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March 27 untill april 7 and the women stronger than ever!!! , 2021

Of course the actions did not stop on March 8 or soon after.
In the meantime women and feminists have cotinued to fight for their rights:

The Guardian, 23 3 21
<'No more shame': the French women breaking the law to highlight femicide
An activist who is part of Les Colleuses movement stands in front of a poster which reads: <I believe you>, in Paris, France, in October last year. ( editors note:Photograph: Kiran Ridley/Getty Images can be seen as part of the article)
Alarming rates of violence have inspired a poster campaign that has spread beyond France to more than 15 countries
by Kim Willsher
Tue 23 Mar 2021 15.00 GMT Last modified on Wed 24 Mar 2021 17.49 GMT
On a weekday evening, in between coronavirus lockdowns and curfews, Camille, Natacha and Cindy are out with a bright yellow plastic bucket of glue, two large brushes and a wad of A4 paper, each sheet covered with a single letter.
The women, all in their 20s, stop on the main road of this Paris suburb by the wall of what looks like a former bank.
<This is good,> says Camille. It is the signal for a well-practised piece of choreography: Natacha glues; Camille slaps up each lettered sheet; Cindy pastes over it.>
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Al Jazeera - 27 March, 2021
<Thousands protest Turkey its exit from domestic violence treaty
Protesters take to the streets for second consecutive weekend to demand Turkey reverse decision to withdraw from 2011 Istanbul Convention.
Protesters have taken to the streets of Istanbul for the second straight weekend to protest against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan his decision to withdraw from an international treaty to combat violence against women.

Erdogan last week sparked anger with the announcement Turkey was pulling out of the Istanbul Convention, named after the Turkish city where it was drafted in 2011.
Justifying the decision to withdraw, the presidency argued the treaty had been <hijacked by a group of people attempting to normalise homosexuality> which it said was <incompatible> with Turkey its <social and family values>.

There was a flood of reaction from Western countries and international organisations including the United Nations, which called on Turkey to reconsider its decision.

On Saturday, protesters gathered in an Istanbul seafront square under heavy police presence, waving purple flags and chanting slogans such as <Murders of women are political.>

<Protect women, not the perpetrators of violence>, one placard read, with another adding, <LGBTI+ rights are human rights.>
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Read here a special poem my mother and I (chief editor of ) wrote in support of the above and below articles and the
women and feminists protests it reports about

Russian-Tajik singer Manizja Sangin, a rebel with a cause.

Al Jazeera - 27 March, 2021
<Thousands protest Turkey its exit from domestic violence treaty
Protesters take to the streets for second consecutive weekend to demand Turkey reverse decision to withdraw from 2011 Istanbul Convention.
Protesters have taken to the streets of Istanbul for the second straight weekend to protest against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan his decision to withdraw from an international treaty to combat violence against women.

Erdogan last week sparked anger with the announcement Turkey was pulling out of the Istanbul Convention, named after the Turkish city where it was drafted in 2011.
Justifying the decision to withdraw, the presidency argued the treaty had been <hijacked by a group of people attempting to normalise homosexuality> which it said was <incompatible> with Turkey its <social and family values>.

There was a flood of reaction from Western countries and international organisations including the United Nations, which called on Turkey to reconsider its decision.

On Saturday, protesters gathered in an Istanbul seafront square under heavy police presence, waving purple flags and chanting slogans such as <Murders of women are political.>

<Protect women, not the perpetrators of violence>, one placard read, with another adding, <LGBTI+ rights are human rights.>
Read more here:

Journalist Hadley Freeman - The Guardian Sat 27 Mar 2021 09.00 GMT
<My sons ask if a man has ever hurt me. Not really, I lie>
A recent YouGov survey found that 86% of women aged 18-24 in the UK have been sexually harassed. This statistic shocked me: did the other 14% not understand the question? To live in fear of harassment or assault is such a universal female experience that many of us do not even think about it, having learned to accept it from an absurdly early age. It does not break you but it shapes you, like a rock face getting battered by strong waves. This is my own story, in 10 parts.

Aged seven: my friends and I are in the park when a bush next to us trembles. A man climbs out holding his penis towards us, as if he is  offering a special on the menu. This is the first time I have seen a penis, and it is disgusting and terrifying, an impression it takes decades to shake.>
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Note from the chief editor: <I never trusted the taliban in Afghanistan, especially also since women are a main target to them. Before they had different reassons to attack and kill them, now, amidst the Covid 19 epidemic especially it are female health workers being another target and killed.>

Read this article publisched by Aljazeera on 30 March 2021:

<Female polio vaccination workers shot dead in Afghanistan: Report
Gunmen kill three female health workers in eastern city of Jalalabad, government sources tell Reuters news agency.
Gunmen have killed three female polio vaccination health workers in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, two government sources have told the Reuters news agency.

