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Mitt Romney has recently stated that he is for the rights of women and children, yet despite his notoriety and influence, he has done nothing concerning Fundamentalist Mormon sects that practice polygamy.
The 60th anniversary of Women at Georgia Tech ushers a great opportunity to accelerate campus awareness on the history and progress of women at Tech and in STEM fields. These topics should be discussed and advanced continually, not just annually.
You have the power to help this movement. With your signature and support we will provide to the Dean of Students at Georgia Tech a petition calling for new scheduled focus on educating freshman on the topics surrounding women in STEM through the GT1000 curriculum.
The ultimate purpose of this petition is to increase campus awareness on the history of women at Georgia Tech and to make an impact on students at the advent of college. By raising early discussion on the history of women at Tech, the current challenges faced by women in STEM, and the available resources for women at Tech (WRC, WIE, etc.), we can continue to advance the interest and retention of women in STEM programs.
The Church of England is delaying the ordination of women as bishops.
We the laity are tired of waiting for this to happen.
We ask for resolution to come soon.
Only 10% of the inductees into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are women. Just not fair.
Australian citizens are suffering from the harm of pornography. It ruins families, relationships and individuals.
Not only is it unavoidable for even children to see, but its impossible for anyone to get away from. It's in the supermarkets, the DVD store, the internet, movies, just about everywhere!
Pornography does not only suppress women by titles such as "virgin girl gets gang banged", but it is ruining to individuals self esteem, and is toxic within relationships which leads to tearing families and people apart. There is so much emotional trauma that women go through from the effects of pornography.
It is time the government stops turning a blind eye to the hundreds of thousands of people that suffer from this industry. The government has the power to turn this around and should do immediately.
House Bill No.5711 will do the following:
-Criminalize all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, without exceptions for rape victims, the health of the woman or in cases where there is a severe fetal anomaly
-It would require health centers that provide abortions to have surgery rooms, even when they don't provide surgical abortions.
-It would require doctors to be present for medication abortions and to screen women for "coercion" before providing an abortion
-Ban "telemedicine" abortions, or the use of technology to prescribe medication for abortion services and the morning-after pill
If this bill is passed it holds the potential to shut down most reproductive health centers in the State of Michigan, which is not only detrimental to the health of women but also infringing on a woman's right to choose.
WHAT IS CONTINUITY OF CARE??
- during pregnancy (antenatal care)
- during labour and birth (intrapartum care)
- after birth of your baby (postnatal care)
Seeing the same caregiver or small group of caregivers throughout pregnancy, labour and birth and afterwards is called continuity of care.
WHY PROVIDE CONTINUITY OF MIDWIFERY CARE?
Midwifery continuity models are popular with women, provide improved birth and satisfaction outcomes, are cost-effective and are common overseas. For these reasons Australian governments are committed to increasing women's access to these models as outlined in the National Maternity Services Plan and actioned by the Queensland Government with the commitment to provide 10% of public birth care in these models. Continuity models also have advantages in the development and retention of a skilled workforce which is responsive to day-to-day demand.
MIDWIFERY CONTINUITY MODELS
These models provide each woman with care from a known midwife/s, usually to 6 weeks postpartum. To meet the needs of women and be sustainable for midwives, continuity models are innovative and flexible in relation to place of care in widwives' working arrangements. Women with any level of complexity of care, and midwives consult and refer to guidelines and clinical need.
This is a petition to ban all size 0 models and also models with an unhealthy BMI (below 18.5) within Australia from the fashion catwalks and magazines.
We live in the 21st century where we are able to travel to space! It only makes sense that we do not take a 'one-size fits all’ image approach when it comes to our appearance and body image. Out of the worlds 7.017 billion population no two people are identical. Therefore why should we as both men and woman be exposed to an extremely influential fashion industry that tells us as that 'this' (size 0, which is an Australian size 4!) is what we need to look like to achieve 'that look' which is defined as so called 'beauty'.
Why should curvier women feel intimidated by these designers and this industry? We shouldn't! We are all different shapes & sizes, and if you believe that the fashion industry should portray a realistic body image of the Australian woman instead of underweight models that pursue us into believing that the size 0 image is how we need to look to achieve beauty than please sign this petition so that the Australian Government can ban these models and their associated health risks such as anorexia and bullemia.
