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RAPE

A Loser's Attempt At Sex.

Only One Law For RAPISTS

Torture Till Death.

You can get RAPED, But can't protest against RAPE.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

15 year old rape survivor sentenced to be whipped


15-year-old rape-survivor sentenced to be whipped 100 times in public in Maldives!

The girl's stepfather is accused of raping her for years and murdering the baby she bore. Now the court says she must be flogged for “sex outside marriage”! President Waheed of the Maldives is already feeling global pressure on this, and we can force him to save this girl and change the law to spare other victims this cruel fate. This is how we can end the War on Women – by standing up every time an outrage like this happens.

Let's build a million-strong petition to President Waheed this week, then threaten the islands' reputation through hard-hitting ads in travel magazines and online until he steps in to save her and abolish this outrageous law. Sign now and share this with everyone to get us to a million!

Here is the Petition: http://avaaz.org/en/maldives_global/

Friday, March 8, 2013

International Women's Day 2013: 7 Sadly Disturbing Truths About Women's Bodies (HOW YOU CAN HELP)


On International Women’s Day, we have a number of groundbreaking accomplishments to celebrate. This year alone, women in the U.S. won the right to serve on the front lines in combat and President Obama inched closer to pushing for equal pay for men and women.

Global health for women has also seen some major boons, too. The number of mothers who die during childbirth has been reduced by almost 50 percent and HIV drug prices have fallen by more than 99 percent since 2000.

But we’re not done fighting yet.

Women across the globe still face horrifying abuse and health risks, including sexual exploitation and genital mutilation, devastating injustices that are in our power to eliminate in this lifetime.

Read through the seven disturbingly sad truths women face and find out how you can get involved in improving the lives of women around the world.

Female Genital Mutilation

FACT: 

In Africa alone, 101 million girls have undergone female genital mutilation, a cultural practice that’s meant to keep girls chaste, but subjects them to intense torture in the process. With no anesthetic, a girl’s genitals are carved out (including her clitoris and labia) and what remains is stitched together, allowing a small enough aperture for urination and menstruation, which can lead to serious health consequences, New York Times' Nicholas Kristof reports.

What you can do: 

While the practice has been recognized internationally as a human rights violation, activists say that through education and raising awareness, we can work to ultimately change the culture to end the practice. Find out more here.

Maternal Health

FACT: 

Every year, life-threatening complications from pregnancy and childbirth claim the lives of nearly 300,000 women, according to the Gates Foundation. While the number of mothers who died in childbirth has been reduced by nearly 50 percent, it is within our reach to reduce that figure to zero.

What you can do: 

Low-cost medical interventions with local healthcare providers are critical to protecting and saving the lives of expectant mothers. Learn more about how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health is advocating for mothers and how you can get involved here.

Fistula

FACT: 

Fistula –- a hole that develops between a woman’s vagina and bladder or rectum –- is one of the most devastating birth injuries and it affects between 30,000 to 50,000 women a year simply because they can’t afford proper medical care. The condition leads to such severe incontinence that the woman’s body leaks urine and feces, and oftentimes, the smell becomes so unbearable that her husband will force her out of the home to fend for herself.

What you can do: 

Support the Fistula Foundation, which raises awareness for the condition and funding for repair, prevention, and educational programs worldwide to help eliminate fistula. Get involved here.

Rape

FACT: 

One in three women on the planet will be raped, beaten or assaulted in her lifetime, that’s a total of 1 billion women subjected to devastating violence.

What you can do: 

Join 1 Billion Rising, a global movement that came together on Valentine’s Day to demand an end to violence against women, and continues to fight for women’s right to live in a world where their safety is never at stake. Get involved here.


Human Trafficking

FACT: 

An estimated 2.5 million people across the globe are trafficked, according to the UN. Of those victims, 43 percent are used for sexual exploitation, of whom 98 percent are women and girls. Globally, there are more slaves than ever before in history.

What you can do: 

A number of organizations are fighting to finally put an end to human slavery once and for all. Find out how you can get involved here.






Child Brides

FACT: 

Child marriage has been outlawed in most countries, but enforcement is so poor that more than 60 million girls under the age of 18 are married (many to men twice their age or older), according to CARE. This forced institution subjects girls to health risks and deprives them of the opportunity to pursue an education and personal development.

