The following words recount the aftermath of the murder of Farkhunda in Kabul, who was killed by a mob after being accused of burning the Quran. The words come from a WLUML networker in Afghanistan, who wishes to remain anonymous for security reasons.
Yesterday was our new year, the year that started with renewed fears and agony.
اعتقلت "دائرة التنفيذ القضائي" في مديرية الأمن العام الأردني بعد ظهر اليوم مراسلة قناة "الجزيرة" الإنكليزية رولا الأمين على خلفية قرار غيابي لقاضي الشرع في منطقة "وادي السير" (غربي الأردن) يقضي بتخليها عن ابنتها دينا البالغة من العمر 5 سنوات. والمعلوم أن الأمين هي اليوم طليقة رجل الأعمال والعامل في الميدان الإعلامي أيضاً الأردني محمد العجلوني الذي يطالب بحضانة ابنته.
Lydia Alpízar was one of the speakers back in 2007 in the New Volunteers Institute of Women Living Under Muslim Laws Solidarity Network. She was inspirational then and still. I am glad she is referring to culture as a source of violence against women - A reminder that we need to reclaim our culture as women and better as Feminists....
This document, entitled "Remembering" was created by Women Living Under Muslim Laws and delivered as a powerpoint presentation during the 59th session of the CSW to review the 15th year of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action. Despite significant breakthroughs in the past 20 years, violence against women and girls justified in the name of religion, customs, traditions – in short, culture - remains unabated. Women continue to be persecuted and killed for making choices in life that are perceived to defy social norms. The presentation was created as a tribute to these women, to honour them and their sacrifices.
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WLUML is pleased to announce it has joined forces with the Women's Alliance for Kurdistan, Iraq and Syria, and will march with the Alliance on the 7th March to call for the liberation of all women under “IS” control on the occasion of International Women’s Day.We invite you to marchwith us and join the call to end violence against women.