Send a postcard to end Violence Against Women

“Send a postcard to end violence against women” a campaign by maboula collective
facebooktwitter-iconOn social media   share the postcards, tag people on them be part of the debate on ‪#‎womeninbetween‬ on how to end ‪#‎ViolenceAgainstWomen‬ or reblog to spread the word. For the next 7 days we will upload a new one everyday. As we are only a week away from 25th of November – International day for the elimination of violence against women- we launch this campaign in order to invite everyone to reflect on violence and participate in the debate on how to end it. When we speak about violence against women we relate it mostly to physical, sexual violence, but violence has a lot more masks. It can also be psychological or in form of sexual and cyber harassment to name a few. We need to unveil all of those masks if we want to defeat it. The questions posed in the postcards have been isolated from the questionnaire of the FRA-EUROPE survey on violence against women that was contacted in 2014 and the results are alarming. We are aware that those questions may not stand alone as violent cases or draw results from the answers but we believe that they can set the base for a broader reflection and discussion on how violence is present in our everyday life in more ways than anyone could imagine.
Send a #womeninbetween postcard – Be part of the fight to end #ViolenceAgainstWomen

Abortion rights: victory for women in Spain

by Liz Cooper 29 September 2014

Repost from OpenDemocracy.net

As the political analysts get into their stride over the Spanish Government’s decision to back down over mediaeval reforms to the current abortion law, citing everything from conspiracy theories to a feminist victory, the Catholic Church has taken a beating and is busy churning out hate messages.

“Gallardón dimite” (Gallardón resigns): two words spattered all over Facebook and Twitter a few hours after President Mariano Rajoy of Spain, before leaving for a visit to China, formally confirmed that the reforms to the 2010 abortion law, sponsored by the Minister for Justice Ruis Gallardón, had been withdrawn for “lack of consensus”. It meant for hundreds of thousands a double celebration: the rejection of the most restrictive legislation on abortion in Europe, except in Ireland and Malta, and the resignation of a member of the Spanish governing party the Partido Popular (PP) intent on imposing by law a picture of women incapable of making a decision, needing to be protected from themselves.

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