The political environment and legal decisions in the US can impact lives around the globe. A recent attack on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights occurred in June 2018 when former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed a decision in which domestic violence was recognised as a basis for asylum.
A recently published paper argues that given the global epidemic of gender-based violence, that Sessions’ reversal of this decision and efforts to rollback protection for domestic violence survivors could have far-reaching impacts on women around the world. The research article provides some recommendations for medical and legal professionals in response to this affront on SRHR.
You remember the attack at Kajuru castle that we reported on Saturday ?,this is the white lady that was killed in the attack ,the other guy that was also killed was one Mathew Danjuma Oguche from Kogi state .
TW sexual assault and violence.
This is Nusrat Jahan Rafi. She was a 19 year old student in Feni, Bangladesh.
On March 27th Nusrat was called to the principles office, where she was inappropriately touched by him. She managed to run out of the room shortly after.
Nusrat bravely spoke out and decided to report it to the police the day of the fact, with the support of her family.
When giving her statement one police officer recorded it with his cell phone and when Nusrat explains what happened to her he is heard telling her to remove her hands from her face and that it is "no big deal".
They went on to arrest the principle later that day.
After her harasser was arrested two male students from her school arranged a protest calling for the release of their headmaster. People blamed Nusrat and her family began to worry for her safety.
April 6 she went to school to do her final exams. Her brother Mahmudul took her to school concerned about her, but he was denied entry to the school premises with her.
In Nusrat's last statement she told that a female student lured her on to the roof, saying that her friend had been beaten up there.
When she got to the rood four or five people surrounded her, wearing burqas, pressuring her to withdraw her statement against the principle. When she refused they poured kerosene on her and set her on fire.
They attempted to make it look like suicide, but that failed when they fled and Nusrat was found, still alive.
Taken to the hospital with burns on 80% of her body she recorded one last statement with her brother not knowing if she would survive.
She was able to identify several of her attackers; 15 people have been arrested so far for involvement. She said "The teacher touched me, I will fight this crime till my last breath".
Sadly that is what she did. Nusrat died April 10, 2019.
This horrible injustice has sparked protests in Bangladesh, having tens of thousands of people attended her funeral.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina promised her family that those responsible will be punished.
Continues in comments.
5 2123 April, 2019
Climate change is inextricably linked to #GenderViolence , as it disproportionately impacts women in a myriad of ways. Natural disasters and climate-induced displacement, for example, heighten sex trafficking, while food and water shortages increase women's vulnerability to rape.
As we celebrate #EarthDay , we are reminded that building a world free from gender violence must go hand-in-hand with addressing #ClimateChange . What are some examples of how you care for our planet?
I have stopped following @theellenshow as the games she ‘plays’ encourage bullying and are to me sadistic. She constantly scares her producer who suffers from anxiety, in this video she is forcefully putting red lipstick all over and around Lauren’s mouth when she clearly didn’t want it, is uncomfortable and didn’t see it coming. In the second photo you see her doing something similar with Margot Robbie who didn’t have goggles on like in all her volunteered games of ‘dunk’, Ellen was sticking a paint brush far too near her eyes and it’s just humiliating, not funny.
Luckily the girls who are repeatedly covered in goo and flour wear goggles and never ‘seem’ have their mouths wide open when she suddenly throws it at them for answering questions ‘right & wrong’. They could get it down their wind pipes and there is no ‘do not do this at home’ for impressionable children. Slap stick is when two or more people engage in that sort of humour together, we don’t see people doing things like this to Ellen, and quite frankly it may upset some people as they are very protective of her. But she can shake people off of the ‘mechanical mountains’ and enjoy and get kicks off having the ‘control’. She is enjoying this sort of thing too much, when I looked at those videos I thought, hmm this is her dark side. Slap stick and bullying are very different things and it is not good that someone with such a ‘high’ platform of ‘kindness’ enforces this sort of behaviour. Has she run out of material to use, you know making people laugh with her mind and words. Not throwing things in people’s faces. #bullying#donotdothisathome#notfunny#notgoodrolemodeling#humiliating#ellensdarkside#notslapstick#gamesofgames#ellenshow#ellentube#notallfunandgames#notfunnycomedy#genderviolence#antibullying#empoweringwomen#empowerwomen#womensticktogether#invasive#anxiety#anxietyattacks
Diskusi tentang kekerasan berbasis gender bersama Mbak Ratna Batara Munti dari LBH APIK. Membahas tentang pemahaman kekerasan berbasis gender, kekerasan berbasis gender oleg pasangan dan rujukan terkait kekerasan berbasis gender.
