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女性

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Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to 自由民主党

「女性はいくらでもうそをつけますから」自民党・杉田水脈衆議院議員の性暴力被害者への発言撤回、謝罪、辞職を求めます。

自民党・杉田水脈衆議院議員による「女性はいくらでもうそをつけますから」との発言に、断固抗議し、謝罪・発言撤回、議員辞職を求めます。これは性暴力被害者を貶めるセカンドレイプであり、激しく性差別的であり、性暴力根絶に向けて取り組む動きを後退させかねないヘイトスピーチです。 私たちは2019年3月に相次いだ性犯罪の無罪判決をきっかけに、性暴力の根絶、性暴力被害者との連帯を求めフラワーデモをはじめました。現在、全国47都道府県で毎月11日にデモが行われています。 フラワーデモのきっかけとなった4件の無罪判決のうち2件は、実父から娘への性虐待でした。12歳の娘への性虐待の容疑で起訴された父親は児童ポルノ所持で罰金刑がつきましたが、娘への性虐待の容疑は「被害者の証言は信用できない」「家が狭いのに他の家族が気がつかないのはおかしい」とされ無罪判決が下されました(現在高裁で審理中)。 この社会で、女性の意思や声は軽んじられ、被害を受けた側の声が疑われ、「女性として」の振る舞いを問われ、自己責任を突きつけられ、「男性の人生を破滅させるのか」と糾弾されてきました。12歳の女の子であれ嘘をついて成人男性を貶めることができるのだ、という意識を法曹界の成人男性が持つほどに、性暴力は理解されず、被害者の言葉は潰されてきました。性暴力を許してきたのは社会の性差別です。 フラワーデモでは多くの女性たちが自らの被害を人前で語りはじめました。「誰にも話せなかった」と被害を語る声が伝えるのは、被害者は「語れない」のではなく、語ってもどうせ信じてもらえない、という諦めを強いられてきた過去でした。証拠もない、目撃者もいない、しかも相手は社会的地位が高かったり、また実父であることも決して珍しくない。たとえ声をあげられたとしても警察で門前払いをされた被害者は少なくありません。刑事事件として裁かれる性暴力は、氷山の一角に過ぎない。聞かれることも、裁かれることもなかった性暴力被害の声を通して突きつけられるのは、被害者は語れなかったのではなく、社会が語らせなかった、信じようとしなかった、聞く力がなかった残酷な事実です。 2019年3月に無罪判決が出された4件の事件のうち2件は、高裁で有罪判決が出されました。どちらも一審で無罪の根拠とされた事実が、2審では有罪の根拠として示されるという劇的な判決でした。 例えば娘を長期に渡り性虐待していた実父の事件(名古屋高裁)は、「被害者が普通に日常を送っていたから無罪」とされたことが、「日常を普通に送らざるをえないことそのものが被害者の現実である」と覆りました。そのような結果が出された背景には、1年にわたり被害者が声をあげ続け、ジェンダーセンシティビティを法曹界に求め続け、メディアが性暴力問題を果敢に報道し世論が変わりつつあったことがあります。国際社会でも#MeToo運動の興隆により、被害者に寄り添う被害者中心主義が求められています。 杉田議員の発言は、弁解の余地ないセカンドレイプ、ヘイトスピーチであり、国際社会の水準からも性暴力に対する認識が著しく遅れている性差別です。日本はジェンダー不平等の指数が153カ国中121位です。ジェンダー不平等を改善すべく努める国会議員が、率先して性差別的発言を行い、性暴力への無知を露呈することは許されるべきことではありません。杉田水脈氏には発言の撤回・謝罪、そして議員辞職を求めます。【賛同】強姦救援センター・沖縄 REICO性暴力被害ワンストップ支援センターとやま東京・強姦救援センター一般社団法人しまね性暴力被害者支援センターさひめNPO法人全国女性シェルターネット性暴力を許さない女の会NPO法人博多ウィメンズカウンセリングNPO法人レジリエンスNPO法人女性と子ども支援センターウィメンズネットこうべNPOえばの会ウィメンズカウンセリング徳島ぐるうぶ;NO!セクシュアルハラスメントNO!SHくるめS・ぱ~ぷるリボンあいたた倶楽部一般社団法人Voice Up Japan認定特定非営利活動法人ウィメンズアクションネットワークNPO法人ふぇみぱる堺ふぇみん婦人民主クラブウィメンズカウンセリングいずみNPO法人 Safety First静岡NPO法人ハッピーウーマンプロジェクトNPO法人女のスペース・ながおかNPO法人ぱっぷす性暴力禁止法をつくろうネットワークウィメンズカウンセリング京都フェミニストセラピィ”なかま”フェミニストカウンセリングWish日本フェミニストカウンセラー協会フェミニストカウンセリング堺愛知"人間と性"教育研究協議会公益財団法人名古屋YWCA /ウィメンズカウンセリング名古屋YWCAsendaiろーずNPO法人フェミニストカウンセリング東京特定非営利活動法人日本フェミニストカウンセリング学会一般社団法人SpringNPO法人男女平等参画推進みなと札幌市中学教諭性暴力事件の被害者を支える会NPO法人福岡ジェンダー研究所ウィメンズカウンセリング松山一般社団法人ウィメンズカウンセリング富山 日本フェミニストカウンセリング・アドヴォケイター協会NPO法人手をつなぐ女たちの会NPO法人ハーティ仙台NPO法人さんかくナビOur Clothesline with Mónica Mayerかけこみ女性センターあいち北京JAC(世界女性会議ロビイングネットワーク)NPO法人アジア女性資料センター岩手レインボー・ネットワーク公益財団法人日本キリスト教婦人矯風会ワンストップ支援センターの設立を強く望む会(SO♡)性暴力禁止法を作ろうネットワーク全国キャラバンin秋田大仙れでぃーすだいせんシングルマザーほっこりサロン和歌山イコール会議暴力防止部会ハッピーママライフ(HML)NPO法人山口女性サポートネットワークI女性会議アクティブ・ミュージアム 女たちの戦争と平和資料館新日本婦人の会愛媛県本部愛媛母親大会連絡会平和を守る愛媛女性連絡会AWS・ムーンストーン公人による性差別をなくす会シングルマザー交流会松山   We hereby demand that LDP House of Representatives member Mio Sugita withdraw her statement, issue a public apology, and resign from her position. We strongly protest against LDP House of Representatives member Mio Sugita's statement on "women can tell lies as much as they want," and demand that she withdraw her statement, issues a public apology, and resigns from her position.Her statement has resulted in the "second rape" of victims of sexual violence and constitutes sexual discrimination. It is also considered hate speech that could hamper efforts to eliminate sexual violence. We have launched “Flower Demo” in March 2019 with the aim of eliminating sexual violence and building solidarity with victims of sexual violence in the aftermath of a series of acquittals for perpetrators of sexual crimes. Currently, demonstrations