16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

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"As women around the world come together to celebrate the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, violence against women remains endemic in many forms, in all societies.
Just last month, Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was stoned to death by a group of 50 men in Somalia. The thirteen year-old was accused of adultery, though according to her father she was raped and had tried to report it. None of those accused of her rape nor murder have been arrested."
"Many women live with indescribable fear when walking out their front door each morning. Fears of being raped or becoming the victim of a violent crime plague their lives. Women are experiencing these fears in countries throughout the world.
Every year for 16 days, from November 25 through Human Rights Day - December 10 - we ask you to stand with us as we call for an end to violence against women.
The focus of this year's 16 days action is the International Violence against Women Act (IVAWA). Amnesty International, the ENOUGH Project and several other partner organizations are standing in support of this legislation aimed at ending violence against women worldwide.
Take action:
» Ask your Representative to support I-VAWA»
Ask your Senator to support I-VAWA
Learn more:
Here's what the International Violence against Women Act would mean to women around the world:
Increased efforts to prevent violence against women during conflict and in humanitarian settings
Increased pressure to find perpetrators and bring them to justice
Strengthened capacity of women's organizations working to bring such perpetrators of violence to justice
Increased opportunities for women, free from violence, to seek testing or treatment for HIV/AIDS or disclose their HIV status without fear
Increased economic and educational opportunities that would reduce the vulnerability of women at risk of violence "


Anonymous said...

IVAWA is just another proposed monetary vehicle for attorneys and advocacy groups. Groups supporting IVAWA and VAWA expansionism are driven by greed instead of true altruism. Their hyperbolic marketing campaign for IVAWA has no limits. Don’t buy into the deception…

Many DV laws and specifically the VAWA allow immigrant women to circumvent the U.S. immigration process through false claims of domestic abuse. It can take up to ten years to secure residency legally through marriage and sometimes only six months to a year via the VAWA path. Many of the advocacy groups ( Civil Society, Casa de Esperanza, Tahari Justice Center, etc. ) which assist these immigrant women are aiding and abetting immigration fraud for financial gain in a rat race for the $1,000,000,000+ in Federal VAWA funding available each year.

VICE and Human Trafficking ( Ask Sgt. John Bandemer of the Saint Paul Police) in Saint Paul, Minnesota will often drop criminal charges ( prostitution, drug dealing, fraud, etc.) against highly paid and willing immigrant call girls ( The Likes of Ashley Dupree w/ the disgraced Elliot Spitzer ) to bring them under the wing of the VAWA with false claims of Human Trafficking. The advocacy groups are in turn funded and the Police department is funded as well. Law enforcement bring forth many “victims” of human trafficking, but very few “elusive” traffickers….

Now we have Biden coming onboard as Vice President next month and he is calling for legislation to fund 100,000 domestic violence attorneys who will continue to help perpetuate the various sorts of VAWA fraud. These politicians and advocates who support IVAWA are nothing but economic grifters playing on the emotions of people with hyped up stories of victimhood.

SLiver of Jade said...

Just real quick because I have three scarves, three hats, and two pairs of socks to finish before the holidays. The act is pretty vaguely written, allowing for interpretation, and a primary goal is PREVENTION. As for the money grubbing part, it says "Authorization of Appropriations- There is authorized to be appropriated $10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2009 through 2013, under the heading `Diplomatic and Consular Programs', to carry out activities under this section. Funds appropriated pursuant to this subsection shall be under the direct control of the Coordinator." http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-5927
10 million per year from 09-13 equaling 40 million. A drop in the bucket compared to Iraq, but well worth it in order to repair our international relationships at the very least.
And I'm not even touching the "these alleged 'victims' are just manipulating us" bit.