Anorexia is most prevalent in adolescent girls who idolise these stick thin models that are flaunted to us in almost every magazine and fashion catwalk. Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents. 40-60% of high school girls are on a diet, 50% of girls between the ages of 13 – 15 years old believe they are overweight and 80% of 13 year old girls admit to dieting. Almost 50% of suffers with anorexia also suffer from severe depression. This is a vicious cycle that is not only physically unhealthy, but it is mentally exhausting. This petition is going to be presented to local media, national media and eventually the Australian Parliament and government to demand a policy be put in place that bans these underweight models, and also ensures that as a legal procedure all models need to have a full health check before undertaking any modelling assignment.
If you believe that change is due and wish the help prove that we as Australians embrace the ‘real’ and healthy woman than please sign this petition.
The instability of the political situation in Egypt may deteriorate if women's rights are not stipulated within the new Egyptian constitution.
Whichever regime rules Egypt must respect women's rights.
Thousands of pills filled with powdered human baby flesh discovered by customs officials in South Korea
More than 17,000 pills smuggled into country have been intercepted since last August. Pills viewed as a “miracle cure” for all ailments – but unsurprisingly they are harmful.
Thousands of pills filled with powdered human flesh have been discovered by customs officials in South Korea, it was revealed today.
The capsules are in demand because they are viewed as being a medicinal “cure-all”.
The grim trade is being run from China where corrupt medical staff are said to be tipping off medical companies when babies are aborted or delivered still-born.
Dead baby pills: This is ground baby powder which tests discovered is 99.7 per cent human last year. South Korean officials have stopped 17,000 dead baby pills being imported since last August
The tiny corpses are then bought, storedin household refrigerators in homes of those involved in the trade before they are removed and taken to clinics where they are placed in medical drying microwaves.
Once the skin is tinder dry, it is pummelled into powder and then processed into capsules along with herbs to disguise the true ingredients from health investigators and customs officers.
The discoveries since last August has shocked even hardened customs agents who have pledged to strengthen inspections.
Chinese officials are understood to have been aware of the trade and have tried to stop the capsules being exported but thousands of packets of them have been smuggled through to South Korea.
Although many people think that Equal Pay is a fact in everybody's life, and more considering that it was a right signed by it isn't true.
It has been proven that for the same work men get paid more than women. For every dollar man gets, the white women get 77 cents. Worst of all, is knowing that racism is still happening and the government isn't doing nothing to stop it! For every dollar men get, black women gets 68 cents and for every dollar men gets, latino women get 58 cents which almost half of men's pay.
How is it possible this injustice is happening in front of us and we are unaware? Women are significant in the U.S.A., we are involved in many political issues and we should have a voice!
In response to the fact that Ms. Jhilmil Breckenridge, being locked up at IHBAS- Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Shahdara, Delhi (also known as Shahdara Mental Asylum) against her consent has alerted and shocked many women who have undergone similar incarceration and emotional trauma. She was picked up by policemen and is in lock up at the asylum.
Ms. Jhilmil, a wonderful, warm, vibrant woman and mother of 4 children, has been forcibly institutionalised in the Shahadara mental asylum. She was becoming 'too difficult' to manage. And this, despite the fact that she has a supportive doctor who has confirmed over many instances throughout communications between her family and friends that she is NOT going through symptoms of mania (she has had a previous diagnosis of Bipolar).
Background, which is hugely facilitating a medico legal charge of insanity: She is in the middle of a difficult divorce - perhaps that explains why she is getting 'too difficult' to manage. Her reactions in any way, from holding her child, to being moody and difficult are being classified as 'mad'. She has asked for help from other authority figures, but they have only been shooed away by statements such as: 'Do not take her words seriously, she is crazy'.
Institutionalizing her is against the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
Article 5: Equality and Non-Discrimination
Article 6: Women with Disabilities
Article 10: Right to Life
Article 12: Equal Recognition before the Law
Article 13: Access to Justice
Article 14: Liberty and security of the person
Article 15: Freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Article 16: Freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse
Article 17: Protecting the integrity of the person
Article 19: Living in the community
Article 25: Health
Her case is that of thousands of other women in this country who have had to face atrocities due to laws that continue to function despite the ratification of UNCRPD in 2007. How many, many women have been towed away into asylums on an insanity petition, so that the man can gain custody of children, be irresponsible about alimony, hide domestic violence, and obscure an extra marital affair before the public eye and the eye of justice?
Jhilmil is eminently able to take care of herself, is a yoga teacher, and has a self discipline about her own well being and recovery. She is an inspiration to many regarding recovery and well being.
Her doctor's word is not sufficient for her release when she is being held under a government psychiatrist.