Questa citazione tratta dalla raccolta di saggi Men Explain Things to Me rende bene l'idea di quanto la violenza sessuale sia grave e pesante.
La violenza sessuale non è uno scherzo, non c'è niente da ironizzare e non c'è niente da ridere. C'è chi neanche chiama la violenza sessuale per quello che è e c'è chi lo fa e al contempo ne nega o sminuisce l'entità e le conseguenze e cerca di riconcettualizzarla come un incidente di percorso, un piccolo errore perdonabile (giustificazione degli uomini violenti) e simili. Questo è assolutamente inaccettabile. 🙅🏼♀️
La violenza sessuale è un reato, e soprattutto, al di la di quello che dice la legge (che varia di Stato in Stato, per altro), è una violazione dei diritti umani con conseguenze a lungo termine (e qui non dico a vita perché non voglio negare il vissuto di nessuno) sulla salute psicofisica delle vittime. 💔
La violenza sessuale è paragonabile alla tortura per gravità, conseguenze sulla salute di chi l'ha subita (entrambe causano il PTSD, fra le altre cose), e orrore. Sulla tortura non si scherza, e non si dovrebbe scherzare neanche sulla violenza sessuale. 🚫
We are extremely delighted to introduce you to Ms. Anindita Anand who is one of our panelists to the Delhi chapter of 'Your Voice Matters- A panel discussion on understanding touch & sexual abuse'. Anindita is a child and adolescent psychologist at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. She specializes in social skills training, EMDR therapy and NLP. She has been working with kids and their families on issues like ADHD, Exam anxiety, Social anxiety, Separation anxiety, Performance anxiety, Aggression, Defiance, Depression, Low self esteem, Academics issues like low concentration, time management, deteriorating scores, etc.
She has also been conducting behavior modification sessions for Delhi Police since last 3 years.
Join us to have a discussion with her on May 5th, 2019 at 91springboard, Jhandelwalan Ext, New Delhi.
Este 18 de abril, un juez en Nueva York aceptó cargos de tráfico sexual en contra del productor Harvey Weinstein.
El hombre, que tiene más de 50 denuncias públicas por abuso y acoso sexual a mujeres en la industria del cine, ha ido disminuyendo dramáticamente las acusaciones que hay en la demanda colectiva impuesta hace un par de años en contra del productor por varios crimenes sexuales.
El juez, Alvin K. Hellerstein, eliminó 17 acusaciones de mujeres que afirman que Weisntein buscó intercambiar su influencia en Hollywood for favores sexuales. El juez también redujo el número de demandantes de 10 a cuatro y descartó a todas las demás. Estas mujeres afirman que fueron atacadas entre 1993 y el 2011 por el productor. Weinstein niega esto.
La nueva demanda por tráfico sexual fue aceptada por el mismo juez que descartó estas demandantes, después de que redujera el campo de acción de la demanda.
Pocos medios han hablado al respecto y es decepcionante que este hombre esté logrando eliminar las voces de tantas mujeres. Es inaudito. Y si no te da rabia, no estás poniendo atención.
