“We’re Many and Growing Globally” – the Irish Strike4Repeal Campaign


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In the last few months campaigns fighting for women’s rights, and in many places reproductive justice, have been growing in both number and popularity. Over 40 million people participated in the recent Global Women’s marches, Argentinians made headlines worldwide with their cries of ‘Not One Less’ and in Poland over a hundred thousand people took to the streets in a strike that stopped the government in its tracks in its attempts to ban abortions. Continue reading ““We’re Many and Growing Globally” – the Irish Strike4Repeal Campaign”

GIRLS RUN WORLD: A REPORT BACK FROM LOS ANGELES


Submitted to It’s Going Down……   LOOK, Los Angeles is getting a lot of attention for the 750,000 participants of the Women’s March. In all the reports there is not one mention that, for the last two days, breakaway marches have stormed DTLA. LA often gets passed over in report-backs that list things like these anti-Trump protests because politics here tend to be very localized and are not necessarily in a coded political framework. But folks in LA are lit and deeply tuned into the way speculative capital is destroying our city.

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The first day was a march against the parade of nonprofits: forty organizations working together, from Code Pink to Union del Barrio to ANSWER. Though they gave many speeches their words rang hollow on a crowd that had heard it all before. It became obvious that the crowd wanted to have a march that was not in collaboration with the cops or the state. Some rowdy kids––queer, trans, black, brown, and white––grabbed the megaphone and announced that we should march. And so we did.

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Femicides in Brazil Hit Civil War Proportions

  |En español  from IPS with thanks
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28 2013 (IPS) – The number of femicides – gender-related murders – in Brazil has reached civil war-like proportions. In just 10 years 40,000 women were killed in this country merely for being women.

Every year, between Nov. 25 and Dec. 10, the international community and women’s rights groups organise 16 days of activism against gender violence. Continue reading “Femicides in Brazil Hit Civil War Proportions”

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This is the second of Kurt Love`s sledeshares uploaded here.
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Attention Men: If You Attack a Woman
Houston, is my Vagina a Problem for you?
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10 women Hungerstrike against Male Violence, one Hospitalised

Siete de las mujeres que han iniciado una huelga de hambre. | Foto: Asociación 'Velaluz'
Seven of the women who have started a hunger strike . | Photo: Association ‘ Velaluz ‘   Siete de las mujeres que han iniciado una huelga de hambre. | Foto: Asociación ‘Velaluz’

Ten women begin a fast to get ‘ real protection ‘

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They claim that the victims are  living through  judicial and institutional abuse ‘
They criticism that their ‘salary of freedom’ has been denied.

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Ten Galician women are from 00.05 hours on Tuesday on hunger strike and will remain so indefinitely, ” until a real protection , a system that truly protects ” victims of domestic violence and their children is introduced. With their fast they intend to denounce the ” total helplessness ” suffered by victims at an institutional and judicial level .

The protest is promoted by the Galician Association for the Protection of Victims of Domestic Violence  ‘SEE THE LIGHT (‘Ve – laluz ‘ ) and takes place in a room provided by an individual in the center of A Coruña in which from now on there will all kinds of actions to highlight the ” institutional and judicial abuse ” suffered by the victims once you made the decision to denounce the abuse, physical and / or psychological abuse from their partners.

” What we are experiencing today in Spain does not make sense .  How can they call this a system to protect victims of domestic violence ? ” Asks Gloria Vazquez, president of the association . Like the other nine women who are taking part in the protest she defines herself as a ” survivor of gender violence ” and claims that it is equally important and necessary to protect themselves and their children , children who become victims of direct or indirect parental violence .

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One of the 10 women on hunger strike in the ‘See The Light’ group

  rushed to the hospital

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One of the ten women who participated in the hunger strike in A Coruña by the Galician Association for the defense of victims of domestic violence  ‘Ve- la Luz’ has been taken to hospital after 120 hours without eating, to undergo various medical tests .

The association began on Monday a hunger strike to claim a real protection system for this group and report their helplessness , and during this weekend the county responsible BNG Feminist Action , Victoria Louro joined the call .

In a statement, reported the transfer of one of the participants in the hunger strike , who refused to activation of a protocol for these situations, after the assistance of Emergency Health who advised her referral to a hospital.

The association says in the note that these women have been ” treated like nobodies by the responsible public institutions who should ensure the safety of all women and of these ten in particular.”

It also denounces the ” institutional neglect before an emergency situation is common in policies offered in this area ( domestic violence) .”

In any case , the association reiterates that will keep the hunger strike ” until they stop killing us for the sole crime of being women.”

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10 mujeres han iniciado una huelga de hambre. 

  • Diez mujeres empiezan un ayuno hasta conseguir ‘protección real’
  • Denuncian que las víctimas viven ‘maltrato institucional y judicial’
  • Critican que se ha eliminado el salario de la libertad

Diez mujeres gallegas están desde las 00.05 horas de este martes en huelga de hambre y seguirán así de forma indefinida, “hasta conseguir una protección real, un sistema que realmente proteja” a las víctimas de violencia de género y a sus hijos. Con su ayuno pretenden denunciar la “indefensión total” que sufren las víctimas y reclamar medias a nivel institucional y judicial.

La protesta está promovida desde la Asociación Gallega para la Defensa de Víctimas de Violencia de Género ‘Ve-laluz’ y se desarrolla en un local prestado por un particular en el centro de A Coruña en el que de aquí en adelante harán todo tipo de acciones para poner de relieve el “maltrato institucional y judicial” que sufre el colectivo de víctimas una vez que toman la determinación de denunciar el otro maltrato, el físico y/o psicológico de sus parejas.

“Lo que se está viviendo hoy en España no tiene sentido. ¿A esto le llaman sistema de protección a víctimas de violencia de género?”, se pregunta Gloria Vázquez, presidenta de la asociación. Como las otras nueve mujeres que secundan la protesta se define como una “superviviente de la violencia de género” y reclama que es igual de importante y necesaria la protección para ellas como para sus hijos, los menores que se convierten en víctimas de la violencia directa o indirecta de sus padres.

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Trasladada al hospital una de las 10 mujeres en huelga de hambre de Ve-la Luz


Etiquetas: Ve-la Luz, violencia de género, machismo, protesta, huelga de hambre, A Coruña

20/10/2013 – Galiciaé LV/ Axencias

Una de las diez mujeres que participaba en la huelga de hambre convocada en A Coruña por la asociación gallega para la defensa de las víctimas de violencia de género Ve-la Luz ha sido trasladada al hospital tras 120 horas sin comer para someterse a diversas pruebas médicas.

La asociación inició el pasado lunes una huelga de hambre para reclamar una sistema de protección real para este colectivo y denunciar su indefensión, y durante este fin de semana se sumó a la convocatoria la responsable comarcal de Acción Feminista del BNG, Victoria Louro.

En un comunicado, Ve-la Luz ha informado del traslado de una de las participantes en la huelga de hambre, que se negaron a la activación de un protocolo para estas situaciones, tras la asistencia de efectivos de Urgencias Sanitarias que aconsejaron su derivación a un hospital.

La asociación asegura en la nota que estas mujeres han sido “ninguneadas por parte de los responsables de las instituciones públicas que deberían velar por la seguridad de todas las mujeres y de estas diez en particular”.

Asimismo, denuncia el “el abandono institucional ante una situación de emergencia algo habitual en las políticas ofrecidas en esta materia (violencia de género)”.

En todo caso, la asociación reitera que mantendrá la huelga de hambre “hasta que dejen de matarnos por cometer el único delito de ser mujeres”.svaw06

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