What you can do:

A number of organizations are working to put an end to this inhumane practice. Find out how you can get involved here.

Infant Mortality

FACT: 

Every day, more than 19,000 children die from preventable causes, according to UNICEF.

What you can do: 

When mothers across the globe have access to clean drinking water, nutritious food and necessary immunizations, we will be able to bring the infant mortality rate down to zero. Find out how you can join UNICEF to fight to save children around the world here.

CORRECTION: This post originally reported one in three women would be raped in her lifetime. It has been corrected to say "raped, beaten or assaulted."

Thursday, February 7, 2013

How to End FGM? Clue: It's Not About Laws


February 6 is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The day is a rallying cry to call attention to what the World Health Organization describes as "all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons." This can include cutting away all or part of a girl's clitoris and sometimes the labia as well, depending on the range of cutting completed. This procedure, sometimes called Female Genital Cutting, has been performed on 140 million girls in the world today, and often results in devastating health implications from bladder and urinary tract infections to infertility, or even death by hemorrhage.

The procedure is performed on girls between infancy and age 15, usually without pain medication or proper surgical tools. If a needle and thread are available to stitch the girl back together after the cutting, fine; if not, thorns plucked from nearby bushes are used to set the wound until it seals. With the more severe forms of FGM, after the wound heals, only a very tiny hole remains, through which no more than urine or menses can pass.

FGM is not mandated by law or by religion; it is a cultural practice that has been handed down for generations because of the belief that it will result in chaste and marriageable daughters. The procedure is carried out by traditional circumcisers, sometimes referred to as "cutters," and, alarmingly, increasingly by health care providers, because they are asked to do so. As New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof so astutely observed, "People usually torture those whom they fear or despise. But one of the most common forms of torture in the modern world... is inflicted by mothers on daughters they love."

Stopping this practice is no easy task. Culture and beliefs are two of the most difficult things to change.

I know how difficult this can be from my own line of work at The Fistula Foundation, where we support the treatment of obstetric fistula, an injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor. Without emergency intervention, like a C-section, a woman will remain in labor sometimes for days, until her baby is dislodged. The constant pressure from the baby causes tissue to die, which creates a tiny hole -- a fistula -- through which a woman will leak urine or feces or both. Her incontinence often prompts her husband and community to abandon her because they cannot stand her smell, often because they believe the woman is cursed. These beliefs and the stigma around obstetric fistula are the focus of the work of a number of our partners, because in order to provide surgical treatment, a woman and her community first need to understand that what she's suffering from is an injury, not a curse.

While FGM does not cause fistula, the scar tissue that develops when the cuts have healed can complicate fistula repair surgery for a woman who develops obstetric fistula, requiring perhaps several invasive surgeries in order to attempt a repair. The Fistula Foundation is fortunate to be funding two pioneering partners working to treat obstetric fistula, run by strong leaders who are working to end FGM -- and are seeing some great success.

One of these partners is Edna Adan. As a young girl growing up in what is today the breakaway Republic of Somaliland, Edna was unsuspecting victim of FGM. When her father was out of town, Edna's mother allowed a traditional cutter to undertake the practice on her daughter. Seeing her father so outraged at her mother for allowing this to happen, Edna knew that cutting was not right. She carried this with her for years, and today, as founder of the Edna Adan University Hospital, Edna trains midwives to respond to and overcome cultural and traditional beliefs regarding FGM. When training is complete, these midwives return to their communities and teach that FGM should be abolished. As Edna said recently during a Google+ Hangout on maternal mortality: FGM has no place in medicine because it is harmful and damaging; no place in religion, because Islam does not encourage it, and no place to prevent promiscuity or preserve virginity -- it is a girl's upbringing that protects her morals and her virginity.

In Senegal, I'm deeply inspired by our partner Molly Melching, who moved to the country as a Peace Corps volunteer three decades ago and never left. She realized early on that the way to help communities prosper was to start by listening, without judgment, to understand the hopes and aspirations of the community. Within the boundaries of these trusting relationships, she started to understand more sensitive topics, like FGM. By focusing on communities' beliefs and understanding from where these beliefs were derived, Molly found she could overcome cultural barriers without demonizing those who promoted FGM's continuation.

