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7 November 2022
Belgium, new feminicide law. To be studied
In Europe, male violence is the leading cause of death for women between the ages of 16 and 44. Belgium equips itself with a new law that for the first time legally defines feminicides in order to develop policies based on official statistics. Keeping in mind that violence is a device of male domination
Stop the slaughter of women. This is the meaning of the new 'law on the prevention of and fight against feminicides, gender-based crimes and the violence that precedes them' adopted at first reading in the Council of Ministers on 25 October in Belgium. Deposed by the Secretary of State for Gender Equality, Sarah Schlitz (Ecolo/Verdi), the framework law for the first time legally defines feminicides in order to develop combat policies based on official statistics. And in [...]
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5 December 2021
Violence against women: new legislation
Electronic bracelet, immediate arrest of the suspect, economic support to victims: these are the main innovations of the new law to combat and prevent violence against women. Perhaps it will reduce the damage. But without a change in civilisation, without an end to male domination, the phenomenon can only be curbed.
On 3 December, the Council of Ministers gave the green light to the draft law 'for the prevention and combat of violence against women and domestic violence'. We can only welcome this new legislation with interest, albeit with some possible critical reservations - for example, the important discussion of years ago on ex officio prosecution should be recalled. So we welcome this step forward in the law, with the bitterness of knowing that it will be neither the tightening of penalties [...].
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30 November 2021
Selling sex is dangerous. And pretending it's just another job increases the risk.
Prostitution causes suffering, mental distress, drug addiction and disease. And 'regulation' only fuels exploitation and trafficking. Two strong arguments against the normalisation of so-called "sex work", supported by a misogynist and right-wing left and liberal feminism
On Saturday 27th at the Milan protest against violence against women - see opening image - among many other things we said: it is really difficult to understand how a feminism can exist that fights for the dismantling of the Merlin law and for the decriminalisation of exploitation, as well as for the regulation of so-called 'sex work'. Why does it do this? And for whom? And they know it, the thousands of girls participating in the marches of Non Una di Meno, who are also demonstrating [...]
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10 November 2021
Canada: Alarm over male violence in women's prisons
Heather Mason, former prisoner and women's rights activist, tells RT News about the reality of women in prisons being sexually abused and violated by 'transgender' men with their male bodies intact in their cells. Here are their letters
In 2017, as the #MeToo movement exploded across the western world, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spontaneously and without warning gave the green light to transfer male inmates who call themselves women to Canada's federal women's prisons. Female inmates in Canadian prisons are at risk of violence from male inmates who identify as women, but no one is willing to discuss the issue for fear of being labelled transphobic. The [...]
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24 August 2021
Italian Taliban
Four femicides in 24 hours: Talibans are not only in Afghanistan. Everywhere in the world one sex is oppressing the other, and violence is a function of domination. We cannot consider our Afghan sisters as "us" and "them". The fight for women's freedom is one and the same.
Four femicides in 24 hours. Four women were killed by men related to them - husbands, fathers, boyfriends, former partners - simply because they were women. A mother and a daughter in Carpiano, near Milan. A wife in the province of Bologna. A girl, killed by her former boyfriend, in Aci Trezza, in the province of Catania. The details of such events are useless if not to confirm, once again, the inefficacy of the measures of protection: those who should [...]
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27 March 2021
'Prey: immigration, Islam and the erosion of women's rights', the latest book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Few women in the world are at the centre of so much hostility and accusations of hypocrisy as Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She denounces Islam for its absolutism and intolerance, discrediting the religion of over a billion people by calling it a 'nihilistic death cult'. Her story perhaps makes her antagonism understandable: she was forced to undergo genital mutilation as a child in Somalia, fled to the Netherlands to escape an arranged marriage and as an adult saw the [...]
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