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

<Women’s rights, human rights>, <Equality and justice>
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MAR 2022
26 Mar - 3 Feb 2022

FEB 2022
21 Feb - 31 Jan 2022


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Why the change of logo? Answer coming by Newsletter
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International media about atrocities
against women worldwide.

APRIL 2022


MAR 2022
25 - 15 Mar 2022
15 Mar - 3  Mar 2022

FEB 2022:
25 - 18 Feb 2022   16 - 1 Feb 2022

   JAN 2022:
27-18 Jan 2022   17-10 Jan 2022
07 jan 2022-29 Dec 2021











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

Al Jazeera
By Cara Tabachnick
25 Mar 2022

<<From being property to owning one: A Maasai woman’s struggle for land. In Maasai custom, girls are largely considered their father’s property – until they become their husband’s property. Kona Baridi, Kenya – Ipato <Peris> Kateki knows only one female Maasai landowner – herself. And the 57-year-old, with her small plot in Kajiado county, southern Kenya, is a rarity among her people. Until 17 years ago, she was not even on the road to owning anything. Back then, Peris had just given birth to her fifth child, and had been very sick during the pregnancy. The doctors at Kenyatta National Hospital confirmed she had HIV/AIDS and health workers sent Peris back to Kona Baridi in Kajiado, her ancestral home – 20 years after she had been cast out for the second time. When her father found out she had the disease, he went around shouting: <She has brought the taboo to our community.> Her journey from being seen as property to owning property had begun when Peris was a 12-year-old child bride. Her father had married her off to a man who was 60 and whom she remembers as <one who could swallow me alive,> while she walked behind him in tears to their matrimonial home. A big Maasai ceremony was planned to celebrate their union. A week later, when the singing and dancing stopped, she told her husband, <I’m going back home.>.
<Why are you going back home?> her husband asked, shocked. <I just married you.> Women as property. In Maasai culture, girls are considered their father’s property, with their worth measured by their dowry, usually a cow or two. In Kajiado county, 28 percent of Maasai girls are married before they turn 18, and more than half of them have undergone female genital mutilation, according to UNICEF.
Across the country, women run three-quarters of its farms, yet only two percent of land titles are held solely by women, according to the World Bank. And while Kenya has implemented legislation to allow girls to own land, in reality, if women decide to leave their marriages, the outcomes are grim, as cultural attitudes still view women as their husband’s property.>>
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Al Jazeera
24 Mar 2022

<<From: 101 East
Saving Nepal’s Mothers
Every day in Nepal, at least three mothers die while giving birth.
Every day in Nepal, at least three mothers die while giving birth.
In the remote mountains of Nepal, a shortage of healthcare means childbirth can be particularly fraught. For some women who experience complications, an emergency helicopter service is their only hope. The rugged terrain makes it a dangerous mission for all those involved, but it can be crucial in saving the lives of mothers and their newborns. 101 East meets the women risking their lives to become mothers and those trying to save them. >>
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Al Jazeera
21 Mar 2022

<<Pakistan: Brother’s acquittal in Qandeel Baloch murder challenged
Prosecutors say they have appealed to the country’s top court after Muhammad Waseem was acquitted of killing his celebrity sister.
Pakistani prosecutors say they have appealed to the country’s top court after a man was acquitted of murdering his celebrity sister over what he called her <intolerable> behaviour on social media.
Qandeel Baloch – who was dubbed the Kim Kardashian of Pakistan – was strangled to death in 2016 by her brother Muhammad Waseem.
He had brazenly told local media that he had no remorse for the killing and was initially sentenced to life in prison. After six years, Waseem was freed on a legal technicality that allows a victim’s mother to pardon the crime. The case was considered the most high-profile <honour killing> of recent years, where women are murdered by male relatives for purportedly bringing <shame> to the reputation of a family. Pakistan had passed legislation in 2016 mandating life in prison for honour killings, supposedly closing a loophole that allowed families to pardon the crime. But Waseem, 38, was acquitted after a judge ruled the crime was not an honour killing and so, in line with Pakistan’s other laws on murder, their mother was still allowed to grant his freedom. <We have challenged his acquittal, which was granted to him on mere assumptions and technical grounds,> state prosecutor Khurram Khan told the AFP news agency on Sunday.
The appeal was filed on Friday, Khan added, but the top court has yet to fix a date for the hearing. Pakistani MP Maleeka Bokhari said the Supreme Court has an opportunity to set an important precedent when the case reaches its doors.>>
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Al Jazeera
21 Mar 2022
By Julie Bindel

