No More Violence Against Women And Children !

No More Violence Against Women And Children !

    1. Henk Lefevre
    2. Petition by

      Henk Lefevre

      Kuurne, Belgium

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Millions of women and girls around the world are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights.

Acid throwing, Breast ironing, Bride burning, Dating abuse, Domestic violence, Domestic violence and pregnancy, Dowry death, Honor killing, Female genital mutilation, Gishiri cutting Infibulation, Foot binding, Forced abortion, Forced pregnancy, Forced prostitution, Human trafficking, Marital rape, Murder of pregnant women, Rape Pregnancy, Sati Sexual slavery, Sexual violence, Violence against prostitutes ...

All too often, perpetrators go unpunished. Women and girls are afraid to speak out because of a culture of impunity. We must fight the sense of fear and shame that punishes victims who have already endured crime and now face stigma. It is the perpetrators who should feel disgraced, not their victims.

We can no longer close our eyes and tolerate this horrible situation. All women and children from all over the world have the right to be respected and be treated as they should !

As we build on these efforts, we must fundamentally challenge the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue.

On this International Day, me and the millions of women & children around the world call on all Governments to make good on their pledges to end all forms of violence.

 

EVERY SINGLE SIGNATURE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR ALL THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN ALL OVER THE WORLD SUFFERING FROM VIOLENCE. TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG !

 

 

Sincerely,
Henk Lefevre.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Domestic Violence Abuse to Cindy Harris

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer
      Domestic Violence Abuse to Cindy Harris

      This is just a snip of a full hour of abuse I was given by my ex husband. I had been taking the abuse all day and finally was able to get some recorded. Luckily I did get some of it recorded. However, he only spent 12 hours in jail even with the recording.

    3. Safe World for Women

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/rights-defenders/whrd-statement.html

      Statement on the Safety of Women Human Rights Defenders
      www.asafeworldforwomen.org
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      Statement on the Safety of Women Human Rights Defenders
      www.asafeworldforwomen.org
      Following recent horrific incidents where Women Human Rights Defenders have been targeted, Safeworld has issued

      Statement on the Safety of Women Human Rights Defenders

      "Women can play an active role in countering terrorism and militancy... By educating women, we can prevent their sons from becoming militants and by educating children we can enable them to choose a better future for themselves." Noorzia Afridi, friend and co-worker of murdered women's rights advocate, Farida Afridi.

    4. In Punjab court, six-year-old describes torture by father.

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer
      In Punjab court, six-year-old describes torture by father

      Patiala: A six-year-old boy was allegedly singed with cigarette butts and slashed with a shaving blade by his father who inflicted injuries all over his body. The harrowing tale of torture was narrated by the child himself in a local court, hearing a divorce case of his parents.

    5. Angelina Jolie opens school in Afghanistan

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer
      Angelina Jolie opens school in Afghanistan

      Los Angeles: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has opened a school in Afghanistan through her foundation The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict. The 37-year-old actress has funded the girls only educational establishment, which caters to between 200 and 300 students, just outside of Kabul and hopes it will be the first of many schools she sets up, reported E!

    6. Reached 50 signatures
    7. FOOT BINDING

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer

      Foot binding literally "bound feet" is the custom of applying painfully tight binding to the feet of young girls to prevent further growth. The practice possibly originated among upperclass court dancers in the early Song dynasty, but spread and eventually became common among all but the lowest of classes. Eventually foot binding became very popular because men thought it to be highly attractive. Even today in China (Guangzhou), there are families with "lotus foot ancestry". In Guangzhou in the late 19th century, for example, it was usual to bind the feet of the eldest daughter of a lower-class family who was intended to be brought up as a lady. Her normal-footed sisters would grow up to be bond-servants or domestic slaves, and, when old enough, the concubines of rich men or the wives of laboring men - able to work in the fields alongside them. In contrast, the tiny narrow feet of the "ladies" were considered beautiful and made a woman's movements more feminine and dainty.

    8. HAPPY EASTER ....

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer

      Happy Easter, Geseende Paasfees, Gezuar Pashket, Felices Pasques, Fu huo jie kuai le, Sretan Uskrs,
      Vesele Velikonoce, Glædelig Paske or God paske, Gelukkig Paasfest / Vrolijk Pasen,
      FrenchJoyeuses Paques, Hyvaa Paasiaista / Iloista paasiaista, Frohe Ostern, Schoni Oschtere, Kalo Pascha, Boldog Husveti Unnepeket / Kellemes Husveti Unnepeket,
      Buona Pasqua, Glethilega paska, Selamat Paskah, Caisc Shona Dhuit/Dhaoibh, Beannachtaí na Casca, Linksmu Velyku, Schein Ouschteren, God paske, Wesolych swiat, Boa Pascoa, Schtsjastlivyje Paschi, Paste Fericit / Hristos a inviat, Hristos voskrese, A Chaisg sona, Felices Pascuas, Bona Pasqua, Glad Pask, Milostiplne prezitie,
      Vesele velikonocne praznike, Maligayang pasko ng pagkabuhay !

