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I am at the supply committee meeting for the department of Justice at One Government Place.

Enjoy my live tweets related to all of the departments “priorities”. 1/
The department is committed to keeping people of Nova Scotia safe!

Good to know.
The highest priority is the #MCC Commission Report according to Minister Johns.

You’ll note that the report focused on how cover up and bias around gender based violence needs to be addressed.

Let’s hear how they plan to do that 3/
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1. Public support
2. Write your MP (that’s still works)
3. Any sort of safety precautions/make our lives easier is welcome
That’s how the average person can help. But what about the people in news media with power? They are silent #16DaysofActivism
Earlier this year I called on the most protected and powerful in journalism to speak out publicly for us—white men and white women—and most of them ignored me and refused. Yet these are the same ppl who will talk about #GBV on Dec 6 as though this isn’t ongoing in their backyard
These voices are those you see on Tv regularly. Many of those white men denied and discredited our experiences like a certain @CBCNews Parliamentary reporter who said that “the PM gets more hate”. I have yet to see any repudiation by management. JSP doesn’t exist for them
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Chinese billionaire Richard Liu agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a former University of Minnesota student who alleged he raped her in Minneapolis in 2018, attorneys for both sides announced.
A settlement amount was not disclosed.… #GBV
Liu Jingyao alleges the attack happened in 2018 while Richard Liu was in Minneapolis for a weeklong residency in the University of Minnesota’s doctor of business administration China program, geared toward high-level executives in China.…
Chinese feminists touted the settlement as a qualified victory for the country’s beleaguered #MeToo movement. In China, the legal system offers little recourse for female victims, and rape is rarely discussed.…
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#AcademicTwitter Recently Audrey Jaramillo (A24) went on a summer research trip to Argentina, supported by IGL @tufts.

View her #Argentina research trip in pictures. #ICYMI
Artisan mall & a booth at Feria Internacional del Libro de #BuenosAires.

"We even got to pick up some books for our research and the flight back home. This was a great place to find contacts for interviews and local books related to our research," says Audrey. (1)
Meeting with activists from #FuerzaMestiza.

"They call themselves messengers, as they travel to connect with other feminists, record information, about missing womxn, inform others about realities of #femicides through creative work," wrote Audrey. #GBV #ViolenceAgainstWomen
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#BlackHistoryMonth wraps up today but we can engage with #BlackExcellence round the year via these #BlackTwitter accounts.
Wherever you live, we invite you to learn more about these #Communities & institutions that are shaping the story of #Canada.
🧵with favourite accounts.

Join them in their goal to “reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes & promote health & well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism." #BlackHistoryMonth

@blackartndialog is "dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally." #BHM

Explore their incredible FREE for the public gallery here:
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If you would like to directly donate to the grassroots-based organisations in #Ukraine, I am sharing a small list of queer and young feminist orgs I worked with at different moments, and wholeheartedly suggest you to support them at this time of absolute crisis 🧵
📍Feminist Workshop based in Lviv Since 2014, Feminist Workshop has been a hub of young feminist organizing and has been progressively growing a feminist community in the region.
These superstar young people are creating a peer support spaces and services for young folks in Ukraine living with HIV. They work closely with activists in Central Asia.
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#SexualisierteGewalt und #Machtmissbrauch machen vor der #Wissenschaft nicht halt.
Ein kleiner🧵über die Situation an #Hochschulen und die neue Handreichung, die ich mit @lisa_mense und Jeremia Herrmann editiert habe. @fgf_nrw
1/x Es ist eine poröse Mauer aus Beton zu sehen, durch die sich
In unserem einleitenden Beitrag werfen @lisa_mense und ich einen Blick auf sexualisierte Diskriminierung als Teil von geschlechterbezogener Gewalt (#GBV). Auch für den #Hochschulkontext gilt es, #GBV intersektional und nicht-binär zu denken, um das Dunkelfeld auszuleuchten 2/x
Sandra Beaufaÿs setzt sich mit "#Macht und #Machtmissbrauch" in der #Wissenschaft auseinander und arbeitet heraus, wie stark diese Begriffe jeweils vergeschlechtlicht sind und welche Folgen dies für die Bekämpfung von #Machtmissbrauch an #Hochschulen hat. 3/x
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Proud to inform #EU committed €268.3 million in education, health + livelihoods support for the people of #Afghanistan. Working with @UN on ensuring Afghans, esp. women and girls, can cope with current hardship.
#StrongerTogether @UNAMAnews @EU_Partnerships @RamizAlakbarov
#EU focus is on (1) cash for work to boost food production, (2) eradication of #polio, (3) address #COVID19 health effects, (4) emergency cash support for public school teachers, (5) improve access to #nutrition, #WASH and prevent #GBV, esp. for women + girls
And (5) access to basic services + livelihoods for Afghan refugees and their host communities in neighbouring countries. Check out our factsheet, for more info 👇…
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Day 2

Please Read the findings below from a survey by National Judicial Academy

For GBV survivors who are less educated, poor, & marginalized what will be the entry point to seek justice even TODAY?