are being organized on the 11th of every month in all 47 prefectures nationwide. Two of the four acquittals that had triggered the launch of Flower Demo involved sexual abuse of daughters by fathers. Although one of the perpetrators charged with sexually abusing his 12-year-old daughter was ultimately fined for possessing child pornography, his sexual abuse charge was dismissed on the grounds that "the victim's testimony was not credible." (Proceedings for this case are currently underway at the High Court.) The will and voices of women are often neglected in our society, where women are required to behave according to stereotypes and any claims made by victims of sexual violence are usually met with skepticism. When such claims are made, the victims are often accused of attempting to ruin a man's life.Sexual violence is not taken seriously and the words of victims are often ignored. Even a 12-year-old girl can be thought to have lied to bring down an adult man. It is the sexual discrimination inherent in our society that has allowed sexual violence to fester. Flower Demo has empowered many women to take to the streets and start giving voice to the past experiences that they have suffered. What became clear was that it is not the case that victims are unable to speak out, but that they have been compelled to stay silent because no one would believe them even if they had spoken out. In many cases, there was no hard evidence to be presented to the police and no witnesses. Moreover, perpetrators of such crimes often have a high social status, and it is not uncommon for some of them to even be fathers of the victims. Many victims had not been taken seriously by the police, and the cases of sexual violence that have been trialed in court represent nothing more than the tip of the iceberg.The voices of victims of sexual violence have exposed the cruel reality that it is not the case that victims are unable to speak out, but that our society has been unwilling to listen to them. However, our society is changing.In two of the four cases from March 2019, the initial acquittal was eventually reversed by the High Court and the perpetrators were convicted. In a dramatic shift, the facts that had been taken to be proof of the defendants' innocence in the first instance were later determined to be proof of their guilt upon appeal in both cases.These changes were only possible because of the actions of victims of sexual violence and social movements that have continued to advocate for gender sensitivity within the legal community, as well as media organizations that have actively reported on issues of sexual violence and the backing of public opinion. With the rise of the #MeToo movement within the international community, there is an increasing willingness to hear out the victims and stand in solidarity with them. Sugita's statement is inexcusable hate speech that constitutes a form of "second rape" of victims of sexual violence and which seriously falls short of the sensitivity demanded by the international community with regard to the problem of sexual violence.Japan ranks a lowly 121st out of 153 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index. Parliamentarians who ought to address gender inequality must not be allowed to set the wrong example by issuing sexually discriminatory remarks and revealing their ignorance of the very real problem of sexual violence. In view of this, we demand that Mio Sugita withdraw her statement, issue a public apology, and resign from her position.  

