• Police to Investigate Racially Motivated Attack in Hulme
    If Greater Manchester Police fail to act in this instance, the assaults may not be the last by these attackers, or others. Hulme is a cohesive multicultural community and it demands that GMP do not overlook the seriousness of this assault. Initial signatories to this petition include: Cohesive Communities RAPAR
    87 of 100 Signatures
    Created by LoveMusic Hate Racism
  • Justice for kyle
    Kyle deserves a new investigation,if everyone could sign and share to make this happen thank you
    4 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Tammy Bastable
  • Thomas Cook
    I was employed with Thomas Cook as were thousands of others. Whole families have lost their income in one day. People have worked at Thomas Cook since leaving school.
    9 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Debbie Prior
  • Make Financial Abuse a Crime
    Many people in partnerships in business or relationships often sign financial agreements together, joint and several, without considering what would happen if there was a breakdown in the relationship. Often they do not seek legal representation due to cost, and finance companies make individuals sign as many guarantees to ensure their debts are paid, but joint and several often leaves one individual being hounded for the money, when the other signatory walks away going bankrupt, or avoids payment, hiding behind false income reporting. This is unfair, unjust and the system needs a shake up where individuals have knowingly been left in dire straits due to irresponsible behaviour by another. Organisations such as Womens Aid, Shelter, Citizens Advice deal with debt, homelessness, domestic abuse daily, but the number of women who are left in horrific financial crises by ex-partners who walk away from all responsibility is a world wide epidemic. Catastrophic when there are children involved. It has to stop. There has to be a responsibility crackdown, so that the culprits are caught, and pay their dues, by whatever means. Financial Abuse has to stop.
    18 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Lowri Williams
  • Stop Genocide in the South Cameroons
    This has claimed over 10,000 lives already in the Southern Cameroons. Sent 500,000 as refugees to Nigeria and rendered 2 million displaced as IDPS in the Southern Cameroons. Adults and children forced out of hospitals, education and work. This needs to be recognised and acted upon by an international criminal courts. Medical and food shortages are now a big problem. Creating a 3 year conflict that needs to end.
    27 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Rachael Private
  • Trauma informed support in family court
    SANE SISTAS want to hold a coercive control impact on mental health event. As part of this event we want to share real life stories of women who have been through the family court process. In order to highlight the impact this is having on mental health. Many victims are undergoing trauma responses due to their past abuse. Many have a diagnosis of PTSD and some undiagnosed due to fear of this being used against them. We propose to host an event in 2020 and we want the law commissioners to attend. Our focus is • Women who have fled coercive abuse • Women who have a mental health diagnosis Why is this important? “Crisis” was the word used by the previous Head of the Family Division, Sir James Munby. His successor Sir Andrew McFarlane has suggested that the word “crisis” may not be helpful, but also he too remains in no doubt that there are serious issues that need to be addressed. There has been much talk in recent times of our criminal justice system being in turmoil, if not crisis. Much of this has been fueled by the cuts made to legal aid provision. How is this impacting? • Greater numbers of defendants having to represent themselves. At hearings. As well as this being perceived as a diminution of the rights of defendants to a fair trial and the disposal of effective justice it can also have a deleterious impact. Cross examination by perpetrators has since been restricted however the impact is still present. Many are actively coerced throughout due the lack of education of coercive control. • Higher numbers of Domestic related applications. In 2017 new cases Domestic abuse was an issue in at least 70% of cases in the family courts. This is not accounting for the cases that are regularly taken back time and time again. • Increase in applications: in the period April to June this year over sixty eight thousand cases started in family courts, a seven percent increase from a similar period last year. • More calls to social services and CAFCAS, increasing pressures. A back log of cases in family court. The victim experience A victim can attend a criminal trial in relation to abuse one week and have extra support, with no direct contact with their perpetrator. However could attend family court the next day and share the same waiting room as them. Why should this be so? To appear in any court as a victim of domestic abuse should require continuing protection and the need to feel safe as it is just