It was not immediately clear who carried out the two separate shootings, a provincial government official said on Tuesday. A central government source confirmed the shootings, Reuters said.

The killings came on the second day of a new five-day door-to-door anti-polio vaccination drive launched in Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan on Monday to vaccinate millions of children despite the risks posed by the coronavirus.>
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Aljazeera march 29 2021

<Mexico investigating Salvadoran womans death in police custody.

A video showed Victoria Salazar Arriaza pinned to the ground by police, reminiscent of the death of George Floyd.


Mexican prosecutors have announced that they have opened a homicide investigation into the death of a Salvadoran woman who was shown on video being pinned to the ground by a female police officer, drawing similarities with the death of George Floyd last year.

Victoria Salazar Arriaza, 36, died on Saturday in the Caribbean beach resort of Tulum. A video published by news site Noticaribe showed her writhing and crying out as she lay face down on a road with a policewoman kneeling on her back while male officers stood by.>
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Aljazeera, March 30 2021

<Death of Victoria Salazar ignites more outrage in Mexico
Female groups in two Mexican cities have taken to the streets in protest, demanding justice for the Salvadoran woman.
The death of Victoria Esperanza Salazar, a Salvadoran migrant, who died in Mexico after a policewoman put her knee on her back for several minutes, continued to evoke outrage on Tuesday, after additional details of her life and how she died surfaced.

Dozens of women in the sprawling capital Mexico City and in Tulum, the city where Salazar lived, took to the streets in protest. Women chanted, waved signs, scrawled graffiti and held <die ins> on Monday evening, demanding justice.
Protesters also took the streets of El Salvador its capital, San Salvador.

Salazar, 36, died on Saturday after police said they responded to a public disturbance call in the resort town of Tulum.

<She did not deserve to die like this,> Rosibel Arriaza, Salazar her mother, told journalists outside the Salvadoran foreign ministry. <I feel indignation, I feel powerless, I feel frustrated,> she said. <I would have wanted to be there as a mother.>
She also called for justice for her daughter, saying even though she knows that it would not bring her daughter back, it would give her some satisfaction knowing that those responsible <paid> for what they did.
In the viral video, Salazar could be heard screaming as a female officer puts a knee to her back while she was handcuffed and barefoot face down on the ground. Three other male police officers were standing by. The video then cuts to the officers carrying Salazar her limp body still handcuffed onto the back of a police pick-up truck. She was not seen being administered any medical help.

Quintana Roo state prosecutor Oscar Montes said in a video on Monday that Salazar had died of a broken neck. Mexico its President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Salazar was <brutally treated and murdered>.

Note by chief editor Gino d'Artali of <I caterogize Victiora Salazars of again another femicide!>
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The Guardian, 30 Mar 2021 06.00 BST, by Jaqueline Rose:

<Damage: the silent forms of violence against women
How is it that those with the power to inflict most harm are blind to the consequences of their actions?
It is a truism to say that everyone knows violence when they see it, but if one thing has become clear in the past decade, it is that the most prevalent, insidious forms of violence are those that cannot be seen. Consider, for example, a photograph from January 2017. A group of identical-looking white men in dark suits looked on as their president signed an executive order banning US state funding to groups anywhere in the world offering abortion or abortion counselling.

The passing of the <global gag rule> effectively launched the Trump presidency. (It was scrapped by Joe Biden soon after his inauguaration a few weeks ago.) The ruling meant an increase in deaths by illegal abortion for thousands of women throughout the developing world. Its effects have been as cruel as they are precise. No non-governmental organisation (NGO) in receipt of US funds could henceforth accept non-US support, or lobby governments across the world, on behalf of the right to abortion. A run of abortion bans followed in conservative Republican-held US states. In November 2019, Ohio introduced to the state legislature a bill which included the requirement that in cases of ectopic pregnancy, doctors must reimplant the embryo into the woman its uterus or face a charge of <abortion murder>. (Ectopic pregnancy can be fatal to the mother and no such procedure exists in medical science.)

At a talk in London in June 2019, Kate Gilmore, the UN deputy commissioner for human rights, described US policy on abortion as a form of extremist hate that amounts to the torture of women. <We have not called it out in the same way we have other forms of extremist hate,> she stated, <but this is gender-based violence against women, no question.>
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The social justice activists battling racism and misogyny
The British activist who campaigned to make <upskirting> illegal and the American anti-racism activist who inspires her.

