formerly known as
Womens Liberation Front


Welcome to, formerly known as.Womens Liberation Front.  A website that hopes to draw and keeps your attention for  both the global 21th. century 3rd. feminist revolutution as well and a selection of special feminist artists and writers.

This online magazine will be published evey six weeks and started February 1st. 2019. Thank you for your time and interest.

Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
and radical feminist











                                                                                                            CRYFREEDOM 2019/2020

'I will resist': Afghan female journalists defy taliban pressure.

JULY 2022


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International media about atrocities
against women worldwide.

JULY 2022
19 - 11 July 2022

(incl. 28 June 2022 and
6 and 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2022



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When one hurts or kills a women
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
Gino d'Artali
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
Gianna d'Artali

France 24
19 July 2022
By Hannane Ferdjani
<<Ivorian bill that would legalise polygamy for men earns the ire of women's groups.
A proposed bill at the Ivorian parliament that would legalise polygamy – but only for men – has prompted strong reactions from women's rights advocates, which have dubbed it a step back in the fight for equality. Polygamy is prohibited in many parts of the world but remains widespread in West African countries. <We can't legalise polygamy to satisfy a man's libido,> legal expert Désirée Okobé says bluntly. Okobé is based in Abidjan and is one of the women who have spoken out against MP Yacouba Sangaré’s bill to legalise polygamy in the West African country. <A man chooses to have more than one wife for personal, egotistical reasons. Opening this door would end up creating an imbalance in our society,> Okobé says in a telephone interview. According to her and several women's rights activists in the country, legalising polygamy would be a setback for Ivorian women who still face systemic inequalities and discrimination. The UN Commission on Human Rights considers the practice discriminatory against women and has called for its eradication.>>
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Al Jazeera
13 July 2022
By Kiana Duncan
<<Thai garment workers decry COVID arrests after rare labour win
Labour activists claim authorities are selectively enforcing pandemic rules to suppress organising.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia – When the Thai government in May ordered a Hong Kong clothing company to pay unpaid wages to 1,250 laid-off Thai factory workers, union leader Sia Jampathong knew the rare win would not be the end of the fight.
Jampathong, the president of the Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation of Thailand, soon had his fears confirmed. On July 7, Jampathong, the factory union chairwoman, and four student labour activists were indicted for violating pandemic restrictions on large gatherings during a protest outside Government House in Bangkok last year. Jampathong does not deny breaching the emergency decree on large gatherings. But he believes authorities are selectively enforcing the rules to keep the labour movement in line after scoring a rare victory in the Southeast Asian country, where workers have minimal protections against exploitation and abuse.
Thailand, which has been governed by former army officer Prayuth Chan-ocha since a 2014 military coup, keeps a tight rein on dissent, with authorities in recent years cracking down on labour activists and pro-democracy protesters. <It feels like it was discrimination from the government, it was more like an excuse they tried to use on us,> Jampathong told Al Jazeera, adding that the participants in the protests had taken precautions such as wearing masks. <I think we kept patient for a long time. There were many months that we didn't come out. It's proof that the government failed to solve the problem. We had no other options, so we had to bring workers to meet the government.> Efforts by Al Jazeera to contact the Ministry of Justice for comment were unsuccessful. The case against Jampathong and his fellow activists comes after Hong Kong-headquartered Clover Group International was ordered to pay 281 million baht ($8.3 million) in back wages and severance to workers laid off from Brilliant Alliance Thai Global, which shut with a day’s notice following bankruptcy in March 2021. Victoria's Secret, which outsourced pro-duction of its lingerie to the factory, agreed to fund the settlement through a loan to the Hong Kong-based company. Clover Group International initially requested that the payments be made over a 10-year period, a strategy rejected by the workers. In Thai labour disputes, workers often never see their unpaid wages or severance pay, even when courts rule in their favour. A study last year by the Worker Rights Consortium found that, in 31 similar cases in nine countries, more than 37,000 workers were collectively owed $39.8m.
