Petition Tag - child

1. Allow YAZ to play hockey

This petition will hopefully convince YAZ’s father to allow her to join hockey. YAZ is a sixteen year old hockey fanatic, she started playing at the age of 9 and stopped in the middle of this year. Her father made her stop playing hockey because of stupid reasons like school, grades ... etc. Please sign this pettion so she would be able to follow her dream, Thank you.

2. four-year-old Tyrell death, Matthew Scown walks free

4 year old Tyrell Cobb died on the Gold Coast in May 2009 from internal bleeding and stomach injuries caused by blunt force trauma.
A post-mortem revealed he had 53 bruises and 17 abrasions from head to legs when he died.
Matthew Scown 'aka scum' was charged with murder a day after the boy’s death in 2009, but the case was dismissed at a committal hearing in 2010
Because he (Matthew Scown) had already spent two years and eight months in custody, the remainder of his sentence was suspended and he walked free, laughing and smiling.
In extraordinary scenes, the 34-year-old smiled for the cameras and laughed to himself as he walked away from court through a media scrum. Even when asked directly about the death of four-year-old Tyrell, he giggled to himself.

3. WireClub Separating Underage from Adults

The Internet is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for children and teenagers whose online profiles often attract aggressive sexual predators, federal prosecutors. The U.S. Department of Justice has joined with nonprofit groups to promote [a] public service campaign . . . which warns that personal information posted online can lead to abductions and sexual exploitation of
children. “Pedophiles are finding new ways and new opportunities to network with each other on how to exploit children,” said [a] U.S. Attorney . . . at a news conference where federal agents warned that seemingly friendly Web sites like MySpace or Facebook often are used by sexual predators as victim directories. “Young girls who are innocently posting very personal information, or their identities, on these sites are setting themselves up for disaster,” [he] said. (Filosa,
2007, ¶1–¶4) Taken from : American Psychological Association

4. Petition for Increased Street Safety for Children in Mountain View

The neighborhood of Mountain View is a community where families enjoy spending time outdoors, in yards, or on neighborhood sidewalks and streets. Students ride their bicycles and children are constantly running down the sidewalks and across the streets to play with friends. We are a bustling neighborhood, full of life... until one of those children gets struck.

Although we encourage our children to follow the rules of the road and to be aware of vehicles/drivers, we all know when a child is playing, they can forget, or not look carefully, and find themselves in danger.

This summer, there have been several close calls between children and vehicles, and two students have been struck by cars while riding bicycles; different days, but at the same intersection. Thankfully, both only suffered severe bruising and a few minor cuts (one was transported by ambulance for suspected breaks or internal injuries, but he was treated and sent home). The families of our community are concerned that drivers are not driving cautiously and driving faster than the residential speed limit.

Mountain View Hope Covenant Church recently hosted a bicycle safety booth on National Night Out, hosted by the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club (BGC). In partnership with the Alaska Injury Prevention Center and the William Tyson Elementary PTA, we were able to hand out bicycle safety items (reflective gear, bicycle safety pamphlets, coloring books, etc.). Through the AIPC and generous donations, we were able to provide helmets for both families whose children had been struck and held a drawing for two kids who received a bicycle safety set: helmet, safety pads (knee, elbow, and wrist), wheel lights, bike lock, and reflective gear. Mountain View Hope will continue to partner with the Tyson PTA to educate students about their role in keeping themselves safe. We have been encouraging families to follow five safety rules: Always Wear a Helmet, See and Be Seen, Obey All Traffic Laws, Be Predictable, and Stay Alert at All Times.

While we can encourage our neighbors, we are also asking for intervention from the Mountain View Community Council and the Municipality to take a look at the streets in Mountain View, and to help drivers to be more cautious when driving through the neighborhood, specifically while driving down Price Street. When drivers pass the last stop sign on Price Street (Price St./Peterkin Ave., the Boys and Girls Club intersection), many find themselves speeding up through the Price Street/Richmond Avenue intersection in an effort to make the green light at the intersection of Price Street and Mountain View Drive. In addition, once drivers pass the stop sign by the Boys and Girls Club, they drive less cautiously because they expect children to be near the Club., and seem to forget that they still need to be cautious of children, even though the intersection in question is only a block away from the Boys and Girls Club.

