FEMINIST WOMEN CONTINUE CALLING FOR MORE POLITICAL ACTION, PROTECTION, JUSTICE, ON HIGH VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN – SEIZE CONTROL OF A FEDERAL BUILDING

Sent by Sissy Vovoy By KATE LINTHICUM – SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 MEXICO CITY — Dressed in black hoods and armed with spray paint, the women stormed into Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission and seized control. They evicted government workers, ripped paintings of revolutionary heroes from the walls and declared that from now on, the federal building in downtown Mexico …

Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% in Sweden After Change in the Law

16/8/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy The country changed the legal definition of rape to sex without consent. By Emma Batha LONDON, June 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Rape conviction rates in Sweden have risen 75% in two years following a major change in the law, spurring calls on for other countries to revamp their legislation. Sweden changed …

Syria – Sexual & Gender-Based Violence in Syrian Detention Facilities

31/7/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy SURVIVORS: SEXUAL VIOLENCE BY SYRIAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES ARE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY German authorities must finally prosecute sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Syrian detention centers for what it is: a crime against humanity. This is the aim of a criminal complaint that seven survivors of Bashar al-Assad’s torture system submitted …

TURKEY – MURDER SPARKS OUTRAGE OVER RISING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & FEMICIDE

27/7/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy High femicide rate and efforts to roll back Turkey legislation designed to protect women are under spotlight Turkey – Long History of Femicides The recent murder of Turkish student Pinar Gültekin by her ex-boyfriend has sparked outrage in Turkey. Womens’ rights activists are calling for the government to tackle the …

Germany: Appeal for a new Left Party policy on prostitution (2020)

Proposed for publication by Heike Haensel This appeal was agreed by the Left for a World without Prostitution Network in April 2020 and launched as a petition in June. Please sign! Germany has become Europe’s brothel. While neighbouring countries work to curb prostitution and human trafficking, our country offers limitless opportunities for profiteers. Most of …