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

<Before the taiban realises what will hit them a Zan, zendagi, azadi!> (Women, life, freedom) tsunami will flow all over the country!> Gino d'Artali, activist ...
10 October - 17-3 November 2022
21-1 September 2022
27-31 August 2022
27-23 August 2022
14 and 19-13 August 2022
13-3 August 2022

'I will resist': Afghan female journalists defy taliban pressure.
JULY 2022

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International media about atrocities
against women worldwide.

17 -25 November 2022
15 November  incl. 8 October 2022

28-18 October 2022
21-18 October 2022
14-5 October 2022
22 September-26 August
31-21 August 2021
16 AUGUST-27 JULY 2022
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

Read all about the Zan, zendagi, azadi!> (Women, life, freedom) women revolution in Iran by clicking here

Womens News Agency
15 Nov 2022
<<Istar Assembly announces its program for November 25.
Makhmur- The Istar Assembly in the Makhmur refugee camp issued a press statement to announce its program for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Reading the statement, Gurbet Islek, coordinating member of the Istar Assembly , announced the program. She started reading the statement by commemorating those who lost their lives in the women's freedom struggle. <Many women such as Rosa Luxemburg, the Mirabal sisters, Sara, Seve, Deniz Poyraz, Helbest and Nagihan waged a great struggle against the patriarchal system and left a great legacy for us. As the women's struggle grows, women are subjected to rape, torture and torture. We are determined to expand our struggle for a democratic, equal and free life. The fascist Turkish state and its supporters have carried out attacks in our region to destroy Kurds and women's struggle for freedom. The aggravated isolation imposed upon leader Apo |Kurdisch leader jailed in solitary by the turkish government| has been deepening. Leader Apo has dedicated his life to women's freedom. That's why we think it's important to welcome the 25th of November. It's time for the women's revolution with the slogan, 'jin, jiyan, azadi' |is the Kurdisch language slogan|.> >>
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The Guardian
11 Nov 2022
<<MPs facing sexual assault claims could be banned from parliament.
MPs suspected of sexual misconduct could be banned from the parliamentary estate by a panel of MPs, under plans considered by officials, it has been reported. Campaigners have been calling for the introduction of formal bans after Imran Ahmad Khan attended parliament while he was awaiting trial for sexual assault, despite telling Tory officials he would stay away. Khan was sentenced to 18 months in jail for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy after plying him with gin at a party in 2008. Meanwhile, a Conservative MP in his 50s who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, indecent assault and rape has been asked to stay away from parliament, but Tory whips will not decide whether the whip should be formally removed until the investigation is completed. The Commons commission is to meet on Monday to discuss a new paper on how to exclude MPs facing claims of sexual assault. While politicians have previously suggested exclusion should occur when an MP is charged, they are now being asked to consider exclusion on arrest. Experts are understood to believe the ban would need to be approved by MPs, but it would not require legislation. A senior parliamentary official told Politico: <We’re presented with lots of reasons why it can't happen, but it's about formalising something that already exists. We've already recognised that having an alleged rapist in the workplace isn't acceptable.> A source told the Guardian it was right for the rules to be reviewed as they were <decades old> and should be <the same for everyone>. <Surely laws should be modern and the ban should reflect the severity of the offence, moving us into a recent century,> they said. Fresh accounts of Westminster sleaze have dominated politics this year, including the Tory MP Neil Parish quitting politics after admitting to watching pornography in the Commons, and Chris Pincher being forced to step down and having the Tory whip removed over allegations of sexual assault.>>
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The Guardian
5 Nov 2022
By Kim Willsher in Paris
<<Man convicted of raping girl, 11, in case that led to change in French law.
A 33-year-old man has been convicted of raping an 11-year-old girl in a landmark case that led to the establishing of an age of consent in France. The accused, who has not been named, admitted having sex with the secondary school pupil in 2017 after meeting her in a park. He was 28 at the time and insisted the girl had consented. Late on Friday, the man was found guilty of raping a minor and given an eight-year prison sentence. At an earlier trial almost five years ago, there was public outrage after a charge of rape was reduced to sexual assault. The subsequent political row led to a minimum age of consent of 15 being established in France in April last year. Until then, French law had required an accuser under the age of 15 to show there was <violence, constraint, threat or surprise>, in the absence of which investigators classified the incident as the lesser offence of sexual abuse. Now the law deems sex with anyone under the age of 15 as automatically non-consensual, and therefore rape.
A new investigation was ordered. As the law cannot be applied retro-spectively, the case was judged under the previous legislation. The man was accused of rape after magistrates decided there was <moral constraint and surprise> in his actions. The trial, which began on Wednesday and was closed to the public and press, was judged by a professional panel of five magistrates without a jury. A number of child protection and feminist associations that were civil parties in the case were allowed to attend. According to the indictment, the man first spoke to the girl in a park near the entran-ce to her school in Montmagny, in the Val-d'Oise north of Paris, in April 2017. A few days later they met again and he suggested he <teach her to kiss … and more>, then invited her back to his apart-ment nearby. The girl did not refuse and followed him. She was performing oral sex on him in the stairwell on the ninth floor of the social housing block when the pair were interrupted by a caretaker. The girl then went to the man's apartment two floors below where <penetration without violence> took place. Afterwards, the girl said, he told her not to say anything about what happened but she immediately called her mother to say she had been raped.
