• Award Honours to mens and womens sports teams equally
    Awarding honours in such a clearly gender specific way does nothing to encourage young women and girls to believe that participating in sport will be considered as worthy and respected as that of male participation. Women's sport receives less funding, coverage and sponsorship than men's, by adjudging the pinnacle of Women's Rugby to be so much less worthy of Honour reinforces the status quo. Any man who believes a girl has as much right as a boy to achieve success in sports and to be recognised for that success should feel the need to sign this petition.
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  • Stop changes to Access to Work
    Access to Work isn't a benefit and doesn't incur a cost to government - in fact it brings money into the treasury, yet Deaf and disabled people are having their support allowance capped or cuts made (meaning they can no longer afford to use qualified interpreters or the support they need). This places jobs at risk and has already resulted in job losses and demotions. People currently in work are potentially being forced out of work and onto benefits, which goes against everything the government is telling us they are trying to achieve. Deaf and disabled people bring a vast amount of skill and talent to our workforce that we can't afford to lose. We want to ensure that full support is provided, and people are enabled to gain, maintain and progress in their chosen careers. Personal choice and control needs to be handed back to the experts on Deaf and disabled access needs in the workplace - the individual Deaf and disabled people who use the scheme We want to ensure Deaf and disabled people are not subjected to a glass ceiling due to lack of support.
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  • Stand UP for LGBT Community : Boycott the Russia Olympics
    Since Putin's re-election in May the LGBT have suffered great injustices including banning the wider world Community from adopting, attacks on Community members at Pride marches,The law also includes a provision that allows the Russian government to arrest foreign tourists for up to 14 days for supporting LGBT equality. It is now illegal for LGBT people to publicly display affection, to tweet positive messages about LGBT people and their relationships, to broadcast positive news stories about LGBT people or to wear or display a rainbow flag or any other symbol of LGBT equality. Earlier in June, Mr. Putin signed yet another antigay bill, classifying “homosexual propaganda” as pornography. The law is broad and vague, so that any teacher who tells students that homosexuality is not evil, any parents who tell their child that homosexuality is normal, or anyone who makes pro-gay statements deemed accessible to someone underage is now subject to arrest and fines. Even a judge, lawyer or lawmaker cannot publicly argue for tolerance without the threat of punishment.
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  • Rename Tattenham Corner Emily Davison Corner
    In 1913 Emily Davison ran in front of the King's horse and was killed, in what was probably the most historically memorable event of the movement for Women's Suffrage. Emily Davison should be remembered, as should all women who campaigned for women's suffrage in the early 20th Century. The place where she made her stand should carry her name so that her sacrifice will always be remembered
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  • Don't use the law to support homophobia in the Church of England and Church in Wales
    Many members of the Church of England and Church in Wales, both clergy and lay people, LGBT and not, are in favour of allowing gay marriage ceremonies. In time a new hierarchy will also be in favour and at that point it will be much simpler to allow "opting in" than to go through the process of amending legislation. Meanwhile the C of E will be just as well "protected" as the Roman Catholic and other churches which do not wish to hold gay marraige ceremonies. Legislating to make gay marriage illegal in the Church of England and Church in Wales simply makes homophobia legal, which wouldn't be allowed in any other institution.
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  • Conjugal visits in the UK
    It is important because it would maintain family ties, bonds and connections giving the prisoner a reason to believe that the chances of returning to an ordinary family life is possible after their release from prison. They also provide an incentive to comply with the various rules and regulations while they are incarcerated.
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  • Is it time to bring in a Universal Basic Income?
