As regular readers of this blog will know, justice for women around the world is a topic I’m thinking about a lot lately. I am still thinking, and collecting information and ideas, but I wanted to share with you a few links and news items that have come my way lately.
From Amnesty International:
Demand Dignity for pregnant women in the United States: Maternal health care is in crisis in the USA, and Amnesty International will be lobbying Congress the week of March 29.
Demand Dignity in Burkina Faso: More than 2,000 women die each year in Burkina Faso. Most of those deaths were preventable.
In May 2006, over 45 women were arrested without explanation in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico. Many were subjected to physical, psychological and sexual violence by the police officers who arrested them and then held in prison for days before being released on bail. More than three years have passed and they are still waiting for justice.
And a petition from Care: Voices Against Violence
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights in the world.
Stay tuned for more on this terrible topic. I have a column due for the newspaper at the end of the month, and I am planning on writing about justice for women and the missing baby girls worldwide.