Parkrun Is a Globally Successful Initiative - That's Why We Have to Fight to Keep It Free

Vanessa Furey | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK
Vanessa Furey

Even a small charge creates a barrier to people taking part, and once the principle has been established it'll be difficult stop it increasing in future. Not only that, it discourages anyone from creating similar schemes as the costs will stop them as soon as it becomes successful.

The Women You Should Have Heard of Quietly Creating Change in Russia

Dmitry Savelau | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Dmitry Savelau

Maybe women on in Russia do not yet run campaigns for women's rights issues as we define them internationally, but they are already doing something amazing: by mobilising themselves to effectively tackle issues important to them they are redefining their role and influence in society. And today we are very excited to celebrate them and their success.

Commons People Quiz: Are These Real Petitions Rejected By Parliament Or Big Fat Lies?

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Politics

Parliament's e-petition system has given people a direct line to what is discussed in the Commons since its introduction in 2011. As well as worthy...

Government Rejects Extending Meningitis Vaccine After 810,000 Sign E-Petition

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Politics

Warning: People may find the photos below extremely graphic. The Government has rejected calls for the meningitis B vaccine to be prescribed to al...

Why I Started the #BritsSoWhite Petition

Anant Naik | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Anant Naik

Something needs to give. We need to harness the positive momentum of last months Oscars campaign to make the music industry rethink it's processes and to champion the best BME artists, and be truly representative of British music.

MPs To Debate Extending Meningitis Vaccine After Largest E-Petition In UK History Urges Action

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Politics

Warning: People may find the photos below extremely graphic. MPs will debate whether to give the meningitis B vaccine to all children under 11 yea...

Meningitis Petition Has Become The UK's Most Signed After Death Of Faye

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: People may find the photos below extremely graphic. A petition calling for the meningitis B vaccine to be given to all children aged unde...

Mental Health Affects All of Us

Laura Darrall | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK
Laura Darrall

I started the #itaffectsme campaign to encourage people who have suffered or who know someone who has suffered to post selfies on social media to prove that the one in four people who suffer from mental health issues really are everywhere. That mental illnesses are universal and have no prejudices about who they affect.

Birmingham Students Forced To Petition Police To Help Curb 'Daily' Muggings

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University Of Birmingham have been forced to petition the police after claims a "drastic" increase in crime has failed to be taken ser...

When It's More Than 'Just' Being Double-Jointed

Natasha Lipman | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Lipman

My pain started when I was nine. We don't really know why (that's the nature of the thing, I guess) and I went from being a normal child, running around with my friends, to one that couldn't do that because of the terrible pain that had developed, especially in my knees.

I Started a Petition to Get David Bowie on the £20 Note

Simon Mitchell | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Simon Mitchell

Bowie was an outsider. Some have suggested that the man who refused a knighthood would be unlikely to want to feature on currency - perhaps the ultimate symbol of the establishment. But he also made the music and imagery of a cult artist part of the mainstream by sheer force of talent.

It's Time That Mental Health Was Taught on Education

Matt Clifton | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

I remember back at school, the thoughts continuously just appear in my head now and then. However, what I remember most was that there was little unde...

Acid Attack Survivor Has One Very Important Wish This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An acid attack survivor has used the power of her singing voice to ask for one very important gift this Christmas - to end the sale of acid to normal ...

We Owe Britain Better Than to Try to Ban Donald Trump

Alan Grant | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Essentially, the desire to ban Mr Trump says nothing about him and says everything about the signatories. It's not that we owe him and his unconvincing hairpiece a single damn thing, we owe him no respect nor do we owe him any pleasantries... However, we do owe centuries of well-developed British principles and traditions, built on free speech and robust debate, better than taking the easy way out.

Donald Trump Showed Why We Need Unlimited Free Speech

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

Next time you'll hear somebody urging to censor free speech out of the fear of giving the platform to hateful views, please point to Donald Trump. How else, if not by allowing someone to speak their mind, would we know that somebody is a complete tool?

Petition To Make Donald Trump King Of England Reaches Five Signatures

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Comedy

A petition calling for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump to be made King of England has reached five signatures on the UK government's ...

Might Canterbury West Be Renamed Kanye West? Of Course Not, But You Never Know Until You Try

Mark Kilner | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Mark Kilner

I've signed petitions on before but until one apparently unremarkable morning earlier this year, I'd never imagined I would write one mysel...

Girls on Their Period Forced to Sleep in Cold, Wet Huts

Celia Pool | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Celia Pool

K Fayaz Ahmad In the western world record numbers of women are CEOs, the pay gap is narrowing, and in the UK the tampon tax has just been neutralised...

Protest Works: I Campaigned to Stop My Family Being Evicted Just Weeks Before Christmas, and It Was a Petition That Helped Us Win

Lindsey Garrett | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Lindsey Garrett

Just over a year ago, Westbrook Partners bought the New Era Estate in Hackney planning to redevelop the homes into luxury apartments. Threatened with major rent hikes, ninety-three families were facing eviction from their homes before Christmas.

It's Time We Lifted the Lid on the Supermarket Supply Chain

Rosie Boycott | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Rosie Boycott

Many businesses waste more food in a day than a consumer wastes in a year. We need to stop the rot. Roughly a third of the food grown worldwide is wa...

My Sister Was Jailed for Attending a Protest - Without the 777,000 Supporters of My Petition, She Would Still Be There

Iman Ghavami | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Iman Ghavami

I was in London at the time, I think it was late evening, when my dad called and said that security forces had taken my sister. That was the first time I knew anything about her protest. My parents, who live in Tehran, were in shock. My sister had first been arrested outside the national stadium for protesting against an old rule that banned women from attending sporting events alongside men "for their own safety".

Who Cares About an Image on a Bit of Paper?

Caroline Criado-Perez | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK
Caroline Criado-Perez

With 36,000 signatories and £13,000 raised in readiness for legal action, we achieved success. On 24 July 2013, Mark Carney, the new governor, announced that from 2017, Jane Austen would appear on the £10 note. He also promised an extensive review of the selection process.

Want to Start a Petition? Here's How to Get It Noticed by the Media

Nadia Gilani | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Nadia Gilani

Starting a petition is the first step on a campaign's journey. The next is to build an army of supporters to help you take action, create momentum and make the change you want to see happen...

Teaching Young People About Mental Health Is the Key to Helping Them Understand It

Chris Lambert | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Chris Lambert

f we educate the next generation, we are not only promoting equality, but hope to dispel myths and stereotypes for mental health in a world free of discrimination, where bullying is a mere memory and we are prejudice free, over race, religion, gender and physical/mental health impairments.

Hundreds of Women Kidnapped by ISIS Need Britain's Help

Rozin Khalil | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rozin Khalil

Amid the trail of destruction, over three thousand daughters, mothers and grandmothers were seized and taken deep into Islamic State's heartland. Here, they were branded 'infidels', tortured, raped and sold into sexual slavery. I'm a British Yazidi teenager, determined to help these women.