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[16days_discussion] 16days_discussion Digest, Vol 66, Issue 34

Mr.Bamenda Organisation mr_bamenda at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 26 04:38:15 EST 2011


We are with the Egyptian women in solidarity and would be organizing as part of the 16 Days campaign a men's walkaton on Women's high heeled shoes to fight gender violence
Gwain Colbert and Dountio Saadeo Relindis
Co-Founders, A Common Future, fighting to end violence against women, children and girls in Cameroon
Website: www.freetocharities.org.uk/acf
Email:acommonfuture1 at yahoo.fr 

Gwain Colbert Fulai 

P.O. Box 747 Mankon, Bamenda.

Tel (237)7852476

E-mail mr_bamenda at yahoo.com

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Today's Topics:

   1.  Correction: Re: Video + Guide Launch! (Shea Morrissey)
   2.  Egyptian Human Rights Organizations Stops their
      Participation in an International Campaign Against Gender Based
      Viole - ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ?????
      ?????? ??? ????? ????????? (Yara Sallam)


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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 10:23:17 -0800
From: Shea Morrissey <s.morrissey at womenwin.org>
To: 16 days <16days_discussion at email.rutgers.edu>
Subject: [16days_discussion] Correction: Re: Video + Guide Launch!
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Hi all, apologies, but one of the links is not working.  Please share the
below messaging:

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Shea Morrissey <s.morrissey at womenwin.org>wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> In commemoration of the 16 Days Campaign, Women Win has launched a new
> video and online guide around addressing GBV in conflict regions through
> sport.  Please take a look and share widely, especially with friends in
> conflict/post-conflict areas.  The video is available in English, Spanish
> and French, and the guide is translatable into over 50 languages.  Below is
> some messaging to share through your networks. Many thanks for your support
> in sharing these resources!
>
> *Twitter:*
> @Women_Win launches video on sport in conflict regions for #16Days of
> Activism Against #GBV!  Watch and share: http://bit.ly/rDSTyu
>
> *Facebook:*
> Women Win launches video on sport as a tool to address gender-based
> violence in conflict regions for 16 Days of Activism Against GBV.  Watch
> and share to join the campaign! <http://womenwin.org/stories/conflict>
> http://vimeo.com/32495608
>
> *Email to contacts:*
> Today marks the beginning of the global campaign for *16 Days of Activism
> Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV)*.  GBV continues to be one of the
> most prevalent and socially accepted categories of human rights violations.
> In conflict and post-conflict regions around the world, girls and women are
> particularly vulnerable.  Girls and women need a safe space to address
> the trauma endured during and after conflict; sport is providing that
> space. *Sport* has proven to be an effective strategy in challenging GBV
> in conflict regions such as Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Colombia.
>
> As part of Women Win?s campaign to address GBV through sport, we have
> recently launched two new resources; a special chapter specific to conflict
> regions, and a powerful video highlighting the role of sport among
> survivors of GBV in conflict regions.  We encourage you to explore these  at
> <http://goog_810014442>*GirlSportGuides.org/Conflict*<http://GirlSportGuides.org/Conflict>
> <http://GirlSportGuides.org/conflict>where you will learn more about how
> sport is helping survivors of GBV heal, connect and rebuild.
>
> Women Win invites you to join us in 16 Days of Activism by sharing these
> resources with your community to raise awareness and encourage action in
> promoting sport as a platform for addressing GBV in conflict and
> post-conflict regions.
>
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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 20:32:57 +0200
From: Yara Sallam <yara at nazra.org>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: [16days_discussion] Egyptian Human Rights Organizations Stops
    their Participation in an International Campaign Against Gender Based
    Viole - ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ?????
    ?????? ??? ????? ?????????
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Dear Friends,

Please find below and attached the statement ?Egyptian Human Rights
Organizations Stops their Participation in an International Campaign
Against Gender Based Violence?.

