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Opened in 2008 Shades Nightclub has been offering lapdancing and is applying to renew its license. The Licensing Act requires objections to be related to 4 key grounds: to prevent crime and disorder, for public safety, public nuisance and protection of children from harm. But the application I am now told is under the Miscellaneoous Provisions Act 2003 which I have been told by a council officer allows broader objections.
Housing is close by, a new student accommodation building is being built very nearby and it is a well known area for student accommodation. The railway station is a short distance away and the High Street is a shopping area including women's clothing. A community office is around the corner, cafes close by, the Hindu Temple is only a stone's throw away, churches are in the area and the internationally famous Sikh Gurdwara attracting thousands of people is just up the road and amongst many wedding venues attracting business into the town.
Kenya National Youth Association (KeNYA) is a national voluntary, nonpartisan, and membership-based empowerment organization whose mission is to “Serve the Nation and empower the in and out of school youth with skills and know-how as well as teach and engage them in creativity, innovation, volunteerism and civic education in the areas of democracy, human rights, entrepreneurship, independence, peace and non-violent conflict resolution, and to combat negative ethnicity in rural-urban Kenya’’.
Under the Kenya Democracy Project(KDP),a program Promoting Peace, Community Service, Interdependence & Non-violent Conflict Resolutions, KeNYA and partners are implementing a Civic and Voter Education Project /Every VOTE Count Project (GOTV Campaign) with an overarching and overriding goal of educating the youth about the Constitution, Voter Registration, and Voting Rights. We believe that for Kenya to avoid violence, the votes of every voter must be counted, and that the process must be free and fair.
Furthermore, the citizenry including the Kenyan Diaspora, must be fully educated about the elections, and the electoral laws and rules that will govern the Electoral Process for Presidential, Gubernatorial, Senatorial, Parliamentary, and Women/County Representative seats.
Effectively, KeNYA has embarked on the 12 Month (January 1-December 31 2012 Period) Every VOTE Count Project 2012 (GOTV Campaign), where we shall educate everyone about the electoral process, without bias, partisanship, or inclination, beginning with a Petition:
‘We, the Undersigned members of Kenya National Youth Association (KeNYA), partners, and the stakeholders, call upon the free and patriotic citizens of the Republic of Kenya, the Government, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), to conduct a FREE and FAIR Elections in 2012 General Elections, free of violence, with sufficient CIVIC EDUCATION, and where EVERY VOTE will be COUNTED, including that of the YOUTH, WOMEN, DISABLED, and most important, that of the Kenya Diaspora, in the eyes of the Civil Society, Local and International OBSERVERS’’
For partnership, membership, or volunteerism, contact:
Kenya National Youth Association (KeNYA)
P. O. Box 5956-00200, Nairobi-KENYA
Tel. + 254 722 233 234
In an attempt to balance perspectives on gender-related conflict, in October 2000, the United Nations' Security Council adopted Resolution S/RES/1325. This resolution aims to increase participation of women in conflict resolution and humanitarian response.
*At the turn of the 20th century, 5% of war casualties were civilians
*In World War I, 15% were civilians
*In World War II, 65% were civilian
*By the mid-nineties, 75% of war deaths were civilians
*Today, 90% of the human war toll are civilians--the majority of these victims are women and children
UN resolution 1325 calls on all parties to conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of armed conflict.
The United States is currently taking steps to create a National Action Plan to realize the resolution's goals.
If a woman has committed a violation the point of view of her family, the family has the "right" to kill her in order to bring honor back to the family name. Not only does this happen in places such as South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa; It happens right in the United States.
As United States citizens, it is our right to know what is happening in our own country. This issue, however, is never spoken about. In 2008, 930 women and girls in the United States alone were killed by a family member in the name of honor. Did you know that?
How can we allow our government to commit our resources and the lives of our troops to prop up a government that puts a women in Jail with her child because she was raped.
The show has banned any metal or glass on the set..... the girls are constantly getting cut or stitches. What does this say to our youth of tomorrow.
There is enough violence in everyday without watching it on T.V. T.V. needs to set good examples. We pay cable and t.v rates to get this nonsense...
I have started an Petition to give Joan, Toni, Maya, and Lynn their just due! When the show ended on UPN, the fans we devastated on the unfinished end. The fans never got a fair ending on BET to a show that changed the lives of many African American females.
