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

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

MAY 2022
28-9 MAY 2022
9 - 2 MAY 2022

 <I am both father and mother to my daughters. I am the man and woman of my household. I need to go out to care for my family. Where do I get a mahram from?>
BY GULALAI, AN AFGHAN WOMAN
Translation mahram:
The function of a 'traditional i.e Islamic' mahram (a male) is to protect and accompany his wife.
Gino d'Artali
 

APRIL 2022
23 APRIL - 9 MARCH 2022

MAR 2022
26 Mar - 3 Feb 2022

FEB 2022
21 Feb - 31 Jan 2022

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International media about atrocities
against women worldwide.

MAY 2022
25 - 22 MAY 2022
11 - 1 MAY 2022
 

APRIL 2022
29 - 18 APR 2022
14 APR-27MAR 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

 INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY 2021

 

 

 

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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

Al Jazeera
02 May 2022
<<Al Jazeera wins record eight Drum Online Media Awards
AJ Contrast immersive scoops Grand Prix jury prize and two first places; AJ Digital shares three top prizes with AJE’s 101 East for This is Myanmar’s State of Fear.>>
Read more here:
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/2/al-jazeera-wins-record-eight-drum-online-media-awards

Comment by Gino d'Artali:
As the readers of Cryfreedom.net know Al Jazeera is one of my most respected source from which I quote from almost daily. With winning these awards I give them a standing ovation!

The Guardian
11 May 2022
By Angela Giuffrida in Rome
<<Italy’s elite mountain troops face inquiry over harassment claims
More than 100 women claim they were groped, catcalled and verbally abused during annual Alpini parade.
Italy’s defence minister has called for an investigation after more than 100 women reported being sexually harassed during an annual parade held by Italy’s elite mountain troops, the Alpini, last weekend.
The women, many of whom were working in bars and restaurants, claimed they were groped, catcalled and verbally abused during the event in Rimini, which was attended by about 75,000 Alpini veterans and serving members.
Non Una di Meno, a feminist alliance, said it had so far heard allegations of harassment from 150 women, some of whom have made formal complaints to the police. <There are numerous reports of harassment and catcalling by Alpine troops, mostly drunk, against women of all ages,> Non Una di Meno said in a statement. <Even more severe is the harassment suffered in the workplace by women who couldn’t respond in kind or escape this violence.> The accusations of harassment have sparked a political debate, with the defence minister, Lorenzo Guerini, describing them as <very serious>. <These episodes will certainly have to be investigated by the competent authorities. There must be zero tolerance. Harass-ment and violence must never, under any circumstances, be justified and must be condemned without hesitation,> he said. Established in 1872 to protect Italy’s northern borders, the Alpini is the oldest and most active mountain regiment in the world. Its troops are recognised by their distinctive green hats with raven feathers. Matteo Salvini, the leader of the far-right League, said that while it was correct to condemn harassment if it had occurred, the <glorious Alpine corps> should not be singled out as a symbol of <violence and vulgarity>. <The Alpini have always been an example of generosity, sacrifice and respect,> he added. <If someone has made a mistake, then it is right that he should pay. But hands off the history and future of the Alpine troops.> >>
Read more here:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/11/italy-alpini-elite-mountain-troops-face-inquiry-harassment-claims

Al Jazeera
10 May 2022
<<Mexico: Women march to demand justice, answers for disappeared. Thousands take to the streets of Mexico City amid a worsening wave of violence and enforced disappearances nationwide.
Thousands of women in Mexico have spent Mother’s Day marching in the nation’s sprawling capital, chanting and carrying pictures of their missing relatives, to demand accountability amid a worsening surge in violence. <Where are they, where are they? Our children, where are they?> the women shouted on Tuesday as they demonstrated with supporters along Mexico City’s main avenue under the banner, <March for National Dignity>. Protesters blocked traffic while pumping their fists and chanting, <What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!> According to the United Nations, more than 95,000 people in Mexico were officially registered as disappeared as of November 26, 2021, while the National Register of Disappeared Persons says 8,000 new cases were reported annually over the past five years. Relatives of Mexico’s disappeared march every year, but this year, they were joined by a caravan of Central American mothers searching for loved ones who went missing while on their journey to the United States. Their protest began in the southern Mexican city of Tapachula, often the first city migrants reach on their way north.
Precise figures on the violence migrants face in Mexico are difficult to come by, but rights groups monitoring towns along the US-Mexico border say they are exposed to kidnapping, torture, rape and other violent attacks. Araceli Hernandez, 50, from the Mexican city of Guadalajara, has photos of her daughter Vanessa and son Manuel, in their 20s, on an altar in her home. She has not heard from them since 2017, when first Vanessa disappeared. Her brother disappeared while searching for her. <They had been missing for about four months when I grabbed a backpack, some bottles of water, a wooden stick and started walking in the hills,> Hernandez told the AFP news agency. She joined the growing number of mothers who have formed nationwide associations that comb the countryside for clandestine graves that might hold their children’s remains.
<It’s my mission as a mother,> she said.
Read more here:
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/10/mexico-women-march-to-demand-justice-answers-for-disappeared