#Nepal Image

Is there an UNDER-REPORTING with only around 12% of #VAW Issues reported in the MEDIA?

What kind of Structural constraints play a role in COVERAGE or PRIORITY SETTING of issues around #GBV or #VAW or #VAWC in the Media?

#Nepal Image

In a situation with predominance of men in the police system (NWC 2017 Report-94% police men) & steep power gradient due to #gender roles in #Nepal

Can mediation by the police perpetuate the culture of impunity & reinforce women’s vulnerability?

#OrangeTheWorld Image
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As seen on “The Embrace Project” IG: Image
I guess #BhekiCele is pretty pleased to have the pandemic to blame when it comes to accounting for the spike in statistics for #GBV&F. All this demonstrates, however, is that he is devastatingly incompetent.
In spite of legislative reform, the pronouncement of presidential policies, and a commitment (allegedly) to a national strategic plan to address GBV&F, the statistics in SA continue to climb.
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The #Zapatista tour of #Ireland, a long aul’ thread (but pix and vids!) to wrap up

In 1994 indigenous peasants in the mountains of SE Mexico rose up against #neoliberal capitalism, their latest struggle in 500 years of resisting colonialism…

#LaGiraZapatistaVa #EZLN Zapatista women at La Realidad
If you need a backgrounder, here's Mick McCaughan, ex-Latin American correspondent for the Irish Times and Guardian introducing why the #Zapatistas matter:

27 years later, they hold liberated territory the size of Munster –

governing themselves from below

with a powerful #womxn’s movement

practicing #AgroEcology

and with their own culture, education system, community media...

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This week Control Arms and @ArmsTreaty are pleased to participate in and the Fifth Conference of States Parties to #CIFTA_V to speak about the consequences of illicit trafficking & diversion of arms.

Read through the highlights of our presentation below 🧵 👇
Presenting on behalf of the coalition, @csolmirano contextualizes the situation in the region where violence is fuelled by the illicit proliferation of arms and contributes significantly to negative indicators of social well-being, and lower degrees of institutional capacity.
⚤ On #GBV: While firearms are used in one-third of all femicides globally, in some Latin American and Caribbean countries, including El Salvador, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras, firearms are used in more than 60% of all femicides.
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TODAY: We're at the Lord Khanyile Community Hall in Ivory Park, Region A, to launch the City's Substance Abuse Multi-Media Awareness Campaign on Alcoholism #JoburgCares ^GZ ImageImageImage
WATCH: Today's programme is currently underway and MMC of @CoJHealth & Social Development, @MMCEuniceMgcina is expected to address the community this morning #JoburgCares ^GZ
The singing of the national anthem, a moment of silence and a prayer for the lives lost to #GBV opens today's programme in Ivory Park, Ward 78 this morning #JoburgCares ^GZ ImageImageImageImage
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TONIGHT 5:30pm: I am observing the #SanFrancisco #Police Commission for @lwvsf on this thread. 📢Big Change to the agenda: PUBLIC COMMENT will now open the meeting! How to join:… Round image. Top two thirds red. Bottom two thirds white. Lo
The meeting hasn’t started yet, but it looks like all are present in Webex: President @MaliaCohen, VP Cindy Elias, @DJYBG, @HamasakiLaw, Petra Dejesus. Also present are @SFPDChief Scott & @SF_DPA Department of Police Accountability Executive Director @PaulHendersonSF.
While we’re waiting, here’s the agenda:… and the supporting documents:….
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Kwar Adhola Moses Owor, 94, to speak shortly on behalf of all the cultural leaders of Uganda at this meet.

#COTLA Uganda Chapter @CCFU_NGO @Mglsd_UG

Zoom link:…
LIVE NOW #KwarAdhola ImageImageImage
@CCFU_NGO @Mglsd_UG KWAR ADHOLA: Child marriage is a global concern. A young girl getting married to a man twice her age..... ideas can't rhyme!

#MosesStephenOwor #Tororo
@UNinUganda Launch #COTLA #Uganda Chapter @CCFU_NGO @Mglsd_UG #16Days #OrangeTheWorld #GBV… Image
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#16DaysOfActivism - Day 2: Learning small things to act against #GBV #SGBV
#16Days #OrangeTheWorld
1. Learn commonly used terms that any gender equality activist should have in their vocabulary toolkit.
For #16Days and beyond! #OrangeTheWorld @UN_Women @16DaysCampaign
2. Let’s flip the narrative that places blame on victims and use the power of language in service of survivors, not perpetrators.
And call out journals, publications, reports, etc. doing otherwise.
#16daysOfActivism against #GBV #SGBV
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This year, for the #16DaysOfActivism, we are sharing about different (& original) ways to do activism against #GBV every day!