2 1020 April, 2019
We are extremely delighted to introduce you to Mr. Sanjay Vashishtha who is one of our panelists to the Delhi chapter of 'Your Voice Matters- A panel discussion on understanding touch & sexual abuse'. Mr. Sanjay Vashishtha is a LL.M in Comparative law from McGill University Canada and MSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford. He is a practicing attorney at the Supreme Court of India and is a member of Indian Police Institute, Innocence Project and is affiliated to University of Oxford as a Research Associate. He has published international journals/platforms including on topics such as reparation for the victims of gender-based violence, acid attacks/Vitriolage, policing etc.
Join us to have a discussion with him on May 5th, 2019 at 91springboard, Jhandelwalan Ext, New Delhi.
¡SÉPTIMA CONFERENCIA!: avance en intervenciones basadas en evidencia con agresores de violencia con su pareja: como ajustar la intervención a las características de los agresores. Por: Arturo Cantos.
Podrás asistir en el congreso organizado por @apicsa3 en Medellín, Colombia. Los días 24 a 27 de septiembre. Para más información mira el link de la biografía. -
¡NO TE LO PIERDAS!
I don’t normally post stories like this and try to keep my page simple. But this story has really gripped me. Disgusted at this perverted and shameful group of people and so called headteacher who did this to her. She was supposed to be in a safe place. I’m ashamed to be #Bengali when our country people sat there and protested for his release when we all know he is guilty. These are everyday occurrences, carried out by the very people we like to call honourable and highly respected in the society. They need to stop. They cannot abuse their power and parents trust like this.
Nusrat you are an inspiration, you have so much courage, may Allah and the angels be with you and give you justice and grant you the highest place in paradise. The evil people that did this to her, I hope each one of you is given the punishment you deserve. We cannot turn a blind eye. How could one be so brutal that they poured kerosene all over her and burned her. She suffered from 80% burns. And even then she refused to back down and give into these bullies.
Keep our girls safe. Justice. Justice for Nusrat. #justicefornusrat#justice#sexualassault#nusratjahanrafi#instadaily#instagram#instapic#instaphoto#bangladesh#disgraceful#burnedtodeath#woman#girls#genderviolence#timesup#metoo#feminism#womensrights#equality#consent#justice#islam#madrassa#violence#hijab
7 8118 April, 2019
TW: Lots of anger and cursing. "Nusrat Jahan Rafi, an 18-year-old student studying at a madrasa, or Islamic school, in Feni, went to the police on March 27 to file a report against her principal for allegedly sexually harassing her." Nope nope nope
Don't come at me with how a woman should cover herself to avoid leading men astray. She was a religious studies student all covered up and was still sexually exploited by the person in the position of power at her school.
I'm a goddam principal too. To me, that designation means that I'm serving people under my care, not the other way around. I'M A PUBLIC SERVANT, not a Khaleesi.
WTF!?!? Remember her name NUSRAT JAHAN RAFI. #repost@world
Nusrat Jahan Rafi, an 18-year-old student studying at an Islamic school, in Feni, Bangladesh, went to the police on March 27 to file a report against her principal for allegedly sexually harassing her. Eleven days later, she went to school to take her exams but was tricked into going to the rooftop of a school building, where at least four unidentified people set her on fire after she refused to listen to their demands for her to withdraw her complaint against the principal. For the full story, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: Facebook, Getty)
4 2618 April, 2019
Even if you were unable to take part in our #WAPbookclub this semester, we'd still love to have you join us for this important conversation.⠀
⠀ #genderviolence ⠀ #hope
Filia Dei ¿Y si Dios volviese a mandar hoy a su hijo?
"ellos entendieron caída en donde yo hablé de vuelo. Creyeron que un pecado merece castigo si es original. Dije que peca quien desamay entendieron que peca quien ama" - Eduardo Galeano -
Creo que el Creador nos daría instrucciones nuevas en boca de Ella y no de Él
A moving set of photos from @alessandro.grassani 's series "Boxing Against Violence: The Female Boxers of Goma." Democratic Republic of Congo.
