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Are you still supporting @Oxfam? Really? Well, maybe you're just a kind, well-meaning person and you're not aware of their "work". Here's a few things that have kept Oxfam busy for the past few years.

1. @Oxfam staff has been guilty of intimidation, fraud, and corruption. They used donated funds to organise staff parties with prostitutes, for example. This happened in Haiti in 2010, and in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2020/2021 (that we know about).
2. @Oxfam have accused female victims of rape, and in particular what they call “white feminists”, of being part of a criminal system that harms "black and other marginalised people". They say white feminist tears harm black rapists.

This is part of staff training materials.
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What in the HOLY HOT F*CK is this @JayJacobs28 @nydems @SuffolkDems @NassauDems?

Endorse @NassauExec Bruce Blakeman’s wife for the Family Court JUDGESHIP & I’m DONE w/ the @DNC @harrisonjaime @DNCWarRoom @TheDemocrats

Last yr, it was Judge John Iliou who 1/ Image
Let Republican SC Legislator Nick Caracappa OFF SCOT FREE for violating a restraining order, then strangling his estranged wife while threatening to kill her

Before that was Suffolk County Dem Chair Rich Schafer basically endorsing Republican DA Ray Tierney instead of

the excellent Democratic DA we had, Tim Sini, because he had a conflict of interest between being the @TownOfBabylon Supervisor & the @SuffolkDems chair

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Crimes against women in India: 🚨🚨🚨

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, more than 40,000 women have gone missing in Gujarat during the last five years.

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The data report revealed that the number of missing women has increased every year with 7,105 women in 2016, 7,712 women in 2017, 9,246 women in 2018 and 9,268 in 2019. Over 8,290 women were reported missing in 2020, after which the total number rose to 41,621.

According to a report by The Indian Express, Sudhir Singh, a former IPS officer and member of the Gujarat State Human Rights Commission, said, "The police system’s problem is that it does not treat missing person cases seriously. Such cases are more serious than murder.

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Women's rights.

Today we dive into one example of how a #poster can talk about social issues.

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In 1995, the Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing. It was a historic event that brought together thousands of delegates from around the world to discuss gender equality and women’s rights. #Beijing95
The conference resulted in the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary agenda for the empowerment of women. It set out measures for national and international action in 12 critical areas of concern. #BeijingPlatformforAction
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Sexism in the Indian Judiciary
Dear Milord
Where are the real women in the judiciary?


#SupremeCourtofIndia #JusticeChandrachud #Womeninjudiciary #India #Indianlaw #WomensRights #female #highcourt… Image
1. Totaly misplaced priorities of the Supreme Court of India
One week ago Supreme Court of India announced that it will create 9 gender-neutral restrooms in its main building and additional buildings of the court.
I have a question here:
Do we have sufficient infrastructure for…… Image
2. How many Women Judges do we have in Indian Judiciary?
The Supreme Court has constituted an all-women bench to hear petitions involving matrimonial disputes and bail matters. This is only the third occasion in the history of the Supreme Court that an all-women bench has been…… Image
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We strongly condemn the violence perpetrated against @IWF spokeswoman @Riley_Gaines_ on @SFSU campus. Riley was violently accosted, ambushed, and physically assaulted during a speech on sex discrimination women face in their own single-sex sports category.
Riley is courageous in speaking up for truth, science and common sense. She has experienced firsthand the injustice female athletes face across America in their own sport. “Inclusion cannot come at the expense of women,” said Riley in a statement to media before the campus event.
“There are other ways to accommodate trans-athletes without discriminating against female athletes,” Gaines continued in @IWF’s statement. Competitive sport is a zero-sum game, inclusion of male-bodied athletes in women’s sport inevitably denies opportunities to female athletes.
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Talked to a neighbor tonight who IS a concerned American-she is 83-I am 72. Neither of us recognize #ThisAmerica-to the refusal of Congress unwilling to #Act on multiple threats to the country-from a lack of #WIll on #GunControl to rampant racism-attacks on #Freedoms of WtP Smh
We were/are the generation who #DemandsChange WE were active in the #CivilRighstMovement - #TheEndOfTheVietNamWar #TheSexualRevolution #WomensRights Don’t discount our power to #MobilizeAmericaForChange #JoinUs Been there - Done That
Who wants to incorporate a non-profit org >>> #BabyBoomersForChange? There are many waiting in the wings to help. #MobilizeUs who have been here and done this before?
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This “sex assigned at birth” BS is the most INSANE thing yet. When I was 11 weeks pregnant with my oldest, I was able to find out his sex via blood test. How? They test for the presence of a Y chromosome in the mother’s blood. If it’s positive, the baby is a boy. Even in the 1st
trimester of pregnancy, the baby’s DNA is detectable in the mothers blood. Isn’t that incredible in and of itself? This is the earliest and most reliable way to determine sex, and it doesn’t require an ultrasound or a doctor to “assign” it based on genitalia, just genetics. The
assertion that a doctor “assigns” a sex like an arbitrary assigned seat in a classroom is beyond absurd. It’s an affront to science and reality itself. You can raise your children without forcing gender stereotypes and still teach them accurate and anatomically correct facts
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Just IN: Somali-Dane Indicted for Forcibly Circumcising And Selling His 12-Year-Old Daughter As Sex Slave In #Kenya And #Somalia!