as traumatic, potentially, as giving evidence in a criminal trial. Yet as things stand little if anything is available. Cross examination has been stopped, but the trauma that is inflicted has not. In fact I myself spent a whole year unable to access NHS support for my PTSD due to "not being out of the trauma". The impact of which on many occasions sent my PTSD into crisis, in which I had to be visited weekly by a crisis nurse. No one told me I would have to share a room with my perpetrator, attend sometimes for 10 minutes when I had spent months preparing, that I would be drowning in debt, that my abuse or diagnosis could be used as a weapon against me or that I would need more therapy then I needed when I first left. But I am not alone; women all over the UK are having mental health diagnosis used against them in family court, despite the impact of the process being a significant factor in the restrictions of recovery and an abuse free life. Many of these women only have a diagnosis due to the trauma they endured, how and why can this be then used against them? Worse so is, women are not accessing treatment intentionally out of fear their mental health will be held against them. Trauma informed support is long overdue in the family courts. Appearing at family court can be a hugely stressful experience and more support is needed to help navigate through this complex system so survivors can recover. This could not only change the lives of survivors and children but also the court throughput process, easing pressure on services. Until we make this change, more women will take their lives, mental health waiting lists will add up, children will be adversely affected and the future of survivors all over is not safe. Support us by • Sign and share our petition – share with local Cllrs and MPs in your area • Purchase our merchandise and tag us on social media to show your support. Profits support survivor’s meets and campaigns. • Send us your experience’s to add to our case studies. All names will be anonymous but this helps us build evidence of the impact on mental health. We will support you with this if you email • Fill in our survey • Become an ally – Write a 200 word statement as to why this is important to you and share it with your local MPs and councillors. • Add us on our face book page, Instagram and twitter. • Book a speaker or workshop on the impact of coercive control to help fund materials for peer sessions and other campaign materials. • Add our #moresupportinfamilycourt #traumainformedsupportinfamilycourt Join us • To join our support group please drop us a message via our social media or email and we will provide details. • Protests – We have group protests plans for 2020. In the mean time we have activists who will be handing out flyers, chalking and making small statements of solidarity. We are also supporters of the #THECOURTSAID campaign and will attend the protest at parliament square on October 26th. Please join us in solidarity. Our end goal is: -Not to share rooms with our perpetrators. This allow perpetrators to intimidate and coerce further. -To have clear understanding of the court process and the support we can access. -A bursary or funds to access therapy (not 8 weeks of CBT). Not to be denied therapy as "its counter productive" or because perpetrators can access health records. - Health records visible to courts not perpetrators
    109 of 200 Signatures
    Created by SANE SISTAS Picture
  • Cover ups, bullying , poor and dangerous practice at fgh
    We want to ensure these hospitals are safe and that hospital staff and patients feel their concerns will be properly investigated and there will be no negative repercussions. We need the clinical practice of the staff discussed in the book to be assessed in order to promote confidence in both staff and patients.
    29 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Adele Dean
  • Stop Geoffrey Boycott’s knighthood!
    In the name of all domestic violence abuse victims and basic common human decency.
    54 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Kim Peluffo
  • More right for bereaved parents/families of murder victims
    In 2016 I lost my beloved son through knife crime, I told to view his body until the investigation is over. Then I was refuse to see his body.This is a very traumatic time for parents/relatives and they cannot have access to view their deceased child and this can add to emotional trauma they are experiencing and they will live with that trauma for the rest of their lives.
    40 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Beatrice Mushiya
  • Stowmarket Policing
    Because the lack of any response is under-mining confidence in the police and encouraging even more crime.
    165 of 200 Signatures
    Created by John Matthissen Picture
  • GET VAR REMOVED FROM FOOTBALL
    So we can actually cheer for our team when we score a goal and make football fun again
    13 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Football Fan
  • Save our police station
    Because Darlaston desperately needs a local police force
    209 of 300 Signatures
    Created by Karl Lewis