We are proposing that the intersection of Price Street and Richmond Avenue be changed from a 2-way stop to a 4-way stop. Currently, there are stop signs driving down Richmond Avenue crossing Price Street, but we would like to see the addition of stop signs driving down Price Street crossing Richmond Avenue. We are also proposing the addition of several speed bumps down Price Street between Thompson and Mountain View Drive, and one on Richmond Avenue between Bragaw Street at Price Street.

Whether they are riding their bicycles or skateboards down the street or running across the street to visit a friend or play in a sprinkler, the children of Mountain View need to be protected. As adults, we can educate them, but we can also help each other keep the children safe by increasing ways to cause drivers to become more cautious when it comes to driving down our neighborhood streets.

5. Oppose Zoning Variance -Commercial Daycare Center @ 226 Meadowvale Rd

Dulaney Valley Improvement Association (DVIA) has been a residential community since the mid 1950's. DVIA has tree lined streets and sidewalks to allow neighbors and their children to stroll along and get to know one another.
A new to the neighborhood resident, Haixia Chen Diggs bought 226 Meadowvale Road on April 18, 2017. The first of July she applied for a zoning variance to place a large family home day care center with 12 kids at this address.
A large family home day care center is considered by the state licensing agency and to be a commercial property. Haixia is seeking to get this property zoned as a business in a residential neighborhood.

6. Save Middlethorpe Pre School

Unfortunately all parents were informed that from 31st August 2017 Middlethorpe Pre School (run by Cleethorpes Childcare) will be closing.

The company that runs Middlethorpe Academy; The Enquire Learning Trust, decided to serve notice for them to vacate the premises. Although they were informed of this in 2016, they stated their actions were to take over the pre school site and the staff and run it themselves.

They have now decided against this and Enquire themselves have said "they will not be putting anything on site for a while".

This leaves the children that attend and their parents in a difficult position of having to find a new setting. It also causes upset for the fantastic members of staff who do a brilliant job.

We want to stop The Enquire Learning Trust taking this action and keep the Middlethorpe Pre School up and running.

Please Help Us!

7. Help Pass "The Internet Pornography Age Verification Act"

Help Pass The Internet Pornography Age Verification Act. Currently children have complete and unrestricted access to internet pornography. Parents and educators have the obligation to install filters to try and protect children from what they are seeing. But it is not working. It is about time that we hold these websites accountable for what children are accessing. Currently it is a felony for an adult to send a nude photo to a child via email or text. These websites are sending photos to millions of children, with no consequences. This is hurting our children and it needs to stop now! Promise Land Men's Ministries has figured out a way to almost completely eliminate access of internet pornography to children. We need your help to get this to Congress so they can create legislation.

8. Lets get Belgium to change Custody laws before its to late

Hello, I have a friend who lives in Belgium and is greatly suffering from a law she cannot change on her own, many of those who live in Belgium may also be suffering from the same fate. She currently has a child with a man she is no longer with and is forced to share custody with this man. But this man is no ordinary man, he has admitted to raping a girl, has had child pornography on his computer, relations with young children even the age of 11, and has done other disgusting acts. The court of course ruled that he still gets to see his child because of the 50/50 law, however to me and i am certain many others this is outrageous. How could u let a child go home with a CHILD MOLESTER, what right mind could u possibly have to approve this. And at this point it seems they wont even put him in jail, saying he just needs some counseling. Why is this guy not in jail already. Why is the laws in Belgium not humane. This is wrong and i want to fight this for my friend and everyone suffering from this insanity.