Read supporting documents at: http://mindarcs.wordpress.com/petitions/stop-forced-institutionalization-and-release-jhilmil-breckenridge/
Documents pertaining to CRPD and human rights can be accessed at: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/disabilities-convention.htm
The One Child Policy in China allows families to have only one child, with few exceptions, in an effort to control the population. For example, if a mother who already has a child gets pregnant and the government somehow becomes aware, the women will be whisked away for a forced abortion and likely sterilization.
There are many documented cases of pregnant mothers being kidnapped, imprisoned and beaten, then forced to abort, as late-term as up to nine months. The government should not be involved in family planning.
Below are some articles that give a clear picture of just what is going on: (Copy and paste)
The facts: http://factsanddetails.com/china.php?itemid=128&catid=4&subcatid=15
I want to get enough signatures for lowering the age to 20 years old to be eligible for a cervical cancer smear test when they notice symptoms or changes. The government and NHS have stated that you have to be 25 to be able to get checked out.
Most teenagers and women under the age of 25 are sexually active which can trigger cervical cancer. According to the screening programme, around 4,500 lives are saved every year through these interventions to prevent cancer developing. It was Jade Goody who gave me inspiration after she had cervical cancer.
Also a 23-year-old girl Mercedes Curnow from Cornwall died of cervical cancer because doctors said she was too young for a smear test, her devastated family have claimed.That is why I am wanting to petition so these deaths of young women can be prevented!
It has become apparent that many legislators in various states across the USA are not allowing women to make private and intimate choices about their own bodies. This includes toying with the idea of state sanctioned rape, mandatory ultrasounds, and even equivocating women to cows and hogs on a farm.
One legislator has gone as far to say that being raped is equal to having a flat tire on your car.
AIDS2012 will be a fantastic opportunity for the issues facing the Caribbean to be showcased.
We, Caribbean activists vow to make our voices heard and our issues known. This is but just one such way of doing so.
As a woman who loves the Earth, please sign an open letter from women to world leaders. If we speak with love for the Earth and gift our voices to the Earth by signing, it will inspire world leaders and inspire other women to do the same.
Women have a history of speaking out; the Suffragettes, the Chipko, the Rural Women’s Movement — to name just a few. For the Suffragettes it was for their right to be treated as equals, for the Chipko it is to speak out on behalf of the trees, and now rural women throughout the world are speaking out on behalf of the land.
Thank you for taking just a few moments to sign the letter and send it on to women you know.
This petition will serve as a notice to the MBTA (Mass Bay Transit Authority) of the growing dissatisfaction of the many single parents that have small children and no help to care for them.
The hours that the Authority requires us to work are usually before any childcare facilities open, and we are also required to work hours long after any childcare facilities is open. Also the inconsistencies by which we are forced to live our lives on a 3-4 month ever changing schedule, holiday schedule, school vacation schedule etc, is unrealistic. No one person or daycare facility would be able to support such an inconsistent, unpredictable schedule.
Being subjected to the stress regarding childcare and having no reliable consistent help, many single parents are being forced out of their jobs and this needs to stop. The MBTA needs to recognize their growing diversified workforce which includes many single parents, predominantly African American women, and address these scheduling conflicts immediately.
Opened in 2008 Shades Nightclub has been offering lapdancing and is applying to renew its license. The Licensing Act requires objections to be related to 4 key grounds: to prevent crime and disorder, for public safety, public nuisance and protection of children from harm. But the application I am now told is under the Miscellaneoous Provisions Act 2003 which I have been told by a council officer allows broader objections.
Housing is close by, a new student accommodation building is being built very nearby and it is a well known area for student accommodation. The railway station is a short distance away and the High Street is a shopping area including women's clothing. A community office is around the corner, cafes close by, the Hindu Temple is only a stone's throw away, churches are in the area and the internationally famous Sikh Gurdwara attracting thousands of people is just up the road and amongst many wedding venues attracting business into the town.
Kenya National Youth Association (KeNYA) is a national voluntary, nonpartisan, and membership-based empowerment organization whose mission is to “Serve the Nation and empower the in and out of school youth with skills and know-how as well as teach and engage them in creativity, innovation, volunteerism and civic education in the areas of democracy, human rights, entrepreneurship, independence, peace and non-violent conflict resolution, and to combat negative ethnicity in rural-urban Kenya’’.
Under the Kenya Democracy Project(KDP),a program Promoting Peace, Community Service, Interdependence & Non-violent Conflict Resolutions, KeNYA and partners are implementing a Civic and Voter Education Project /Every VOTE Count Project (GOTV Campaign) with an overarching and overriding goal of educating the youth about the Constitution, Voter Registration, and Voting Rights. We believe that for Kenya to avoid violence, the votes of every voter must be counted, and that the process must be free and fair.
