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The Web Is Bringing People Into Politics - But Are Politicians Keeping Up?

Brie Rogers Lowery | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Brie Rogers Lowery

A revolution in technology over the past decade has shaken up business models underpinning everything from how we share and consume news and ideas, to how we shop or find a date. We live in an on-demand world, and as we enter the final weeks of the 2015 election, we're seeing how democracy is also being reshaped by the web.

This Week I Found Myself Up Against One of the Biggest Supermarkets in Britain - And I Won

Hayley Craddock | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
Hayley Craddock

I am grateful that Tesco has done the right thing and hope it, and other pension companies take the opportunity to improve their urgency, communication and compassion in handling situations in these circumstances in the future.

To Vote or Not to Vote? Either Way Make Sure You Get Heard in This Election

Kajal Odedra | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Politics
Kajal Odedra

This election is set to be the closest in decades. Polls predict that no one will win with an outright majority and every day there is a new horse to back. And in all of this noise it can feel like there is no way of getting your voice heard - the issue you care about out there. Well that's not true. Every day at Change.org we see people getting the issues that matter to them onto the political agenda and into the news. Here are five ways you can get yourself heard during the election, whether you decide to vote or not.

Forget #BringBackClarkson, These Are The Petitions You Should Really Get Behind

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK

Since it was announced Jeremy Clarkson had beens suspended from the BBC over a 'fracas', over 400,000 people have signed a petition to have him reinst...

Now We Have Westminster on Our Side, We Really Can Stop Taxing Periods - Period!

Laura Coryton | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Coryton

Now that George Osborne has shown his support, we need to persuade the rest of Europe to stop taxing periods too before we start to see some real changes... Together we can stop the sanitary tax that has marginalised issues traditionally associated with women, damaged the accessibility of a vital item and jeopardised the sexual health of millions across the world.

Can the Internet and a Thousand Random Acts of Kindness Save Jimmy Thoronka?

Van Skoric | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Van Skoric

We have a tradition in Britain of caring for people all around the world and the response to Jimmy's story shows British compassion at its best. All we need now is Theresa May to join the public and do another random act of kindness: let Jimmy stay.

Louise Ridley

Why Women Are Winners When It Comes To Successful Petitions

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK

Women start fewer petitions on Change.org than men, but are much more successful at achieving their goal, the president of the petition website told T...

This Could Be The Last Day To Save BBC Three...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK

Campaigners hoping to save BBC Three have delivered a petition with over 270,000 signatures to the corporation's headquarters, begging for the youth T...

Thousands Oppose Ched Evans' Return To Football

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Sport

Thousands of people are signing a petition calling for a football club not to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans. The petition had gained nearly 13,0...

Victory for New Era: Capping a People-Powered 2014

Kajal Odedra | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK
Kajal Odedra

Without the use of the internet and social media the New Era residents would have struggled to put pressure on a decision maker thousands of miles away. And without good old fashioned solidarity rallies, the campaign would have failed to capture the hearts of the public. That's how you win campaigns today.

In Praise of Clicktivism: Dapper Laughs and People Power

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Carter-Esdale

This power is now in our hands, or more precisely, at our fingertips. In sharing and commenting on these articles and petitions, we have begun to do away with the idea that we are unable to help or to change things.

Robin Williams Memorial To Be Built Inside 'World Of Warcraft'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Tech

There have already been thousands of heartbreaking tributes to the late actor Robin Williams since his death. Now the world of games is adding its ...

Blue Ivy has Black Hair: Topic of Change.org Petition

Sacha Wise | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sacha Wise

As a woman who understands the importance of hair care. It's disturbing to watch a child suffering from the lack of hair moisture. The parents of Blue Ivy. Sean Carter A.K.A Jay-Z and Beyoncé has failed at numerous attempts of doing Blue Ivy Hair. This matter has escalated to the child developing matted dreads and lint balls. Please let's get the word out to properly care for Blue Ivy hair.