Warmest regards,
Yara Sallam

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[ENGLISH]


Joint Statement -25 November 2011


*Egyptian Human Rights Organizations Stops their Participation in an
International Campaign Against Gender Based Violence*

*
*

Today marks the International Day for The Elimination of Violence Against
Women, and we as feminist organizations wanted to take part in the 16 days
of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
Campaign<http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/>by organizing events in Egypt,
especially that this year?s theme is
challenging *Militarism and Ending Violence against Women.* This year?s
theme was a chance for us to draw attention on the current situation in
Egypt and how living under military rule contributes greatly in escalating
violence against women by reinforcing patriarchy.


We started planning several activities based on this year?s theme, however,
due to the current circumstance and the violations committed against
protestors, the organizations signing this statement decided not to take
part in the campaign, and to join the protests against police and military
forces brutality, and the abuses by the ruling authorities.


For months, injured of the Egyptian revolution have established a sit-in in
different areas including Tahrir Square calling for the state to cover
their treatment expenses and give them compensations. On Saturday, 19
November, security forces dispersed the injured using violence which
provoked people to go back to Tahrir again to support them (like what
happened <http://eipr.org/en/pressrelease/2011/07/04/1191> on 28/29 June)
against police brutality and military rule.


As the violence continues for the seventh day, the second wave of the
revolution is rising against militarism and not only police brutality. The
violence that we are facing at the moment from both the police and the
military forces is a clear manifestation of the reason we are fighting
militarism.


Women in this second wave of the revolution are participating more,
although it is more violent, they are challenging the protective circles
that are built around them by the patriarchal society. We have witnessed
women brought out of the frontline losing conscience due to tear gas, and
we have followed cases of women who got detained by security forces and we
are in the process of documenting the circumstances in which they were
arrested and the violence that was used against them. Also women
politicians who were talking on stages in the first wave in January are now
standing in the frontline, making human shields and in the field hospitals
in the most dangerous areas of the protest ? Mohamed Mahmoud Street.


As women?s role changed, people acted differently towards women?s
participation, for instance, the women shield march wasn?t met with the
aggression of the march for the International Woman Day (8 March), because
they are more connected to the needs on the ground.


?In the beginning I was trying to be as close as possible to the frontline
so that the number wouldn?t be small, then I decided to help in providing
quick medical support to help ease the effect of the tear gas that are
being shot on the protestors in Mohamed Mahmoud street. I felt very
powerful by the presence of women in the frontline not fearing police
brutality and challenging the protective role that men usually play in
their lives,? said Yara Sallam - Women Human Rights Defenders Program
manager in Nazra for Feminist Studies.


Women at the moment are also developing their role in the public sphere and
paying the price for it, women are more at risk and more exposed to gender
based violence due to the bigger role in the public sphere. Men are also
trying to discourage, to the extent of stopping, women from taking part in
the protest or to go to the frontline.


?Monday 21 November we were in the morgue and there was a significant women
participation in different roles: trying to collect donations for the
burial expenses, lawyers trying to facilitate the logistics and fighting
with officials so they wouldn?t complicate the procedure ? protecting the
rights of the families in autopsy and investigation. Men and women showed
sympathy, sentimentality, and compassion; values that the society
attributes only to women? said Dalia Abd El-Hamid ? Gender and Women Rights
Officer in the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.


We are fighting, and we will always fight, against militarism, and not
forgetting how the army violated women?s bodily rights and dignity by
conducting virginity testing on them last March, a court decision should be
ruling on this decision of the army on 29 November.


On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we
are asking for your support to the Egyptian revolution, in its second wave,
to move into a peaceful stage and continue our role in building our country
and continue playing our role.

*
*

*Human Rights Organizations: *Nazra for Feminist Studies - The Egyptian
Initiative for Personal Rights - The New Woman Foundation ? El-Nadeem
Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence ? the Women and Memory
Forum.

-- 
Yara Sallam - ???? ????
Project Manager - ????? ?????
Women Human Rights Defenders Program - ?????? ????????? ?? ???? ???????
Nazra For Feminist Studies - ???? ???????? ???????
Telefax: +20225772491 ???????
yara at nazra.org
www.nazra.org
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