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Feb 21, 2013

Focus:Human Rights
Action Request:Petition
Location:United States

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

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Posted: Thursday February 21, 2013, 12:26 pm
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Dana H. (229)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 8:43 am
I cross posted this in our group Carole, ty for this.
~Dana~

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Just Carole
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