Al Jazeera
9 May 2022
By Jaclynn Ashly
<<LONG READ
The Kenyan mothers fighting to end police brutality. Mothers whose sons were killed by police have united to fight for justice and protect other young men. Nairobi, Kenya – Victor was the first to be shot. The bullet entered his stomach, exiting from his back; his intestines fell out. He screamed his brother Bernard’s name. When Bernard raced over to save him, he too was shot. His head exploded, killing him instantly. In just seconds, the world of their mother Benna Buluma collapsed. It was August 9, 2017. The two youths, aged 24 and 22, were returning from work to their home in Mathare, one of Nairobi’s largest slums. Victor worked in construction and Bernard as a tailor. A massive protest had erupted at the time, against alleged fraud in Kenya’s general elections and had made its way to Mathare. Victor and Bernard struggled to make it home amid the tensions. The brothers stopped to speak with other youths in Mathare, when suddenly police opened fire with live bullets, sending them frantically running. Victor and Bernard joined the dozens of victims of police killings in the capital city during election violence that season.
<My life was torn apart,> says 50-year-old Buluma, known locally as “Mama Victor”. A photo of Victor hangs next to a worn stuffed bunny, on the metal sheets that serve as walls in her tiny home in Mathare, nestled within a narrow alleyway. <My sons’ lives were taken as if they meant nothing,> she says, eyes glassy, as her leg shakes. For three weeks, Buluma was unable to retrieve their bodies from the morgue, lacking funds for the burials. Her sons left behind two small children, who Buluma now cares for after their young wives, over-whelmed from the stress, deserted them. Buluma’s traumatised daughter also disappeared, while her son remains too distraught to work, years after the tragedy. Buluma’s despair, however, gave way to anger. In July 2018, at an annual pro-democracy rally in the city called Saba Saba, Buluma found the strength to fight back. She attended the event with other mothers of victims of police killings. An activist asked the mothers if one of them would be willing to speak. <Many mothers have never spoken publicly about what happened to their sons,> Buluma tells Al Jazeera, her hands gently clasped together on her lap. <They have been threatened that if they report it or publicly talk about it the same officers who killed their sons will come for them or their other children.>
‘There was nothing left to fear’
At that moment, Buluma overcame her fears. Her voice boomed over the hushed crowd, as she revisited each painful detail of her sons’ killings and the anguish that continued to consume her.

<I knew that if I didn’t speak now then all these mothers who have lost their children will never get justice,> Buluma recalls. <If I don’t speak, my grandchildren could meet the same fate as Victor and Bernard … They already killed my sons. There was nothing left to fear.> >>
Read more here:
https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2022/5/9/the-kenyan-mothers-fighting-to-end-police-brutality

The Guardian
2 May 2022
<<Global development is supported by
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
By Fiona Kelliher
The Friday wives: how a quiet picket grew to push for change in Cambodia. After years facing arrest and violence as they fought for their loved ones, a group of women became a rare voice of defiance. The night that six Cambodian police officers dragged Prum Chantha’s teenage son out of their home for criticising the government in a group chat, she was so distraught that her neighbours insisted on sleeping on her floor to watch over her. Her husband was already one of more than 100 activists and politicians charged with alleged treason or incitement against Cambodia’s ruling party. Now Kak Sovannchhay, a 16-year-old with autism whose crime was defending his father on Telegram, would join him in Prey Sar prison. But within a week, Chantha returned to the ritual she had started a year earlier, walking the streets of Phnom Penh with her petition. <I can’t be weak. I have to stand up for myself,> says Chantha. For two years, she has led a group of women – sometimes just a dozen – to picket Phnom Penh’s courts and international embassies, facing arrest and violence as they demand the release of their family members. Chantha’s son, who was arrested in June 2021, came home after five months in prison but her husband is still awaiting his case, one of four mass trials against opposition leaders and supporters that many see as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s attempt to stamp out growing dissent to his 37 years of rule. Chantha’s group, a rare voice of defiance in Cambodia, are known as the <Friday wives> for their weekly protests. <Physically, they’re putting their lives and their bodies on the line,> says Theary Seng, a Cambodian-American lawyer and activist who is facing her own ongoing court proceedings.
<Here are 20 women with no weapons, holding signs, wearing T-shirts of their loved ones, being assaulted left and right.> On a sweltering April morning the women wore wide-brimmed hats and white T-shirts bearing photos of their jailed family members as they marched down a busy road to sit on the grass verge outside the Australian embassy in Phnom Penh. On 3 May, the closing arguments are expected at a hearing for about 60 of 130 activists whom the state has been prosecuting since 2020.>>
Read more here:
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/may/02/cambodia-friday-wives-pioneers-for-change

