Sunday, April 16, 2006

Take Action to Shield the Women of Darfur and Protect Women Around the World with Amnesty International

Women's Human Rights Action Network
& The Stop Violence Against Women Campaign


Take Action to Shield the Women of Darfur
To prevent further abuses and human rights violations in Darfur, the current African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) must be fully funded and expanded. Urge your Senator to support AMIS and help Stop the Violence in Darfur.
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Urge the Gujarat State Chief Minister to Help Protect Women from Violence
An estimated 2,000 women, children and men, were killed in days after the February 28, 2002 train attack at Godhra railway station. Most of the people killed were Muslims. Urge Indian authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the crimes, including crimes of sexual violence and gender-based discrimination.
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Custodial Sexual Misconduct and Shackling During Pregnancy
Amnesty International USA’s new report, "Abuse of Women in Custody: sexual misconduct and shackling of pregnant women," examines current laws, policies and practices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons regarding custodial sexual misconduct (CSM) and the shackling of inmates who are pregnant or giving birth. The report, an update to a 2001 AIUSA report, finds that while great strides have been made as a result of campaigning by AIUSA and others, few states provide thorough legal or administrative protection to women in custody.
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France: Violence against women: a matter for the State
On November 23, 2005, the French government published data from a survey carried out among police services that reveal that in France, a woman dies after being beaten by her partner every four days.
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AIUSA Annual General Meeting
AIUSA’s 2006 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in Portland, Oregon, from April 28-30. The conference will include several panels on violence against women. At the AGM, AIUSA members vote on important policy issues for the organization, including those related to the future of the organization’s work on reproductive rights.
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Women’s organized protests against violence began in the late 1970s in England, with “Take Back the Night” marches. These activities became more coordinated and soon developed into a movement that extended to the United States and, by 1978, the first “Take Back the Night” events in the U.S. were held in San Francisco and New York. Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) was first observed nationally in April 2001.
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Stop Violence Against Women Campaign Kit Spring/Summer 2006
Take a look at the AIUSA Stop Violence Against Women Campaign Kit for spring/summer 2006. It contains information about various campaign projects and how to get further involved.
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