Hopefully together we can get word out there, that we need closure! I call you all "GFriends" because of course we do have "Girls" who love and supported this show; but, we also have "Guys" who love it also! So, continue to spread the word by getting more people to "Like" this page! Our goal is 1,000,000 petitioners!
Luv ya'll muah;*
Oxford City Council has had a good history of tackling violence against women and supporting services for women. It has also taken a strong stance at adult sex shops and so called 'gentlemen's clubs'.
The opening of a lapdancing club in the City runs contrary to the Council's strong stance against the 'adult entertainment' industry.
As the Afghan and U.S. government are in talks to sign the Strategic Partnership Agreement to extend the war to 2024, the level of violence in Afghanistan continues to increase.
Jonathan Aitken (ex-Cabinet Minister, Ex-MP, Ex-Prisoner) chaired an event this week in London, hosted by the Women’s Resource Centre and Garden Court Chambers that featured short contributions from the principal speakers including Imran Khan, Mark Johnson and Eoin McLennan Murray. This opened up to a Question and Answer session from the audience, featuring questions sent in from women serving prison sentences.
At the end of the evening a motion was put to vote by a show of hands.
“We ask the Government to give higher priority to and address the specific resettlement, rehabilitation and re-offending issues which women face within the Criminal Justice System.”
This motion was passed unanimously and we now call upon the Justice Secretary to act upon this motion as a matter of urgency and whilst the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (LASPO) is being debated in Parliament.
On December 20 2011, this Bill is back before the House of Lords for Report Stage. Baroness Gould of Potternewton and other cross party peers will propose an amendment to LASPO asking for the establishment of a time limited Women's Justice Commission. The purpose of this is to produce a literature review of evidenced best practice in services for women and build a gender framed perspective from which to address female reoffending and commission services within the prison estate and in the community forthwith.
Councils refusal to grant the Ifafa shelter for women and children a grant of R3000, whilst providing an additional R15000 to sponsor 'delegates' to the Royal Reed Dance. This R15000 is required following UGU withdrawing their sponsorship due to their financial difficulties.
Fistula is a condition affects over 2 million women and girls across Africa and results in loss of dignity, self worth and productivity for most of them.
The devastating medical and social repercussions of VVF are real and life threatening.
Women afflicted by VVF are shunned and generally treated as outcasts.
The condition is, in most cases, solved by a simple surgical procedure, costing less than $250.
Your contribution will go a long way to make a difference in the lives of countless African Mothers.
Society, media, and the judicial system in Canada are constantly reinforcing myths and stereotypes about rape. These myths and stereotypes result in victim blaming and sex shaming rather than placing responsibility on the perpetrators of these crimes.
The goal of this petition is call on the federal government to take this issue seriously, restore funding to feminist initiatives and create a national strategy to end violence against women in collaboration with women's groups.
We invite you to sign this petition calling for the the federal government of Canada to make meaningful change to promote women’s equality.
ما مجازات واحکام غیر انسانی اعدام، سنگسار،شلاق وشکنجه درهرشکل آن را درشأن مردم کشورمان ایران با پشتوانه تمدنی کهن نمی دانیم.
ما سرکوب و کاربرد خشونت، محکومیت ها و مجازاتهای وحشیانه را درخور شهروندان کشور خود ندانسته و خواهان لغو و محو اینگونه مجازاتها از سرزمین مان ایرانیم.
ما خواهان حقوق دمکراتیک برای زنان و جدایی دین از حکومت هستیم.
ما برآنیم که وابستگی دستگاه قضایی ودادگاه های انقلاب و دادسراها به سران حاکمیت جمهوری اسلامی و تبعیت آنها از منافع و مصالح سیاسی اقتصادی حکومتگران اسلامی، مانع از اجرای عدالت شده و درمقابل مطلق گرایی و سرکوبگری چنین دستگاهی، جان، مال و حیثیت هرشهروند ایران درخطر است.
ما خواهان لغو همه احکام غیرانسانی اعدام، سنگسار، وثیقه های ویرانگر و شکنجه درهرشکل آن هستیم.
We are a group of rights activists from UK and would like bring to your notice an urgent matter which has gone unnoticed.