9. Right for equal parentage

There are 13 million estimated number of single parents across the nation.(Census Bureau, 2011) While it was studied that 17.8% of custodial parents (approximately 1 in 6) are fathers. Did you know that children without a fathers in their lives are far greater than any other child to be at risk for teen pregnancy, drug use, and or mental health issues (anxiety, depression, emotional disorders). Researchers have studied and concluded that children are 63% more likely to commit suicide in fatherless homes (Bureau of Census, 2017). A study conducted by sociologist has shown that 72 % of adolescent murderers have grown up in homes with an absentee father figure (Cornell [et al.], 2017). Lastly, child abuse is significantly more likely to occur in homes without stable father figures (Census Bureau, 2011)
For many children, the fight is out of their hands. They never had a chance to even bond with their father. If the father is to fight for their child, they are left to fend for themselves. The father must declare in written English why they are the best qualified individual to care for their own child. At which point a judge will then read and “to their best ability, objectively decide who the best parent may be to obtain majority parentage”. I don’t know about you, but this sounds ridiculous! Imagine if some stranger told you to “build a resume” as to why you should maintain parentage of your children. Then for them to “best decide” if you are up to a challenge, regardless of what you say after they have read your declaration. It’s one hurdle after another. It’s said, parenting must remain in the best interest of the child. I ask, how is putting unnecessary strain on a hard-working father in the best interest of the child. The reality is men are being forced out of their own families or what’s left of a family after an already defeated cohort.

10. AHT(Anti Human Trafficking)

Hello everyone. I approach you all to help stop child women bride trafficking(AHT). It has been one of the greatest tragedies/problems in and across the World.

This has to be stopped by our combined effort. In India, every day such cruel activities are taking place.

11. Reduce the Speed Limit on our neighborhood roads

I have only been living here a couple of months with my two small children, and have had issues with other residents speeding down our neighborhood roads. The speed limit is 35, which isn't unreasonable, but the residents who don't have small children go up to 45-50mph! I don't know if changing it to 25 will keep them from flying down the roads in our neighborhood, but maybe it will slow them down to the reasonable 35 and make them think of why it's been changed.

There are a lot of small children in our area, and kids sometimes don't pay attention to the fast car zipping up the road and could easily run out for their ball or from one another and get hit. These cars are just going too fast.

One incident I've had recently was me and my 2 year old son were walking up and down the road and right in front of our home we stopped to draw on the road with chalk. We were on the right side, car was coming from the left, and this car didn't even hesitate to slow, but rather sped up and passed us. I know they were going faster that 35! My son doesn't understand the danger of the road yet, no matter how many times I tell him. I had a hold of his hand to be safe when I saw the car, but we do play in our front yard a lot and I do have to keep an eye on him cause he likes to run up to the road and watch the neighbors kids play across the street.

I worry about their safety when they are playing because they are so carefree and love play with big bouncing ball that sometimes go out in the road. If it wasn't considered being mean and rude to go tell the people who are speeding to slow down, I would. But people these days don't care to talk to one another and get defensive. Also, people are crazy and I am not trying to start a neighborhood feud.
Please help us get the speed limit changed. Maybe a 'children at play' sign on our roads.

Thank you.

12. Autism Friendly Viewings in Movie Theatres

My son, as many other children both locally and world wide, has Autism. I would like to be able to bring him to see movies in the theatre, but as it is now, it would be far too overwhelming for him.

Movie theatres in other areas do Autism friendly viewings, which involve the movies not being as loud as normal, the lights remaining on, less people, etc.

I don't understand why the theater here does not offer this service seeing as the demand would most likely be great.

We live in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada and the Cineplex Cinemas in Saint John is our main target, but it'd be nice to see it expand even further.

13. Child and Youth Mental Health Matters

You'd think in a developed nation such as Canada, that mental illness awaremess and treatment would have the coverage deserved, but unfortunately that is not the case. The facts are...

"- 1 in 5 youth (aged 9 to 19) have a mental health problem or illness
- 3 out of 4 children and youth with a mental health problem or illness will not receive treatment and those that do can wait as long as a year to get an appointment
- Suicide is the #1 cause of non-accidental death for Canadian youth
- Three times as many youth (15-24) die by suicide than by all forms of cancer combined."

Partners for Mental Health
With staggering facts like these, it is time to take action and address the lack of support for Canadian children and youth. All minds matter and it is time to make a difference. For more information on mental health or how to get involved check out these links:

14. End Child Trafficking

Every minute there is a woman or child sold as a part of some type of commercial gain whether it be money, organ trade, etc. Today I will tell you the story of one.

There was a 4-year old girl by the name of Pranitha who was sold to a broker by her mother. Before rescued Pranitha was raped by 3 grown men. To keep cases like Prunitha's from occurring we must stand together to advocate for change.