フラワー デモ
139,077 supporters
Started 7 months ago

Petition to the Japanese Embassy in Thailand, Japanese in Thailand

#RespectThaiWomen Please stop sexually harassing Thai women

日本語/ ไทย Recently, on Twitter, a post by a Thai woman caused a huge public uproar. "The Japanese coming to Thailand are really awful! I was asked to have a contract to be a mistress for a monthly payment of THB 30,000 by a middle-aged Japanese man who was over the age of 40. The detail of the contract was to meet the man roughly once a week when his wife is away to have a meal and XXX" This post had been retweeted more than 8,000 times as of 31 May and the situation is that revulsion at the Japanese can be heightened among Thai people. Moreover, some of the Japanese Youtuber living in Thailand posted videos of them competing for hitting on Thai women and taking them to hotels, an act of which can be regarded as misogynistic. As of 31 May, it has been retweeted over 17,000 times and there has been a lot of criticism from Thai people. We, up until now, had been disgusted at stories of sexual harassment against Thai women and misogyny on SNS, but  we couldn't do anything about them, so we just tried to ignore. However, since a Thai friend who saw the post quoted in the beginning was very hurt by it and there was a lot of response on SNS, we felt it could lead to deteriorate the relationship between Japan and Thailand so we, volunteers comprised of Japanese and Thai people, decided to launch a petition campaign. Thailand has historically earned foreign currencies through the sex industry. To this day, Thailand suffers from an extreme inequality and there are women who turn to prostitution to get by. We are not trying to criticise the sex industry or sex workers. On the other hand, it's also true that many Thai women in general, feel anger at being seen as "cheap sex" objects by foreigners, namely the Japanese. "A strange Japanese man abruptly asked me 'How much?'", "A Japanese man, who I met for the first time, uttered a sexual insult at me", those sexual harassment incidents of which we cannot even imagine have been reported one after the other. Also, concern is rising about SNS posts that include sexual expressions that can be seen as sexism against Thai women. Please think again before you post or press "like". SNS can be accessed easily by anybody and that's why we want you to, even for a bit, imagine how the people who receive the information would feel. The act of each Japanese expat in Thailand gravely affects the image that Thai people hold of Japan.With regards to such a situation, we call on the Japanese Embassy in Thailand to make effort to prevent Japanese from sexually harassing Thai women.

ช่วยเพื่อนรัก ちゅ愛プアンラック
25,580 supporters
Started 7 months ago

Petition to HeForShe, United Nations, UN Women

Gender Equality For ALL

私たちは、 学校のプロジェクトの一環として、持続可能な開発目標の目標5「ジェンダー平等を実現しよう」に基づき、男女平等の世界づくりを支援しています。そこで、私たちの目的というものが以下になります。 ● すべての女性と少女にとって快適な環境を作り、差別をなくすための支援● 人身売買や性的、その他の種類の搾取など、すべての女性及び女児に対する、公共・ 私的空間におけるあらゆる形態の暴力を排除する支援 この世界には、上記のような問題で苦しんでいる女性が多く存在します。そのためには、皆さま一人一人の「署名」が必要になります。その小さな一歩が「男女平等の世界」へと繋がるのです。 どうか、ご協力の方宜しくお願い致します。 Our school project support Gender Equality from the SDGs no.5. The purpose is: ●  To be supportive of making comfortable environment and to eliminate discrimination for all women and girls.●  To focus on eliminating all forms of violence in public and private spaces against all women and girls, including trafficking, sexual assault and other types of exploitation. There are many women in this world who are suffering from these problems. To spread the awareness, please sign a signature. A small step could lead to the world of gender equality.Thank you for your cooperation.

Takayanagi Julia
226 supporters
Started 8 months ago

Petition to Katsunobu Kato , Chairperson , Chairperson

Please make emergency contraceptive accessible for all women!

