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Kenya: Ensure Justice for 16-Year-Old Liz & All Victims of Sexual Violence ACTION

Society & Culture  (tags: violence, humanrights, women, world, sexual assault, culture )

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Tragically Liz's experience is commonplace in Kenya, where 1 in 5 women will experience sexual violence in their lifetime. Therefore, please join Equality Now, our partners through the Solidarity for African Women's Rights (SOAWR) coalition, COVAW and...

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Solitary E (324)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 7:34 am
Signed and shared. Thank you, Nancy.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 7:46 am
Signed-thx Nancy

Elisa F (235)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 7:51 am
N&S. Thanks, Nancy.

PlsNoMessage s (588)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 8:03 am

Sue H (7)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 8:40 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Ben O (172)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 9:29 am

Nicole L (79)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 11:42 am
Signed and noted.

Animae C (514)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 3:48 pm
Thank you for calling on the Government of Kenya to ensure that immediate steps are taken to fully investigate and prosecute the perpetrators responsible for the gang rape of 16-year-old Liz, and that the Sexual Violence Act is effectively implemented to ensure that all cases of sexual violence are properly investigated and prosecuted.

Jason B (142)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 7:02 pm
Thanks Signed

Fran F (118)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 12:01 am
Signed and noted. Thank you, Nancy.

Caroline S (78)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 1:27 am

Aaron B (158)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 6:42 am
signed and noted thanks

. (0)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 7:50 am
noted and signed

pam w (139)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 8:24 am

norma laborie (33)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 1:16 pm

Birgit W (160)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 2:36 pm
Gladly signed, thank you very much.

Lois J (63)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 3:55 pm
"Your messages have been sent." Noted. Thanks, Nancy.

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 4:28 pm
Signed but that it will do any good is doubtful. Hell we can't even get justice for most rape victims here in the USA!

Gabriela B (104)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 5:17 pm
Signed !
shared on Pinterest ! thank you, Nancy !

Anne K (139)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 5:48 pm
Signed and noted.

Angeles M (298)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 7:03 pm

DORIS L (61)
Friday April 4, 2014, 9:02 am

Melania P (122)
Friday April 4, 2014, 9:22 am

Leslie S (102)
Saturday April 5, 2014, 2:40 pm
Signed and shared!

Kathleen R (138)
Sunday April 6, 2014, 10:27 am
signed & noted

Susanne R (234)
Sunday April 6, 2014, 11:11 pm
Signed and noted. I hope Liz receives the justice she deserves.

On a more positive note:

"(CNN) -- Three men were sentenced to death Friday for the gang rapes of two women in the Indian city of Mumbai last year, public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said.

The men -- Vijay Jadhav, Mohammad Qasim and Salim Ansari -- were sentenced to die under an amended Indian law that sets death as the maximum sentence if convicted of more than one sexual assault, according to Nikam. The three were found guilty of gang-raping a telephone operator a month before attacking a photojournalist in a deserted Mumbai mill in August.

Five people, including a young boy, were involved in the photojournalist rape case, Nikam said. One of them has been sentenced to life in prison, while the youngest is facing a trial before a juvenile justice board. Those convicted can appeal their sentences to a higher court.

Violent crimes against women have been in the spotlight in India since a 23-year-old woman was raped and beaten by several men on a bus in December 2012.

The victim later died in a Singapore hospital. The shocking attack provoked outrage across India, leading to calls for improved safety and treatment of women.

Since then, the Indian media have intensified their focus on rape cases. Attacks against foreign women have also been reported.

The 2012 case prompted lawmakers to change statutes to fast-track the arrest and questioning of anyone implicated in a rape."
They had no intention of stopping their brutal sexual assaults, as evidenced by the fact that they attacked another woman even after their first victim had died. As sad as their sentence may seem, perhaps it was the only way to stop them.

. (0)
Monday April 7, 2014, 3:17 pm

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 5:34 pm
Signed and Noted with thanks Nancy. I hope the rapists will all be caught and given heavy jail time. Unfortunately this happens all to often in Kenya.

Ondine J (134)
Friday April 11, 2014, 11:08 pm
Noted and signed, thankless Nancy
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