If Afusat Must Go Back, Her Little Daughters Are at Real Risk of Forcible FGM

Anj Handa | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Anj Handa

I've been supporting an amazing lady called Afusat since the New Year. With her solicitor's help, we have followed all procedures correctly. Fresh evidence and recent case law was submitted. Yet two weeks later, a short response came back, to say that her case had 'No merit', that she cannot appeal from within the UK and that she must return to Nigeria.

The Educational and Rehabilitative Power of Books

Mary Sweeney | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Mary Sweeney

There can be no debate on the value of books in general and cutbacks in prisons across the UK have meant that library stock is much diminished and access time has significantly declined. Given that not all prisoners can earn money, and certainly not enough to buy books, the books and gifts sent from loved ones are a lifeline. To stop them is just cruel.

Our Fight to Save Our Friend Yashika

Lee Pedder | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lee Pedder

Last Thursday; we discovered that Yashika's work may never pay-off and that her dreams may never come to fruition. We were then informed that she would be removed from the life that she had built here and sent back to Mauritius, the very place that her mother had worked so hard to remove her from. Her life here would be ruined and the educational endeavours that she has made, nullified.

A Voice of Hope for India's Unprivileged

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

MUMBAI -- Popular narratives about India typically divide the country into two neat halves. An aspirational urban middle class, whose command of English has seen the country surge as an IT superpower, and a wretched underclass, living in poverty, in remote rural expanses, cut-off from the very technologies that has India making the headlines from Bangalore to the Bay Area.

Pistorius Advert Is Most Complained-About UK Advert Of All Time

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

Paddy Power's controversial Oscar Pistorius advert has become the most complained-about UK advert of all time with the Advertising Standards Authority...

National Police Lead for Prostitution, ACC Chris Armitt, Discusses the Merseyside Hate Crime Model

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Politics
Ruth Jacobs

Based in Merseyside where he is Assistant Chief Constable for People Development, ACC Armitt sees first-hand the benefits to people in the sex trade, the police and the wider community of the hate crime approach... Here he explains why he advocates for the Merseyside model of policing prostitution.

Kent Police 'Safe Exit' Scheme Claiming to Help Women in Prostitution Instead Caused Them Harm

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
Ruth Jacobs

This was not a scheme concerned with helping a group of vulnerable women. It was a scheme concerned with gentrification. The award Safe Exit received from Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes, was for 'cleaning up the streets' and not for any help given to women leaving the sex trade.

Role Model Rebels: The Women Rewriting the Rules of Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Sometimes it can feel as if women take two step forwards and one step on the path to leadership. But there's a groundshift taking place. I see it in the groups I work with, in the young women I coach. They want to change things...

Policing Prostitution - The Merseyside Hate Crime Model That Prioritises Protection of Sex Workers

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Ruth Jacobs

Women in the sex trade don't have the protection of the police. Often when reporting crimes against them they fear being charged with something related to prostitution, not being believed, being blamed, losing their standing in the community, losing custody of their children.

How You Can Help End the Cyberbullying That Caused My Daughter to Take Her Life

Gabbi Dix | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabbi Dix

I'm a single mum and Izzy was my only child. My old life has now gone forever and I'm struggling to make sense of my new one. This campaign won't bring Izzy back. But it will spread awareness about the potential dangers of Ask.fm and bullying in general to parents and teens - and could save lives.

280,000 Say 'Think Again Ipsa'

Tanya Byk | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics
Tanya Byk

The comments on my petition show that a pay rise for MPs, at this apparently desperate economic time, is a huge insult to everyone who has suffered or is still suffering as a result of this current government. From pensioners to public sector workers, nurses to police officers - people across the UK are raising their voices against this rise.

The Internet: Fine for Shopping, Not Allowed for Important Stuff

John Coventry | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
John Coventry

There was an in-depth look at global campaigning movement Avaaz in Sunday's Observer. Its founder, Ricken Patel, was interviewed about how it builds movements online to secure change. It was a generally fascinating piece, but the headline was bothersome to me...