By Rosie Hopegood
30 Mar 2021

London, June 2017. The sun was high in the sky and the temperature hovered around 30 degrees. Writer Gina Martin, then 25, and her sister, Stevie, headed to a day festival in Hyde Park, excited to see one of their favourite bands, The Killers, perform. But as they stood in the crowd waiting for the band to come on stage, Gina felt someone rub up against her, uncomfortably close. When she turned around, she saw two men laughing, looking down at a phone. When she stepped closer to look at the screen, her heart dropped.

There, on the man his phone, was a photo of her crotch. The man had not just rubbed up against her but had shoved his phone up her skirt and taken the picture, while surrounded by hundreds of people in broad daylight.

Horrified, Gina snatched the phone from the stranger his hand and began to shout for help at the top of her voice. The man became aggressive, towering over her and screaming in her face to hand back his phone. <My first instinct was to run to the people who were there to keep me safe,> Gina wrote at the time. <I ran as fast as I possibly could and fell into the arms of festival security. They took the phone, calmed me down and called the police immediately.>

Security guards formed a protective ring around Gina as the furious man tried in vain to retrieve his phone. When the police arrived, they were sympathetic, with one officer commenting that Gina <should be able to go to a festival in 30-degree heat and wear a skirt without worrying about this happening>.

But Gina was appalled when they explained that because <upskirting> the act of taking a clandestine photograph up a woman her skirt was not listed as a sexual offence, the case was unlikely to be taken further. After agreeing to delete the photo, the man was free to go.

Five days later, Gina was told the case had been closed. Horrified, she took to social media to write about her experience. When the post went viral, she started an online petition which quickly garnered more than 50,000 signatures. Determined to change the law to protect other women, she hired lawyer Ryan Whelan and began an 18-month legal battle that cast her into the midst of intense media scrutiny.

In February 2019, Gina won a victory for British women when the government introduced a new bill to make <upskirting> illegal. Within a year, 16 men had been convicted of <upskirting>, with four of them given prison sentences.
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An alleged rape inside Australia its parliament
Australia is facing a reckoning on sexual violence.

31 Mar 2021

Australia is facing a reckoning on sexual violence, specifically within the field of politics. One woman says she was raped inside Parliament House. In a separate case, the now former attorney general has been accused of assault. And many Australians say the government is not doing enough to address a culture of toxicity for women in political spaces. The growing protest movement calls for change in all communities, and for all women.
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Slaughterhouse rape - A article by chief editor and hardcore feminist Gino d'Artali

The Guardian - April 1, 2021

This is a very good article about <It are teenage girls who deserve praise
for speaking out about sexual assault.>
by journalist Emmaline Monteith.
<The recent petition launched by Chanel Contos calling for greater sexual consent education brought the reality of teenage girls their experiences of sexual assault into the public domain. Thousands of adolescent girls and young women detailed allegations of being harassed or assaulted by their male peers. It highlighted how much we need to help teenage girls feel more comfortable to share their own experiences.

At the same time, a number of teenage boys have received praise for speaking out about this issue, urging their own peers to show greater respect for women.

<Do they even know they did this to us?>: why I launched the school sexual assault petition

On social media, these teenage boys have been told that they are <inspiring, courageous and impressive>, and <outstanding> for speaking out against sexual assault. They are told that their words which are often shared widely online and published by major news outlets provide <hope for thefuture of equality and justice for women>. They are told that they are <the future we need>.

While being a good ally is obviously important, I cannot help but feel frustrated at the enormous amount of attention and praise teenage boys can receive for saying the same things their female counterparts have been saying for years.>
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De Standaard (Flemisch newspaper) April 2, 2021
Original text in Flemisch by journalist Matthias Verbergt.
Translated by Gino d'Artali

<Imprisonment for rape doubles

The De Croo government approved a tighter penalties for sex crimes. The sexual age of consent remains at 16 for the time being.It was an important spearhead from the start of the government in October: bringing sexual criminal law up to date. Due to the fall of the previous government, the new criminal code had been shelved. Minister of Justice Vincent Van Quickenborne (Open VLD) extracted the sexual crimes and today the government found an initial agreement on the texts. They still have to go to the Council of State and other advisory bodies, and then parliament. But the principles will probably remain intact.