#Denmark: A 44-year-old Somali-Dane has been indicted by a Danish court for selling his 12-year-old daughter into sexual slavery in Kenya and Somalia ImageImage
and forcibly circumcising her.
The trial against the 44-year-old, who was arrested in January of 2022, began this week on Tuesday at a Danish court and is related to allegations that the man abused his daughter and his son in Africa between June 2017 and December 2021.
indictment claims that the 44-year-old took his two children, aged nine and 12, from their home in the Odense district of Vollsmose to Africa where both were subjected to Muslim “re-education” with the aid of family members.
The girl was forcibly subjected to #FGM by her own
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My Breasts Torture🔥
"At 12 Years Old, You Would Think I Was 70 Years Old Because Of My Breasts!"

Mrs Eileen Recalls Hers:
"I was 9 years old when my breasts began to show. Suddenly, my mom asked me to stop bathing in the river with my agemates. She became very worried and soon ImageImage
told me that my breasts were growing too fast and would begin to attract boys and men.
Days later, she called me into her bedroom; I saw a stove with fire and a stone on her hand. She asked me to sit on a stool and then put the stone on fire. She used a thick cloth to pick the
stone from the fire and pressed my breasts with it.
I cried from pain on her first attempt and ran from the bedroom but she caught me and tied my legs and arms to my back. She started ironing my breasts with the hot stone and at the same time, apologizing to me that she was not
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'Safe' (directed by Aleah Scott) won Best Micro Short (supported by @bfinetwork) at the BFI Future Film Festival 2023. Watch on the BFI YouTube channel now!

@BFIFilmAcademy @Undercranked #shortfilm #WomensRights #directorofphotography #cinematographer
I met Aleah through a website called The Dots and she pitched the idea for 'Safe' to me. I'd recently been horrified by the story and video below, which went viral.…
The idea of being able to create something that could raise awareness about the issue and potentially help promote change was a big motivating factor. Along with the fact that I loved Aleah's previous film, 'The Art of Baking.
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Just IN: Father Of 6-Month-Old Girl Subjected To #FGM To Remain In Custody💪🏽
#Kenyan: A couple who subjected their 6-month-old daughter to female genital mutilation in Leparua, Isiolo North, last week had rushed her to a local hospital with a severe fever before she was sent to ImageImage
Isiolo Referral Hospital, where health workers discovered that she had been “cut”.
Ms Linda Kiruki, a clinical officer at Isiolo Referral who handled the case, said the #child had a deep wound and her genitals were covered with tea leaves to ostensibly reduce bleeding.
before Isiolo Chief Magistrate Lucy Mutai, Ms Kiruki said the child’s clitoris had been cut and that the labia majora had a deep wound that showed the illegal procedure was carried out with a blunt object.
“The child cried uncontrollably while we assessed the wound. The severe
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Our Story About The Money Wives!
Twitter was agog yesterday with news of a barbaric tradition called 'money wives' - many #Nigerians were shocked that this thing happens and poured encomium on the supposed 'exposer'.
I would have kept quiet but when some men started praising the ImageImageImageImage
'exposer' and calling out women for their failure (check image 2) not to expose this, I quickly opened up.
Between 2018 to 2020, we advocated against this and even travelled to Cross River (we raised money among ourselves - me, Franca and Desola) on more than ten times to meet
with victims and community leaders - I recall one crying to me on the second visit that she was taken to the shrine to swear against talking to us again or 'thunder will strike and burn her to death."
See, we were threatened by the community leaders and at a time, one violent man
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On this day in 1929 (most) women were recognized in law to be persons in the British Empire. This paved the way for things we take for granted today: voting, owning property, self-determination, employment. Things that weren't afforded because of our sex. #PersonsDay #Suffragette
And on this day we must play homage to our #Suffragette foremothers who worked so hard for us. #FamousFive #EmmelinePankhurst and many other women must be remembered. And today we must continue to be vigillent in guarding our rights as #Women. #PersonsDay #WomensRights
On #PersonsDay we must think of the women in other countries who have lost rights, like Afghanistan and Iran. And we must continue to be forceful as our very basic rights in our own country are eroding. We must have strength to protect our unborn girls #DaughtersOfTheSuffragettes
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Being a Terf.. is it worth it? 💜🤍💚
A short Thread
1/ My sister gave birth in the early hours, I’d had a weird feeling before bed that night, a bit sick. It was probably too much chocolate but I always said it was sympathy pains. My niece, I’ll call P, was perfect & when I
2/ first held her I felt an overwhelming amount of love for this tiny perfect little thing. I doted on her, saw her most days, helped my sister as much as my days would allow. P was the apple of the eye and I was her favourite person.
When her brother was born 2 years later I
3/ had the full set. I proudly announced I didn’t want kids myself as they would never be as perfect as them. P and her brother, call him T were loved more than anything in the world. My nephew was clingy to my sister but I started to take him out on our own and we soon bonded
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This Election is NOT About Democrats vs Republicans 💁‍♀️


