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On 10th December 2019, my wife @CandyNekky arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos to board @flyairpeace flight 7210 from Lagos to Warri. @fccpcnigeria @FAAN_Official @fmaviationng @NigerianCAA @NGRSenate @SaharaReporters @NGRPresident @SPNigeria
She arrived with only hand luggage which was approved and tagged as cabin luggage. The 11am flight was delayed by about 30 minutes. When she was about to board at about 11:30am, the flight attendant refused to let her board with her approved hand luggage
She was still pleading with the female flight attendant when the pilot Capt. Horace Millar-Jaja abandoned his responsibilities at the cockpit, came to the entrance of the plane and asked her if she was stupid or mad. She was shocked at this unwarranted outburst
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This is a really important thread on the cognitive dissonance that exists around bullies & smear campaigns in the #domesticabuse sector. It’s an open secret that few are able to address openly because they fear being ostracised and even shut down by the inevitable smear campaign.
It’s something that I know many people in the sector have experienced and I also have personal experience. It is a conversation that others and I have had numerous times, over many years and it is an important issue. Why?
Because, how can you expect others to recognise abuse when you play a part in overlooking it?

This is the question that has been running through my mind and should really be running through the mind of EVERYONE who is involved in raising awareness and educating on #domesticabuse
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#Thread: After @EliseStefanik’s national meltdown many of you joined #TeamTedra, because you know that her partisan theatrics are bad for the country.

But today I want to tell you about the things Stefanik has done to hurt #NY21 families.
Despite her campaign promises to improve #healthcare for Northern New Yorkers; @EliseStefanik voted to kick 64,000 of us (my family included) off their insurance.

She voted to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

She voted to make RX drugs more expensive.
.@EliseStefanik voted to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare and Social Security.

In 2012 she chaired the @GOP platform committee and wrote the plan to privatize #SocialSecurity and turn #Medicare into a voucher program.
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“It is imperative that we all take action against violence and discrimination that continue to affect women and girls” - @Scanlon_Leslie at 25th anniversary of the founding of @cpkorgpl , an amazing NGO working to #EndViolenceAgainstWomen #Thread
Congratulations to Urszula Nowakowska, founder of the Centre For Women’s Rights @cpkorgpl on your 25th anniversary. The devotion and dedication your team has shown in fighting Violence Against Women is inspiring.
The moving stories, of successful @cpkorgpl projects, told by the volunteers and partners of the Centre left us hopeful there is much we can achieve to end #ViolenceAgainstWomen if we act together.
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Every Day Is the Day To End #ViolenceAgainstWomen
If every act of violence against women were reported on the news, men’s violence against women would be recognized for the epidemic - the war - that it is.

From the chapter Violence in my book The Seven Necessary Sins For Women and Girls. #7necessarysins #ViolenceAgainstWomen
Every Day Is the Day To End #ViolenceAgainstWomen .
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Today is the International Day to End Violence against Women.

1 in 3 👩🏻👩🏿🧕 around the 🌍 experience physical or sexual violence by:
A husband
A boyfriend
An intimate partner
A lover
A parent
A relative
A colleague
A boss
A stranger

We must #ENDviolence against 👩‍🦰 & 👧!
@WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO Violence against 👩🏻👩🏿🧕 has devastating costs and consequences on individuals, communities and societies. It is a major public health problem and a violation of women’s human rights.
#ENDviolence against women.
bit.ly/30QRjNi #16days
@WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO Violence can negatively affect women’s physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health, and may increase the risk of acquiring #HIV in some settings.
bit.ly/30QRjNi
#orangetheworld #16days
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#HEUNI_Tweetsday Weekly thread on Wednesdays. This month we'll reveal you the key findings from our latest project done w/@SOLWODI, @CIRRIFUGIATI, @JRSizbjeglice, @ENoMW and supported by @EU_Justice
Simple rules: 1❤– 1 finding. 1st topic: #GBV, its consequences & risk factors.
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice So what are we actually looking into when talking about #GBV against women? Is there any definition? And where to find it? Check out #IstanbulConvention coe.int/en/web/istanbu… #VAW #HumanRights #ViolenceAgainstWomen
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice #Refugee women have different backgrounds including different personal qualities, family situations, levels of education and professions. Refugee women do not form a homogenous group, and they definitely should not be seen as uninformed #victims.
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Did you know that some countries have had to make a specific law against Femicide?

Imagine this: A separate law from just 'murder'. <Thread>

Yesterday, November 25 was International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. #ViolenceAgainstWomen 1/
Femicide is not a widespread term among people, and many who have heard of it (even women), don't understand the difference between 'Femicide' and the general term of 'Murder'.

Murder is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. 2/
Femicide is not exclusive of other crimes against women. It is the result of symptomatic misogyny & machismo that runs rampant in many cultures. Despite the constant stream of political expression that Women are Equal to Men, we are far from this concept even in this country. 3/
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Grotesque #torture.

One of thousands of examples of men torturing women and girls for their own erotic pleasure.

#Footbinding wasn't outlawed until the 1950s. The perfect lotus-blossom foot was 3inches long. It was done to girls at age 6. It kept women captive for centuries.
In the #footbinding process (it appears in my last novel, #OrdinaryMayhem) the girl's foot is bent backwards, so that her toes are underneath the sole of the foot.

It is then bound tightly to keep it in place.

The pain was described as excruciating and crippling.
@jaydakblack is a comic who thinks #footbinding is hilarious.

I'm certain he wouldn't think so if he'd been walking on feet like these since he was six.

Joking about the torture of women and girls perpetuates the cycle of #ViolenceAgainstWomen.

Don't do it.
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The murders of #ShannanWatts, Bella,4, Celeste ,3 and the unborn baby boy, Nico, are a devastating reminder that several thousand women are killed each year by #domesticviolence in America and the @WhiteHouse has never once tweeted about it.
According to the CDC and FBI, more than 2k women are killed each year in the U.S. by men. The majority of these killings are #domesticviolence, but there are also murders like that of #MollieTibbetts--women who are murdered by strangers.
Each year the number of women murdered in the US is higher.
#DomesticViolence remains largely unaddressed, under-reported and under-prosecuted, as the current suspension of #UrbanMeyer indicates.
vpc.org/studies/wmmw20…
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Put together a list of super smart & interesting Pakistani women for #IWD2018 to show their work. List also includes women of Pak origin or dual nationals. If you have any suggestions of names not on my list @ me. #InternationalWomensDay #PressforProgress
1 @TubaSiddiqi #education rights advocate, also my sister. For years T has been working w/ communities & grassroots activists through @TCFPak & now w/ @AlifAilaan across Pak. She helped TCF raise funds & grow their volunteer network. #IWD2018 #Pakbrilliance #PressforProgress
2 @AymanBucha activist and lecturer, teaches Anthropology, Political & Feminist Theory at BNU. Bucha's write-up on #AsmaJahangir with whom Aimen worked at AGHS. dailytimes.com.pk/211460/asma-ja… #IWD2018 #Pakbrilliance
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