      Henk Lefevre :)

    9. INCEST

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer

      Incest: India's ugly secret tumbles out in series of cases
      www.ndtv.com
      After cases in Bangalore, Amritsar and Delhi, we debate India's dark reality where children have been raped in their own homes.

      NDTV.com: India, Business, Bollywood, Cricket, Video and Breaking News

      NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world.Get current top stories,business,sports and Bollywood headlines with videos,photo galleries and more

    10. GANG - RAPE

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer

      Woman gang-raped in Amritsar, then thrown out of moving car

      A 20-year-old woman in Amritsar has alleged that she was raped by four men in a moving car last night. The alleged attackers played loud music... continue reading here: http://ndtv.in/16UHFYJ

      20-year-old says she was raped by four men in moving car as loud music played

      A 20-year-old woman in Amritsar has alleged that she was raped by four men in a moving car last night. The alleged attackers played loud music on the car stereo as they drove around the city for four hours, allegedly taking turns to rape the young woman, the police said.

    11. ACID THROWING

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer

      Acid throwing, also called an acid attack or vitriolage, is a form of violent assault. It is defined as the act of throwing acid onto the body of a person "with the intention to disfigure, maim, torture, or kill.” Perpetrators of these attacks throw acid at their victims, usually at their faces, burning them, and damaging skin tissue, often exposing and sometimes dissolving the bones. The long term consequences of these attacks include blindness and permanent scarring of the face and body, along with far-reaching social, psychological, and economic difficulties.

      These attacks are most common in Cambodia, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and other nearby countries. Globally, at least 1500 people in 20 countries are attacked in this way yearly, 80% of whom are female and somewhere between 40% and 70% under 18 years of age.

    12. CHILD LABOUR

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer

      Child labour refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful. This practice is considered exploitative by many international organisations. Legislations across the world prohibit child labour. These laws do not consider all work by children as child labour; exceptions include work by child artists, supervised training, certain categories of work such as those by Amish children, and othersHILD LABOUR.

    13. Reached 25 signatures
    14. BRIDE KIDNAPPING

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer

      BRIDE KIDNAPPING

      Bride kidnapping, also known as marriage by abduction or marriage by capture, is a practice throughout history and around the world in which a man abducts the woman he wishes to marry. Bride kidnapping still occurs in countries spanning Central Asia, the Caucasus region, and parts of Africa, and among peoples as diverse as the Hmong in Southeast Asia, the Tzeltal in Mexico, and the Romani in Europe. In most countries, bride kidnapping is considered a sex crime, rather than a valid form of marriage. Some versions of it may also be seen as falling along the continuum between forced marriage and arranged marriage.

      No More Violence Against Women And Children !

      Women and children from all over the world are facing all kinds of violence : Acid throwing, Breast ironing, Bride burning, Dating abuse, Domestic...

    15. Reached 25 signatures
    16. Suspects in India tourist gang-rape case appear in court

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer
      Suspects in India tourist gang-rape case appear in court

      New Delhi (CNN) -- As the men accused of raping and robbing a Swiss tourist in central India appeared in court Monday, protesters said the case is a troubling example of the growing problem of violence against women. Opposition lawmakers organized protests throughout India's Madhya Pradesh state Monday and called on the state's home minister to resign.

    17. Invest in Women for a Better Future

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer
      Invest in Women for a Better Future

      Info: http://www.bit.ly/InvestInWomen Facebook: Economic and Social Council - http://www.facebook.com/UNECOSOC UN Women - http://www.facebook.com/unwomen Twitter - #InvestInWomen ECOSOC - http://www.twitter.com/unecosoc UNWomen - http://www.twitter.com/UN_Women The deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is fast approaching. The world has changed in significant ways since the turn of the Millennium-environmentally, demographically and politically.

    18. IT MUST BE STOPPED !

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer
      Say NO! Violence against women and girls - CSW 57

      UN Women - 3 March 2013 - Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls is the thematic issue, to be addressed at the annual Commission on the Status of Women, from Monday 4 March to Friday 15 March 2013.

    19. SAY NO !

      Henk Lefevre
      Petition Organizer
      Say NO! Violence against women and girls - CSW 57

      UN Women - 3 March 2013 - Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls is the thematic issue, to be addressed at the annual Commission on the Status of Women, from Monday 4 March to Friday 15 March 2013.

    20. Reached 10 signatures

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    • Megan Campesi NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ
      • 5 months ago

      #YesALLWomen that's all that needs to be said

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    • dawn smith AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      O', a survivor of dv I got out JUST but am safe. There are those who are trapped and in danger I know I worked as asocial worker with them our refuges for women are overflowing that's how bad it is

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    • tuesday atherton DURANGO, CO
      • 7 months ago

      survivor of gang rape

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    • kelly johnson MILWAUKEE, WI
      • 9 months ago

      As a woman, I am outraged by such crimes.

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    • Joakim Van Mahn SANDEFJORD, NORWAY
      • 9 months ago

      One day I will have a wife, maybe a daughter or niece. They need to know that I am here to protect them.

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