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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JAN 2022:
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8 jan 2022-29 Dec 2021

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International media about the atrocities
against women worldwide.

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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

The Guardian
Global development is supported by
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
By Jeff Ernst in Tegucigalpa
Thu 27 Jan 2022

<<Women's rights and gender equality.
Honduras: can first female president usher in a new era for women?

Xiomara Castro will be sworn in as the first female president of Honduras on Thursday, marking the culmination of a remarkable rise to power that began just over 12 years ago when she led a massive protest movement in response to the ousting of her husband, former president Manuel <Mel> Zelaya, in a military-backed coup.

Castro’s resounding victory in the 28 November election has generated hope for a new era for women in the country with the highest rate of femicide in Latin America and some of the region’s most draconian laws with regards to reproductive rights. <In her plan for government she took us into account,> said Regina Fonseca, director of the Centre for the Rights of Women in Honduras. <That gives us enormous hope to return to life.> Activists are optimistic that Castro, of the center-left Libre party, will not only take actions that help improve conditions for women in the immediate, but also accelerate broader changes in the country’s culture. <This small break in the patriarchy that her win represents can become bigger and bigger, in the sense that it can open even more spaces for participation in government and political participation in general for women in the country,> said Carmen Haydée, a human rights lawyer and representative of the feminist group Luchemos. Among the first order of business, Castro is expected to undo a prohibition against emergency contraceptives enacted in the wake of the coup. Honduras is the only country in Latin America with absolute bans on both abortion and emergency contraceptives. As a result, women who have been raped have been forced to seek out emergency contraceptives on the black market.>>
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The Guardian
Global development is supported by
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
By Lizzy Davies
Thu 27 Jan 2022

<<‘I’m free at last’: Uganda’s rudest poet on prison, protest and finding a new voice in Germany.

he first few days of Stella Nyanzi’s new life in Germany have not been without their challenges, from navigating the TV and internet in a different language to finding the right school for her three teenagers. On the second day, the family went shopping for clothes – <thick jackets, mittens and scarves> – to see them through the fierce Bavarian winter. For her 14-year-old twins, who have lived their whole lives in sub-Saharan Africa and who insisted on wearing Crocs with no socks on the flight over, the sub-zero temperatures were a rude awakening. At the centre of it all, however, has been deep sense of relief. Nyanzi, a 47-year-old outspoken scholar, poet and human rights advocate whose irreverent writing about Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, has seen her jailed twice, decided enough was enough. She has been accepted on a writers-in-exile programme run by PEN Germany, and has no intention of returning to Uganda while the 77-year-old Museveni is in power. And while there are many concerns about how she and her children are going to settle into Munich life, the sense of freedom is powering her on. <Because I’m very much a free-thinking, loud-mouthed, crass woman who boldly speaks her mind, I think one of the greatest joys is to be able to criticise Museveni’s dictatorship and not fear for my life,> she says. <To not have thick-voiced men breathing down my telephone. And to be threatened online, but to know that the threats won’t reach me, is really relieving. I know it’s going to be difficult [with regards to] the practicalities. But, Jesus, the sense of freedom! The freedom from fear of retribution and reprisal and punishment, simply because one refuses to only praise the dictatorship, is to die for.> >>
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The Guardian
Rajeev Syal
27 Jan 2022

<<Recorded rapes and sexual offences in England and Wales hit record high. There were 63,136 rapes recorded in the year to September, ONS figures show, up 13% from the previous year.

Police forces in England and Wales have recorded the highest number of rapes and sexual offences over a year, official figures released on Thursday show. There were 63,136 rapes recorded in the year to September, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), up 13% from the previous period (56,119). This was the highest recorded annual figure to date and included 17,419 offences between July and September – the highest quarterly figure. The highest number of sexual offences was also recorded in the 12 months to September (170,973), a 12% increase compared with 152,620 in the same period the previous year. This was driven by <noticeable increases since April 2021>, the ONS said. Rape accounted for 37% of all sexual offences recorded by police.

A sign outside a police station

The ONS said the latest figures may reflect a <number of factors>, including the <impact of high-profile incidents, media coverage and campaigns on people’s willingness to report incidents to the police, as well as a potential increase in the number of victims>, and it urged caution when interpreting the data. The figures cover the months after the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard in March.>>
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Al Jazeera
By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska and Aigerim Turgunbaeva
25 Jan 2022

<<Suicide attempts raise alarm over shaming women in Kyrgyzstan
Prostitution accusations against women working in saunas prompt four young women to attempt suicide near Bishkek.

Four young women have attempted suicide in a small village of Kara-Balta, just 50km (31 miles) from Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek. An ambulance came on time to save them. In a suicide note, one of the young women wrote that she decided to take such a desperate step on January 19 because of the threats she had been receiving from men that accused her of prostitution. Those who shamed the women are known. A self-proclaimed “Committee of the Youth” – a group of young men, gathered in Kara-Balta earlier that day demanding the closure of the local saunas, where the women worked as waitresses. In their view, saunas are a place of sin, where young women sell their bodies.
<We demand the closure of three or four saunas in the city of Kara-Balta. They are engaged in prostitution. For the sake of the future of girls and our sisters, we demand that these sinful deeds be stopped. If you do not take action, then we will!> the men said in a message to the president they published online.