In an article featured in the @guardian , @killianfox0 writes, '“In a patriarchal society like Congo, it’s really difficult for women to box,” says Grassani. “It’s seen as a sport for men.” But Blandini is one of a growing group of women in Goma for whom boxing has become a lifeline, not just a form of self-defence in a country where sexual violence is rife, but also a source of companionship, purpose and hope for the future.' Salute to our sisters in Congo for their courage and resilience. The stories and pictures featured in this article are moving. I look forward to a day when women of color don't have to fight so hard to be treated humanely and respected. But until then, encourage every woman you know to engage in some form of self defense. Know that self defense does not have to be the only goal. As it says above, training combat sports provides many other things, including confidence, stress relief, focus, a sense of community, health benefits, inspiration, and more. Let's protect us in all ways possible! ❤💪🏾👸🏾 #mysisterskeeper#selfdefense#standupforus#fightback #DRCongo#DRC#Goma#woman#women#womenofcolor#africanwomen#violence#genderviolence#abuse#fight#box#boxing#metoo#femaleboxer#wocfighters#endviolenceagainstwomen#nomore
6 2918 April, 2019
Ineffectual interspecies protection.
First panel of a new durational installation project. Thank you @judithemartin for mentorship.
Questa è la terza di una serie di 3 grafiche su un articolo scritto su Everyday Feminism da Melissa A. Fabello (PhD). Le caption di questi 3 post sono in parte traduzioni (tra virgolette) di alcuni paragrafi di questo articolo.
L'oppressione è qualcosa di più grande delle 'discriminazioni' (vedi post 2/3), perché è un fenomeno specifico e massivo, profondamente radicato nella nostra società, che include la violenza istituzionale e la cancellazione sistematica.
+ Le persone trans, gender non conforming, gender queer e intersessuali sono considerate inesistenti nel nostro sistema medico, sistema fondato sul binarismo di genere, e questo ha delle conseguenze importanti sulla loro salute e incolumità (si pensi alla chirurgia non necessaria sui bambini intersessuali appena nati). + Le persone oppresse (donne, non-caucasici, persone con disabilità, genderqueer, ...) non si vedono quasi mai rappresentate nei media, quindi imparano che le loro storie non sono importanti e sono secondarie, alterative rispetto a quelle degli uomini bianchi cis. + Il nostro sistema giuridico è strutturato in modo tale da perpetrare la violenza di genere e razziale: la credibilità delle persone in Italia è inversamente proporzionale alle loro identità oppresse, le donne hanno meno credibilità degli uomini e le donne non caucasiche meno delle caucasiche (soprattutto se hanno un aspetto 'mascolino' 🤦🏼♀️ - esempio di cissessismo).
Gli uomini che parlano di sessismo al contrario in qualche modo implicano che uomini e donne sono "parimenti oppressi, si opprimono a vicenda", il che è ovviamente del tutto irrazionale. Poniamo per assurdo che uomini e donne siano "parimenti oppressi", quindi le donne guadagnano meno degli uomini, ma allo stesso modo anche gli uomini guadagnano meno, quindi uomini e donne sono retribuiti equamente, quindi nessuno è oppresso. 🤯 Di fatto, però, le cose non stanno così, le donne guadagnano meno degli uomini e l'oppressione al contrario non esiste. 🙅🏼♀
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In gender discussion clubs across rural India, our Community Correspondents have repeatedly highlighted how violence is not just limited to assaults and acid attacks in the public spaces. Women are also subjected to non-physical violence in the 'safety' of their homes. .
However, as this is not only a rural issue but a global issue, we took the conversation online and opened it up to both men and women via a #twitterchat , during which we asked a series of questions. .
In the first question we asked what are other ways in which women continue to face non-physical violence. .
Swipe left to find out what people thought. We also invite you to give your opinion on this question as we try to understand and dismantle #patriarchy . .