15. Ohio 911 Fatal Overdose Prevention Law

​Accidental overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, exceeding even motor vehicle accidents among people ages 25 to 64. Many of these deaths are preventable if emergency medical assistance is summoned, but people using drugs or alcohol illegally often fear arrest if they call 911, even in cases where they need emergency medical assistance for a friend or family member at the scene of a suspected overdose.

The best way to encourage overdose witnesses to seek medical help is to exempt them from arrest and prosecution for minor drug and alcohol law violations, an approach often referred to as Good Samaritan 911.

The chance of surviving an overdose, like that of surviving a heart attack, depends greatly on how fast one receives medical assistance. Witnesses to heart attacks rarely think twice about calling 911, but witnesses to an overdose often hesitate to call for help or, in many cases, simply don’t make the call. In fact, research confirms the most common reason people cite for not calling 911 is fear of police involvement.

Twenty states and the District of Columbia have enacted policies to provide limited immunity from arrest or prosecution for minor drug law violations for people who summon help at the scene of an overdose. New Mexico was the first state to pass such a policy and has been joined in recent years by Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

Good Samaritan laws do not protect people from arrest for other offenses, such as selling or trafficking drugs, or driving while drugged. These policies protect only the caller and overdose victim from arrest and/or prosecution for simple drug possession, possession of paraphernalia, and/or being under the influence.

16. Defund Planned Parenthood NOW

Planned Parenthood's callous and disgusting practices are being exposed by the Center for Medical Progress's exposure of their illegal practice of selling aborted babies to medical research companies for profit.

The first video showed one of the top doctors, describing over a business lunch how she uses the illegal partial-birth abortion method to manipulate the preborn child so he or she comes out whole, crushing other parts of the baby's body that are estimated to be less valuable. And subsequent videos continue to provide ample evidence of the disregard this organization has for human life - of both mother and child!

This is an appalling and barbaric practice exposes the inconceivable horror that is Planned Parenthood.

Federal law prohibits the sale of body parts of aborted babies. In fact, the sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2).

17. Traffic Safety Measures for Oak Crest Newport Intersection

On June 26, 2015, a 4-year-old boy was struck and fatally injured by a vehicle while in the NW Oak Crest Drive/ Newport Way NW crosswalk. This incident was due in no small part to the inadequate safety measures for that intersection.

Newport Way NW has a 40 mph speed limit, which is very high for a road bordered by multiple residential sections. Residents of surrounding neighborhoods have noted that cars also tend to exceed this speed limit with some frequency, especially during peak driving times.

Driving eastbound on Newport Way, the crosswalk for the NW Oak Crest Drive intersection is preceded by a blind curve less than 100 yards from the intersection, which makes it very difficult for pedestrians, bicyclists, and cars leaving NW Oak Crest Drive onto Newport Way or coming westbound on Newport Way NW and turning left into NW Oak Crest Drive, to see approaching eastbound vehicles. It also makes it difficult for drivers approaching the intersection on Newport Way NW to see those individuals and vehicles before it is too late to slow down.

While the crosswalk does have a flashing pedestrian sign that can be activated by pedestrians and bicyclists, a. it is very hard to see that it is lit up in the daylight hours, b. it is very hard to see when coming around the blind curve, and c. it is far enough to the side of the road that many drivers unfamiliar with the road do not notice it.

The sidewalk/ walking path in this area is used frequently by bicyclists, joggers, runners, and families. As the traffic flow has increased on Newport Way NW, the safety of those using this path has been compromised. In order to prevent any further injuries, accidents, or fatalities, the City of Issaquah needs to improve the safety of the NW Oak Crest Drive and Newport Way NW intersection.

18. Malvern Town Council: Return Max Corbett-Gardener's Headstone


Ms Corbett was told the stone was "not in keeping" with others in the cemetery.

A single mother says she has been left "shattered" after a council removed her son's headstone without asking her permission.

Max Corbett-Gardener died aged four three years ago from complications associated with severe epilepsy.

His mother Jo, of Malvern, Worcestershire, said she was told the star-shaped stone for Max was "not in keeping" with others in the cemetery.

Malvern Town Council said it had had complaints about the stone's shape.