1. Consent central

For many crimes such as indecent assault, violence or coercion is sometimes a necessary condition. The reform will involve a sexual offense as soon as consent is lacking. There is no consent if the victim is in a vulnerable state as a result of, for example, sleep or alcohol, affecting free will. Consent can still be withdrawn during the sexual act.

2. Strict for Rape
Rape should normally appear before an assize jury. However, the length of such trials mes that rape is almost always <corrected>, allowing the maximum prison sentence to be five years - half the normal maximum senteannce. That will be doubled to ten years.
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The Guardian April 5 2021
<How we met: 'I was terrified my parents would find out I had been intimate with another girl.>

Lizzie Cernik

<Lucy Campbell was 11 years old when her parents sent her to an independent Catholic school near their home in North Devon. It was during the entrance exam that Hen Staveley-Brown caught her eye for the first time. <She was one of the least girly girls,> remembers Lucy. <A tomboy, like me.> When the pair started school in September 1979, they soon became good friends. <Lucy lived three miles from me and we were always round at each others houses or going out together,> says Hen. <There was definitely a connection there that developed into something else later on.> Lucy says they were <unhappy teenagers> who were <a bit wild and often in trouble> In 1983, the girls went on a Duke of Edinburgh trip with their classmates. They spent the night together in a tent after getting drunk, and rumours spread quickly. <Everyone knew and I was terrified my parents would find out I had been intimate with another girl,> says Lucy. At the time, same sex relationships were pretty much unheard of, especially at a Catholic school in rural Devon. In private, the pair continued to have a stormy relationship with frequent fallouts, until they left school in 1984. <Our school shut down because it was failing and we lost touch with each other,> says Lucy. <I went off to college for a while and then later went to London to work as a nurse. I wanted to forget about it all and just blend in.> Hen joined the police and moved to Bristol. <It was a shock for some, because I think the nuns always thought I would end up in jail,> she says, laughing.
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The Guardian
<'Very intimidating': teachers on sexual harassment by pupils>

Teachers highlight toxic culture of sexual harassment and abuse they face in school.

 Education correspondent Sally Weale

Tue 6 Apr 2021 06.00 BST

<I have had threats of rape. I have had someone say: <I am going to seek out your daughter and rape her.> <You are called a slag and a slut. Sometimes it is banter and they all think it is funny. Sometimes it is anger directed at you.>

Anne, who does not want to give her real name, worked in a pupil referral unit with excluded pupils in south-west England until she quit her job because of post traumatic stress disorder, and is one of many teachers to bear witness to the toxic culture of sexual harassment and abuse within schools.

The issue of sexual misconduct in schools has hit the headlines in recent weeks because of the testimonies submitted by pupils to the Everyone is Invited website. Over the weekend however, the NASUWT union has highlighted that teachers face similar problems.

Anne has already submitted her testimony to Everyone is Invited. Her experiences with some of the most challenging pupils in the school system in England may be more extreme than others, but she has worked in mainstream schools, too, and she says it is also a problem there and one that is getting worse.>
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Made for minds
April 7, 2021

<Brussels chides Turkey on 'sofagate' von der Leyen snub

Brussels has expressed dismay after European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen found herself without an equal place to sit at top-level talks in Turkey.

The European Commission on Wednesday reproached Ankara after its chief Ursula von der Leyen found there was no chair for her as the Turkish president sat down to talk to her male colleague Charles Michel.

The incident was quickly dubbed <sofagate,> with observers saying the Commission president had been a victim of sexism and treated like a second-rank official.

What happened at the meeting?

Von der Leyen was in Ankara with European Council President Charles Michel, to speak to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Footage showed Von der Leyen gesture in disbelief and utter a surprised <uuhm> as Erdogan and Michel took the two center-stage seats that had been prepared.
The Commission head was instead forced to sit on an adjacent sofa, slightly further away from her male counterparts.>
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April 8 2021

<Murder of woman in Kyrgyzstan triggers bride kidnapping protests

Protesters call for interior ministers resignation after the kidnapping and killing of 27-year-old Aizada Kanatbekova.

Hundreds of people rallied in front of Kyrgyzstans interior ministry on Thursday, decrying alleged police inaction over the murder of a woman abducted for marriage.

Two days later, she was found strangled in a car in a rural area, together with her suspected murderer
who had died from knife wounds, apparently self inflicted.

His suspected accomplice has been detained.

Public anger has grown because police had failed to find the suspect despite the kidnapping
 having been caught on camera with the car model and the car its number plates clearly visible.

Protesters are calling for senior interior ministry officials to quit.

