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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.>
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Opinion by Gino d'Artali - 2 July 2022

Before you read the below and in the end click on the link to read the full article. In any case, as furious the Bolivian Feminists are right now as furious I am. In other words: we're fighting back!

The Guardian
28 June 2022
By Thomas Graham in La Paz
Global development is supported by
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
<<Bolivia’s corrupt system failed to stem femicide. Now, feminists are fighting back.
In parts of La Paz, every surface is papered with layers of bleached and peeling posters: adverts for events, jobs, apartments – and missing women.
In 2021, there were at least 108 femicides in Bolivia, among the highest rates in South America. Many of the perpetrators are either never caught, not punished or go free soon after. In January, fresh outrage was prompted by the case of Richard Choque, a serial rapist and murderer who was given house arrest and then continued to commit crimes. The wave of fury prompted by the scandal has since driven Bolivia’s feminist collectives to spectacular measures in an effort to force government action against femicides – and the corrupt justice system that allows them. It started with perhaps the biggest feminist protest seen in El Alto, the one-time satellite city that now flows into La Paz. The march began outside Choque's house in El Alto and culminated at the courts of justice, where activists covered the walls with graffiti, red paint and the names of unpunished rapists and murderers. <We wanted to redirect the discourse,> said María Galindo, founder of Mujeres Creando, a feminist collective in La Paz. <For it not to be a discourse of victimhood, nor a tabloid nor a police discourse. Because what Richard Choque shows is that the central problem is state corruption. This man was a prisoner, and yet he went free.> Galindo has since proved the sharp point of the pressure campaign on the government. She took to barging into state institutions and putting civil servants on the spot, livestreamed on social media. The one-liners she whipped them with went viral on TikTok. Then she teased a run to be Bolivia's ombudsman – before tearing her application up in front of the cameras, in a typically flamboyant outfit of fishnet leggings, black eyeshadow and irreverent takes on patriotic symbols, not least a giant crown capped with an Andean condor. Meanwhile, Mujeres Creando catalogued ignored reports of gender violence and investigated San Pedro prison, where Choque ought to have been held. They found a system of corruption, where inmates bought privileges including house arrest. In response, the government set up a commission to re-evaluate cases like Choque's, which, though extreme, was not unique. Twenty-one others released to house arrest inappropriately have since been reincarcerated, while another 50 arrest warrants have been issued. Eighteen judges are facing criminal proceedings and more than 300 of their cases are being re-evaluated. Such numbers come as no surprise to activists in La Paz and El Alto where gender violence has been accentuated by two factors, said writer Quya Reyn. <First, the absence of the state, which creates insecurity. And second, the fact that the city draws migrants – many of them young women – from across Bolivia’s western highlands. These women are vulnerable to abuse. If you go to [the centre], you’ll find posters looking for nannies, looking for women to work in restaurants, said Reyna. And they are always looking for women – only women.> <You see this with Richard Choque,> Reyna added. <He would go on Facebook and say that he could offer work. These young women were murdered looking for work.> In 2013, the government introduced Law 348, which, among other things, made femicide a crime punishable by 30 years in prison – Bolivia’s maximum sentence. The law was welcomed as progressive legislation at the time, and Adriana Guzmán, a feminist activist based in El Alto, believes the text remains generally sound – the problem is implementation. First, there is a lack of resources. <Right now, there aren’t enough judges, there aren’t enough prosecutors, there aren’t enough investigators.> Then there’s corruption, as demonstrated by the case of Choque. <The entire justice system is corrupt – not just with regard to crimes against women.>. Guzmán notes that this discriminates most against the poor. There is some scepticism that the government’s commission will address these root problems.>>
Read more here:
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jun/28/bolivia-femicide-violence-feminists

The Guardian
6 July 2022
By Leyland Cecco in Toronto
<<Woman set on fire in Toronto bus attack dies from her injuries.
A Toronto woman who was set on fire last month on a public bus in a suspected hate crime has died of her injuries, police say. On 17 June, a woman in her 20s who was travelling to her job as a caregiver, was sitting on an idling bus in the city’s west end when she was assaulted by another passenger. <The man was then alleged to have poured some type of liquid substance or an accelerant on this woman and then ignited that substance, causing a fire and causing the female victim to burn,> Constable Alex Li of Toronto police told reporters. As the attacker fled the scene, transit employees and passengers rushed to help the woman, quickly extinguishing the fire. She was treated by fire crews and was sent to the hospital in critical condition with second- and third-degree burns. Police at the time called her injuries <life-altering>. The city's mayor, John Tory, called the attack a <shocking criminal act> and said residents were praying for her recovery. Police arrested Tenzin Norbu, 33, and charged him with attempted murder and assault with a weapon, common nuisance endangering lives and safety of the public, and mischief over C$5,000 interfering with property.
Police called the attack <isolated incident> and <random>, but after consulting with the hate crime unit, said that <the investigation is being treated as a suspected hate-motivated offence>. In early July, the sister of the victim started a crowdfunding page. She wrote that her sister was suffering <full thickness burns, is in critical condition, and under life support>. <My sister is a caregiver who has lived a life of service to others,> her sister Dawa wrote. <At this point, we really need support from all of you on her long journey ahead.> On 5 July, police said the woman, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban, had succumbed to her injuries and the case had been transferred to the homicide department.>>
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/06/toronto-bus-attack-woman-dies-fire-canada