Ms Corbett said it had taken her three years to feel able to organise a stone for Max. She said: "It would have been his seventh birthday on the Sunday, and this was like a birthday present to him from me. I chose a star-shaped stone because I wanted something suitable for Max - something personal. This stone is just so perfect for my poor little chap."

Ms Corbett said the council had removed the stone on Monday, three days after it was erected.

"I was totally unaware this was going on," she said. "The council did not contact me and it was the stonemason who told me he'd been ordered to remove it.

I feel upset, distressed and angry. We have been through so much as a family. I could understand if the grave was uncared for or unsightly, but it isn't."

Ms Corbett said she was aware of council rules governing the size and upkeep of stones, but not regarding their shape.

She said she had been told the grave would have been allowed if it had been in the children's section of Great Malvern Cemetery, but she had opted to have it in the lawn cemetery, close to other relatives.

Malvern Town Council said it felt "great sympathy" for Ms Corbett's loss. It said the mason had failed to consult with it over the shape.

"We have a conformity of shapes in our lawn cemetery," the council said. "We were contacted by people who objected to the shape. The longer it stayed up, the harder the process would have been.

"It was a very difficult decision to remove it but one we had to make straight away."

19. Petition for Iowa State SIDS Rememberence & Awareness Day - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

My son was born on May 4th, 1983 and he died on July 10th, 1983. He died of SIDS - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. I was a young Mother and Wife and this was my only child. That was 32 years ago, and I never had another child. I missed all the years and memories of him growing up. I still remember and love him always. For all of those who have experienced such a great loss or know someone who has, then I know they can relate.

Back in 1983, my ex-husband and I met with Governor Terry Branstad. He presented me with a certificate and declared that day to be SIDS Day, but somehow it never actually got put on the books.

Let’s create not only a day of Remembrance but also a day of Awareness for this terrible disease. Many young Mothers and Fathers don’t know about this disease and the tips to help to prevent it. The medical profession has made advances in the area of SIDs. They understand it much more than they did at one time and while there is no cure, there are tips on how to help prevent this terrible disease from taking other precious, young lives.

For all those affected, we will not know the love of this child and will always experience that loss in our lives. We should honor all those who have lost their precious babies to this terrible disease and create awareness for others. Awareness, Knowledge and Remembrance should be recognized on this special day.

Please sign the petition for a Declaration of Proclamation Coordination for an Official SIDS day to be set for July 10th of each year, in the state of Iowa.

20. End Child Labor in South Sudan

There are 13 million (8.8%) of children in child labour in Latin America and the Caribbean and in the Middle East and North Africa there are 9.2 million (8.4%).

Agriculture remains by far the most important sector where child labourers can be found (98 million, or 59%).

21. Facebook, start censoring disturbing posts

Facebook, please start censoring sensitive post: posts containing graphic photos, videos and details about child abuse and animal cruelty. The photo or video should be blurred out and posters required to note in the tag line that the post contains material that will be disturbing to most viewers. Give us a CHOICE to read/see these posts or scroll by them.

These graphic posts have a profound effect on people. These posts are distressing to so many, causing anxiety and triggering other unhealthy emotions thus affect our daily lives.

22. Increase The Availability of Cord Blood Banking

In the UK, government funded facilities, such as the NHS Cord Blood Bank, collect cord blood from only eight public hospitals, free of charge to the donor. The potentially lifesaving product is then stored indefinitely for possible transplant. This unit is available for any patient that needs this particular special tissue type. Cord blood is rich in stem cells which are NON-EMBRYONIC and can be used to treat patients who are suffering from life threatening diseases, including:

Malignancies - a cancer of the blood, e.g. Leukaemia, lymphoma

Bone marrow failure - when bone marrow doesn't produce the cells it should

Haemoglobinopathies - a blood disorder e.g. Sickle cell anaemia, thalassaemia

Immunodeficiencies - when the immune system doesn't work properly

Metabolic disorders - which affect the breakdown of waste products in the body

Scientific research in this field are constantly discovering more and more diseases and conditions that can be successfully treated with stem cells found in cord blood. For the transplant to be a success, stem cells taken from the cord blood must match the patient's tissue type as closely as possible.

