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Take Action There's a lot we can do to stop the use of rape as a weapon of war.

This post was modified from its original form on 06 Sep, 9:07
on Akshara's behalf, gracias
Dear Friends

Akshara, a women’s resource centre, has created a website supporting survivors of violence or those women fearing violence in its different forms, keeping in mind the Indian reality.The website provides information, promotes awareness and lists helplines and support organisations which might be of use.
Please check out 

We will be happy if you link it to your organisation’s websites, Facebook or twitter about it.
The Akshara Team


Already signed, thanks Vivien.


Signed, thanks.

Signed all the ones i could, thanks Alicia, Thubten and Vivien.


Noted, thanks Vivien and Rose.

Signed FB petition.Gosh they make me mad with some of their stupid anti feminist stuff & censoring little Cole because he has downs syndrome.

THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” (PLS TAKE TIME TO READ THIS. it may save a life.) Reblog this!

Through a rapist’s eyes. A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

posted by Lucy Kalei

"Brave Miss World": Raped Before '98 Title Win, Linor Abargil Campaigns Against Sexual Violence

Society & Culture  (tags: violence against women, women's rights, Miss World, 1998, documentary, Brave Miss World, Linor Abargil, no to silence, rape, sexual assault, trauma, advocacy, activism, press charges, conviction, parole, serial rapist )
LucyKalei - 42 minutes ago -

Abducted, stabbed & raped just 2 months before winning title, Abargil went on to become global advocate in the fight against sexual violence. Her story, from rape to Miss World to global activist, told in new documentary, Brave Miss World. Compelling!
Somalia: No Authority To Rape! -- TAKE ACTION!

Why this is important

"My name is Laila and I'm a journalist. I recently wrote a story about a young woman brutally gang-raped by government soldiers in Somalia, hoping that her bravery in telling such a painful story would bring attention to the awful rape problem there. Instead, the government used my article to jail a rape victim and another journalist covering the story for ‘insulting the state’!

Rape is horrific, but to be raped when the only authorities you can turn to for justice are your rapists -- it's the most crushing powerlessness. But together I think we can bring her hope. That's why I started a global petition on the Avaaz site, because Somalia's government depends heavily on financing from other governments, so the international community can press them to stop the cover up and bring real reforms to end the epidemic of rape by security forces.

Our call for change could really work, but it needs to be big. UN envoy Zainab Bangura has told us that she will directly deliver our petition to donor countries and Somalia's President. Help by signing and forwarding this email -- let's show these women that they're not alone, and that no one has the authority to rape them."

--Laila Ali, British-Somali journalist based in Nairobi

 Signed This morning Thank you Carole

Signed and shared thank you Carole.


 Done Carole Cheers


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