Petitions

Why We Need to Start Taking Animal Rights Seriously

Esther Hayden | Posted 25.06.2015 | 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 23.06.2015 | 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 Change.org's Biggest Victories

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

More than 100 million people have signed Change.org 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 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.

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

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Is Gove Trying To Airbrush Climate Change Off The National Curriculum?

PA | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove is trying to "airbrush" climate change from the national curriculum, shadow climate change minister Luciana Berger ha...

Coming To A School Near You?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Education secretary Michael Gove is the subject of a petition calling for him to work in a comprehensive secondary school for a term, shortly after he...

The Battle For RIchard's Remains: Leicester Trumps York

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

It was a battle fought with online petitions rather than swords and longbows. The tussle for the remains of Richard III has pitted Leicester agains...

E-petitions Show Britain is no Hotbed of Angry Reactionaries

Stuart Bonar | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Politics
Stuart Bonar

When the new e-petitions system went live all the talk was of the return of the death penalty. Those of us of a more liberal mindset braced ourselves for an outpouring of the most reactionary, kneejerk populism imaginable.

Will Kenya Airways Deport Tortured Gay Ugandan?

Joe Mirabella | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK
Joe Mirabella

In less than 24 hours, more than 2000 people have joined a petition campaign started on Change.org calling on the Home Office to halt the deportation of Robert Segwanyi to Uganda, where he was imprisoned and tortured for being gay.