The deportation of failed Disabled women asylum seekers irrespective of which ever country they belong to should be stopped as it is a straight violation of basic human rights. It is extremely inhuman to send back disabled women asylum seekers as they already have lot to cope with. Rules are for human beings and especially should be in favour of humans for whom life has not been fair.
Imagine a paraplegics life who is being deported and sent back to a country where she may face ill treatment or destitution. Especially disabled women asylum seekers are more vulnerable in their countries due to lack of amenities and possible exploitation by mentally sick and perverted people apart from their possible persecutors.
The inhuman practice or disregard and insensitiveness towards failed disabled woman asylum seekers should be immediately stopped and also their detention. The care of these failed disabled woman asylum seekers should be entrusted to other able bodied asylum seekers (Women) under the community service work . This will greatly reduce the pressure on the system and people from the same backgrounds can also integrate easily reducing the isolation stress. The aim is that we build a much more humane society with decrease in the burden on the present infrastructure and manpower.
UK has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009 but in practice it is slipping on the issue of the world's most vulnerable ones- DISABLED WOMEN ASYLUM SEEKERS and especially the ones who have failed. It has been learnt that UKBA ( United Kingdom Border Agency) has shown utter insensitivity towards them.
We urge you to protect the disabled women asylum seekers and not to be deported irrespective of any country they belong to. We request you to undertake this very seriously as the human rights levels in the civilised world are slowly decaying. It is the first world where we need to contain the basic degradation of human rights which goes unnoticed due to the turmoil around the world.
We request you to write and pursue this matter with Mr David Cameron,PM of Uk, Mr. Nick Clegg, Deputy PM of UK and also Ms. Theresa May , Home secretary of state. Infact deportation of Disabled Women Asylum seekers should be stopped worldwide inorder to restore the basic human rights values to the ones who need them the most.
Looking forward to a positive development and a assertive action to stop the deportation of Disabled women asylum seekers.
Thanks and regards,
South Carolina dose not have any nude or clothing optional beach areas and really needs one. South Carolina's Nudity Laws are as follows:
OFFENSES AGAINST MORALITY AND DECENCY
SECTION 16-15-130. Indecent exposure; breastfeeding.
(A)(1) It is unlawful for a person to wilfully, maliciously, and indecently expose his person in a public place, on property of others, or to the view of any person on a street or highway.
(2) This subsection does not apply to a woman who breastfeeds her own child in a public place, on property of others, to the view of any person on a street or highway, or any other place where a woman and her child are authorized to be.
(B) A person who violates the provisions of subsection (A)(1) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined in the discretion of the court or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
We need to work to repeal these laws and strengthen the naturist movement for years to come.
On Monday 11th April we, the undersigned, were both highly disappointed and extremely concerned to learn that after eight years of carrying out vital, specialist services for women who have been trafficked into prostitution or domestic servitude, London-based charity Eaves will not have its Poppy Project contract renewed.
Since 2003 the Poppy project as run by Eaves has been providing vital accommodation and support for trafficked women across the UK. Eaves is a specialist organisation which fully understands gender inequality and works according to feminist values, challenging this inequality and providing a safe space for trafficked women who have been exploited and abused, often sexually. As a member of the End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW), a broad-based national coalition representing over 7 million individuals and organisations across the UK, Eaves actively campaigns for violence against women to be understood as a cause and consequence of women's inequality. Eaves and EVAW are not alone recognising the links between women’s inequality, trafficking and sexual exploitation – international organisations like the United Nations also recognise this fully.
Accordingly, the desperate need for a specialist, gender specific service for trafficked women cannot be overstated. Trafficking for sexual exploitation and domestic servitude disproportionately affects women, and those who are trafficked into prostitution face systematic physical and psychological abuse, violence, rape, and torture. Women trafficked into domestic servitude, too, face this same treatment.
Overwhelmingly, the perpetrators of these acts are men, who direct their violence at women simply because they are women. It should be very clear, then, that women who escape from these situations of torture and abuse have very specific needs that require women-centred and women-led services: it is an uncomplicated question of providing safety, support, dignity and humanity to women who have suffered horrifically at the hands of men.
