• A new Statue of Liberty to say refugees and migrants are welcome in Ireland.
    The current debate about where asylum seekers fearful of forced deportation by the UK government might try to escape to; is at the moment about the 'problem' of people crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland border. Do you think people crossing this border are the problem governments need to 'solve', or do you think respect for human rights, dignity and the need for co-operation between governments are the subjects we need to make our representatives do work about? If you agree with me, please sign this petition.
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  • Suspend arms sales to the Israeli government
    Innocent civilians in Gaza are dying every day because of the conflict there. Seven aid workers, including British citizens, were killed “systematically, car by car” in a targeted Israeli air strike in Gaza while leaving a food warehouse. As the UN Secretary-General said in February, the “tragic human toll of the conflict in Gaza,” is appalling. This is why last week over 130 MPs and peers from different parties asked David Cameron to suspend arms export licences to the Israeli government, this week he reportedly warned Israel that the UK may cut off arms supplies if they don’t let aid into Gaza and respect international law. Pressure is mounting for the Prime Minister to act, 56% of voters back a ban on arms sales to Israel, and over 600 legal experts signed a letter today saying that the UK is breaching international law by continuing to arm Israel. But Rishi Sunak hasn’t heard directly from us yet - and a huge petition signed by all of us could be the final push he needs to suspend selling arms to the Israeli Government until they let aid into Gaza and respect international law.
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  • Arsenal Ladies end Il Makiage sponsorship
    There is a worldwide boycott of Israeli products and companies until Israel ends its genocide and ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people, over 100,000 people have been killed, injured and maimed, so far. Also the illegal occupation of Palestine must finally end after over 50 years. To be linked with Israel or an Israeli company, at this time, is offensive to many and is highly controversial and insensitive.
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  • Immediately reinstate all UK Government funding of the UNRWA
    In response to the suspension of UNRWA funding, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Philippe Lazzarini, stated: “It is shocking to see a suspension of funds to the Agency in reaction to allegations against a small group of staff, especially given the immediate action that UNRWA took by terminating their contracts and asking for a transparent independent investigation. The United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), the highest investigative authority in the UN system, has already been seized of this very serious matter. “UNRWA is the primary humanitarian agency in Gaza, with over 2 million people depending on it for their sheer survival.  Many are hungry as the clock is ticking towards a looming famine. The Agency runs shelters for over 1 million people and provides food and primary healthcare even at the height of the hostilities. “In its ruling yesterday, the International Court of Justice ordered that “Israel must take immediate and effective measures to enable the provision of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance to address the adverse conditions of life faced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip”. These measures are aimed at preventing irreparable damage to the rights of Palestinians. “The only way that this can be done is through cooperation with international partners, especially UNRWA as the largest humanitarian actor in Gaza. Some 3,000 core staff out of 13,000 in Gaza continue to report to work, giving their communities a lifeline which can collapse anytime now due to lack of funding.” “I urge countries who have suspended their funding to re-consider their decisions before UNRWA is forced to suspend its humanitarian response. The lives of people in Gaza depend on this support and so does regional stability". (1) The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, also responded by stating: “The United Nations is taking swift action following the extremely serious allegations against several UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff members. An investigation by the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) was immediately activated. “Of the 12 people implicated, nine were immediately identified and terminated by the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Philippe Lazzarini; one is confirmed dead, and the identity of the two others is being clarified. “Any UN employee involved in acts of terror will be held accountable, including through criminal prosecution. The Secretariat is ready to cooperate with a competent authority able to prosecute the individuals in line with the Secretariat’s normal procedures for such cooperation. “Meanwhile, 2 million civilians in Gaza depend on critical aid from UNRWA for daily survival but UNRWA’s current funding will not allow it to meet all requirements to support them in February. While I understand their concerns – I was myself horrified by these accusations - I strongly appeal to the governments that have suspended their contributions to, at least, guarantee the continuity of UNRWA’s operations. “The abhorrent alleged acts of these staff members must have consequences. But the tens of thousands of men and women who work for UNRWA, many in some of the most dangerous situations for humanitarian workers, should not be penalized. The dire needs of the desperate populations they serve must be met.” (2)   Notes: (1) Statement from Philippe Lazzarini, UNRWA Commissioner General, 27th January 2024: https://www.unrwa.org/newsroom/official-statements/unrwa%E2%80%99s-lifesaving-aid-may-end-due-funding-suspension (2) Statement from Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General, 28th January 2024: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/statement/2024-01-28/statement-the-secretary-general-unrwa Further Information: UNRWA is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. The United Nations General Assembly established UNRWA in 1949 with a mandate to provide humanitarian assistance and protection to registered Palestine refugees in the Agency’s area of operations pending a just and lasting solution to their plight. UNRWA operates in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, The Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Tens of thousands of Palestine refugees who lost their homes and livelihoods due to the 1948 conflict continue to be displaced and in need of support, nearly 75 years on. UNRWA helps Palestine Refugees achieve their full potential in human development through quality services it provides in education, health care, relief and social services, protection, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance, and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. https://www.unrwa.org/who-we-are See also the ICRC website on the Fourth Geneva Convention: https://ihl-databases.icrc.org/en/ihl-treaties/gciv-1949?activeTab=undefined
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  • UK must reverse it's decision to pause funding for UNRWA in GAZA
    Palestinians are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.
