the suppression and persecution of the Shiite majority.
In response to protests calling for democratic reforms people have been gassed, shot and attacked in the streets; summarily dismissed from their workplaces (by the hundreds) arbitrarily placed under curfew and house arrest subject to ongoing harassment and intimidation.
Security forces have arrested, detained and tortured hundreds of people. The whereabouts of most are unknown. Even hospitals have become a target for the attacking of political opponents, and innocent bystanders and the medical staff who seek to treat them.
Although condemned by Human Rights groups around the world the response of the United States and other western nations has been ... silence. When the demonstrations first broke there were one or two 'voices of concern but these have been very quickly muted.
Mrs S is an Egyptian woman, who we're campaigning for to have her case for asylum reconsidered. She and her two children have been rejected in their third and final appeal for asylum.
A few years ago, they fled violence, rape and inevitable female genital mutilation for sanctuary in the UK. Mrs S describes how they finally "felt human" here. They felt free, being able to live their everyday lives without fear.
For more information, please see: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Give-Her-Sanctuary/106049906154255
Please sign our petition to the Home Secretary to simply reconsider their case, asking them to look again at the evidence that we think was unfairly dismissed.
This is a community-led campaign, supported by the National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns (NCADC) and the Lush Cosmetics shops in Wales. We're helping to spread the word and to gather signatures from as many people as possible.
Please sign our petition, and share this with everyone.
I was a victim of domestic violence. He was a repeat offender with 4 orders of protection from 4 women that i did not know. He cut me, smashed my orbital bone and i had to have a plate put under my eye.
I was a college student educated yet i had no way of knowing. I have a daughter with special needs due to the beating he gave me. Protect all individuals from violent partners.
On March 20 2011, Rozer Irom was shot dead by a Manipur Minister’s son at Ghari Lamkhai area on Imphal Airport road in Imphal West district. In our violence-ridden world, this may sound a routine news with a delinquent losing his sanity and causing a great harm.
The culprit did surrender to the police; yet this matter is of grave concern in a conflict state like Manipur, where the right to live is a delusion as much as the right to free education. Violence has become a way of life. Sad but true. We can't let this kind of mindless killing and violence continue.
Join the fight against violence and justice for Rozer Irom. Enough is enough. It's time for the government to take responsibility and help us end the violence in Manipur.
Young children can see that people are different, but they choose to discriminate when they are taught that the others are less than they are.
It may take time to decrease bullying in our schools, but if we do not address it seriously we will suffer the consequences in our homes, streets and communities.
Government , the Media and Sport Clubs have a big role and responsibility in providing good role models and safe environment to children in schools and society in general.
We want the media to stop excusing and glorifying bad behavior such as sexual/physical assault from those in the public eye. What is acceptable or not in society is often set by the media and famous people. Young people's attitudes can be easily influenced by them.
Sport Clubs have to clean their act if they have access to our school children. Ultimately the Government is responsible to provide a safe environment for children and at all costs should protect them from bullying and predators.
In its fight against female genocide in India, the 50Million Missing Campaign has marked the practice of DOWRY as its STRATEGIC TARGET. You can join the “War on Dowry” movement on facebook.
What is driving the female genocide in India? What is the linking factor that is causing the systematic and targeted annihilation of women through feticide, infanticide and dowry murders. This is the question that we at the campaign have been asking.
After 3 years of observations, research, surveys, cases, discussions, and analysis, the conclusion we have reached is that none of the following is a factor in India’s female genocide : economics, education, class, caste, religion, and community. It involves the educated and wealthy, as well as the poor and uneducated, a conclusion also reached in a recent High Court verdict. In an infanticide case the Court concluded with this statement, “60 years of independence and so-called modernization has not changed the societal attitude towards the female child. Across the board; rural or urban, educated and uneducated, rich and poor, the skewed sex ratio adverse to the female child is a sad mirror image of the social thinking even in the 21st Century.”
So what is driving the female genocide in India?
The answer: A vulgar, chronic, and criminal GREED for dowry.
Dowry in India today has become the no.1 method of criminal extortion through the infliction of blackmail, torture, violence, and murder of women.
Every son born into a family is greedily viewed as the ‘golden goose’ who will bring in the fantasized wealth through the dowry they will demand when he gets married. So families want more and more sons. There is no end to the wealth demand even after marriage, and if the woman is killed, the son can marry again. For another dowry! Why kill, why not just divorce? In the case of divorce, there is always the chance that the woman or her family will demand their dowry money/ items back.