日本語版はこちら Please make emergency contraceptive accessible for all women! ●  Some people don't have access to emergency contraception in Japan The emergency contraceptive pill (morning-after pill) is a pill that can prevent pregnancy in emergency situations, such as after having sex without sufficient protection, or after sexual assault. Though not 100%, the effectiveness rate is high. I represent a non-profit organization called Pilcon which strives to support young people’s sexual health issues. Just from reading the messages that young people have sent to us at Pilcon, it’s apparent that young people have no knowledge surrounding contraception in the first place, and for these people, the emergency contraceptive pill is extremely difficult to access. There are many people who have sent messages asking, “I had unprotected sex. What should I do?” Even if they do know that emergency contraception is an option, they’ve encountered further barriers: “I’m worried about what others would think, so it’s difficult for me to go to the gynecologist,” “I can’t be absent from work,” “The clinic is closed during weekends and holidays.” It’s clear that accessibility to emergency contraception is very low for many. The only nationally approved emergency contraception brand, NorLevo, costs about 10,000 yen (about 93 USD) per dose. Also, emergency contraception is a prescription-needed medicine so that not available at pharmacy and one always has to see a doctor. Combined with medical consultation fees, the total cost may come out to about 6,000-20,000 yen (55-180 USD). In addition, not all obstetricians/gynecologists provide this option; clearly, the morning-after pill is not something one can easily buy in Japan. If the person seeking emergency contraception does get pregnant in the end, they would be forced to choose between giving birth to the baby or getting an abortion. Victims of sexual assault can receive financial assistance for getting emergency contraception, but only 3.7% of victims actually go to the police (*1). Furthermore, the police do not provide emergency contraception. The need for a prescription and uncertainty of availability present serious problems for someone who needs to take the emergency contraceptive pill as soon as possible within 72 hours. It’s not just sexual assault victims who need emergency contraception. In Japan, 82% of people use condoms as a method of contraception (*2). The failure rate of condoms with typical use is almost 20% - even with efforts to prevent pregnancy on a regular basis, condoms can often tear or be misused. This risk is exacerbated by the fact that in Japan, people are often not properly taught how to use a condom. On the other hand, there are countless businesses that sell emergency contraceptive pills online. As concerns over haphazard use rise, the unregulated presence of internet vendors is a danger to those who need emergency contraception, and contradictory to the concerns of the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Labour. I myself have experienced a painful unwanted pregnancy and abortion. Failed contraception is something that every one of us could encounter in our lives. That includes you, your partner, your friends, siblings, children and parents. I speak openly about my past because I want to convey the ubiquitousness of this issue. ●      Over-the-counter sale of emergency contraception, and the unheard voices of the people In recent developments, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor has been considering making the emergency contraceptive pill over-the-counter (can be purchased at a drugstore without a prescription) in response to citizens’ requests. Public comments showed an overwhelmingly positive response; however, over the investigative commission’s concerns that “pharmacists would have a hard time explaining usage to customers,” “haphazard use would increase,” the decision was made that emergency contraception will not be made over-the-counter. Why did the ministry ask for public comments in the first place? ●      Japan’s emergency contraception problem: abandoned by international society Emergency contraception is deemed safe and can be purchased from a pharmacist without requiring a prescription in 76 countries, over-the-counter in 19 countries (ICEC, March 2019). In most cases, it can be purchased at a drugstore, and the cost is below the equivalent of 5,000 yen (46 USD). It’s also not uncommon for governments to provide the option to youth at no cost. In 2018, WHO recommended that “[all] women and girls at risk of an unintended pregnancy have a right to access emergency contraception and these methods should be routinely included within all national family planning programmes.” References: #Nandenaino movement https://www.nandenaino.com/know-the-truth-2   Please make emergency contraceptive accessible for all women! Our requests are as follows. ○      Make emergency contraception over-the-counter. Eliminate the difference in cost compared to other countries. ○      Collaborate with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology to bolster sex education programs so that students may be equipped with proper knowledge about the oral contraceptive pill and other contraceptive methods. This should take place through middle school (mandatory education). ○      The fact that there are online vendors selling emergency contraception and oral contraception is dangerous. As a transitional measure, ensure that emergency contraception acquired through online consultation with a healthcare provider is guaranteed safe to use, and that people who seek emergency contraception would be able to access it without an in-person medical consultation. ー In July 2019, they lifted the online consultation of emergency contraceptives from the first visit conditionally. We will deliver this petition to the Minister of Health, Welfare and Labor, the chairperson of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the chairperson of the Japan Pharmaceutical Association, and appeal for their cooperation in the measures stated above. At Pilcon, we have also worked towards providing adequate resources for those carrying anxieties about pregnancy, by developing an automated messaging service on LINE and by gathering support via crowdfunding. ▼Let us spread the LINE bot(a mobile app) that delivers appropriate information and support to all people who have anxiety about unintended pregnancy(CampFire) Please join me in supporting all women’s rights to safely access emergency contraception. Pilcon Board Chairperson, Asuka Someya #Nandenaino chairperson, Kazuko Fukuda   (*1) Japan Cabinet Office “Research on violence between men and women” (2011) (*2) Japan Family Planning Association “Research on the lifestyles and awarenesses of men and women” (2016)

染矢 明日香
109,637 supporters