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 – #LEVELTHELAW & EMPOWER GIRLS & WOMEN
Activists like Sharmeen, a Pakistani filmmaker who is calling on her government to end honor killings. Or Nadia, a Yazidi who is leading the charge to have the rape of her community by ISIS called a war crime. And men like Aristarick, a passionate student who is mobilizing young Tanzanians to call for an end to child marriage. And girls like Fatima, a young Syrian refugee in Za’atari refugee camp, who just wants to be back in school and learning.
And they need our support.
PETITION 2 – STOP TRADE DEALS BEING DONE IN THE DARK
Brexit negotiations are in the media spotlight right now. But there’s one worrying issue not getting any attention: the fact that we currently have no say over our future trade deals.
That’s right. At present, parliament, producers and people like you and me would have no power to suggest improvements to or stop a trade agreement, no matter how damaging it may be to the UK or farmers and workers in developing countries.
We must have a democratic and transparent process for negotiating and signing trade deals. Sign the petition to stop our future trade deals being done in the dark.
PETITION 3 – SECRETARY GOVE: END THE PLASTIC PLAGUE NOW!
To Environment Secretary, Michael Gove:
“We urge you to forge ahead with the deposit and return scheme for plastic bottles, not allowing it to be watered-down and delayed by industry interests. We support a real financial incentive for recycling, rather than an abstract reward scheme. 10,000 bottles go un-recycled every minute; there’s no time to waste!”
PETITION 4 – 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 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.