🔹Sanity vs Chaos
🔹Democracy vs Fascism
🔹Pro-Choice vs Pro-Life
🔹Social Security vs Zero Retirement Funds
🔹Climate Action vs Climate Denial


#ResistanceUnited @staceyabrams Image

ELECT: Democrat Stacey Abrams for Governor
🔹She has worked for Georgians everyday
🔹Pro-Choice #AbortionIsHealthcare

REMOVE: GOP Brian Kemp
❌Passed Extreme Abortion Ban
❌Talking about Banning Contraception
⬇️Kemp is too Extreme for GA⬇️ Image
GEORGIA👉ELECT Democrat Stacey Abrams for Governor

❌GOP are Spending Big Money to Steal Our Democracy

💥This Election is ABOUT Democracy vs Fascism💥

💥Midterms Could Be Your Last Chance to Protect Your Rights


#ResistanceUnited StaceyAbrams.Com
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📢Pls R/T


In Canada, violent male offenders (such as murderers & rapists) can self id as female for the sole purpose of serving their time in a female prison.

A thread 🧵

#cdnpolitics #cdnpoli #WomensRights #TrudeaMustGo #TrudeauResign #TrudeauNationalDisgrace
Yes. This is true. Bill C-16

Correctional Services Canada (CSC) has been quietly transferring some of the country’s most notorious and violent male criminals to women’s prisons because they are claiming to be “female.”…
Proof story 1/4
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Being a Woman is a dangerous job.

You may be killed by Islamic Morality Police like #Masha_Amini
Or raped and killed by a Police Officer like #SarahEverard

You may lose your Human Rights like the Women in #Afghanistan
* No higher Education, no Work, no Healthcare, no Voice
You may lose your Right to Control your Body. Forced pregnancies.
Like the #GOP wants to do to the Women and Girls in the States.

Or maybe you Never had any Rights like in Saudi Arabia. (Now things are a bit better.)
Maybe you were simply killed cause you were a babygirl.
Like some people used to do in China.

Today Women and Girls are Victims of #WarCrimesofRussia too.

Ladies, aren't we Blessed?!!!

Remember to #Vote when and where you can. Be seen and heard.
Justice. Equality. We are not Less.
#HumanRights are #WomensRights too.
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WoLF submitted public comments to the US Department of Education's proposed Title IX regulations.

#SexNotGender #TitleIX… Image
Written by one of our Advisory Council members, our comments express our deep concern about how these proposed rules will harm women and girls.