The Guardian
1 July 2022
Supported by guardian.org
<<Jury calls for sweeping reforms to Canada's approach to femicide.
community in rural Canada has made a series of transformative recommendations at a coroner’s inquest that – if adopted – could position the country's most populous province as a leader in preventing femicides, particularly those carried out by an intimate partner. The jury in Renfrew County, Ontario, just west of Canada's capital, delivered 86 recommendations this week in a unanimous verdict on the deaths of three local women, who were killed by the same man on a single morning nearly seven years ago. The boldest was to have the Ontario government <formally declare intimate partner violence as an epidemic> that requires <significant financial investment> and deep systemic change to remedy. Since the triple homicide on 22 September 2015, 111 women in Ontario have been murdered by their current or former partner, the inquest heard. Every six days in Canada, a woman is killed by her intimate partner, according to Statistics Canada. The jury also recommended official prominence be given to the word <femicide> – to have it be listed as a manner of death by coroners in the province and added to the criminal code of Canada to underscore the misogyny beneath the killings of women and girls because of their gender. <A lot of the recommendations are groundbreaking,> said Pamela Cross, a lawyer and expert on intimate partner violence in Ontario who testified at the inquest. The inquest, which heard from nearly 30 witnesses over three weeks, was meant to examine the systems that broke down in the weeks, months and years leading up to the day Basil Borutski got in a borrowed car, drove to Carol Culleton's cottage and strangled her with a coaxial cable, then moved on to Anastasia Kuzyk's house where he shot her to death and then to Nathalie Warmerdam’s farm where he shot her too. All three women had previously been in an intimate relationship with Borutski. He had been in and out of jail for assaulting Kuzyk and Warmerdam and was on probation at the time of the murders and subject to a weapons ban. Borutski had been flagged as <high risk> two years before the triple homicide, the inquest heard, .................>>
Read more here:
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jul/01/canada-femicide-ontario-jury-recommendations

The Guardian
Supported by
guardian.org
30 June 2022
By Francesca Volpi
<<Thousands of women and young girls living in poverty are forced to turn to a deadly illegal trade – risking jail and their lives.
‘I couldn’t have the baby’: Honduras's poor suffer most from draconian abortion laws.
It is a secret that spreads by word of mouth in poor neighbourhoods across Honduras; where to buy the pills, how to use them without being discovered, what to say if you have to go to the hospital. Blunt objects, herbal infusions, plant medicine all become tools of a deadly trade in illegal abortions when no other option exists.
Carla*, from a rundown part of the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, was 17 and still at school when she realised she was pregnant. When they found out, her parents made her leave the house, saying she was on her own. <I was by myself. Nobody would give a job to an underage pregnant girl so I didn’t have any other choice. I couldn’t have the baby,> she says. When she was three months pregnant and growing increasingly desperate, she drank a mixture of herbs and cinnamon to try to end her pregnancy. <I drank it all and it worked but I had a lot of bleeding and a lot of pain. I didn't go to the hospital because I was scared they'd work out what I'd done and tell the police. I told my parents I'd fallen off my bike and lost the baby.> A few months later, she became pregnant again when she and her boyfriend were living together in a one-room house. <We don't have enough money to eat. I don't have a job and my boyfriend sells drugs to try to pay our rent. We threw the foetus in the river near the house were we live.> In Honduras, where more than 66% of the population lives in poverty, it is the poorest women who pay the highest price for the country's draconian abortion laws, among the strictest in the world. The state's control over women’s reproductive health is almost absolute. Abortion in Honduras is illegal in all circumstances, including rape and incest. Abortions are not allowed to save a woman's life or when the foetus can’t survive outside the womb. Emergency contraception – the morning-after pill – is also banned. With an estimated 40% of pregnancies unplanned or unwanted, an illegal abortion industry thrives, carrying out between 50,000 and 80,000 clandestine terminations each year. Honduras's abortion laws are killing women: it is estimated that if there was proper access to contraceptives and abortion services, maternal deaths would drop by about 70%. In 2019, a Human Rights Watch report detailed the <enormous suffering> in Honduras as a result of the complete ban on abortions imposed throughout the country, warning that it reflected the future for the poorest women and girls in the United States should abortion also be criminalised. <What our research in Honduras shows is what life looks like for women and girls when abortion is banned or restricted,> said Margaret Wurth, a senior woman's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. <This is a frightening preview of what could come to pass in the US.>>
Read more here:
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jun/30/i-couldnt-have-the-baby-hondurass-poor-suffer-most-from-draconian-abortion-laws
 

 

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