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Afghan women are fighting for a better future.Help them to do that.

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Nicole W (646)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 6:59 am
signed and shared, thank you Abdessalam

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 7:00 am
Stand with women in Afghanistan
Afghan women are fighting for a better future. Your signature can help them to do that. Amnesty International is calling for the Australian government, the international community and the Afghan Government to protect girls' and women’s human rights and ensure women are central to the reconciliation and peace talks.

Petition text:
I stand with Amnesty International and call on Australia, the international community and the Afghan Government to ensure women are central to peace and reconciliation negotiations, have meaningful political representation, have strengthened capacity in public life and have their safety and human rights protected.

I call on all Australian parties to commit to progressing the status of women and girls in Afghanistan in their 2013 Federal Election Foreign Policies.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 7:03 am

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 7:23 am

P A (117)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 7:27 am
Oh dear - I have just given you a green star Abdessalam! Then afterwards this appeared in my inbox - and you deserve a green star for this too! Signed - thanks.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 7:29 am
Signed for all Afghan women. Thx Abdessalam.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 7:32 am

Yes! Signed!

Thank you, dear Abdessalam.


Angelika R (143)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 7:40 am
Thank you!
Thank you for standing with women in Afghanistan.
And thank you Abdessalam for posting this important one! Great Motto there!

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 8:15 am
Grrrr....I tried signing, as I really believe in this, and it said the caption was wrong that I typed in. So I went back to type in the new caption and it won't submit. I know the first caption I typed was correct, so I'm not sure if signature went through or not, but it won't let me do it again.

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 8:26 am
says my postal code isn't valid, noted

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 8:55 am
The difficuöty may be because this is not from AI US but international, I subscribe to both so had no issue.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 8:58 am
Vicky,, there IS NO POSTCODE mandatory! Just name and email!

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 9:11 am
Signed, noted and shared.

Ben O (150)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 9:27 am
Done. Right; -Don't hate - Educate!

Jo S (619)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 9:48 am
Thank you, Abdessala.

Elizabeth O (94)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 9:50 am

Caroline S (78)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 10:07 am
Signed! These women are so brave

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 10:25 am
ahh that's why it wasn't working, autofill was filling in post code, thanks :) signed now.

Tammy B (9)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 11:53 am

Lisa Neste (207)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 12:42 pm
Thank you!

Thank you for standing with women in Afghanistan.
Thank you Abdessala.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 1:13 pm
Thanks for sharing this, although the petition wouldn't accept my English postcode. . . nevertheless I've Noted, tweeted and passed around. Keep up the good work!

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 1:20 pm

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 1:41 pm
I tried 3 times before my signing was finally approved.
You mustn't enter a post code: when I used my US postcode it woudn't work; wouldn't consider it a valid postcode & when I used my Paris postcode, it wouldn't work either.

I was only able to sign when I left the postcode blank! SO - Do Not Enter Any Postcode. It is not mandatory to enter one. I suspect only Australian post codes work.

"Thank you for standing with women in Afghanistan."
Thank you, Abdessalam, for giving us the opportunity to support & defend Afghan women.

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 2:29 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 2:32 pm
Signed, Thanks Abdessalam.

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 2:32 pm
I had to leave blank both post code and telephone number.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 2:41 pm
If you can READ you have a clear advantage! ;) (that's what the asterix are for! Plus I pointed it out further above)

Erin R (181)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 3:12 pm
n & s

. (0)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 3:12 pm
petition signed

Sherri G (128)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 3:17 pm
Thank you Abdessalam. I had the same problem as Lucy K. until I like her left the postcode blank. Women of Afghanistan you are right as right can be. Education is the way out of the 17th century discrimination. I support your efforts and courage. Live long and prosper.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 3:41 pm
Women from Afghanistan need all the help they can get. Signed

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 3:53 pm

Mike S (86)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 4:15 pm
Signed, shared and noted. Thank you Abdessalam.

marie C (163)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 4:45 pm
I have already signed they told me my e-mail address and name had already been listed
Thank you for posting Abdessalam

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 6:18 pm
Thanks--signed and sent.

Kim O (396)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 6:36 pm
Definitely signed! Thanks Abdessalam

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 7:06 pm
Thank you for enabling us to support our sisters in Afghanistan! Women unite around the globe! (S, N, P, T)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 7:34 pm
Signed and will share this

Agnes N (703)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 7:38 pm
Thank you!
Thank you for standing with women in Afghanistan.
Thanks Henriette, Abd....shared

JL A (281)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 7:57 pm

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 8:00 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Abdessala.

Fred Boulton (14)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 8:10 pm
Signed for the women of Afghanistan

Jelica R (144)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 8:41 pm
Signed! Thanks, Abdessalam.

Before this war started, eroded rights of Afghan women were given as a noble excuse. It is only fair to ask those women which level of their rights they expect to have after the war.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 11:06 pm
Noted but it won't let me sign.l

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 11:41 pm
Signed with pleasure and Thank you David L, for sharing this

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 12:05 am
Signed. More power to them. Thanks Abdessalam

Wednesday April 17, 2013, 12:09 am
Thank you for standing with women in Afghanistan.
no doubt gladly done... with hope
Thank You, Abdessalam & Henriette

Ben O (150)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 2:06 am
"Education is the most powerful weapon wich can be used for World change"
(Nelson Mandela)

Lindsay K (6)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 3:50 am
Signed and noted. I do so hope that after all the pain, the way for women - and all the people of Afghanistan will be forward and not back!