In awarding the contract to run Poppy Project services to the Salvation Army, a generic service provider with lacking specialist skills, training or recognition of trafficking for domestic servitude and sexual exploitation as a gendered issue, the Government is surely failing in its duty to address violence against women as upheld internationally by the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Such a blatant negation of the value and importance of women-centred services is not only disappointing – it is dangerous.
We want an explanation from the MoJ as to why a non-specialist service-provider was awarded the Poppy Project contract, and we want confirmation that trafficked women will not suffer as a result. Further, we want the MoJ to recognise the services that women-led organisations provide, and to affirm its understanding of trafficking for sexual exploitation as violence against women issue.
Human Trafficking is a very profitable industry for those involved. But the people being trafficked are often stripped of their rights and freedoms and become 2nd class citizens to their captors. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.
Revenue from trafficked persons is estimated to be between 5 to 9 billion US dollars per year. In Canada, the RCMP estimate that 600-800 people are trafficked into Canada annually and that an additional 1,500 to 2,200 people are trafficked through Canada into the United States.
Many of the people being trafficked are either women or children, that are then funneled into other industries such as free labour market and prostitution.
If we can get enough people to sign this we can get this topic raised during parliament. This is all about raising awareness and getting the Canadian Government to do more for this pressing issue.
Defence Minister Stephen Smith has decided it is now okay to allow women to serve in military combat roles.
Here are some reason why women should not be allowed into Australian Military Combat Roles:
1. It is a sanitary issue for a woman to be sitting in a trench or fob for a long time. What happens when she menstruates? There are no bins or showers in the middle of Afghanistan and I am disgusted at the thought that my partner will not only have to put up with being in a trench in the first place but will also have to put up with the smell and hygiene issue of having a woman present. Yes there are injections that stop that but that's just another government expense and if a woman has a bad reaction to the injection your opening yourself up to a lawsuit.
2. Our soldiers grow facial hair in order to get more respect from the men in Afghanistan. Our troops are overseas training the Afghan National Army. I do not see how a woman would get the Afghan men to work for her as it is completely against their culture. You will lose all respect from them, not to mention the fact that a female soldier will not be tolerated by a Afghan males she is trying to do a bomb search on or arrest. If she cant fill the duty to its full capacity then she shouldn't be there.
3. You run a high risk of a female soldier being captured by Taliban forces. Can you imagine the back lash from the public. And the rape that poor woman would endure.
4. As a infantry spouse I am concerned at the safety of my spouse. I for one know his natural instinct is to protect a woman in any circumstance. He would put himself at risk in order to protect a female soldier, as would alot of male soldiers. Nor do I want the ADF to train him otherwise. Chivalry will get our soldiers killed and it cannot and should not be trained out of them as it is a part of being Australian.
5. If your trying to avoid future sex scandals in the ADF why put in women in an area that is always remote and full of men. Not to mention that combat soldiers are not like normal soldiers. They are tough and thick skinned and often use black humour in order to be able to handle the mental anguish that comes with being a combat soldier. Picture it this way, 6 months no sex sitting in a fob in the middle of the desert. This female soldier is going to be having sex with the men in that fob or its going to be all the male soldiers think about. Causing a distraction and as result more casualties in your war against terror.
6. As awful and inappropriate as it sounds soldiers masturbate on deployment. They dont go off and find somewhere private to do their deed. They just do it. Its a method used to clear their head and keep concentration. Can you imagine the scandal if a woman soldier was present when that happened? Indecent exposure and the like. I would rather my spouse do his deed and stay level headed and get caught and you have a lawsuit than get shot in the head due to lack of concentration.
7. Does this also mean that in the event that Australia be involved in a major war Australian citizens can expect to not just say goodbye to their sons, fathers and husbands, but also to their daughters, wives and mothers? If its gender equality your after it cant be suitable one minute and not so the next.
We are concerned by the fact that women are vulnerable to attack when getting into vehicles masquerading as taxis, or private hire cars.
In many of our towns and cities, private hire cars or taxis have only small plates on the rear to identify them. These are relatively easy to fake, especially in the dark.
We believe that all taxis and private hire cars should have a permanent sign attached to their roof. This makes them easily and readily identifiable as a tax, even if it is late at night and alcohol has been consumed by the potential passenger.