The families that are consumed with hoarding dowry, are the same ones that also do not want to pay dowry to other families. Hence, not only do they torment and kill women who marry into their families, but they destroy daughters in their own families through selective female feticide, infanticide and the killing of toddlers through starvation and deliberate neglect.
Dowry – the practice of easy wealth acquisition is spreading like wild-fire in India. Communities, regions and religions that never traditionally practiced dowry, have now jumped on the band-wagon. Along with this there is an uncontrolled increase in the murder of women and girl infants and an exponential increase in female feticide.
As of yet the system of law and order in India has shown little inclination towards bringing this situation under control. It is riddled with corruption and incompetence, and many in the government offices, police and medical establishment themselves indulge in dowry and female feticide. The possibility for change through the official channels therefore is bleak.
What then would be the most realistic and doable method at the grassroots level that would guarantee a visible impact for change in the shortest possible time. When we are talking about human lives, time is of the essence!
The 50 MM’s strategy is to target the custom of dowry, specifically addressing girls, women and the families with daughters. (Extortionists have no conscience. So we don’t think it is any use negotiating with them.)
In our ‘WAR ON DOWRY’ the following messages will be the focus of our PUBLIC projects:
* A man who needs his in-laws to fund his family incessantly is not fit for marriage.
* It is foolish to pay dowry to a family that is torturing your daughter and could ultimately kill her.
* It is wiser to spend that money on enabling your daughter to be secure and independent through education and or her own business.
* Your daughter’s life and safety is more important than her marriage. Parents must make that their prerogative.
* Treat the first dowry demand, before or after marriage as a death threat and either don’t marry your daughter into that family or get her out immediately. Don’t every send her back. In most cases that is when the girls get killed.
* A family that extorts for dowry is lowly, criminal, and perverse. Why would you want your daughter to marry into that family? Would you feel proud being related to people like that?
* In a country where there are 50 million more men than women – it is the woman’s prerogative to choose a good groom. Women and their families MUST recognize that the choice is theirs! They must choose wisely.
- EDL are an anti-islamic organisation, established in 2009 and have had several demonstrations leading to violence.
- UAF have always held a counter demonstration (Derby, Birmingham etc), which has lead to more violence and the Muslim youth being arrested and branded ‘violent’.
- The Bedfordshire police on this occasion have not written to the Home office demanding a ban on the protest.
ADVA - Against Domestic Violence and Abuse – was set up in November 2002 to bring together the statutory and voluntary agencies within the county to tackle the problem of domestic violence. They help thousands of women and children every year escape violent and life-threatening situations.
Devon County Council proposes to cut ADVA’s budget by 100% as of April 2011.
If these cuts are endorsed, emerging victims may go unidentified and recovering victims may be left without support.
1 in 4 women will be a victim of Domestic Violence in their lifetime – many of these on a number of occasions. One incident of Domestic Violence is reported to the police every minute. (Women's Aid)
This cut will continue to make Domestic Violence a hidden crime.
Domestic Violence is hurting Canadian families and the future of our nation.
Physical, emotional and sexual abuse costs Canada over $4 billion each year (factoring into account social services, criminal justice, lost employment days and health care interventions).
Every year in Canada, up to 360,000 children are
exposed to domestic violence.
For Men, Women & Children whom are exposed to Domestic Violence, consequences can include emotional trauma, depression, injury and permanent disability, as well as other physical, psychological and behavioral problems. Unfortunately, in some situations it can also end in death.
FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ARE CRYING OUT "STOP THE VIOLENCE" TO ALL THE KILLINGS AND VICTIMS OF ACTS OF VIOLENCE IN MASSACHUSETTS, ESPECIALLY AFTER TWO DEATHS (OF THE SAME FAMILY TOOK PLACE SUN., NOV. 21ST 2010): Currently there are 116 known gangs in Boston.
In the 80s, there were a mere 15. ACCORDING TO WWW.NATIONALGANGCENTER.ORG THERE ARE OVER 187 CASES (not including the individual deaths and the amount of deaths in each case which numerous have totaled up to 6-7 people in each case.) In an article published by ABC news, 80% of crimes in the US are due to Gang-related activity.
Lives are lost, families are in constant mourning, "retaliation" amongst gangs are ongoing making it nearly impossible to better the situation and something MUST BE DONE! Our community sanity and peace has been taken away...
On the entire west side of Chicago, there is no place made available for baseball players to train or hone their skills. Every Chicago Park supervisor has closed the door on the idea of providing time and space in their facility because basketball is the primary focus of the athletic community.
We are seeking support from those who understand the discipline and life skills that are offered through the game of baseball.