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In response to the fact that Ms. Jhilmil Breckenridge, being locked up at IHBAS- Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Shahdara, Delhi (also known as Shahdara Mental Asylum) against her consent has alerted and shocked many women who have undergone similar incarceration and emotional trauma. She was picked up by policemen and is in lock up at the asylum.
Ms. Jhilmil, a wonderful, warm, vibrant woman and mother of 4 children, has been forcibly institutionalised in the Shahadara mental asylum. She was becoming 'too difficult' to manage. And this, despite the fact that she has a supportive doctor who has confirmed over many instances throughout communications between her family and friends that she is NOT going through symptoms of mania (she has had a previous diagnosis of Bipolar).
Background, which is hugely facilitating a medico legal charge of insanity: She is in the middle of a difficult divorce - perhaps that explains why she is getting 'too difficult' to manage. Her reactions in any way, from holding her child, to being moody and difficult are being classified as 'mad'. She has asked for help from other authority figures, but they have only been shooed away by statements such as: 'Do not take her words seriously, she is crazy'.
Institutionalizing her is against the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
Article 5: Equality and Non-Discrimination
Article 6: Women with Disabilities
Article 10: Right to Life
Article 12: Equal Recognition before the Law
Article 13: Access to Justice
Article 14: Liberty and security of the person
Article 15: Freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Article 16: Freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse
Article 17: Protecting the integrity of the person
Article 19: Living in the community
Article 25: Health
Her case is that of thousands of other women in this country who have had to face atrocities due to laws that continue to function despite the ratification of UNCRPD in 2007. How many, many women have been towed away into asylums on an insanity petition, so that the man can gain custody of children, be irresponsible about alimony, hide domestic violence, and obscure an extra marital affair before the public eye and the eye of justice?
Jhilmil is eminently able to take care of herself, is a yoga teacher, and has a self discipline about her own well being and recovery. She is an inspiration to many regarding recovery and well being.
Her doctor's word is not sufficient for her release when she is being held under a government psychiatrist.
Read supporting documents at: http://mindarcs.wordpress.com/petitions/stop-forced-institutionalization-and-release-jhilmil-breckenridge/
Documents pertaining to CRPD and human rights can be accessed at: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/disabilities-convention.htm
The One Child Policy in China allows families to have only one child, with few exceptions, in an effort to control the population. For example, if a mother who already has a child gets pregnant and the government somehow becomes aware, the women will be whisked away for a forced abortion and likely sterilization.
There are many documented cases of pregnant mothers being kidnapped, imprisoned and beaten, then forced to abort, as late-term as up to nine months. The government should not be involved in family planning.
Below are some articles that give a clear picture of just what is going on: (Copy and paste)
The facts: http://factsanddetails.com/china.php?itemid=128&catid=4&subcatid=15
I want to get enough signatures for lowering the age to 20 years old to be eligible for a cervical cancer smear test when they notice symptoms or changes. The government and NHS have stated that you have to be 25 to be able to get checked out.
Most teenagers and women under the age of 25 are sexually active which can trigger cervical cancer. According to the screening programme, around 4,500 lives are saved every year through these interventions to prevent cancer developing. It was Jade Goody who gave me inspiration after she had cervical cancer.
Also a 23-year-old girl Mercedes Curnow from Cornwall died of cervical cancer because doctors said she was too young for a smear test, her devastated family have claimed.That is why I am wanting to petition so these deaths of young women can be prevented!
It has become apparent that many legislators in various states across the USA are not allowing women to make private and intimate choices about their own bodies. This includes toying with the idea of state sanctioned rape, mandatory ultrasounds, and even equivocating women to cows and hogs on a farm.
One legislator has gone as far to say that being raped is equal to having a flat tire on your car.
AIDS2012 will be a fantastic opportunity for the issues facing the Caribbean to be showcased.
We, Caribbean activists vow to make our voices heard and our issues known. This is but just one such way of doing so.
As a woman who loves the Earth, please sign an open letter from women to world leaders. If we speak with love for the Earth and gift our voices to the Earth by signing, it will inspire world leaders and inspire other women to do the same.
Women have a history of speaking out; the Suffragettes, the Chipko, the Rural Women’s Movement — to name just a few. For the Suffragettes it was for their right to be treated as equals, for the Chipko it is to speak out on behalf of the trees, and now rural women throughout the world are speaking out on behalf of the land.
Thank you for taking just a few moments to sign the letter and send it on to women you know.
This petition will serve as a notice to the MBTA (Mass Bay Transit Authority) of the growing dissatisfaction of the many single parents that have small children and no help to care for them.
The hours that the Authority requires us to work are usually before any childcare facilities open, and we are also required to work hours long after any childcare facilities is open. Also the inconsistencies by which we are forced to live our lives on a 3-4 month ever changing schedule, holiday schedule, school vacation schedule etc, is unrealistic. No one person or daycare facility would be able to support such an inconsistent, unpredictable schedule.
Being subjected to the stress regarding childcare and having no reliable consistent help, many single parents are being forced out of their jobs and this needs to stop. The MBTA needs to recognize their growing diversified workforce which includes many single parents, predominantly African American women, and address these scheduling conflicts immediately.
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.