Today, let's talk about a traditional way for women to fight for their rights and ideals, but with a spin! 👇 #orangetheworld Image
Lysistrata, an anti-war comedy by the Greek playwright Aristophanes, talks about a sex strike 💪

The women in the play, led by Lysistrata, want the Peloponnesian War to end, so they stop having sex with their husbands as a strategy to secure the peace. Image
And nowadays?

Let's talk about three different sex strikes!

1⃣ Huelga de piernas cruzadas ("The strike of crossed legs"), Pereira (Colombia), September 2006 ▶️ A strike to curb gang violence. Image
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Community Forum in Eldama Ravine where we continue with sensitization and awareness creation on citizenship, #hudumanamba and #GBV with the Community
Making it our priority to ensure we listen and lobby for the rights of the indeginous and marginalized Image
The community requested @MOH_Kenya officers who sensitized people to use part of funds given by international donors to sensitize communities on #Covid_19 to increase awareness and understanding. Image
On citizenship and the process of registration for birth certificate, it is advisable for a mother to give birth in hospital to allow for notification and a processing of a birth certificate. Image
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India's sex ratio at birth has improved slightly acc to latest SRS data. But high rates of 'missing women' is still a global concern per @UNFPA report. @BKNsaumya analyses data and its limitations on India's #MissingWomen…
Acc to @UNFPA, China and India are reported to have an estimated 90-95% “missing women” among the countries of the world- all made worse due to #patriarchy, #inequality and #GBV. Read more here…
6 large states -  Delhi, Bihar, Karnataka, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra reported a decline in sex ratios at birth.  Delhi, had the third worst sex ratio at birth. Read our story on 'missing women' based on SRS and @UNFPA data.
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United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has lamented the rise of #GBV globally as he cried for efforts to protect the health and rights of women and girls:
"Let us act to safeguard sexual and reproductive health care, protect the health and rights of ImageImage
women and girls and end gender-based violence.
The (COVID-19) pandemic has made our jobs much harder but we must prevail. With many countries on lockdown and health systems struggling to cope, sexual and reproductive health services are being sidelined and gender-based violence
is on the rise.
Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, robbing them of their right to reach their full potential.
We cannot allow the pandemic to reverse progress we have made towards these goals."
#EndFGM #nofgm #FGM
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While we are on Jada and August...
(A thread)

A man in Calabar, Edet Okon Asim, continuously raped a girl whom he was supposed to be "helping", since her father, his friend, died.

He first started an affair with the girl's mother. And then, with her knowledge, allegedly...
...began raping the girl. This started when the girl was 12, and went on until she was 15. The girl got pregnant a few times and he got her to do abortions by quacks. The last one perforated her womb.

He was arrested and supposed to go on trial but, it has been a year now...
...and nothing has happened. He has been walking around free.

In fact, the governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade has recently appointed him as Special Adviser on Biodiversity.

Ntufam Edet Okon Asim was formerly the Chairman of Calabar Municipality and one time commissioner...
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The eruption around 'who is Soli Philander' has been...enlightening. In the spirit of let our judgement be reserved for those raising the alarm, rather than the people the alarm are being raised about, here are aspects of my CV that would seem relevant: Five one-person shows
- profiling what is positive about growing up in a Coloured Community
- the corruption and abuse of the law and justice systems
- the 5 major challenges facing the Coloured Community in the Western Cape
(with Christian Bennett)
and a cross-section of Capetonian musical talent layering the profiling of what it means to be 'Coloured'
- an inclusive, contextualized narrative about Cape Town.
All these works have been critically acclaimed and points to a direction in my creative endeavour
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Good Morning.
Feeling a lot better than I look. Rested Reviewing last night :
Whilst Peter Augulhas slipped out to the shop, the children slipped into The Marion through a door he had left open
Everybody sat down in the hall. 5 parents, myself and the children of our
community. I presented my plan to them. We would approach a couple of respected people in the larger community and try and put together a team to Save The Marion. I say we, because the children elected me as their spokesperson. They left quietly to engage with their
parents àbout what that means- with the assurance that we would regroup today.
We closed the door and left. As three of us older folk got to the corner, The Police arrived .Two policemen got out of the van and approached The Marion. They spoke to someone at the
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Our #QuoteThisWoman+ database has close-on 300 voices now - and a significant number of our wonderful women are able to contribute to the debates around #YouthDay. Here's a list (thread)...
Prof Deevia Bhana's research focuses on gender, sexuality, race, class, culture and childhood and takes in poverty, wealth, violence and inequalities. She is Professor in Gender and Childhood Sexuality at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Dr Shakira Choonara is an award-winning public health researcher whose work spans universal health coverage, youth advocacy, health governance, gender equality, HIV, disability and malaria prevention. She is a member of the AU’s Youth Advisory Council. @ChoonaraShakira
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