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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

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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

The Guardian
20 Feb 2023
Supported by Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation
By Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi
<<Kenyan senator targeted by online threats after period poverty protest
A Kenyan politician has become the subject of a vicious online hate campaign after she protested against period poverty by sitting through a senate meeting in clothing stained with fake menstrual blood. Senator Gloria Orwoba was asked to leave halfway through the session after her fellow parliamentarians requested the speaker eject her for supposedly violating the house's <dress code>.
Orwoba, the nominated senate leader, is campaigning for free sanitary towel provision and is planning to introduce a bill in the coming months. She says well-intentioned female colleagues rushed to help her <cover up> when she arrived at the parliament buildings in Nairobi in a stained white trouser suit. <I think for all of them, it was in good faith,> she said. <But I also think it's because the first thing that we have been taught is that periods are dirty and shouldn't be seen.> The incident, which she says she didn't expect to reach beyond the Senate, prompted debate about period stigma and access to menstrual products. A number of women, as well as rights and menstrual health organisations, rallied behind Orwoba for her <bold> and <powerful advocacy> for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. One user tweeted: <If this makes you uncomfortable, it's a mission accomplished. It's supposed to sting like that until we have free sanitary towels for girls.> The advocacy group Global Citizen Africa also tweeted support, saying: <Breaking the period stigma is crucial to ending period poverty.> But some labeled her actions <shameful> or dismissed them as <theatrics>. As well as online messages questioning her credentials as a leader, Orwoba was targeted by severe cyberbullying and threats of sexual violence, and said she is thinking about taking a social media break <until temperatures come down>. Kenya has seen extreme incidents of period shaming. In 2019, a 14-year-old girl killed herself after a teacher reportedly shamed her when she stained her uniform on her first period. Stigma pushes many girls to skip school when menstruating. Kenya scrapped taxes on period products in 2004 and in 2017 introduced a law requiring the government to provide them free to schoolgirls. However, due to an insufficient budget and corruption in distribution channels, only a small percentage of girls were assisted through the programme. Orwoba says that while the law exists, budgets and procurement need to be revised to increase local production and meet girls' needs. Ministry of Health figures from 2020 suggest that only about 65% of women and girls in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas have access to disposable menstrual pads. More than half of women and girls in Kenya cannot afford monthly menstrual products, with almost 20% turning to homemade options such as toilet paper or cloth. Inflation has seen the cost of pads nearly double this year, putting feminine hygiene products further out of reach. A petition calling for lowered prices - launched by Dial a pad, an NGO promoting access to feminine hygiene products in Africa - has more than 4,000 signatures.>>
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The Guardian
16 Feb 2023
By Helen Davidson in Taipei
<<Journalist held without trial in China said to need urgent medical attention
Advocates for a Chinese journalist and activist who has been held in detention without trial for almost 18 months have said she needs urgent medical attention. Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing, a labour rights activist, were detained in September 2021 and formally arrested a month later. They have been accused of inciting subversion of state power, and held in Guangzhou without access to family or law-yers. Advocates and human rights groups have said the pair should never have been arrested. This week they said information had been brought to them that raised concerns about Huang’s health in parti-cular. They said they were told she has lost a lot of weight, stopped menstruating, and is suffering from untreated long-term conditions and deficiencies. <It is of great concern that these conditions, if not treated promptly and appropriately, have the potential to gradually cause permanent damage to the body,> they said. The advocates also accused authorities of <trying to exert mental pressure and physical torture> of Huang, through repeatedly waking her at night for interrogation and depriving her of sleep. <These circumstances are only the tip of the iceberg of what we can learn about Huang Xueqin's detention situation,> the advocates said. <Due to the inability to learn more about Xueqin's current appointment of official lawyers, it is difficult for us to obtain information on her physical and mental health and the progress of the case.> The Guardian contacted the Guangzhou No 2 detention centre, but an employee said he was not aware of the case and declined to comment. Huang is an independent journalist and was a prominent voice of the #MeToo movement in China. She and Wang were detained at Wang's house shortly before Huang was scheduled to leave China for the UK to begin a master's at the University of Sussex. Dozens of their friends and contacts were questioned by public security officials in subse-quent weeks, in a manner the US-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders organisation described as harassment and interrogation.
<Those interrogated shared afterward that authorities downloaded the contents of their smartphones for investigation and pressured them to sign fabricated testimonies asserting that Huang and Wang had organised gatherings at Wang's apartment to discuss politically sensitive topics,> the organisation said. William Nee, a researcher at the organisation, said the latest news of Huang's health was <alarming>. <She should never have been detained in the first place, but this now adds extra urgency for the Chinese government to release her,> Nee said. He said Huang was a <victim of incommunicado detention, which is a gross human rights violation>.>>
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France 24
14 Feb 2023
<<In Nigerian elections, women battle against the odds
Abuja (AFP) - When Tolulope Akande-Sadipe decided to run for a second term to represent her constituency in Nigeria's parliament, she knew her life could be in danger. During the last elections in 2019, when former army general Muhammadu Buhari won the presidency for a second and last term allowed by the constitution, her campaign bus was destroyed and her media aides attacked. This year, she said, she narrowly escaped an assault while campaigning at a primary event for her party -- the same as Buhari's -- where she was competing against five men. <Electoral violence is very real. And it's more so targeted at me because I am a woman, and those responsible feel they can intimidate me,> said the 56-year-old from southwest Oyo state. Africa's most populous democracy has among the lowest number of women in office in the world, and the number of those seeking to succeed Buhari or aiming for local and national offices has fallen since 2019. Women are running for just 10 percent of State Assembly seats, nine percent of House seats, eight percent of Senate seats and six percent of governor roles. And only one woman, Princess Chichi Ojei, is vying for the presidency, although her score against 17 male rivals is expected to be minor compared to those of the three leading the February 25 race in opinion polls. They are Bola Tinubu, 70, of the governing All Progressives Congress; Atiku Abubakar, 76, of the Peoples Democratic Party, the main opposition group; and Peter Obi, the 61-year-old outsider candidate from the Labour Party.