    The welfare benefits system has historically been riddled with problems, but more so over recent years. How many more people need to suffer before we realise that it is an unjust, complicated system which punishes the most vulnerable in society, and that the tough sanctions contribute to the escalation of mental and physical health problems, and ultimately to death in the most severe cases? A universal basic income would alleviate these issues, and could have the added bonus of providing a solid foundation on which more people might be financially able to start up their own creative industries. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/aug/10/our-generations-nhs-support-grows-for-universal-basic-income?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/03/universal-basic-income-coronavirus-shocks?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
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  • Reinstate the BME Network in Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
    We are petitioning Ms. Griffiths to request that she reinstate the BME Network that she inherited when she was appointed CEO of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) NHS Trust on 1 April 2017. As Ms. Griffiths is aware the BME Network was launched on 24 September 2004 and over the years the Network has challenged the institutional racism that exists at the Trust, which has adversely impacted the lives of BME staff and BME patients. In 2007 the then Chief Executive Mr Duncan Selbie publicly admitted that the Trust was institutionally racist after losing an Employment Tribunal claim for racial discrimination. As a result, the Trust agreed to work in partnership with the BME Network to address these issues and this gave rise to the joint development of a Race Equality Engagement Strategy which was being implemented at the time of Ms. Griffiths appointment. When the Network first met with Ms. Griffiths, she refused to accept that institutional racism was an issue at BSUH. She then preceded to unfairly dismiss three senior BME colleagues who were instrumental in providing leadership to the Network; we understand that their Employment Tribunal claims are still outstanding. Ms. Griffiths also made it very clear to us, as the remaining BME employees, that she would no longer recognise the BME Network that exists unless we were prepared to do exactly as she demanded. Given we were established as an independent Network and given Ms. Griffiths demands were unreasonable, we informed her that we were unable to agree to her demands and as such she severed all links with the BME Network that she inherited. That said, Ms. Griffiths will be aware of the Public Health England report published in June 2020 which accepts that institutional racism is a longstanding problem within the NHS and in fact was a contributing factor regarding the disproportionate death of BME staff and patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is against this backdrop that we the current BME employees of BSUH are now calling for Ms. Griffiths to immediately reinstate the BME Network she inherited on your appointment as CEO of BSUH in 2017. In addition, we are also asking for the following: (i) Reinstatement of the Memorandum of Understanding between the BME Network and the Trust. (ii) The Trust Board to honour the commitment of Ms. Griffiths predecessors to establish a BME Patient Association. (iii) The implementation of an agreed race equality strategy to address the discriminatory practices that exist. (iv) Support for the BME Network (for example funding, protected time etc)
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  • New Bank Holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the UK
    This will be an annual reminder of those who suffered and died, who were cruelly exploited, to allow the British too grow. The impact of this reverberates still and we should make time to reflect on the impact of slavery and what can be done to stamp it out in the world today.
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  • Naga’s treatment by the BBC
    It is the responsibility of all to stand against and denounce openly and clearly expressed racism. All reasonable and moral people are appalled at racism and should stand against it at every opportunity. I support and uphold Naga in her denunciation of unequivocally racist comment as would any one with any decency. Shame on the BBC.
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  • Military pentions
    When joining the military at a young age you give up the best years of your life, the physical effect on the body causes you much pain and discomfort in later life. I personally believe that due to the stress put on my body during my 14 years service , has caused me to suffer from much joint pain. During my time as a serving soldier I was expected to run march and walk fully kitted carrying excessive weight, this has obviously caused lots of stress to the joints over a 14 year period. In fact at my time of joining the army in 1979 we were issued with what can only be described as plastic and rubber boots, some 13 years later the MOD decided that these boots were no longer fit for service as they were causing injury. I feel very strongly that we as ex servicemen deserve access to our pentions at the age of 55 like the rest of the public, we have after all done our bit for Queen and country dont we deserve to be treated as equals.I have already undergone surgery on my shoulders, I currently suffer with pain in both knees ankles and wrists. Any ex servicemen reading this will know only to well what the body goes through during your time serving your country, please support this so others can hopefully get what some form of comfort in later life.
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  • More ethnic minority representation in Parliament
    This is important because only 8% of MP's in Parliament come from an ethnic minority background and we believe that this is unfair because currently 13.6% of the UK population is from an ethnic minority background.
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