!RESPECT! everyone everywhere...
Thursday, November 22, 2007 9:42:06 AM
PORTRAITS OF POWER:
PHOTOS OF WOMEN OF WAR
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Worldwide!
For some ethnic groups, women who are not excised are considered as impure and unable to control their sex drive.
Others believe that the clitoris can poison men or the baby to be born, or that it can poison the penis during sexual relations.
Others think that the clitoris is a male organ which must be cut so that the little girl can become a real woman.
Another petition… Do petitions have any impact?
By signing this petition, you express your indignation and support the proposal that Respect-ev submits to the institutions to stop this practice.
A press campaign will be organized to promote the petition on the « 5th Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilations », in February 2008.
It will be aimed at Europe through the press and, according to our means, country by country, to the Ministers of National Cooperations.
The estimated number of women who are mutilated around the world is 130 million.
3 millions little girls are exposed to this barbarism every year.
The age changes from one ethnic group to another.
Indeed, the operation can be made either on newborn babies, teenagers, just before marriage or after the birth of the first child.
In general, it happens before the first menstruation, between 4 and 12 years old.
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Broken bodies — broken dreams: violence against women exposed offers a powerful testimony of the different types of gender-based violence experienced by women and girls worldwide throughout their lives, through the use of photographs, individual case studies and illustrative text.
Violence against women is a pandemic, one that transcends the bounds of geography, race, culture, class and religion. It touches virtually every community, in virtually every corner of the globe. Too often sanctified by custom and reinforced by institutions, it thrives on widespread impunity for perpetrators in what remains a patriarchal world that is reluctant to grant women equal rights and protection from gender-based violence.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN EXPOSED--->
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