This is a time when women are most vulnerable and believe that a taxi is safe. Making legitimate taxis very clearly identifiable will help keep women safe.
The United States cannot afford a deepening quagmire in Libya. We call on President Obama to seek authorization from the U.S. Congress for his Libyan bombing campaign, including a mission statement limited to protecting Libyan civilians, a viable diplomatic strategy, an exact cost projection, and a timeline for the rapid withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops before the war becomes another quagmire.
TED's US and Global annual conferences, devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading", have never had an equal number of male and female presenters. Over the last 27 years, male presenters have outnumbered female presenters by an average of two to one.
This year at TED 2011, only 15 of the 55 presenters are women-- just 27%.
Because women surely have at least half of the world's big ideas, it's time for TED conferences to commit to gender parity. We want TED presenters to include an equal number of men and women.
We invite you to join our request to the people who choose TED speakers, the TED Curators Chris Anderson and Kelly Stoetzel, to meet with us to discuss how the TED organization can pursue its intellectual mission by fully including women. We will assemble a small team of volunteers from the SheShouldTalkAtTED (Facebook) community to meet with the TED Curators.
Tell the TED organization that women with ideas worth spreading are just as important as men with ideas worth spreading, and that women and men should share the TED stage equally.
Sign the petition, below.
We, all the undersigned agree on and support Hungary’s Government’s new Media Law
As responsible European citizens and Hungarian Civil women, we proclaim that we are committed to all European moral values and we commit to respect the legal laws of the community.
Accordingly, we welcome the new provisions that have been made with the new media law of the Hungarian Government focusing on child and family protection.
With this Declaration we support the following:
• Media should inform authentically the society
• Media should serve the physical, spiritual and mental development of people
• Media, as it is a mediator of values, should present justice, goodness and beauty
• Media should protect public morality, moreover educate and encourage everyone to it
• Media should not present sin as a virtue, should not encourage to sin, and to commit criminal acts
• Media should not popularize any forms of violence and pornography
• Advisements should not use children for commercial purposes.
The mission of the Hungarian Women’s Alliance is the confession of our female vocation at the same time: ”As it is the woman, like is the family, as it is the family, like is the society.”
The most genuine vocation of a woman is giving life and raising children and this can be fulfilled only in the family. The woman being in charge of the hearth of the family, takes an integral part in the formation of our society.
Accordingly, the media is called to present female dignity in a respectful way and to strengthen the values of marriage, family and motherhood.
We are extremely concerned about Miss Olga Novoselova (dob 22/07/1957) of Flat 3, 98 Wadham Road, Liverpool, L20 2DE – now detained at Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre. Olga is a talented musician and is actively involved with the Roman Catholic Church of St Anne and St. Bernard, Edge Hill, Liverpool, where Olga is the church organist and has attended regularly since October 2005.
Olga has travelled the length and breadth of the North West region involving herself in Russian cultural events all over Merseyside and as far afield as Preston, Leyland, Lancaster, Altrincham and Manchester. The news of her arrest and detention by the UK Borders Agency on January 18, 2011 for an alleged breach of UK immigration law came as a great shock to everyone who knows Olga.
Whilst it is true that Olga is still married, her husband’s whereabouts are unknown. Olga suffered domestic violence during the marriage and ever since December 2008 she has lived in Bootle with her current partner, Mr Aleksandr ("Sasha" - who is a citizen of Lithuania and therefore the EU) Charchenko and his son, Aleksandras, where the three of them have formed a cohesive and functioning family unit.
We ask you release Olga immediately so that she can be reunited with her family and friends on Merseyside.
We will present all World Leaders with the signatures plus the stories of adoptees to make them give every adoptee the right to know their heritage. Can you imagine looking in the mirror and not knowing who looks back at you or developing a serious illness and wondering if you had known your family history, it could have been treated earlier?
Can you imagine living your whole life asking who you are and being too scared to ask in case you offend someone? Help adoptees have the same human rights as any other human being - knowledge of their heritage.
Let's stop World Leaders brushing all this under the carpet and force them to change legislation that will help give adoptees back the lives they were born with.
We want sealed adoption files opened, lost information found in all countries and our heritage returned to us.
We want to stop being punished for something that was totally out of our control when we were babies. We accept no more guilt and ask that we be given open access to our documents and free DNA testing when it is asked for.