She |editor's note: the mother| described Friday's judgment as <fair> and said it was <a recognition of the victim's word above all>. <It is also a victory for the law, since the case has led to legislative changes,> she said. <At the time of these events, French law was behind other European legislation.> >>
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The Guardian
Associated Press in Johannesburg
27 Oct 2022
<<Outrage in South Africa as charges dropped in gang rape case.
Women's rights groups in South Africa have voiced their outrage and criticised police after charges were dropped against 14 men accused of gang raping and robbing female members of a film crew at an abandoned mine in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg. State prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence against the men to proceed with the case. The men, believed to be illegal miners, were arrested during a police raid at the mine after at least eight women were attacked and raped while filming a music video in July. Reports of the rapes sparked violent protests in townships around Krugers-dorp as community members accused the small-scale miners working in the abandoned mine shafts of the crimes. The protesters descended on the abandoned mines, blocking the holes the miners used to go underground and burning their makeshift tents and belongings. Miners were apprehended, assaulted and handed to the police. The minister of police, Bheki Cele, called the rapes the <shame of the nation> and police initially arrested more than 80 men before charges were laid against 14. However, the rape and robbery charges were withdrawn on Thursday and South Africa's national prosecuting authority (NPA) said DNA results could not link any of the men to the rapes. <Upon consultation with the com-plainants in the matter, and evidential material currently at the disposal of the NPA, it became apparent that there is insufficient evidence to proceed with the prosecution,> an NPA spokesperson, Phindi Mjonondwane, said. The Commission for Gender Equality, an organisation that advocates for women's rights, called on police to quickly relaunch an investigation. <We are completely outraged at these latest developments, which means the police have no idea who committed this crime. They arrested the wrong people, so the real criminals are still out there,> its spokesperson, Javu Baloyi, said.>>
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Al Jazeera
8 Oct 2022
By Dr. Nida Kirmani
<<The past few months have been harrowing for Pakistani women
There appears to have been a surge in violence against women, but in truth it is nothing new. It is just that we are more aware of it now and more women are fighting back.
The last few months have been particularly harrowing for Pakistani women. From the horrific case of 27-year-old Noor Muqaddam, who was brutally tortured and beheaded in the nation’s capital on July 21, to that of Ayesha Ikram, a TikTok creator, who was harassed and groped on the country's Independence Day by more than 400 men on the grounds of one of the country's major national monuments, the Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore - it feels as if violence against women has reached epidemic proportions. Many are even calling it a <femicide> to draw attention to the scale of the problem and its systemic nature. But gender-based violence in the country is not new. According to the 2017-2018 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey, 28 percent of women aged 15 to 49 had experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. This is a slight decrease from 32 percent of the women reported to have experienced physical violence at the hands of their partners in the 2012-2013 survey. But given that domestic violence is an issue shrouded in secrecy and shame, both sets of figures are likely a gross under-estimation. One suspects that it feels like there is a surge in violence because cases are getting more attention. Mainstream media is more attuned to the issue, and it is also being highlighted and discussed on social media platforms. These conversations have created heightened awareness among young women in particular, who are becoming increasingly vocal about their rights. The vast majority of these women belong to the educated, urban middle and upper classes.
This is just the latest in the long history of the struggle against gender-based violence in Pakistan. In the past, particular cases have drawn national as well international attention, leading to collective action by rights activists. One such case was that of 28-year-old Samia Sarwar, whose murder was arranged by her family in 1999. She had been seeking a divorce from her violent husband, a decision her family did not support because it would have <dishonoured> the family name. She was shot dead in the offices of Hina Jilani, a well-respected Supreme Court lawyer and human rights activist. Sarwar had been there for a pre-arranged meeting with her mother to receive the divorce papers. Her murder started a national conver-sation about honour killings. Women's rights activists, including Jilani and her sister Asma Jahangir, also a renowned human rights lawyer and activist, highlighted it to advocate for an end to gender-based violence. But there were counter-protests from religious conservatives arguing that Sarwar's feminist lawyers had no business interfering in a question of <family honour>. To this day, the perpetrators have not been brought to justice. Another well-documented case is that of Mukhtaran Mai, who was gang-raped in June 2002 by four men in Meerwala village in southern Punjab's Muzaffargarh district. Mai was raped on the orders of a village council as <punishment> for her younger brother's alleged illegitimate relationship with a woman from a rival tribe.>>
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Opinion by Gino d'Artali: More cases are described and one more chilling to the bone than the other but please do read it and become an activist!

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