TAKE ACTION – Sign a Petition
Do you want to make a difference to Women and Girls around the World?
Taking action by signing a petition can really make change happen.Petitions are a great way to get your views heard by Government, get Journalists to take notice or raise awareness about a certain issue. There are so many different petitions flying around, so with the help of our Programme Team we’ve selected a few which we feel are right for you to support.
In addition if you’d like to contact your local MP about any issues, you can search for their details here.
PETITION 1 – WORLD LEADERS SUPPORT THE GLOBAL NUTRITION SUMMIT
Ever wondered what Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers ate when they were growing up? It was most likely healthy and nutritious food that enabled them to grow, develop and reach their full potential.
At Global Citizen we believe that all children should be given the chance to grow up and be whatever they want to be, whether that’s a Prime Minister, top-chef or successful athlete.
On 4th November 2017, governments will gather in Milan for the Global Nutrition Summit. There, it is hoped that they will make commitments to ensure all people get the nutritious food they need to flourish.
Call on the governments of France and Japan to attend the Global Nutrition Summit and show their support for a world free from hunger and malnutrition. As two of the most powerful governments in the world, these governments have a responsibility to get the world back on track to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030.
PETITION 2 – GIRLS’ EDUCATION IS THE KEY
Global Citizen and CHIME FOR CHANGE believe that achieving each of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 relies on the education of young people, especially girls.
With over 130 million girls around the world currently out of school, funding has yet to reach all those who need it. We need to ensure governments continue to fund and support girls’ education and programs and fund GPE so that it gets to its target of $3.1 billion between 2018 and 2020 to support girls’ education for over 870 million girls and boys.
PETITION 3 – TAKE ACTION ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Not enough is being done to tackle violence against women in cities. More than a third of the world’s population now live in cities – but for women, they are often places of intimidation, harassment and physical danger.
This November, ActionAid is meeting with Parks Tau, the President of the international body representing local and city governments, in South Africa. It’s a vital opportunity to make them sit up and take action.
Between now and then, ActionAid campaigners in 10 countries are going all out to collect signatures, messages, and personal stories. We’ll hand these all in to President Parks Tau together, to demand that local governments make their cities safe places for women and girls.
If, like us, you’re shocked by the stat in this image, take action now – we have the chance to demand city governments take concrete steps to make cities safe for women.
PETITION 4 – MAKE PARENTAL LEAVE EQUAL FOR MOTHERS AND FATHERS
Studies show that involved dads raise happier and healthier children, who have improved learning outcomes. Paternity leave has a direct impact on a child’s performance in secondary school.
We need the Government to make maternity and paternity leave equal by giving fathers access to 6 weeks paternity leave paid at 90% of their salary. Same sex couples should also have equal access to parental leave.
PETITION 5 – CALL ON THE COMMONWEALTH TO TACKLE GENDER INEQUALITY& POVERTY & DISEASE
Home to 2.4 billion people, the Commonwealth is comprised of 52 countries — including some of the richest and poorest nations on earth.
Every few years, Commonwealth leaders meet to discuss the issues that affect their people, and in April 2018, they’re coming to London. This could be a landmark opportunity to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges: gender inequality, poverty and disease.
The agenda for the 2018 Commonwealth Summit is being written right now. Let’s send a loud message: as the powerful meet, every decision made should think of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
PETITION UPDATE – PLAN INTERNATIONAL MALAWI CHILD BRIDES
Malawi parliament has agreed in a landslide vote to close a loophole that was making it easier for children to be forced into marriage. This is an incredible success for girls in Malawi and the girls’ rights movement as a whole.
Thank you to all who have been part of this campaign.