Archive | December 2015

Join with Avaaz to save Ali from beheading

What’s happening?

Saudi Arabia is about to behead a 21-year-old man and then crucify him to display his body in public. This same country was just chosen to head a U.N. Human Rights Council panel.

Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was arrested when he was 17 for participating in demonstrations against the government, then he was convicted under torture. But his case is not an exception in the kingdom — Saudi Arabia has executed more than 100 people this year, that’s a rate of one every 2 days!

France has already requested that Saudis stop this execution, but the US, Germany, and the UK also have very cosy relationships with the regime. The best way to get urgent action is to channel our outrage to these leaders who can persuade their Saudi allies.

Avaaz’s efforts

Avaaz is a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere. Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change.

Underlying Avaaz campaigns is a set of values—the conviction that we are all human beings first, and privileged with responsibilities to each other, to future generations, and to the planet.

Supporting Avaaz

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

How you can help

Sign up now to save Ali, and then stop this human rights farce, his execution could happen anytime.

You can send your message to President Obama, Prime Minister Cameron, Chancellor Merkel, U.N. officials and all world leaders:

“Saudi Arabia is about to execute 21-year-old Ali Mohammed al-Nimr and expose his body in public. Human rights experts claim his confession was obtained under torture, he was a child at the time of the offence, and his execution is unlawful. We call on you to urge the Kingdom to stop his execution, and then challenge the appointment of Saudi Arabia to the U.N. Human Rights Council panel. Our world must ensure human rights oversight is in the hands of governments with strong track records.” – Avaaz

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_saudi_beheadings_loc/?fpla

 

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Join with Oxfam to fund solutions, not pollution

What’s happening?

Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets and marched for a cleaner, fairer world. And right now, world leaders are meeting in Paris to negotiate a new global climate deal. The people have spoken, and our message is clear. We want urgent action on climate change.

We all know that we must urgently cut our carbon pollution. But there’s another crucial element that often gets left out of the discussion. Climate change hurts people. And most often, the people who have done the least to contribute to climate change are the ones being hit hardest by its devastating impacts. Disasters like Tropical Cyclone Pam are the clearest possible call for urgent action on climate change.

Oxfam’s efforts

Families and farmers around the world are already working hard to adapt to the worst impacts of climate change. And they’re leapfrogging old and polluting forms of energy, through people-powered clean energy solutions. But they need our support.

Australia and other rich countries must support the poorest nations to invest in clean energy and cope with the brutal impacts of climate change.

Supporting Oxfam

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

How you can help

Prime Minister Turnbull and Ministers Bishop, Ciobo and Hunt are attending the Paris climate summit. They heard the power of our voice over the weekend, but we need to send them a loud reminder. Send them a message now and make sure they know that Australians want a fair deal for those already being hit hard by the disastrous impacts of climate change.

Send your message now to Prime Minister Turnbull:

“Show the world that Australia can be a climate leader at #COP21. Stop funding the dirty polluters and start supporting smart climate solutions for those living on the frontline of climate change.”

https://act.oxfam.org/australia/climate-frontline

 

Join with Avaaz and sign the mega climate petition for a 100% clean world

What’s happening?

Climate change is one of the biggest threats the world is facing, and right now our governments are deciding how to address this global emergency. Scientists warn us that climate change could accelerate beyond our control, threatening our survival and everything we love. One top scientist just warned that we are all in big trouble if global warming releases gigantic amounts of methane gas from the arctic tundra.

Avaaz’s efforts

Avaaz is putting together the biggest petition to send to our governments. The petition calls on our leaders to mobilise the world to shift to 100% clean energy.

“We call on you to keep global temperature rise under the unacceptably dangerous level of 2 degrees C, by phasing out carbon pollution to zero. To achieve this, you must urgently forge realistic global, national and local agreements, to rapidly shift our societies and economies to 100% clean energy by 2050. Do this fairly, with support to the most vulnerable among us. Our world is worth saving and now is our moment to act. But to change everything, we need everyone. Join us.”

Avaaz

Supporting Avaaz

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

How you can help

You can join with Avaaz and sign the petition to call on our leaders to mobilise the world to shift to 100% clean energy.

Avaaz recently had the largest climate march in history with 785,000 people on the streets around the world — now we can keep building the public pressure and political support necessary for our governments to agree to a strong deal. With the simple act of adding your name you’ll be starting on a journey towards one of the defining moments in history.

“Our greatest hope to tackle the challenge of global warming rests with us and our ability to demand greater action from world leaders. To change everything, it takes everyone — let’s get started!”

Avaaz

Sign now: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/100_clean_yt/

 

Join with Greenpeace to save our oceans

What’s happening?

Less than 1% of the world’s oceans are protected from all human activity. We are fishing ourselves into a crisis that threatens global fish stocks, marine biodiversity and local economies. Our oceans are in desperate need of saving from a number of tragedies: overfishing, destructive fishing, illegal fishing, unfair fishing and climate change.

Overfishing: Since industrial fishing began in the 1950s, global fish stocks have been in decline. Armed with sophisticated technologies, we’re catching fish beyond nature’s ability to replenish the seas. 90% of the oceans’ large predatory fish, such as tuna, swordfish, marlin and sharks, have been taken from our oceans.

Destructive fishing: Every year, 27 million tonnes of unwanted fish and marine life – such as endangered turtles, sharks, and dolphins – are killed alongside the target fish. These practices are pushing many marine species towards extinction.

Illegal fishing: In the Pacific, 46% of all fish caught is illegal, unreported and unregulated.

Unfair fishing: Unfair agreements between foreign fishing nations and Pacific Island nations mean the local people who rely on the oceans for sustenance and work are losing out.

Climate Change: As climate change causes sea ice in our polar oceans to melt and air pollution increases the acidity of our oceans, the degradation of our oceans is gathering pace. Sea water temperatures and sea levels have already started to rise and and change ocean currents. Whole species of marine animals and fish are at risk – they simply cannot survive in the changed conditions.

Greenpeace’s efforts

Fundamental changes need to be made in the way our oceans are managed. We must shift from destructive to sustainable fisheries. A sustainable fishery is one that doesn’t reduce fish stocks or impact marine biodiversity. Examples of sustainable fishing techniques include pole and line fishing, drop lines and troll lines.

We also need to provide a safe haven for marine life and close some areas of ocean to all human activity. Greenpeace is campaigning for a global network of marine reserves that cover 40% of our oceans. Marine reserves are essential to restoring and preserving the health of our oceans.

Supporting Greenpeace

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

How you can help

Join with Greenpeace in defending our oceans:
http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/what-we-do/oceans/Defending-our-Oceans/