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Raped by the System: the Wadakancherry Rape Case

The prime accused in the case is a corporation councillor belonging to the CPM that is ruling the state

sabato 12 novembre 2016

Anti-Rape Protest 6

ROMA - L'appello è per tutte, 'Non una di meno', come una voce sola, forte e grande, contro il femminicidio.

Per Sara, bruciata viva a Roma, pochi mesi fa, per R. che aveva soltanto 13 anni ed è stata violentata dal branco a Melito Porto Salvo, mentre tutti giravano la testa dall’altra parte. Per le sessanta donne assassinate nel nostro paese nel 2016 e il 2016 non è ancora finito, per Carla, aggredita con l’acido dall’ex fidanzato e per fortuna sopravvissuta,  ma anche per il lavoro, la parità dei salari, per la legge 194.

Per questo, e molto altro, migliaia di donne, e altrettanti uomini, figli, mariti, amici, padri, scenderanno in piazza il 26 novembre prossimo in una manifestazione nazionale contro la violenza maschile sulle donne, in un corteo che si annuncia grande e imponente. Senza partiti né sindacati, senza ombrelli politici né sponsor istituzionali, "ma aperte a chiunque voglia partecipare" dicono le organizzatrici, e cioè l'Udi, l’Unione donne italiane, la 'Rete Dire', che riunisce 77 centri antiviolenza, e 'Io Decido', che riunisce i gruppi del femminismo romano. Un'idea nata la primavera scorsa, racconta Titti Carrano, avvocata e presidente della Rete Dire, "dopo l’atroce omicidio di Sara Di Pietrantonio", per reagire ad una sensazione, ormai di impotenza, contro il ripetersi senza sosta di omicidi di donne da parte di uomini, spesso mariti, compagni, fidanzati.

"Vogliamo scendere in piazza e riempire le strade di Roma, per riaffermare la libertà delle donne in tutti gli ambiti della vita, dal lavoro, sempre più precario, alla sessualità, ribadire il principio dell’autodeterminazione femminile. Oggi c'è un attacco globale ai nostri diritti – dice con chiarezza Titti Carrano – in Italia e nel resto del mondo, e da questa manifestazione usciranno proposte concrete, ad esempio un piano antiviolenza prodotto dai movimenti femministi, nato cioè dall’esperienza di chi ogni giorno, nei nostri centri, combatte sul campo l'aggressione maschile contro le donne".

Perché la verità è che fino ad ora né la legge del 2013 contro il femminicidio, né il piano antiviolenza prodotto dalla commissione Pari Opportunità, hanno dato i risultati sperati. Né sul fronte della dissuasione (il numero dei femminicidi non diminuisce), né sul fronte della repressione. Sappiamo che una vittima su quattro aveva denunciato il suo persecutore, eppure la strage non si ferma. E nulla è accaduto sul fronte della prevenzione, ricordano le organizzatrici, i progetti di educazione alla parità promessi dal ministero dell’Istruzione non sono mai partiti, per non parlare di tutti quei tentativi di educazione di genere, sepolti dalle polemiche dei movimenti pro-life.

Ma il titolo della manifestazione che partirà il 26 novembre alle 14 da piazza della Repubblica a Roma, per confluire in piazza San Giovanni, 'Non una di meno', ricorda anche le stragi di donne in tutto il mondo, ed è diventato un logo planetario nella battaglia dei diritti. Dai massacri di Ciudad Juarez, alle donne scomparse e uccise in Argentina (il caso di Lucia Perez, 16 anni torturata fino alla morte da tre uomini e poi abbandonata in strada), ma anche alla grande protesta delle donne polacche contro la legge che voleva, ancora una volta, rendere illegale l’aborto.

Alla testa del corteo ci saranno le donne, le ragazze, le bambine, dietro tutti gli altri. Non 'una' infatti, ma nemmeno 'uno' di meno.

In piazza 'Non una di meno', per dire no alla violenza sulle donne MARIA NOVELLA DE LUCA 11 novembre 2016

Women of color-led coalitions are coming together in the first 100 hours after electing a new president to support an agenda for Black lives, immigrants, Muslims, Latinas … against rape culture and a sexist, racist, xenophobic policy,” said Agunda Okeyo, an activist, organizer, and African immigrant in New York City.