<<A letter to … Sarah, who was murdered by a serial killer
Journalist Julie Bindel writes to Sarah Jean de Vries – a writer and victim of the serial killer Robert Pickton – whose powerful reflections about society letting down sexually exploited women still ring true today.
Dear Sarah, writer, poet, and one of the many victims of serial killer Robert Pickton.
In Vancouver in 2012, several years after you went missing, I heard the evidence you left behind about the hellish violence and abuse of women on the streets, and the lack of concern from police and too many citizens. Your beloved sister Maggie read your evidence – diary entries and poetry – to the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry into how police forces were investigating cases of missing and murdered women in British Columbia, and why it took so long to catch your killer. I had an interest in Pickton’s crimes, having written about them in 2005. I was researching a book on the global sex trade and knew many feminists working to end sexual exploitation in Vancouver and elsewhere in Canada. Pickton preyed on sexually exploited women, namely those struggling to survive on the streets.
Over the years, you had written in your diary about the man, or men, who preyed on street prostituted women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, long before Pickton was caught. While you had no idea of Pickton’s name or identity, you knew it was unlikely that his capture would be a priority because for so long the police maintained the women were transient and would eventually show up. A decade after first hearing them, I still can’t get your words out of my head. <Am I next? Is he watching me now? Stalking me like a predator and its prey. Waiting, waiting for some perfect spot, time or my stupid mistake. How does one choose a victim? Good question. If I knew that, I would never get snuffed,> reads an entry from 1995.
These words made me shiver.>>
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Al Jazeera
20 Mar 2022
By Thabi Myeni

The anti-apartheid fighter empowering women in South Africa
<I want my legacy to be that of a woman who believed in justice, equality and doing what is right … Change is my legacy. On a warm Monday morning on August 24, 1981, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi walked into the Zimbabwe-based satellite office of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, the African National Congress (ANC), to meet her comrades. Moments later, she was escorted out of the building in handcuffs, under arrest on suspicion of murder. It was her 21st birthday. Two white officers with the Zimbabwean police towered over the <Coloured> South African woman in a hostile, racially charged interrogation that lasted several hours. It was a gruelling encounter, Geraldine remembers. Although the officers did not physically harm her, she was left emotionally reeling from the verbal assaults. Without appearing in court, Geraldine was detained. She would spend 17 days in solitary confinement – part of it at the notoriously dangerous Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison – for a crime she did not commit. The tale of her arrest and detention is grim. But for Geraldine – the now-61-year-old who has gone from the front lines of anti-racist activism to success in politics and business – the moment was a catalyst. Her politically charged detention only made her more determined to fight what she saw as the far-reaching influence of the South African apartheid regime, and it would put her on a trajectory that took her from young idealistic radical to the helm of a new democratic government in 1994.> >
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Al Jazeera
By Gemma Holliani Cahya
19 Mar 2022

<<‘About time’: Indonesia’s NU welcomes women to top leadership
For the first time in its near 100 year history, women are on the decision-making body of the world’s largest Islamic organisation.
Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the world’s largest Islamic organisation, has welcomed women into its top leadership roles for the first time since it was founded nearly 100 years ago. NU inaugurated more than 150 members, including 11 women, to its central board for a five-year term. Among the women appointed to the most senior roles in February was Alissa Wahid who told Al Jazeera that while the change was <about time and inevitable>, it was also the result of a continuous process and discussion on women’s roles within NU, which has some 90 million members. Joining 48-year-old Alissa is incumbent East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa. In their new roles, the two women will have input into the movement’s policy. <I’m really happy with this change,> said Alissa, the daughter of Indonesia’s late President Abdurrahman Wahid, better known as Gus Dur, NU’s leader for 10 years before turning to politics. <Until now NU has been giving more room for women in public spaces [in the organisation], but now for the first time in history, it gives room for women at a higher leadership level.> The appointments are an indication of how NU Secretary General Yahya Cholil Staquf, who was elected last December, plans to modernise an organisation that was founded in 1926 and has long been seen as a champion of religious tolerance in the archipelago.>>
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Al Jazeera
16 March 2022
By Julie Bindel