Herbert E (10)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 4:54 am
Petition signed. You don't need to enter a post code or tel.number

Solitary Eagle (324)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 5:36 am
Signed and noted. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:26 am
Good petition. It's time to stop that endless circle of hatred and revenge! Signed.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:49 am
Happy to sign and share.
Thank you Abdessala

. (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:42 am
Noted but unable to sign because it won't accept my phone number or ZIP code.

jay way (11)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:43 am
I am a member on Amnesty, from this care2. THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT MY POSTCODE. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

. (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:44 am
Never mind. I was able to sign it.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:48 am
why can't people just READ through the thread... I mentioned repeatedly that ONLY NAME + EMAIL are mandatory

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 8:30 am
Signed for the Human Being

Patricia Cannell (825)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:20 am
Was having trouble until I read the thread. Thanks Angelika!! Got it signed.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 11:32 am

Don't Hate, Educate - with education comes understanding and acceptance. Thanks Abdessalam. Signed and tweeted.

. (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 12:44 pm
Ty Abdessalam and Henriette for fwd. Would not accept my phone # or zip, but will keep trying. These woman need all the support they can receive. Kit is correct. Education is key.

Wednesday April 17, 2013, 1:03 pm
Signed, thanks.

Joanne A (47)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 3:24 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks

Jan Sam (8)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 3:26 pm
thank u

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 3:32 pm
Gladly signed & noted. Many thanks, Abdessalam!

Judy C (97)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 11:40 pm
This is an important and very worthy cause. The Afghan women have suffered so much. Signed. Thanks, Abdessalam.

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 2:24 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 7:24 am
Happily noted and signed ~ changing the world for women is not an easy task and best wishes to these fearless women. Thank you Abdessala!

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 6:04 am
So signed!!! Thanks Abdessalam

Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 10:26 pm
As it currently stands, women are their only chance for survival.

Animae C (514)
Monday April 22, 2013, 3:16 pm
Thank you for standing with women in Afghanistan.

THANK YOU Dandelion

Freya H (357)
Monday April 22, 2013, 3:18 pm
Noted and signed!

Pat B (356)
Monday April 22, 2013, 4:05 pm
Thank you, Abdessala, for this important petition.! Signed!! (Thank you, Dandelion for the FW)

Judith Hand (55)
Monday April 22, 2013, 4:08 pm
Noted. Tried to sign, but it claimed that my "postal code" wasn't correctly entered.

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Monday April 22, 2013, 5:18 pm
Noted and shared, but it would not let me sign. It said I wasn't using a valid phone number nor postal code. Both were correct.

Jelica R (144)
Monday April 22, 2013, 6:49 pm
Jude, phone and post code are optional - I left them blank and it was OK

Liliana D (125)
Monday April 22, 2013, 9:45 pm
done, thanks

Devon Leonar (54)
Monday April 22, 2013, 10:08 pm
So sorry...I was turned away from submitting my signature...said I had an invalid postal code.

Devon Leonar (54)
Monday April 22, 2013, 10:11 pm
Oh... I did what Jelica said and omitted the postal code and it went through !!! yay! Thanks Jelica R...

Kevin A (64)
Monday April 22, 2013, 10:20 pm
Noted and signed.

Susanne R (235)
Monday April 22, 2013, 10:49 pm
"Thank you for standing with women in Afghanistan." I also stand with the women in India. I just read in today's newspaper that a five-year old girl had been locked away in a room by a 24-year old man and raped repeatedly over the course of several days. The man left her for dead, but when she was found, she was in very serious condition. I can't even imagine the pain, suffering and terror that poor child experienced! Change can't come soon enough for the poor women of these countries!

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:30 am
Good idea Ros. With many not having access to the outside world it can be very helpful to know that one is not forgotten or that even their suffering is known at all to the outside world.

Edwin M (346)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 9:32 am
Thank you Abdessala and thank you sheryl for the forward. It wouldn't accept my post code so I left it blank and it worked.

Frances Darcy (133)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 9:46 am
Cannot sign as I do not have a post code and the petition will not process with =out a postcode.

Janice G (55)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:14 pm
About to sign

Janice G (55)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:20 pm
Wouldn't let me sign (wouldn't accept my UK postcode)!!!

Janice G (55)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:24 pm
Signed by leaving postcode blank as per above

Mary T (178)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 3:27 pm
Thanks I get email from Amnesty International already signed.

Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:41 pm
you go girls!!

lee e (114)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:37 pm
sorry couldn't sign, the site rejected both my phone and my zip code :(

lee e (114)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 8:20 pm
Persistence paid off - on the 6th time around (today!) it finally took! Thanks :) I realized that they would reject it with the unstarred information - so when I corrected it, and was rejected for not filling in the code correctly on two more occasions? got it right -- ugh! Glad I could raise my voice!

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 2:16 am
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to lee because you have done so within the last day.

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 12:47 pm
Lee really deserves a garland of green stars for such perseverance!
I can't believe it -- six tries before it worked!
Bravo, Lee!

I have to say that Amnesty's action here is poorly designed, to cause such mishaps!
Someone should tell them!

I mean, how many people will have the persistence to keep trying like Lee?

Melania P (122)
Friday April 26, 2013, 1:01 pm
Signed of course, and shared!

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Monday May 6, 2013, 8:43 am
Gladly signed, noted and tweeted too, thank you Abdessala

Debbie Crowe (87)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 5:22 am
Signed and shared. I sure hope it helps them - they deserve it.
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