Women played a determining role in building Nigeria's modern state, mobilising against the British colonial administration and later against military rule, said Chiedo Nwankwor, a professor at Johns Hopkins University. <Once those movements succeeded, women were put aside... (and) structures were put in place to privilege nation-building,> she said. This legacy lingers in Nigeria, where religious conservatism holds sway in the mostly Christian south and in the predominantly Muslim north, said Mercy Ette, a Nigerian researcher at the University of Leeds. <If you're a good Christian woman, or if you're a good Muslim woman, you should submit... and politics is about 'stepping out', she said, referring to putting oneself on display. <So you can imagine that a woman who is really committed to her faith would not want to go against those norms.> Ingrained cultural and religious beliefs also mean many women in Nigeria are not fully supportive of female candidates, whom they struggle to see as potential leaders. <Even among the very educated, patriarchy is very strong in Nigeria,> said Akande-Sadipe. <It's unbelievable.> But while the percentage of women running in elections -- let alone winning -- is still low, some say acceptance of female candidates is growing. In Niger state, an area wracked by gang violence, Khadijah Abdullahi Iya is running for governor, a posi-tion that has never been held by a woman anywhere in the country.
<The mindset is changing, more so because of the deplorable state in which people find themselves in... People are at a breaking point (and) they feel that women have the compassion (needed) to heal their pain,> the 48-year-old told AFP.>>
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By Zoya Mateen BBC News, Delhi
9 Feb 2023
<<Assam: India child brides desperate after mass arrests
Momina Khatun is convinced she is cursed.
She's one of hundreds of women in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam who married under the age of 18 - and are now stuck in limbo after their husbands were arrested in a crackdown on child marriage.
The state government claims it wants to eradicate the illegal prac-tice, but Ms Khatun and other women whose husbands are in custody say they have been left helpless. Ms Khatun, who is expecting a baby, didn't have an easy start in life, but marriage turned out better than she expected. Her father remarried when she was eight. A few months later her mother abandoned her too, leaving her to live with her paternal aunt in a tiny village in the state. <Life was difficult there. I was treated like I was a burden to her family,> Ms Khatun said. Last year, when her aunt's family decided to get her married at the age of 17, she was delirious with fear. <We were always told that the man we marry will determine the quality of our life. I was young and worried what would happen if my husband was a bad person.> But Yakub Ali, the farmer she married, turned out to be a kind man who took away the <loneliness and replaced it with genuine love and affection>, Ms Khatun said. <There wasn't much, we were poor. At least there was peace.> But their happiness was short-lived. On 4 February, Mr Ali was arrested from their home and charged with marrying Ms Khatun when she was a minor. A week on, the 22-year-old remains in custody. Ms Khatun, who is seven months pregnant, has not been able to meet her husband since his arrest.
<Where do I go? I have no one. My child and I will die hungry and lonely,> she said. Ms Khatun and hundreds of other women in Assam have been protesting after their male relatives were arrested in con-nection with cases of child marriage. More than 8,100 people have been named in police complaints so far, including the parents of grooms and priests who performed the marriage ceremonies. It was not immediately clear how the police arrived at the figures - the BBC has contacted officials for comment - but at least 2,500 people have been arrested since last week. Women like Ms Khatun see the action as a <cruel interference in their lives>.>>
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The Guardian
9 Feb 2023
Global development is supported by
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
By Haroon Janjuan in Islamabad
<<Protests and fury at Pakistan's 'rape epidemic' after woman attacked in city park
The gang-rape of a woman in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, has sparked furious protests at the country’s “rape epidemic” and the culture of impunity that surrounds violence against women. The 24-year-old was walking with a male colleague through Fatima Jinnah park - known locally as F-9 park, the city's largest - at about 8pm last Thursday when they were attacked by two armed men. The man was chased away and the woman raped. The attackers told the woman that she should not have been in the park at that time of night, and threatened to call their friends to assault her again if she spoke about the incident. Sources from the medical team involved with the case said the woman had clear marks of torture on her legs and face. Hundreds of people protested in the park this week over the police handling of the assault and demanded the arrest of the attackers. The crime also triggered widespread anger on social media. <Horrified to hear of rape at gunpoint in F9 park which is full of families and kids esp on weekends. Why our public spaces are not safe for all citizens? Why is there no security at Islamabad's biggest park?> journalist Sana Jamal wrote on Twitter. The victim is now in a secure location, but is said to be concerned about her safety after activists claimed police leaked her name, profession and contact number to reporters. <The negligence from police is evident - [they are] not taking the case seriously and have failed to arrest the culprits, even a week after the incident,> said Farzana Bari, a women's rights activist. <This is not the first incident in this park and police should take it seriously,> she added, referring to an occasion in 2018 when a woman was raped by a park worker. <It is their responsibility to make public places safer for women.> Bari, also the civil society member of the police investigation committee, said: <Local media is insensitive and ratings driven; they should have not revealed the personal details of the victim.> On Tuesday the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), an independent regulatory body, prohibited television channels from airing news or reports on the case to protect the woman's identity.>>
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