<<The feminist campaigner telling the stories of murdered women
Feminist campaigner Shonagh Dillon has become a voice for women who have been silenced by male violence. Shonagh Dillon is a woman on a very personal mission. A feminist campaigner against all forms of male violence towards women and girls, she has set up a ground-breaking organisation that puts the victims of violence first and facilitates their journey to survival. We chat over Zoom one weekday morning, as weak sunlight streams through the large windows of her office in Portsmouth, England. Her clothes, including Dr Marten shoes in a leopard print design, mark her apart from what she calls <corporate feminists> – those women on a very high salary who, in Dillon’s words, practise <9 to 5 feminism>. Tall and slim with long brown hair, Dillon’s facial expressions reveal how she is feeling – anger, distress, frustration, all apparent as we talk. Her speech is often quick and urgent, her manner so animated that she almost claps when she agrees with a point I make about domestic violence or rape.
Dillon grew up in a middle-class, naval family in Portsmouth. Her mother worked hard to send her daughters to a fee-paying school. <My mum used my dad’s widow’s pension as well as taking in lodgers to pay for it,> says Dillon. Her childhood, however, was not all plain sailing. Her father was an alcoholic, who died when she was young – <probably suicide>, she says – and she struggled with an eating disorder. <It started when I was nine years old and went on until I was about 28. In the end, I had intensive therapy to sort it out as it was exhausting to deal with.> Nevertheless, when she was 19, Dillon won a place at university to study law. It was during her degree that she began a relationship with a man who later broke her collarbone. She did not feel that it was unusual behaviour at the time, given all the men she knew were <overtly violent> towards women. <All the men in my circle of friends were aggressive to women. I escaped them largely because I went to an all-girls school, but when I look back at it they were all vile,> she says. But even the broken collarbone did not persuade her to leave him. <He cheated on me so many times, and eventually left me for someone else,> she says. And when he did, he left her in debt. They had been together for two years. Lacking self-esteem and, perhaps more importantly, the social support or intellectual framework to understand what was happening to her, Dillon fell into another abusive relationship. <My second abusive partner was worse, I would say. He really got into my head,> she explains, describing him as less physically violent but more coercive. He was, she says, a sadist who performed <shameful> and <degrading> acts on her. She was with him during her final two years of university. It was only when her mum saw him being abusive to her that Dillon realised <this has to stop>.

‘A space to breathe’

Shortly after, she graduated and moved to London with her sister and one of her best friends. It was 1999. <That was a great time of my life,> she says. Her experiences of abuse had left her determined to do something to help other women and children victimised by violent men. <I wanted to give back to women and children that I knew just needed a bit of space the same way I had needed it. Just a space to breathe and feel supported. It is invaluable when you have been a victim to access a space to feel safe where the other women get it,> she says.>>
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Al Jazeera
15 mar 2022

<<Bangladesh to ban ‘immoral character’ evidence in rape cases
Experts say the Evidence Act, a 19th-century relic of British era, has been routinely used to discredit the survivors’ testimony.
Bangladesh will ban questions probing the <immoral character> of rape victims in criminal cases, authorities say, after a long campaign by rights groups against humiliating interrogations of traumatised survivors. Experts say the country’s Evidence Act, a 19th-century relic of the British colonial era, has been routinely used to discredit the testimony of survivors during court cross-examinations and police investigations. Female activists have spent more than a decade demanding the law be amended and last year a coalition of rights groups petitioned Bangladesh’s top court for its repeal. Justice minister Anisul Huq said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s cabinet has resolved to remove the character evidence provisions from the law. He said the law currently allows those accused of rape to <ask questions as to the immoral character of the victim> but this would be banned, with parliament expected to formalise the decision by June. <This is another step towards empowerment of women,> he said.
Prominent activist Nina Goswami of the local Ain o Salish Kendra rights group hailed the move as a <remarkable achievement>. She said character evidence had hindered justice for decades, with many survivors deciding not to seek charges against their attackers out of fear of social humiliation.

“This will now stop,” she said.

Last year, the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) said character evidence had been used to cast doubt on victim testimony, making it difficult to secure guilty verdicts. Rights groups have said the number of rapes has increased alarmingly in recent years, blaming legal loopholes and a culture of impunity for violence against women.

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