So, for patients to have the best chance of a 'match', healthcare organisations worldwide need to store as many cord blood donations as possible, and they can't do this without help.

23. Petition Demanding Ms. Tait be kept on in the Africentric Alternative School Kindergarten Class 2014-10-14

We the parents of the Africentric Alternative School kindergarten class demand that Ms. Tait be kept on as one of the Full time teachers for the Kingergarden class.

We are demanding that Ms. Tait be kept on to ensure that the kindergarden class continues with regular programming.

Of course, our children’s learning is a team effort, between parents and teachers. As parents our job is to ensure that our children continue to have every opportunity for growth and success.

We are truly very concern with the decision by the school to let Ms. Tait go at this point in time.

This is very discerning to the parents of the kindergarten class. We all can agree that consistency plays a big role in the well being of our children.


Mr Dai has been absent since last week and by letter received from the Principal J Lattie of the Africentric Alternative School today dated 14/10/2014 Mr Dei will be replaced by Ms. Yolando Watson, an occasional teacher.

Now since his absences, there have been a number of non African teachers paraded through the class like CIRQUE DU SOLEIL in the space of that week. Which we can say has been very unproductive l confusing for the kids.

The only consistency our children have seen is Ms Tait. Ms. Tait has been with the Africentric School for many years and knows the regular programming and has very great rapport with the parents and students.
Ms Tait has proven time and time again that she is more than just a teacher to our kids.

We have seen firsthand the effect she has on the children. The children respect and response to her.

Ms. Tait is a very valuable piece of the puzzle that makes up our Africentric Alternative School.
Ms. Tait is too valuable to lose.

Therefore we the parents of the Kindergarten class make this petition to demand that Ms. Tait be kept on in whatever position suits best with our children.

24. Justice for Daviere Bryant

Daviere Bryant was found on the back porch of his mother's home (Dalishia Salter) by his father (David Bryant Jr.) on September 13, 2014 at approximately 1:00 A.M. after receiving texts messages from the mother claiming she had beat him and he had knots on his head and was bleeding, she continue to say she put him out on the back porch near the trash. When the father arrived he found his child visibly bruised and swollen in his eyes, nose, and face.

The father did decide to video tape as he approached the porch just in case the mother's claim where in fact true. You can hear the mother in the video once confronted by the father say "I don't care I told you to come get him and I don't care I'll kill him". The video has gone viral and this mother has been charge with "endangering the welfare of a child", "assault", as well as many others. Doctor's did find signs of what they believe is prior abuse as well.

This mother's family is now seeking temporary custody of this child, Dalishia Salter has another child who is 4 years old that was already in foster care at the time of this incident. None of her family has stepped up to help her first child. No one fought for temporary custody of her other child. But now they want to pick and choose which child they want? Daviere was allegedly already beaten by his mother once and we can not trust her family to keep Dalishia safely away from this child now.

Text message as well as child's injuries:


25. American Express, MasterCard and Visa Stop supporting Child labor

Apple Inc. Has recently made an official agreement with American Express, MasterCard & Visa that the iPhone & iPad users will be able to pay their bills on their iPhones & iPads via their American Express, MasterCard &/or Visa accounts even tough that Apple Inc. Supports child labor.

Link regarding the agreement here:
You may need to translate from Croatian to English via Google Translate.

*NOTE: And again, ANONYMOUS signers will not count.

26. Justice for Little Chloe Valentine

Her name was Chloe Valentine, and she was 4 years old!

During January 2012, Chloe Valentine was tortured and killed by the 2 people entrusted to love her, care for her, protect her and provide her a safe & happy home.

Over 4 days, Chloe Valentine, a 4 year old child, was forced to ride a 50 kilogram motorbike over and over and over, while Ashlee Jean Polkinghorne and Benjamin Robert McPartland sat video recording, what was to be, a very terrified, 4 year old Chloe's slow and torturous death. Laughing, as they watched Chloe crash into objects and repetitively being thrown from the motorbike, until such time little Chloe was knocked unconscious (day 4).

Little Chloe was left lying for hours, slowly dying from her horrific injuries. Google searches and Facebook accounts were checked, before '000' was finally called. Chloe Valentine's injuries were so severe that some of her family members were unable to recognize her tiny bruised and swollen body.