One of my favorite examples of Molly's approach is her use of the western practice of breast implants. In the communities where she works, community leaders listen with shock and surprise that women in the western world would go so far as to cut open their breasts and insert implants inside, all for sake of making their breasts larger. Eventually, communities were able to make the connection themselves and saw that FGM was just as unnecessary. The organization Molly founded, Tostan, has used these wise and respectful approaches to successfully encourage more than 6,000 communities in eight different countries to declare an end to the practice of FGM.

So, what can people like you and I do to join the Edna Adans and Molly Melchings of the world? The first step is just being aware that there's a problem. The next step is spreading that awareness so it can translate to action.

Right now, please take a moment to hear, in Edna's words, why education is the only realistic way to change culture and end the practice of FGM. Then share this post with at least one friend, and ask them to do the same.




An old African proverb states, "If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go with others." FGM is not going to disappear overnight, but by continuing to work within the framework of existing cultural beliefs to change behavior, ending this practice is possible.
So, I hope you will stand with me, with the United Nations, WHO and countless other organizations and individuals who are lending their voices and energy to end FGM and help girls grow into women with their bodies intact.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Nonprofits Call On Obama To Do More To Fight Modern-Day Slavery


Many are captives who are trafficked for sex, sold by their poverty-stricken parents. Others toil in sweatshops, make rubber for our tires and harvest cocoa beans for our chocolate. Globally, there are more slaves now than ever before.

A number of nonprofits are calling on the government to do something about it on Jan. 11, Human Trafficking Awareness Day -- and in the wake of President Obama declaring January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Nonprofits are asking the Obama administration to renew the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), which would provide resources for those trying to protect the 27 million people who are considered modern-day slaves engaged in forced labor and sex.

Congress allowed the TVPA to expire in 2011 after years of bipartisan support, leaving programs that fight trafficking at risk, according to a release from the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST). Nonprofits say the political inertia is stalling real progress.

"The time for political games is over. Congressional inaction on this legislation continues to weaken US global leadership in the fight against modern day slavery," Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection of World Vision, said in the release.

A White House release marking January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month called upon businesses, religious groups and families to learn more about the fight against trafficking and outlined what the government will do:

"We will continue to take action by empowering investigators and law enforcement with the training they need, and by engaging businesses, advocates, and students in developing cutting-edge tools people can use to stay safe," the release stated. "We will invest in helping trafficking victims rebuild their lives. And as one of the world's largest purchasers of goods and services, the Federal Government will keep leading by example, further strengthening protections to help ensure that American tax dollars never support forced labor."

Obama outlined steps to fight human trafficking in September at the Clinton Global Initiative, declaring that the White House issued new executive orders that will combat modern-day slavery in government contracting. The administration also said it was providing more training on human trafficking to those employed in legal positions, among others.

"It is barbaric and it is evil and it has no place in a civilized world," Obama had said at the event, noting that many children who are trafficked are the same age as Sasha and Malia, his own daughters.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

17-year-old raped by two in Delhi on December 31 night


Just hours before Delhi Rape Victim's ashes were immersed in the Ganga, a 17-year-old girl studying in class XI of a prominent south Delhi school was allegedly sedated and raped by two men at a New Year's party in the upscale Safdarjung Enclave area of south Delhi.

The two accused, who work in leading IT companies, were arrested late at night after the girl approached the police. They live in Sarojini Nagar with their families. Both are in their late 20s. While one is a computer engineer with an IT company, the other works in the HR department of a blue-chip tech and consulting multinational, an officer said.

The accused were produced in Saket court on Tuesday afternoon and later sent to Tihar jail. The whole operation was kept under wraps by the police.

Sources in Delhi Police revealed that the girl had said in her statement that one of the accused had befriended her on a social networking site a few months ago. The accused had expressed his wish to meet the victim several times and use to chat with her online.

News Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/New-year-old-shame-17-year-old-raped-by-two-in-Delhi-on-December-31-night/articleshow/17848610.cms

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