Bride kidnapping

Women-shaming is nothing new in the conservative majority-Muslim Kyrgyzstan. The belief that women’s fate is to stay home and bear children is common, and many claim it to be part of the national tradition. The practice of bride kidnapping, the infamous <ala kachuu>, is still carried out. Kyrgyzstan ranked 82nd in 2019 on the United Nations’ Gender Inequality Index, but over the past several years, women have become more vocal and begun to fight for their rights. In some cases, the fight meant organising women’s marches and activism. In more conservative circles, it has meant getting a job or refusal to get married. As the conflict between the conservative and liberal forces in society deepens, shaming has become one of the tools to suppress liberation of women. Nazira Aitbekova, a well-known Kyrgyz actress, TV presenter and a mother, fell victim to an online hate campaign after she posted a revealing picture of herself on Instagram in December. She woke up the next day to thousands of shaming comments. She then decided to publish another, even more revealing photo. <For us, Kyrgyz, shame ends with clothes. You can do anything if you have your clothes on,> she wrote under the photo.

<Killing a person is not a shame. Neither is beating your wives. It is not a shame to rape your sons, your daughters, children of relatives. It is not a shame to rape a person, get up and just leave. It is not a shame to conceive a child, and then refuse to pay child support. It is not a shame to gossip, hate and envy. (…) In general, it’s not a shame to trample humanity, but for some reason it’s a shame to show what nature has given us!> >>
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Al Jazeera
By Jeff Abbott
25 Jan 2022

<<Guatemala: Indigenous women celebrate ruling on sexual violence
Indigenous women and supporters welcome court ruling that found ex-paramilitaries guilty of rape, abuse during conflict.

Guatemala City, Guatemala – Survivors of Guatemala’s decades-long armed conflict have welcomed a Guatemalan court ruling that found five former paramilitary patrolmen guilty of raping and sexually abusing Indigenous women during the war. Judges Yassmin Barrios and Gelvi Sical on Monday ruled that 36 Indigenous Maya Achi women had been subjected to domestic slavery, sexual violence and rape during the 36-year conflict, which pitted the Guatemalan military against leftist forces from 1960 to 1996. The court sentenced five former members of the so-called <Civil Self-Defence Patrols> paramilitary group to 30 years in prison for crimes that took place in the early 1980s. The Indigenous Mayan Achi women plaintiffs in the case are from villages around the municipality of Rabinal in Baja Verapaz department, about 176km (109 miles) from the capital, Guatemala City. They spent years demanding justice for crimes committed during the conflict, which saw the Guatemalan government and military mobilise paramilitaries in their fight against leftist fighters in rural communities – and said this week’s ruling is a key step in the path to justice. “I feel happy,” Pedrina Lopez, a 51-year-old Indigenous Maya Achi survivor and one of the plaintiffs in the case, told Al Jazeera outside the court in Guatemala City before the sentences were handed down. Lopez was only 12 when she was taken and raped by the paramilitary patrolmen in her village in the early 1980s. <We did it,> she said, about the ruling. <We do not want what happened to us to ever happen again.>

Fight for justice

Lopez and the other women involved in the case faced an uphill battle in their quest for justice. The court’s decision came 11 years after they first began to organise to seek justice. That was when lawyers in Rabinal began to find evidence of sexual violence through local women’s accounts of what had happened. The court did not accept the case on multiple occasions, and in 2019, the accused were set free after Judge Claudette Dominguez ruled that she <did not believe> the testimonies. But the case advanced after the judiciary was changed upon appeal. The Indigenous women had lived with their trauma for decades – even after the Guatemalan government and leftist forces from the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity signed a peace deal in December 1996 to end the fighting. When Guatemala’s armed conflict came to an end with the signing of that peace accord, more than 200,000 people were dead, 45,000 were disappeared and more than one million had been internally and externally displaced. A United Nations-backed truth commission found that Indigenous Mayans accounted for 83 percent of the victims, while the Guatemalan military was responsible for 93 percent of all human rights violations. <The pain never ended then, nor did it end with the peace agreements,> said Melissa Gonzalez, a psychologist from Rabinal who worked with the women involved in the case. <Forty years have passed since those events, and yet they continue to suffer accusations [against them], and they continue to suffer discrimination,> she told Al Jazeera.
<[The sentence] brings closure for them. A closure that lets them say
that justice was done. It brings relief to their hearts, to their minds. They can look to heaven and tell their deceased [that] justice was done for their ancestors.> >>
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The Guardian
Damien Gayle
24 Jan 2022

<<Met apologises to woman for ‘sexist, derogatory’ language in strip-search.

The Metropolitan police have apologised and paid compensation to an academic for “sexist, derogatory and unacceptable language” used by officers about her when she was strip-searched.

“What’s that smell? Oh, it’s her knickers,” officers at a north-east London police station said to each other after Dr Konstancja Duff was held down on the floor and her clothes cut off. “Is she rank?” another said.

The Met apologised to Duff, an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Nottingham, after CCTV video capturing the officers’ conversations was disclosed to her as part of a civil action against the force. Insp Andy O’Donnell, of the Met’s directorate of professional standards, told her: <I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely and unreservedly apologise for the sexist, derogatory and unacceptable language used about you and for any upset and distress this may have caused. I hope that settlement of this claim and this recognition of the impact of what happened that day will enable you to put this incident behind you.> Duff said: <In every detail the footage backed up what I had said in my statements for years and years.> Officers had claimed they had acted with professionalism, strip-searching her for her own safety because she would not give them her name. <There was such a barrage of misinformation that they put out that I actually, even though I was there and I knew that it was false, had almost started to doubt myself,> she said. <It was such an effective gaslighting>: ‘We were just concerned for your mental health, that was why we had to – for your own good – forcibly strip you naked and mash you up.’ <It was so obviously not what they were doing at the time. They were doing it as punishment, they were doing it as intimidation, they wanted to soften me up and get my details.> >>
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