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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.

Keep KitKat Fairtrade!

Nestle have announced KitKats will no longer be Fairtrade. From October they will stop buying from cocoa and sugar farmers in Cote d’Ivoire, Fiji and Malawi on Fairtrade terms. That means ripping away around £2 million of annual Fairtrade Premium payments, in the middle of a huge health and economic crisis. Farmers will be getting less for

Demand Coronavirus Vaccine for all

On Monday 4 May the UK government is co-hosting a summit asking countries from around the world to boost funding for a Covid-19 vaccine by £7 billion. Join our call for conditions to be attached all funds raised so that any treatments or vaccines developed from public funding are affordable and accessible to all, everywhere.

Urge California to ensure all its temporary workers are free from slavery

Urge California to ensure all its temporary workers are free from slavery

Thousands of temporary workers are being trafficked into forced labor in California under threat of violence, deportation, and harm to their families. California attracts more temporary foreign workers than anywhere else in the US. As the fifth largest global economy, workers on lawful visas from all over the world seek opportunities in California.1 The vast

Take a Stand for Generation Equality

Take a Stand for Generation Equality

In 1995, millions of girls were born across the world. But that same year, significant progress was made for their rights and freedoms as a global declaration was signed that promised each and every one of them a safer, more equal future. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action laid down a visionary agenda for

Safeguard Futures: End child marriage

The current law in England and Wales allows 16- and 17-year olds to marry with parental consent, a legal exception that leaves children vulnerable to parental and familial coercion into child marriage. The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill would raise the legal age of marriage in England and Wales to 18 and make

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Call on the UK Government to take urgent Climate Change Action

Time is running out to stop catastrophic climate change. Our leaders have let us down. But from school children going on strike, to the rise of clean, affordable community energy, millions of people across the world have recognised the climate emergency – and are doing something about it. Will you join them? People power has

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Give trafficked children a stable future

Thousands of children each year like Sophie* are identified as victims of modern slavery and trafficking in the UK. They come from more than a hundred countries, including from within the UK itself. These children are known to be in situations of sexual exploitation, forced labour, criminal exploitation and domestic servitude – and they are some of the most vulnerable in our

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Introduce Effective Mental Health Modules for Students in 200 Schools

If not addressed in time, the scars of this can remain with these children for life. Nothing can be a better option that to equip these children with skills to protect themselves. An “effective mental health literacy” module, through art based therapy, in Government Schools would help the students. Starting with a pilot project, the module would

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#WHYNOTWATER

Water is not part of the climate change debate. It is treated like an add on when it is critical to life. We need this to change now. #WhyNotWater is a campaign to fuel a national debate to ensure water conservation is at the heart of our actions and behaviour. We want: Mandatory water efficiency labelling –

ACTIONAID JUSTICE FOR WOMEN CAMPAIGN

All too often, there is no justice for women and girls affected by violence. But around the world, there are heroes in communities, law firms and police stations who are fighting to fix broken legal systems that protect abusers and punish survivors. These heroes include lawyers sacrificing their fees to help women access justice in

IF YOU’RE RAPED BY YOUR HUSBAND IT’S NOT A CRIME IN INDIA

In India, a shocking 98 percent of rapes are committed against women by their husbands, yet, despite this horrifying statistic, all of these rapists are able to avoid punishment. According to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, a man cannot rape his wife, even if he engages in sexual intercourse with her without her consent. But women’s

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