For their heinous crimes and treatment of this innocent child, Ashlee Jean Polkinghorne and Benjamin Robert McPartland, received a 4 year and two month non-parole jail term, out of a mere 7 years in total.

27. Stop child and youth sex traffic and exploitation in Ukraine

Stop child and youth sex traffic and exploitation in Ukraine.

"Ukrainian officials have warned that human trafficking threatens to become a major problem for the ex-Soviet republic, and appealed for more international efforts to stop it."

"Activists attending a major conference by the International Council of Women say official statistics on human trafficking in Ukraine - and elsewhere - belie the true scope of the problem."

"Ukraine is one of world supplier of slaves. Official statistics do not show real figures for us," said Alina Komarova, deputy head of the National Council Of Ukraine's Women.

"The sale of young girls and women, sex and economic slavery are part of an international criminal business that has taken root in Ukraine," Yuriy Pavlenko, head of a state council to combat human trafficking, told the 31st session of the council's General Assembly."

"It spreads fast ... It demands joint efforts and active cooperation from all governments and societies," he said.

About 300 activists from 22 countries came to Ukraine for assembly of the council, a group that works to prevent discrimination and violence against women.

Ukraine remains a primary source for men, women and children trafficked to Europe, the Middle East and Russia for sexual exploitation and forced labour, officials say. Low salaries and unemployment force thousands of Ukrainians to seek employment abroad, increasing their vulnerability to exploitation.

28. The law won't protect our children, change the law

I want to make the public aware the Australian law will not protect my child.

29. Every woman has the right to be a mother

This petition is to get the UK Government to review its policy on NHS funded IVF for women without children. Every woman has the right to be a mother and denying anybody this right for any reason quite simply is wrong and must be changed.

I am writing this petition on behalf of my partner, I am a 32 year old former RAF Airman and my partner is a 30 year old former Royal Navy Wren. I have a child with a former partner and recently my current partner of 3 years has been diagnosed with a severe case of endometriosis. In addition to this her fallopian tubes are damaged to the point where natural conception is impossible.

Upon approaching the NHS regarding the options available to us we were informed that NHS funded IVF was unavailable as I have a child already and there are no grounds for appeal. The fact that my partner has no children is not even a consideration, something which is completely wrong. My having a child (who is not even resident with us) should have no bearing what so ever on her right to be a mother (something which she desires more than anything in the world). For both of us to have served our country and to be refused this help is completely unacceptable and is something which needs to be changed not just for us but for all women within the UK who have not been fortunate enough to have had children.

This may not affect you personally but it could affect people you know. This is not a cause or a quest it is the right for all women in the UK who do not have children to be supported by the health care mechanism that we all pay for to be there in our time of need.

SHARE this page and support the childless women of this country.

30. Give Back Our Kids!

Give Back Our Kids!

We are a family from Hungary seeking help.

Our two beloved children were taken away by authorities in 2010 when we collapsed. Our life was reorganized by 2011, but our children have not yet been given back even now. Our two little sons (5 and 3,5), who want to come home, are still away. We are allowed to meet them just once a week, despite the fact that our third child, who was born in 2012, lives with us.

We have never hurt or beaten our children. They have known no hunger or cold. We have not been alcoholics. We have not used drogs. We have not divorced. Our children were happy by us and they are happy when they are on visitations at home.

At the guardians our older son has behavioral disorders (fit of anger), and the younger cannot speak at all at the age of 3 and a half.

The guardians are the grandparents of the mother side. The guardian-grandparents do not want us to get back our sons. They have reported us, the other grandmother and our lawyer to courts and police.

Lots os psychologic and psychiatric experts, the child wellfare service and the family on the father's side are on our opinion that all of our children should live with us.

But this autumn the court of first instance sentenced our sons to stay under guardianship for long.

Many newspaper articles and even the televison have dealt with our case in Hungary, but our sons are still away. Have a look at the TV riport:

You can see in it our children-friendly home, happy third child and our love towards the other two. We have a Hungarian website with many documents too:
and you can find videos about us on Youtube under the name of Gépész Betti.

We want to protest against the court sentence by canvassing for signitures from all over the world.

(Our Hungarian petition with about 300 signitures is also available at: ).