#SexNotGender #TitleIX
Since 1972, Congress has interpreted "sex" under #TitleIX as allowing differential treatment based on sex in some settings, including single-sex athletics, toilets, locker rooms, & showers. These exist to ensure women have safe, equal access to educ. opportunities. #SexNotGender
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Let me repeat this very clearly. I do NOT want to erase trans people. Can you hear that in the back? They are as valid as everyone else. They exist. Live your life however you think is right within your own personal confines. Don't, however, trample on others because they
Don't agree with your personal choices. Don't think it's ok to break boundaries down because you need validation. It is not everyone's responsibility to make you feel valid. Don't think because you want to live life as a woman that makes you become a women. It doesn't & it isn't
Transphobic to say so. It's reality. Stop ignoring reality because you think you get to call the shots for everyone. You don't. Women are not here to validate you. Sex matters. Stop ignoring that. It's law. Eddie Izzard is man who enjoys dressing as a woman. I've never had any
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Cheri Beasley rose to become the first African American woman to serve as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court

Elect Cheri Beasley to The US Senate & She Will Put NC First

Cheri is the Only Candidate Running NOT Bought by Big Pharma

#ResistanceUnited #VoteBlue
Elect Cheri Beasley To US Senate‼️

👉Say “NO” to her Opponent👉Trumps MAGA Ted Budd‼️

Ted Budd is pro-life, not pro choice. Pro-gun. He will NOT support #WomensRights. HE IS SUPPORTED BY Trump, Cruz, Jorden, & other MAGA. He BLOCKS ALL Legislation👇

Elect Cheri Beasley US Senate

As a Judge, Cheri has seen how Washington has failed people as they have lost touch with the people they’re sworn to serve. She will bring with her the same values of hard work, integrity & justice

@CheriBeasleyNC #VoteBlueToSaveDemocracy #TruBlue
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1. today,the Italian daily Repubblica has an interview w/ #HillaryClinton,who is in Venice for promoting womens' rights. During the interview,she speaks about #AfghanWomen under the Taleban. No question to her on who funded & trained fundamentalists throwing acid on Afghan women
2. NO question on #LibyaWar, which was #HillaryClinton's war. Hillary with the #British and the #French. Libya which was and is an absolute catastrophe, in particular, a catastrophe for #Italy. NO question on #Libya from la Repubblica to #HillaryClinton
3. it is a disgrace how #HillaryClinton uses #WomensRights,#HumanRights,#freedom and #democracy to push her militaristic agenda which has destroyed entire nations.I believe everyone who believes in women's and human rights feel betrayed, exploited
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My long read on sex #trafficking in #Iraq is out as part of our @AJpeoplepower investigation.

Through exclusive access to authorities, traffickers and survivors, it sheds light on the power structures that fuel the exploitation of girls. 1/

For >than a year, @AJEnglish investigated the sex trade in Iraq, a growing phenomenon fueled by deeply entrenched socioeconomic factors & enabled by a tangled web of corrupt officials & armed groups, a toxic mix that has become the hallmark of the US' post-2003 legacy in Iraq. 2/
Prostitution exists around the world, but how are girls lured into it in a conservative society where extramarital sex is taboo?

Turns out that traffickers exploit these norms, literally SHAMING girls into the sex trade. 3/

Watch our doc here:

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Top ten #HumanRights' #Concerns.
World indicator: 22/33 (year/week).

1️⃣↔️ World food crisis.
2️⃣↔️ Severe violation against #WomensRights♀️ in #Afghanistan🇦🇫.
3️⃣⬆️ Threats to peaceful coexistence in #Kenia🇰🇪.
4️⃣↔️ Growing #Xenophobia and #HateSpeech in several countries. Imran Khan, former prime mi...
5️⃣↔️ Foreign challenges to the territorial integrity, commercial freedom and security area of the People's Republic of #China🇨🇳.
6️⃣⬆️ Sharp deterioration of the rule of law in #Pakistan🇵🇰 (arbitrary arrests, reports of torture, internet blockades, rise of hate speech, etc.)
7️⃣↔️ #Lawfare (unfair legal persecution) against political opponents, layers and journalists (like #JulianAssange), worldwide.
8️⃣↔️ Armed conflicts in #Ethiopia🇪🇹, #Ukraine🇺🇦 and #Yemen🇾🇪.
9️⃣⬆️ Increasing religious discrimination & attacks on freedom of conscience.
🔟⬆️ #Racism.
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