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Anti-Rape Protest 8

Thousands of pairs of used knickers have been hung above the streets of Johannesburg as part of an installation to raise awareness about the country’s record rates of rape
Devised by two sexual assault survivors, the installation consists of washing lines 1,200 metres long displaying 3,600 pairs of pants – matching the number of rapes estimated to occur on a daily basis, according to the artists.
Jenny Nijenhuis and Nondumiso Msimanga put out a public call for donations of underwear under the hashtag #SasDirtyLaundry, and set up a Facebook page, Pantiesplea. They arranged collection points across the city.
Carmen Ives, a volunteer who helped with the project, said each pair donated “speaks loudly” of severity of the situation in South Africa. “One pair of panties is one pair too many. It made me think that today, some girl is being raped somewhere,” she said.
On display until Sunday, the installation has received a largely positive response from the public. On Twitter, one user wrote that the project “feels like a movement”.
Another said the project connected “very deeply with experience of sexual assault, emotional abuse and trauma”.
However, the exhibition has faced questions over the rape statistics it uses.
While South Africa undisputedly has the highest rates of rape in the world, estimates on the number of assaults each day vary greatly. The 3,600-a-day estimate from the medical research council is far larger than the UN estimate of 132.
Responding to criticism Nijenhuis said that the figure was “symbolic”, adding that just a fraction of attacks are reported to the police.
Lisa Vetten, a research associate at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, said: “The problem of under-reporting [assault] means that we cannot know whether the drop [in recent rape statistics] is due to fewer rapes occurring, or fewer victims reporting.
“The most conservative research estimate suggests that only one in seven victims report being raped, but other studies suggest the figures may be higher.”
Africa Check, an organisation promoting accuracy in public debate and reporting, said the 3,600 figure remained unproven.
Anne Githuku-Shongwe, a representative for UN Women, said southern Africa was “the epicentre of the pandemic of violence against women and girls”, and the cost of violence “economically, physically and emotionally” must be recognised.
She advocated caution when using numbers. “[The exhibition] is great to spotlight the issue, but we must be careful not to sensationalise,” she said.

Dirty laundry: washing line art highlights South Africa's rape epidemic Peter Lykke Lind 2 December 2016 

Artists Hung 3,000 Pairs of Underwear in the Street to Raise Awareness About Rape December 2, 2016

Mutande sporche appese contro gli stupri in Sudafrica globalist 2 dicembre 2016

ALEXANDRA – Protesters comprising community activists, NPOs, ANC youth and women’s league members and traditional healers packed the Alexandra Magistrates’ Court and demonstrated outside the hearing of a child rape case.

The case was remanded to 8 December to enable further investigation and the 34-year-old suspect remains in custody.
The case, first reported in the article A life lost, Week ending 8 November, involves the rape of a two-and-half-year-old child who subsequently died from the ordeal. The incident occurred at about midday on 22 September at a Sandton residence where the toddler lived with her mother, who is a domestic worker, and a 14-year-old sister. The suspect was a security guard at the residence.
The sister witnessed the incident and was allegedly threatened by the suspect not to report the incident or he would kill her. He further ordered the sister to put a nappy on the victim and to lie that she had died from injuries sustained in a fall.
The protesters expressed their revulsion of this incident and displayed placards denouncing any form of child and women abuse. Catherine Mochaki of Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention and Training alleged that instead of protecting the innocent child, the suspect robbed her of her life, left the sister shocked and still traumatised. She and her parents are receiving trauma counselling. “He deserves to rot in jail and, shouldn’t be granted bail as he is a risk to the sister’s life and other women in general,” Mochaki claimed.
Xolile Nxumalo of the youth league said the suspect’s action was evil, shameful, sickening and sent the wrong message to boys and men that girls and women can be abused and used to meet their warped and demented needs. “Men should be vocal against this abuse to redeem their name,” said Nxumalo.
“Churches, community organisations and families should pray against this vile deed and exorcise it from our doorsteps before it normalises in our society.” She urged the youth, as prospective mothers and fathers, to say no to all forms of abuse in their lifetime and for boys to report all cases of abuse.
Sydney Mathebula of the Alex Healers Association said rape was unethical and an epidemic to be stopped through the collaboration of all in society, including the justice system. “Rape is a serious criminal act and perpetrators shouldn’t be granted bail or released on technicalities,” he said.
“They commit rape while in a stable mental state and so should be fit to stand trial.” He urged healers not to treat those who sought help to protect them from this and other crimes.

Southafrican student raped‚ beaten, left for dead 3 ottobre 2016 

BEIRUT -- A dozen Lebanese women, dressed as brides in white wedding dresses stained with fake blood and bandages, gathered Tuesday outside government buildings in Lebanon's capital to protest a law that allows a rapist to get away with his crime if he marries the survivor. 

The law, in place since the late 1940s in Lebanon, is currently being discussed in parliament after a lawmaker called for it to be repealed.

Standing before a banner that reads: "White won't cover rape," the activists are taking advantage of a reinvigorated Lebanese political life following parliament's election of a president after a two-and-half-year paralysis. They are calling on lawmakers who meet Wednesday to discuss the law to repeal it altogether.

If they don't put themselves in our shoes and feel what we feel, nothing will change," said Hayam Baker, one of the protesters, dressed in a white gown and leaning on crutches. Baker said she was sexually harassed by a male nurse several years ago as she lay in a hospital bed recovering from a life-threatening injury.

"Imagine if he had raped me?" Baker said. "If my children ask how did I meet their father, what do I say? `I married the person who raped me!' "

After years of campaigning against articles dealing with violence against women, activists said they are optimistic they may be able to change them.

The law states that rapists are punishable by up to seven years. If the survivor is a person with a special need, physical or mental, the penalty is increased. Article 522 then added that if the violator marries the survivor, criminal prosecution is suspended.

"We reject this violation of women regardless of their age, background, environment, whether they have special needs or the circumstances of the rape," said Ghida Anani, head of Abaad, a local NGO campaigning against the law.

Some supporters of the law argue that the marriage will salvage the honor of the woman and her family. During parliament discussions, some lawmakers proposed amending it and leaving the marriage option as a choice for families, Anani said.

"This is like saying the victim is a victim twice, a daily victim because she has to share her life with a person that violated her, and is hence raped every day," she said.

Lebanese women protest against rape law AP December 8, 2016 

Thousands protest in Turkey forcing revision of child abuse law  21 novembre 2016 

Indonesia: uomini in gonna contro violenza sulle donne 3 NOVEMBRE 2016 

 Hundreds of angry Colombians are taking to the streets to protest the kidnapping and rape of a 7-year-old girl found strangled in an upper-class Bogota apartment.
Police said Monday that security cameras captured the moment the girl was snatched while playing outside her home in a poor neighborhood by a man driving a truck.
As many as 40 children are raped every day in Colombia. But the killing has resonated because of the huge class divide separating the girl and the alleged perpetrator, an architect from one of Bogota's wealthiest neighborhoods.
A group of 50 protesters shouting "rapist" and "murderer" spent the day outside the clinic where the suspect checked himself in for a cocaine overdose. A much-larger candlelight vigil was held in a plaza.

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