URGENT : Call for signatures! On line signature campaign to repeal the sedition act in Malaysia. TAKE ACTION NOW!

Signature Campaign … Sign Here

The signature campaign can be accessed at the link above.  Please go on line and fill in your name and e-mail address in support.  You will receive an email to confirm your address.  This is an important step in the process so don’t forget to check your e-mail and confirm.

Good Shepherd Mission Partners in Malaysia have asked the Good Shepherd International Justice Peace Office (GSIJP) to gather support for an on-line signature petition to repeal the sedition act in Malaysia.   The GSIJP office is fully informed of the situation and endorses the campaign.  Currently many human rights defenders are under threat in Malaysia among them Edmund Bon.  I quote from the Malaysian Bar press release of September 18th “ A lawyer, Edmund Bon, was reported in the news media on 12 September 2014 as being investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 in relation to his alleged comments on the Federal Constitution, by way of legal opinion, in a news report entitled “Bukan Islam tidak perlu patuh kepada titah Diraja atau fatwa, kata peguam”.”  He is not the only one – there are references to three other –  in the press release.  Full text here

On September 16th Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein) urged  Malaysian authorities to immediately stop investigations and prosecutions under a 1948 law that curbed free speech and freedom of expression in the South-east Asian nation. Click here to read more

The signature campaign can be accessed below.  Please go on line and fill in your name and e-mail address in support.  You will receive an email to confirm your address.  This is an important step in the process so don’t forget to check your e-mail and confirm.   EVERY SIGNATURE COUNTS – CLICK HERE


Campaign: No to sex tourism! buying sex is not a sport!

Online signature campaign in 4 languages.  Your signature could make the change.  Full explanation in the text.  Read and then sign!

MANIFESTO – No to sex tourism! buying sex is not a sport!       Join the Campaign to End Sex Tourism and Sexual Exploitation. Your signature could make the change;

ENGLISH: Go to the following link

MANIFIESTO ESPAÑOL- No al Turismo Sexual ¡Comprar sexo no es un deporte!                                                                                                       Tu firma es el cambio; Adhiérete a la Campaña para Erradicar el Turismo Sexual y la Explotación Sexual Comercial

 ESPAÑOL   Ir al siguiente enlace:

MANIFESTO EM PORTUGUÊS – Não ao turismo sexual comprar sexo não é um esporte

Você assinatura é mudança; Aderir à Campanha pelo Fim da Turismo Sexual e ExploraçãoSexual

PORTUGUÊS   Sign here

MANIFESTE EN FRANÇAIS  – Non au tourisme sexuel Acheter du sexe n’est pas un sport!                                                                                                Votre signature peut être le changement;                                                      Adhére la Campagne pour éliminer le tourisme sexuel et l’exploitation sexuelle

FRANÇAIS   Allez au lien suivant

Good Shepherd Statement to the Commission for Social Development

States have opportunities for real leadership in facilitating a global paradigm shift through the incorporation of the guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights into national laws, policies and programmes and the implementation of ILO recommendation 202 on national floors of social protection. These are giant steps towards creating an empowering environment and achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all. We support the Commission towards this end.   Read the full Good Shepherd Statement to the Commission for Social Development – available in the 6 languages of the United Nations.  ngocsocd2012

“Can You Hear Us,” : Report on Social Protection Floor Initiative from the NGO Committee on Social Development 2012

In the background on the banner some of the 15,000 already collected signatories.   Read some of the comments from signatories at   http://www.ngosocdev.net/index.php/2012-commission-on-social-development/    Have you signed?  Why not do so immediately and invite your friends to do so.  We need one million signatures by June 2012

Take an action today to end poverty:  Add your signature in support of the Social Protection Floor Initiative    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/signature-campaign-social-protection-floor.html

Update on Social Protection Floor Initiative Signature Campaign – New Postcard Campaign urged at National Level.

Dear Supporter,
Thank you for signing the online petition ‘Support the Social Protection Floor Initiative’. Our goal is one million signatures. As of now, more than 3000 supporters from 125 countries have signed the petition. The Social Protection Floor is an effective and inclusive strategy towards poverty eradication requiring immediate implementation at the national level.
Here at the United Nations, we will be using the signatures, particularly during the Civil Society Forum on 31st January 2012 and the 50th Session of the Commission for Social Development (February 1-10, 2012) to demonstrate the desire of civil society globally for its implementation. http://social.un.org/index/CommissionforSocialDevelopment/Sessions/2012.aspx
In addition to working towards our goal of one million signatures, we are reaching out to all signatories, requesting everyone to urge their governments and representatives (President, Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Social Welfare Minister, Parliamentarian of your constituencies) to give priority to implementing the Social Protection Floor programme tailored to national needs. Please find a template on our website for your convenience http://www.ngosocdev.net/index.php/social-protection-floor-campaign/
It is an easy process!
1. Download the template.
2. Fill out the appropriate information.
3. Print and mail or e-mail to your government representative.

It only takes a few minutes! Thank you for your help as well as supporting the Social Protection Floor Initiative!  If you did not sign  please go to  http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/signature-campaign-social-protection-floor.html   

Yours sincerely

The NGO Committee for Social Development at the United Nations
New York

A Video on the Social Protection Floor

Use this Video to create awareness   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhdfxHnJAl0&feature=youtu.be  and then encourage signing The Social Protection Campaign.   The links to the petition are provided here for your convenience.

English   http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/signature-campaign-social-protection-floor.html

French    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/appuyer-le-socle-de-protection-sociale.html

Spanish  http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/en-apoyo-del-piso-de-protecci%C3%B3n-social.html

Portugeuse  http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/patamar-de-prote%C3%A7%C3%A3o-social-para-todos-e-todas.html


Sign the Social Prtotection Floor Initiative Campaign Today

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/signature-campaign-social-protection-floor.html  The NGO Committee for Social Development in New York is supporing this petition.  Please add your name to the petition.  The aim is 1 million Signatures.  Sign to day ….

Sign now and express your concern for Iman al-Obeidi

Dear friends,

Last Saturday, Iman al-Obeidi burst into a Tripoli hotel, telling reporters she had been gang-raped by 15 of Qaddafi’s men. She was dragged away by regime thugs, and no one has seen her since. Let’s raise a massive outcry for Turkey, which has helped free other Libyan hostages, to help save Iman.

                                                 Sign now and forward this email: 

 Words cannot express the courage Iman showed in speaking out — and we can only imagine the terror she must be facing right now in the hands of Qaddafi’s infamous thugs. Her life is in danger, but we can help, if we act fast. 

Qaddafi will ignore most international outrage, but he listened to the Turkish government when they asked him to release foreign journalists. Let’s urgently raise a massive global call to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to help save Iman — sign the petition and forward this email to everyone – it will be hand-delivered to the Turkish consulate in Benghazi, and through ads in Turkey, as soon as we reach 500,000 signatures:           Act now! http://www.avaaz.org/en/free_iman_al_obeidi/?vl