Brilliant Alliance’s mostly female workforce, some of whom had worked at the factory for decades, were given just one day's notice.
<When we saw that it happened, a lot of people were crying. We were all shocked and surprised,> Teuanjai Waengkham, a 25-year worker who serves as general secretary of Triumph International Labour Union, told Al Jazeera. Waengkham said many workers had to take out loans to survive during the 15 months they waited to be paid. <Brilliant Alliance promised me this would be long-term, I would have a job for a long time,> she said. Prasit Prasopsuk, president of the Confederation of Industrial Labour of Thailand, said the closure caught workers by complete surprise. <The shutdown happened suddenly,> Prasopsuk told Al Jazeera. <Most, if not all, workers did not prepare for this. They had lots of burdens, they had lots of responsibilities. Lots of them still had kids in school.>
Template for future activism
Brandix, a Sri Lanka-based apparel company that formed a partner-ship with Clover Group International two months after the closure to rescue its operations, said in a statement to Al Jazeera that the company had faced <severe financial distress>. Brandix added that the newly-formed Clover Global is <completely different> from Clover Group International. The Lau family, stakeholders in both companies, could not be reached for comment regarding the com-pany's bankruptcy or the abruptness of the closure. For labour advocates, the Brilliant Alliance workers' successful campaign offers a template for other cases both in Thailand and overseas.>>
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The Guardian
11 July 2022
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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
By Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi
<<‘Sexual abuse is normalised': Uganda struggles with #MeToo.
Samantha Mwesigye's case had hoped to be the catalyst for a change to the culture of toxic masculinity. But four years on, she is still waiting to be heard. In September 2018, a Ugandan lawyer, Samantha Mwesigye, filed a sexual harassment complaint against her boss at the Ministry of Justice. She says she hoped it would end a cycle of unwanted sexual advances and workplace retaliation. It was a year after the #MeToo movement had taken off, with women around the world increasingly prepared to hold powerful men to account for sexual harassment and abuse. Women's groups rallied behind Mwesigye, holding press conferences, writing articles and showing support online. They saw hers as a test case. But what came next was much worse than the decade of harassment she claimed to have endured, Mwesigye says. She was dismissed from her job and rendered <unemployable> in legal circles, while her boss, Christopher Gashirabake, was cleared by an internal review at the ministry – and was promoted twice, rising to become an appeal court judge. Gashirabake declined the Guardian's requests for comment, but he has previously denied the allegations. In 2019, he issued a lengthy rebuttal of Mwesigye's claims and a counterattack in which he accused her of a smear campaign. He said he had spoken to her in the past about dressing inappropriately and dyeing her hair red, and claimed to have withdrawn her from certain work situations because clients found her rude. <One time I confronted him [over] sexual harassment and he taunted me to report him to public services, saying that there was nothing much they would do to him.
<For me to see that unfold before my eyes threw me off the edge,> says Mwesigye, who also has a further complaint pending against Gashirabake. In 2019, she filed a case against him and the attorney general for sexual harassment and unlawful termination. The case has been adjourned numerous times. <This is not something that I’m willing to let go. I'd already anticipated that, from start to finish, this could take at least 10 years, but it's so upsetting that I've spent the first four without being heard,> she says. Mwesigye also knows that if she appeals against a decision on her outstanding case, it would be heard by the court in which her alleged aggressor is a judge. In Uganda, one in five women aged 15 to 49 have experienced sexual violence. Fear of harassment and abuse are part of many women’s daily realities, but they are often disregarded.
<Nobody takes sexual harassment seriously around here. It's difficult to say you were sexually harassed,> says Namujuzi Flavia, 30, a shopkeeper in Kabaganda, on the outskirts of Kampala.
<Where would one go? To the police?> she adds, laughing.
Victims reporting their experiences are often met with scepticism and disbelief by the authorities. Many cases go unreported, as those who do speak out are often blamed for the abuse. Eunice Musiime, executive director of Akina Mama wa Afrika, a pan-African women's organisation, says: <Because of the structural and systemic issues with our criminal justice system, not many women would come out to report cases of sexual violence because they just know that it would not work in their favour. There are very few cases of people who have gone through the process successfully,> she says.>>
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