Bride kidnapping remains widespread in the former Soviet republic despite official pledges to crack down on it.

The practice involves a potential groom forcibly taking a young woman or girl back to his home before pressuring her to
agree to marriage by writing a letter of consent.>

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April 8 2021

<Australias politicians and judges will no longer be exempt from rules against sexual harassment at work, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced, as he tried to quell public anger over his conservative government its handling of a series of sexual abuse scandals.

Speaking to reporters in the Australian capital on Thursday, Morrison said his government would overhaul the countrys sexual discrimination laws to make members of parliament, judges and public servants accountable for harassing colleagues in the workplace.

<Sexual harassment is unacceptable,> Morrison said in Canberra.

<It is not only immoral and despicable and even criminal, but it denies Australians, especially women, not just their personal security but their economic security by not being safe at work.>

At present, legislators, judges and public servants are exempt from complaints about workplace gender discrimination, as are some employers of volunteers, because of a legal loophole that means they are technically not the complainants employer.

However, they can still face criminal prosecution for sexual assault.

Morrison said the legal change proposed on Thursday was <about getting everyone on as much of a playing field as possible>.

He said employers will also now be required to take a proactive approach to stop gender discrimination, while complainants will get a longer period of time to lodge their complaint.>
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Aljazeera April 9 2021

<Turkey fumes after Italian PM Draghi called Erdogan a dictator.

Draghi his remarks come after EU Commission chief von der Leyen did not get proper seating arrangement during her Ankara visit.

Turkey has condemned Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi for accusing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of humiliating European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and calling him a <dictator>.

Von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel met Erdogan in Ankara on Tuesday. (Read about what happened before:

The Commission chief was clearly taken aback when the two men sat on the only two chairs prepared.
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The Guardian April 9 2021

<I wont allow myself to be broken. Russias Eurovision
candidate Manizha takes on the <haters>.

By the way:
 reported her earlier: read here:
Russian-Tajik singer Manizja Sangin, a rebel with a cause.

Andrew Roth, Russia corespondent

Russia its 2021  Eurovision candidate breezes into a conference room, Channel One documentary film crew in tow, offering a simple tea of mint leaves brewed in hot water. <On days like today, I want something calming,> Manizha says, pouring two cups, as a boom mic hovers over us. No pressure.

The Tajikistan-born singer, who will perform her feminist ballad Russian Woman next month at the much-loved, much-mocked song contest in Rotterdam, is the target of a fiery conservative backlash for her foreign roots and her lyrics attacking female stereotypes.

But she is an optimist and, as the documentary crew moves on, says she has learned to manage the torrent of abuse that began when she won a televised vote to represent her adopted country last month.

<I will not allow myself to be broken,> she says in an hour-long interview, shedding a suzani patterned robe to sit in jeans and a black sweater. <If I came apart right now because of the <haters>, started crying, started saying <oh my God>, then I would prove all of their words to be true.>

In the west, Manizha says, she may seem like a <very careful feminist>. But her activism against domestic violence and xenophobia, her body positive posts on Instagram and her support of the LGBT community have led to her being typecast as a radical here:

The guardian April 9 2021
Kari Paul

When Chelsey Glasson found out she was pregnant with her second child in 2019, she did not anticipate the first three years of her new baby its life would be overshadowed by an epic legal battle against a trillion-dollar company.

The 38 year-old sued Google, her former employer, in 2020 alleging she had been discriminated against while pregnant and witnessed others being treated similarly, and faced retaliation from her manager when she spoke up about it.

Since then, Glasson says, battling to win her case has become a nearly fulltime job, one that has pitted her against a company with a global army of lawyers at the ready. Despite being represented by attorneys in Washington and partially backed by a not for profit group, the American Association of University Women, she finds herself putting in grueling hours preparing for her upcoming trial this year. She spends her nights, after her two kids are asleep, discovering documents and preparing for processes such as her recent deposition in March. <The fight has affected her childrens lives almost as much as her own, she says.
Women at Google miss out on thousands of dollars as a result of pay discrimination, lawsuit alleges.

<Even if they don not know what is going on exactly, they know mommy is not all there, they know that I am not always present for them,> she said of her children, who are two and four years old. <It is heartbreaking to see how this impacts not just the person who is targeted by pregnancy discrimination, but the entire family.>
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Womens day: Mexico barrier turned into women's memorial.