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  • Clinical waste bins for Catheter users
    This is very important for people who do use catheters that the correct bins are supplied, and that the waste does not cause any infection control issues.
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    Created by Gavin Ward
  • Free Period Products in the Cornerstone Didcot
    Because not everyone can afford period products and they are a necessity for everyone who needs them.
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    This issue is important as still today statistics are showing that one in eight LGBT people which is 13% have experienced some form of unequal treatment because of there sexuality which is a fairly high amount and shows how important it is treat people as an equally research in school also shows how people view LGBT
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  • Live-in Mother's helpers must be better protected in private accommodation
    I had been employed as a 17 year old teenager at a private address in South Kensington, London, the job had been advertised in "The Lady" magazine. I had wrote off to apply and had received a request to travel to London for the interview, then told I could begin mid September 1973. I had not been given an employment contract., I had been prevented me from registering with an NHS g.p. doctor and that I should suffer an illness, in that case I would be seen by my employers private doctor. If I had been allowed to register with an NHS, g.p. doctor, I would have been able to talk about personal issues affecting me....something that I would not have been allowed to do with my employer's private doctor. My employer had exploited me. I had been told that I would be provided free meals, yet on my day off, if I had been going out for the day, I had not been provided with money to buy food and so I had to buy my own food out of my wage of just £9.00 a week . My employer had not paid money to me when I had been asked to babysit in the evening if my employer was taking his wife out. My employer had taken his wife abroad for two weeks holiday, leaving me alone in his house to look after his two very young children, without any extra support, (the holiday had not been mentioned at the job interview)
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  • Give all companies and agencies certificate of sponsorships
    Carers are humans and should be treated as such.
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  • Open Safe Corridor for Palestinian Refugees in Gaza to come to the UK
    As one of many citizens of the United Kingdom urge the UK government to take immediate action towards establishing a safe corridor for Palestinians in Gaza to seek refuge, while also securing their right to return when a two-state solution is agreed upon. We condemn the continuous human rights violations endured by the Palestinian population at the hands of the Israeli government forces and Hamas, and believe it is imperative to address this pressing issue. The Need for a Safe Corridor: Similar to the Ukraine scheme there is an urgent necessity for the UK government to establish a safe corridor for Palestinian civilians in Gaza to be able to access a safe haven away from the current war where 1000's of innocent people have already been killed. Key Issues: A. Humanitarian Crisis: The war led by Israel which has destroyed living conditions, limited access to clean water, healthcare, education, and food, has necessitated the need to create an urgent need for a safe corridor in order to safeguard the lives and well-being of innocent civilians. Already 1000's have died, mainly children. B. Protection of Civilian Lives: Already 1000's of people, many of them children have been killed. The constant threat of violence and military operations disproportionately affect innocent Palestinians, including women, children, and the elderly. A safe corridor would provide an escape route for those seeking refuge. C. International Responsibility: As a humanitarian global leader, the UK has a moral obligation to protect vulnerable populations and uphold human rights. Establishing a safe corridor would demonstrate the UK's commitment to justice and peace. D. Guaranteeing Right of Return: The importance of guaranteeing the right of Palestinians to return to their ancestral homeland is crucial because: a. Historical Context: The right of return is a fundamental principle upheld by international law and numerous United Nations resolutions. Palestinians deserve the right to return to their homes when a viable two-state solution is agreed upon. b. Dignity and Justice: Denying Palestinians the right to return undermines their dignity, perpetuates injustice, and perpetuates the cycle of displacement and suffering. It is crucial to address this issue in order to achieve a just and lasting solution.
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  • Urgent Petition to Ban AI Surveillance Cameras for the Preservation of Civil Liberties
    Join us to ban invasive cameras, protect privacy, and safeguard democracy. Your voice matters. When AI surveillance becomes normalized under the guise of safety, we ironically become less safe. Blanket surveillance undermines personal freedoms and ultimately weakens our democracy. Sign the petition now!
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