We want all these issues dealt with, but we need YOUR help. Please sign our petition so our plight can be brought to the attention of our World Leaders
ADVA - Against Domestic Violence and Abuse – was set up in November 2002 to bring together the statutory and voluntary agencies within the county to tackle the problem of domestic violence. They help thousands of women and children every year escape violent and life-threatening situations.
Devon County Council proposes to cut ADVA’s budget by 100% as of April 2011.
If these cuts are endorsed, emerging victims may go unidentified and recovering victims may be left without support.
1 in 4 women will be a victim of Domestic Violence in their lifetime – many of these on a number of occasions. One incident of Domestic Violence is reported to the police every minute. (Women's Aid)
This cut will continue to make Domestic Violence a hidden crime.
We are asking people from across the world, including key human rights activists, women's rights activists, public intellectuals and citizens groups to support a global petition demanding action from Costa Rican President, Laura Chinchilla.
• August, 2010, 62 year old Patricia Simpson of United Kingdom was burned with cigarettes, had lighter fluid poured on her stomach and private's and set ablaze in her home in Costa Rica. She was left to lay on the floor and denied assistance and medical attention by her landlord and gardener for four days.
• August, September & October 2010, Patricia Simpson repeatedly contacted the local authorities for help and was denied. She attempted to file a formal complaint and police report against this man and was denied.
• November 26, 2010, her friend Steve Bryant took her to the Defensoria de Habitantes in the country's capital where she was allowed to file a complaint against her attackers.
• November 28, 2010, Patricia Simpson's friend, Steve Bryant of Canada reached out to the world via YouTube to ask for assistance to bring this issue to the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla.
• November 30, 2010, Costa Rica Canal 6 featured the story on the 6pm and 11 pm news to bring awareness to the crime. Once again Patricia Simpson and Steve Bryant asked for assistance in bringing justice against the men who did this. Steve Bryant of Canada raised a fundamental point of principle, which is “how can this 62 year old woman be attacked in this way and receive no police assistance and no help in apprehending the men who did this to her”.
• December 1, 2010, Steve Bryant posted the news story on his youtube channel. The story began to appear on facebook and other social media channels. Three other victims came forth to share their similar stories of being stalked and attacked by the same man.
• December 2, 2010, The website StalkingInCostaRica.com appeared with the aim to bring worldwide attention to the stalking against expatriate women crimes occurring in Costa Rica that are not being prosecuted. Victim Kytka Jezek states that 3 years ago she had a similar occurrence and stalking is not recognized as a crime in Costa Rica. The man implicated is a US Citizen. Her court documents say he is utilizing the lack of law protecting women from this crime to continue to make violent attacks on expatriate women.
We object to the United States proposal for Afghanistan being presented this week to NATO ministers.
It is not a peace plan. It is a plan for four more years of combat by US and NATO forces.
It is not a plan for US or Western troop withdrawals but for further occupation. It is a proposal to gradually lessen Western casualties and lessen Western visibility while transitioning to Western-financed, Western-armed, and Western-advised Afghan army combat in a civil conflict. It is a plan for long-term Western military bases.
It is not a plan to stop al Qaeda or terrorists from attacking Western targets. There are virtually no al Qaeda left in Afghanistan. The most recent terrorist attacks on America have been inspired by our deepening wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In seeking to save our military reputation, we all but assure future threats against Western targets. CIA officials even describe Yemen’s al Qaeda cell as more dangerous than al Qaeda in Pakistan. [NYT, Oct. 18, 2010]
It pre-empts the Administration’s own proposal for a full “review” of Afghan policy in December. The timing instead is aimed at shoring up a faltering Western alliance.
The central proposal--to increase the scale of the Afghan army and police in order to prop up a corrupt Kabul regime--will never work without a parallel cease-fire, deep institutional reform, enforceable human rights, and peace-keeping arrangements with leadership by neutral countries.
The current expenditure of over $100 billion American dollars per year for Afghanistan could be spent on medical care for 15 million veterans, or 15 million college scholarships, or 1.8 million new teachers, or 72 million installations of renewable energy for American homes.
So much grief in this world is due to male brutality, in all its manifestations, towards animals, children, women, people & populations, and the environment. Something has to be done!