Fencing erected to protect Mexico's National Palace ahead of a planned march to mark International Womens Day has been turned into a memorial.
The names of hundreds of victims of femicides murders of women because of their gender - have been painted on the metal fencing.
The three-metre-high (9.8ft) barrier was put up to protect the palace <from vandalism>, the government said.
Womens groups say the government does not do enough to combat femicides.> Read more here:

Read also: feminicides (a cryfreedom article)

Australians condemn violence against women as they celebrate International Womens Day
Celebrating International Womens Day, a young woman stood outside the New South Wales state parliament, with the message <My body, my
business> written across her body, while another held a placard reading <Equal work deserves equal pay!>.
A variety of workers - from nurses and teachers to hairdressers and transport workers - took part in the gathering. It comes as the government
launched a A$19 million ($14.57 million) campaign urging people to speak up when they witness disrespect against women.>

<Let us all work together ... so that we finally move to a world where sexual violence and sexual assault and sexual harassment is a thing of the
past,> Jenny Leong, a parliamentary representative from the Greens party told the crowd.

Australias parliament is under increased scrutiny over sexual assault allegations.
Three female employees of Prime Minister Scott Morrisons Liberal party last month said they had been raped by the same man in 2019 and 2020. One of the alleged victims has lodged a complaint with police.
Last week, Attorney-General Christian Porter, the countries chief law officer, identified himself as the subject of a separate historical rape allegation, declared his innocence and strongly denied the claim.> Read more here:

Read also: Slaughterhouse rape  (a cryfreedom article)


Thousands Worldwide March For Rights, Denounce Abuse On Women's Day

Thousands of women marched in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kosovo, Ukraine, and elsewhere around the globe on International Womens Day,
demanding equal rights and denouncing harassment and abuse.

More than a dozen people reportedly were detained in Tehran as womens rights activists attempted to stage a peaceful protest outside the Labor
Ministry on March 8.

A spokeswoman said that on this one day, out of an entire year, we as women of this country should be able to make these cities our own, stay in
the streets, and return to our homes at a days end, without having our bones crushed the activists said in a statement issued earlier in the week.

Chanting slogans, hundreds of women rallied in Pakistan its capital, Islamabad, its largest city Karachi, and the cultural capital of Lahore, denouncing violence against women in Pakistan, where nearly 1,000 women are killed by close relatives each year in so-called honor killings.>

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<Why Womens Day march irks conservative Pakistanis.

Pakistan Womens group <Aurat Azadi March> (Womens Freedom March) with its slogan <my body, my choice,> ((Note of the cryfreedom chief editor: <I call this a huge victory and step forward to end men its  oppression!!!) has become an extremely polarizing annual event. Its organizers are now facing increasing threats from right-wing groups.> Read more here:


Thousands of Ukrainian women march against domestic violence
Thousands of women marched through the center of Ukraine its capital on International Womens Day to draw attention to domestic violence, which has risen sharply amid restrictions imposed to block the spread of covid-19 virus.> Read more here:

Also read Femicidas.  an article by


International Womens Day: Rallies and pledges amid raging pandemic
Women are rallying across the world to push for wide-ranging demands, stemming from the need for broad spectrum gender equality and an end to
gender-based violence on International Womens Day (IWD). Though many marches took place (with more scheduled), events have been subdued by Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.> Read more here:


<vox IRAN

For more than 100 years, International Womens Day has been celebrated by honoring the achievements of women globally.
But this year, because of lost jobs and increased burdens of care at home, women have fared worse economically than men.
According to data from the International Labour Organization, a United Nations agency, globally women have suffered more job losses related to the pandemic than men. About 5 percent of women in 2020 lost work, which could mean losing a job or experiencing reduced hours, compared with 3.9 percent of men.> Read more here:


<DW made for minds

Opinion: International Womens Day is a day of mourning for Africa
March 8th. marks International Womens Day ,  an occasion that is meant to be a global celebration. But, with more and more women suffering each day, there is little to rejoice in Africa, DWs Mimi Mefo writes.> Read more here:


Strike calls in France on International Womens Day.
Men and women are being called on to finish work at 3.40pm on Monday to highlight the gender pay gap, one of many actions and demonstrations
taking place around France to mark International Womens Day.
Several organisations and unions are calling for a strike to denounce pay inequality.

On March the 8th, we will be on strike along with women all over the world to refuse to pay the price of the crisis with our jobs, our salaries, our
bodies several unions including the CGT, FSU and Solidaires said in a press conference.

The objective is to denounce the gender pay gap that continues to impair womens rights, but also to denounce the unfair burden that the past years health crisis has put on women.> Read more here:



Read also Womens International Day 2020 , an article by


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