Al Jazeera
1 May 2022
By Ope Adetayo
<<LONG READ
Features
Women's Right
The radio show championing justice for abuse victims in Nigeria
With the help of pro-bono lawyers, the show Silent Voices exposes perpetrators and helps support women and child victims of violence and exploitation.
Plateau, Nigeria – In 2017, Precious’s* husband was killed in a road accident. Four months later, his brother stopped by to visit Precious at her home in north-central Nigeria’s Plateau state. It was around 2pm and Precious was doing laundry outside in the compound of the house she had shared with her husband and their three children. At first, she thought it was an ordinary visit to pay condolences. But her brother-in-law was behaving strangely. He demanded food and sat in the living room watching television. As evening approached, Precious asked him when he was planning to leave. <Why should I leave?> he replied. <Don’t you know I have come to sleep with you as is custom? I have come to claim [my] inheritance.> Precious was shocked. <Inheritance of what?> she asked him. <Table, chair, rug?> They argued and when he still refused to leave, Precious sought the help of her neighbours. But as her brother-in-law was forced to leave, he warned that he would make her pay. Soon after, it became clear how. <I was summoned to the [in-law’s] village and the judgement was that all the money they spent at my husband’s burial, I should return it,> Precious says. They banished her from her husband’s land and seized the property. Her staunch refusal to be <inherited> by her brother-in-law – a custom in some communities in northern Nigeria – set her on a collision course with her husband’s family and an ingrained centuries-old tradition. Distrustful of the police and unsure of how to navigate the justice system, Precious did not know where to turn for help. But then, last year, she heard a radio programme where women called in to report abuses against them. Silent Voices
Silent Voices is a radio show on Jay FM, a station based in the business district of Jos, the capital of Plateau state, that reaches tens of thousands of listeners across Plateau, Bauchi and Kaduna states.
Since October 2020, the show’s host, Nanji Nandang, has used the weekly programme to help women and minors who are victims of violence and abuse seek justice. Before launching the show, 31-year-old Nandang helped pioneer Pidgin News at Jay FM after encountering some local women traders who said they could not listen to the news because they did not understand what the newscasters were saying. So Nandang set about incorporating Pidgin English – a medley of English syntax and local linguistic varieties, which is more accessible to a wider variety of listeners – into the station’s broadcasting. Silent Voices broadcasts in both English and Pidgin English. And each month, between seven to 10 victims like Precious reach out to the station in search of Nandang’s help. But exposing perpetrators and helping get justice for victims is no small feat. When Nandang started the programme, the COVID-19 pandemic was creating a <shadow pandemic> of sexual and gender-based violence. A United Nations Women report revealed that at least 48 percent of Nigerian women have been victims of violence since the pandemic began.
Nandang knew she needed to partner with someone who could help take up the victims’ cases so she reached out to the Plateau chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), a non-profit women lawyers’ association helping women access justice pro-bono.
Together with FIDA, Nandang has taken up several cases and helped get justice for women and children who might otherwise have remained unheard.
‘Success stories’
At Silent Voices, a case usually begins with someone reaching out to the show. Nandang and FIDA then investigate the case and find a way to solve it. At the end of the process – which can include legal mediation or even court proceedings – the person who submitted the original report is brought back onto the show to recount their journey for listeners. Primarily, what Nandang airs are the <success stories> – where survivors of violence have already been helped. The stories of these <solved> cases are aired weekly, while lawyers, crime experts and psychologists are brought in to discuss topics including preservation of evidence and how to navigate trauma. Nandang’s aim in sharing their experiences is to galvanise other women and child victims to seek her out, so they can get help too.
But the challenges can be daunting.
While Nigeria’s constitution guarantees that <every citizen shall have equality of rights, obligations and opportunities before the law>, in practice it is not always the case, and women are often on the receiving end of entrenched traditional practices that do not always protect their rights.>>
Read more here:
https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2022/5/1/the-radio-show-championing-justice-for-abuse-victims-in-nigeria

 

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