Following the election of Republican Donald Trump to the White House, women of color in New York City are joining together over the next four days in solidarity against misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiments.
This action builds on October’s #GOPHandsOffMe protests, when women of color and survivors took to the streets and made videos in response to the tape in which the president-elect could be heard through a hot mic speaking about sexually assaulting women.
Thousands will mobilize nationwide to tell the country that the leadership of women of color will not end at the ballot box. These first 100 hours are the kickoff to demand accountability from all holders of public office and to spread an anti-hate agenda that includes a vision for Black lives, common sense immigration reform, and an end to rape culture, according to the release. 
A press conference by women of color leaders will be held at 4:45 p.m. in Manhattan. Speakers will include My Muslim Vote’s Linda Sarsour, Demos President Heather McGhee, Movement for Black Lives co-founder Thenjiwe Tameika McHarris, Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi, and Demos Vice President Jodeen Olguín-Tayler, as well as survivors of sexual assault and immigrant rights leaders, the release stated. 
Leaders representing Black Lives Matter, Demos, Forward Together, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance worked together in the week leading up to the election to raise the national profile of women-led organizing. Those efforts culminated in the #Our100 pledge and a wave of actions nationwide, the release stated.
“We have a lot more work to do, to build the America we deserve. But we are strong, determined, and we are just getting started,” said Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and one of the organizers of this action, in the release.
Viviana Bernal of Demos and the #GOPHandsOffMe campaign told Rewire she is participating to end the culture of violence, rape culture, and sexual assault that many women have spoken up against since the Trump tapes went public.
“We believe Donald Trump basically admitted to sexual assault. Women of color and sexual assault victims felt triggered,” Bernal said during a phone interview on Tuesday. “He has been saying really racist, sexist things all along. It is only when his comments violated the rights of white women that it led to public outcry.”
The women of color participating in the campaign are outraged at all his vitriolic statements against marginalized populations and want to “center our voices and speak out,” she added.
“This election was a referendum on the politics of hate and division. We have a long way to go,” said Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, in the release.
In conjunction with the launch of #Our100, the leaders will release polling data from Celinda Lake about women of color voters and an open letter to the nation to be published in major national publications this week.  
“Our work did not start, and it will not end at the ballot box,” said Olguín-Tayler, a survivor of sexual assault, in a statement. “We are women who lead organizations, work in Hollywood, teach in our universities, women who are ordained faith leaders, who run large businesses; women who are mothers, who take care of our land and our elders. We came together across our differences to write this letter to our fellow Americans because we know we can, and must, do better. We need a nation that does right by women. Because when women of color are doing well, when Black and Muslim and Indigenous women in particular are doing wellthis whole country will be well.”
“We stand determined to hold the vision of a just, inclusive America worthy of ALL of her people,” McGhee said in the release. “No longer can anybody sit on the sidelines. This election will be the last stand of the past, and tomorrow is already being born.”

Women of Color Leaders Launch #Our100 Effort to Demand Accountability From Public Officials Auditi Guha Nov 9, 2016

Dozens of students marched through the University of Kentucky’s campus Friday to protest rape culture and handling of sexual assault cases on campus.

The march, which was organized by the UK Feminist Alliance, began in the Woodland Glen area and made wide loops around campus before coming to a stop outside UK President Eli Capilouto’s house.
The group has been angered by UK’s refusal to release files from a sexual harassment investigation involving a former professor. In the midst of the investigation, associate entomology professor James Harwood resigned.
UK Feminist Alliance outreach coordinator Madison Woods said recent national events, including the election of Donald Trump as president, helped spur the march as well.
“Right now we as a group and the people who are with us are frustrated about rape culture and sexual assault being normalized and, I guess, revered on a national level as we can tell by our president-elect,” Woods said.
During Trump’s campaign, a dozen women came forward and accused him of sexual assault or harassment, though no criminal charges have been filed.
“What we really wanted to do is to create change, and we didn’t want to scream into the abyss and say these things like ‘Donald Trump is a terrible person,’ because that’s not going to do anything; we want to make change on our level, on a home level,” Woods said.
Naiara Porras, one of the organizers with the Feminist Alliance, said prejudices she’s seen on campus recently compelled her to do something.
When Porras first arrived in the United States, she was scared to walk down the street for a long time, she said. But she overcame her fear.
“I’m from Spain, I’m an immigrant, I’m gay, I’m a woman and I was sexually assaulted when I was a kid so it was really hard,” Porras said.
Since the election, Porras said she is scared all over again. She said she’s witnessed several instances since the election where people who are immigrants or who are gay have been mocked.
“Now, because of Trump, that behavior has been normalized,” Porras said.
UK Feminist Alliance social media chair Sarah McCurrach said she was sexually assaulted in high school, and that her experience drove her to take part in the march Friday.
“I was silent for a long time; emotionally it did me a lot of damage, and I finally found the voice, partly through this club, to speak out about it,” McCurrach said.
Now, McCurrach hopes she will be able to speak for people across campus who are survivors of sexual assault.
“Today we are marching for all of the women and men on this campus who have been victims of sexual assault, and it goes far beyond this campus, it goes to every nook and cranny of the world, and it’s time that the silence is broken because people don’t talk about it,” McCurrach said.
Throughout the march, students chanted for the university to “protect your students, not your reputation” and called for them to “release those records.”
UK has said it is refusing to release the records in the harassment case to protect the identities of the victims.
“We cherish the expression of free speech and thought on our campus, and we applaud and respect those who have spoken out today,” UK spokesman Jay Blanton said Friday. “That right is fundamental to who we are as an institution of higher learning.
“At the same time, we maintain that truly honoring the value of transparency and free expression in this issue is ensuring that the victim-survivor is allowed to choose whether, how and when to tell their stories. Their rights should be honored as well. We believe the law clearly provides that protection.”


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UK students protest rape culture, university’s handling of sexual assaults NOVEMBER 11, 2016 MORGAN EADS


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