Transgender Schoolgirl Threatened With Suspension For Wearing Female Clothes

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A transgender schoolgirl in Kent was forced to hire a solicitor after her school threatened to suspend her for wearing female clothes. Lily Madigan, ...

University Backtracks On Discussions To Ban National Anthem Linked to 'Far Right Nationalism'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A university has backtracked after saying it would consider banning the national anthem at graduation ceremonies because a student union officer compl...

Petition For A Second EU Referendum Signed By 4 Million Has Been Rejected

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK

A petition for a second EU Referendum signed by more than four million people has been turned down by the Government. The petition was the biggest pos...

Petitions and the Curse of Crowdsplaining

Gabriel Webber | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Gabriel Webber

Petitions are one of the worst forms of 'crowdsplaining' and they really annoy me. I don't know whether they're so irksome because they're utterly useless, or because if they actually worked they'd be so detrimental to reasoned democracy.

The Petition Demanding A Second Referendum Is Now The Biggest In History

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK

UPDATE: 2nd #EURef petition was set up last month by Leave voter who's now very angry. A petition demanding a change to the law to allow a 2nd referen...

From High Street Sexism to Fighting for Their Lives, Women Are Taking Back Power and Winning

Kajal Odedra | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Kajal Odedra

Every day in the UK, women are fighting for equality in the workplace. Sick of getting ripped off for being female, they're fighting for equality on the high street. And, with two women a week killed at the hands of a partner or ex-partner according to the Office of National Statistics across the UK some women are even fighting for the right to stay alive.

Petitions, Parliament and Power: It's Not Just About the Numbers

Nadia Gilani | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK
Nadia Gilani

The question shouldn't be "do petitions work?" but "how do they work best?" It's all down to the power of a strong personal story that will help you build an army of supporters who you can call on to take action, every step of the way to victory. If you do that, your campaign will be impossible to ignore - however many signatures it attracts.

Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University Strips Donald Trump Of His Honorary Degree

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University is stripping Donald Trump of his honorary degree after a petition calling for its revocation attracted tens of tho...

Protest Is Woven So Deeply Into Britain's Political History That It Can Be Easy to Assume It's Unchanging

Brie Rogers Lowery | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK
Brie Rogers Lowery

When launched in the UK we did so with the belief that by giving anyone the campaigning tools that big organisations have people would win change on their own terms. As small campaigns start to merge together and become greater than the sum of their parts, we're catching a glimpse of the future...

Women, Westminster and the Web: A New Party for a New Politics?

Brie Rogers Lowery | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Politics
Brie Rogers Lowery

The internet and organisations like WEP can play a positive role by nudging established parties and the traditional political structures into opening up to modern ways of working. The next generation of activists wants their politics to be fast, open and effective - and there are massive electoral rewards ahead for the politicians who can capture that territory...

Why We Need to Start Taking Animal Rights Seriously

Esther Hayden | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Esther Hayden

Social media is being overrun with petitions and protests against the Yulin dog meat festival in south-west China. It is impossible to avoid the sickening pictures of animals being burnt or skinned alive. But why should we care about animals when there are so many atrocities happening around the world?

Are ePetitions a Sign of the Times?

Ben Moore | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Ben Moore

My twitter followers can easily track when I'm clearing out my inbox. Every once is a while I go through sundry requests for me to sign petitions, sig...

Jack Sommers

Saving Someone From Death And Grand Theft Auto: Here Are's Biggest Victories | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

More than 100 million people have signed petitions to push for change on issues, the website has revealed. The website launched in the U...

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

Kajal Odedra | Posted 08.06.2015 | 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 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.

Make Cervical Cancer Screening a Priority

Naomi Orme | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Orme

Cervical Cancer is on the rise and is reported to affect older women more so than younger. For this reason our government see fit to empower doctors to refuse girls under the age of 25, in England and Wales, a cervical screening test wether they have symptoms or not.

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

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.06.2015 | 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...

Louise Ridley

Why Women Are Winners When It Comes To Successful Petitions | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK

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

Petitions: The European Parliament Gives You a Chance to Be Heard

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Do you have a problem linked to the EU? The European Parliament can help. The EP's petitions committee ensures that people's complaints are heard at the highest level. And thanks to a new website launched this week, it is now easier than ever.

Can We Bottle Motivation?

Sue Dewey | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Sue Dewey

I can honestly say that I am motivated by many different things - my family, my friends, a good book, a nice glass of wine, my favourite meal (frankl...

Government Urged To Introduce Suicide Awareness Education Following Tragic Deaths

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government is being urged to provide education for young people about the dangers of self harm and suicide following the tragic deaths of two youn...

These Resolutions Will Change Your Life in 2014

Sophie Alderson | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

With the excesses of Christmas behind you, it's time to make some changes for the better...

Lucy Sherriff

Police Investigate Leeds Club Licence After Pro-Rape Video | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Police are investigating a club after the promoter for one of its nights was caught using a pro-rape video to advertise an event. On Tuesday, Tequi...

Lucy Sherriff

Campaign To Shut Leeds' Club Night Over Pro-Rape Student Video | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A petition has been set up to close the club night responsible for a pro-rape video - but the event promoters have insisted they want to "change for t...

Petition Calls On Coalition To Fund 'Back To The Future' Hoverboard

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Tech

Great Scott! A petition has been launched on a government website to boost funding for the development of hover boards. The demand has been issued ...

How Mary Seacole Opened My Eyes to the Power of the Web

Simon Woolley | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Woolley

The Jamaican Mary Seacole became an heroine when she travelled over 4,000 miles to nurse and attend sick British soldiers in the Crimea during the Crimean War. During her life her exploits were revered, by royalty, the military elite and thousands of ordinary citizens. More than 100 years later, tens of thousands of school children view Seacole as a wonderful role model.