Furthermore, the citizenry including the Kenyan Diaspora, must be fully educated about the elections, and the electoral laws and rules that will govern the Electoral Process for Presidential, Gubernatorial, Senatorial, Parliamentary, and Women/County Representative seats.
Effectively, KeNYA has embarked on the 12 Month (January 1-December 31 2012 Period) Every VOTE Count Project 2012 (GOTV Campaign), where we shall educate everyone about the electoral process, without bias, partisanship, or inclination, beginning with a Petition:
‘We, the Undersigned members of Kenya National Youth Association (KeNYA), partners, and the stakeholders, call upon the free and patriotic citizens of the Republic of Kenya, the Government, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), to conduct a FREE and FAIR Elections in 2012 General Elections, free of violence, with sufficient CIVIC EDUCATION, and where EVERY VOTE will be COUNTED, including that of the YOUTH, WOMEN, DISABLED, and most important, that of the Kenya Diaspora, in the eyes of the Civil Society, Local and International OBSERVERS’’
For partnership, membership, or volunteerism, contact:
Kenya National Youth Association (KeNYA)
P. O. Box 5956-00200, Nairobi-KENYA
Tel. + 254 722 233 234
In an attempt to balance perspectives on gender-related conflict, in October 2000, the United Nations' Security Council adopted Resolution S/RES/1325. This resolution aims to increase participation of women in conflict resolution and humanitarian response.
*At the turn of the 20th century, 5% of war casualties were civilians
*In World War I, 15% were civilians
*In World War II, 65% were civilian
*By the mid-nineties, 75% of war deaths were civilians
*Today, 90% of the human war toll are civilians--the majority of these victims are women and children
UN resolution 1325 calls on all parties to conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of armed conflict.
The United States is currently taking steps to create a National Action Plan to realize the resolution's goals.
If a woman has committed a violation the point of view of her family, the family has the "right" to kill her in order to bring honor back to the family name. Not only does this happen in places such as South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa; It happens right in the United States.
As United States citizens, it is our right to know what is happening in our own country. This issue, however, is never spoken about. In 2008, 930 women and girls in the United States alone were killed by a family member in the name of honor. Did you know that?
How can we allow our government to commit our resources and the lives of our troops to prop up a government that puts a women in Jail with her child because she was raped.
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...
I have started an Petition to give Joan, Toni, Maya, and Lynn their just due! When the show ended on UPN, the fans we devastated on the unfinished end. The fans never got a fair ending on BET to a show that changed the lives of many African American females.
Hopefully together we can get word out there, that we need closure! I call you all "GFriends" because of course we do have "Girls" who love and supported this show; but, we also have "Guys" who love it also! So, continue to spread the word by getting more people to "Like" this page! Our goal is 1,000,000 petitioners!
Luv ya'll muah;*
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.
As the Afghan and U.S. government are in talks to sign the Strategic Partnership Agreement to extend the war to 2024, the level of violence in Afghanistan continues to increase.
Jonathan Aitken (ex-Cabinet Minister, Ex-MP, Ex-Prisoner) chaired an event this week in London, hosted by the Women’s Resource Centre and Garden Court Chambers that featured short contributions from the principal speakers including Imran Khan, Mark Johnson and Eoin McLennan Murray. This opened up to a Question and Answer session from the audience, featuring questions sent in from women serving prison sentences.
At the end of the evening a motion was put to vote by a show of hands.
“We ask the Government to give higher priority to and address the specific resettlement, rehabilitation and re-offending issues which women face within the Criminal Justice System.”
This motion was passed unanimously and we now call upon the Justice Secretary to act upon this motion as a matter of urgency and whilst the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (LASPO) is being debated in Parliament.
On December 20 2011, this Bill is back before the House of Lords for Report Stage. Baroness Gould of Potternewton and other cross party peers will propose an amendment to LASPO asking for the establishment of a time limited Women's Justice Commission. The purpose of this is to produce a literature review of evidenced best practice in services for women and build a gender framed perspective from which to address female reoffending and commission services within the prison estate and in the community forthwith.
Councils refusal to grant the Ifafa shelter for women and children a grant of R3000, whilst providing an additional R15000 to sponsor 'delegates' to the Royal Reed Dance. This R15000 is required following UGU withdrawing their sponsorship due to their financial difficulties.