End the war on women

Published on AVAAZ.org, February 7, 2013 (in many languages).

It’s the same story all over the world — abusive, violent men are in charge of making the laws that are supposed to protect women. And they use their power to fend off challenges from victims or voters — but now we can change that.  

When a 23-year-old student was brutally gang-raped on a bus in Delhi, citizen protests caught fire across the country and the world erupted in outrage. India commissioned an official review, but this week the government brazenly says it will ignore the review’s recommendation that politicians charged with rape or similar violence against women must step down. The 260 Indian politicians accused of such offences are fighting tooth and nail, and so far they are winning … //

… Update February 11, 2013: We’ve raced past our initial goal of 25,000 pledges. Today let’s hit 45,000 to supercharge our impact and drive more misogynist politicians from office!

Pledge now! (full text).

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Take Action to End Violence Against Haitian Women: MADRE and the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict Launch International Petition – Published on MADRE, press release Feb 7, 2013.

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