18.  Indigenous Peoples; Indigenous and Third World Women, including African-American Women

Arab women sorting peanuts

 

18.  Indigenous Peoples; Indigenous and Third World Women, including African-American Women

 Asian Women for Equality
“... to change societal attitudes towards women, especially women of Asian descent; to advance equality for Asian women; and to create opportunities for Asian women to have meaningful participation and to take leadership roles in civil society. Asian Women for Equality sees prostitution as a form of male violence against women that can be eradicated."
https://www.asianwomenequality.org

Association of War Affected Women (AWA) [Sri Lanka]  
“We also work for women’s rights and advancement as well democracy and good governance. Currently we are training women to run for political office.”
https://awawsl.org
https://www.facebook.com/awawsl/

Association for Women's Rights in Development
"Strengthening movements to advance women's rights and gender equality worldwide"
http://www.awid.org/
https://twitter.com/AWID

Black Women’s Health Imperative
“…to help protect and advance the health and wellness of Black women and girls.”
https://bwhi.org

I confronted the expected stereotypes by knowing what they were and building an alternate narrative about myself.” 
― Stacey Abrams, Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change 

 

Black Women’s Rape Action Project [UK]
https://archive.ph/wip/WJlbZ

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
“... to stop violence against Native women  and children by advocating for social change in our communities.”  
https://www.csvanw.org

 

At this, a Somalian stepped up to the platform. Horrific acid scars had left her skin looking like parchment. She began before the applause had faded, drowning out her words.” 
― Louise Burfitt-Dons, The Missing Activist

 

 East African Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children (EAC)    
“...to help communities eradicate poverty by empowering  themselves, by improving literacy for women and children, and by improving the communities’ overall health status.”
www.eastafricancenter.org

European Network of Migrant Women

“…a migrant-women-led feminist, secular, non-partisan platform that advocates for the rights, freedoms and dignity of migrant, refugee and ethnic minority women and girls in Europe.”
https://www.migrantwomennetwork.org

 Gulabi Gang [India]
"The Gulabi Gang was initially intended to punish oppressive husbands, fathers and brothers, and combat domestic violence and desertion. The members of the gang would accost male offenders and prevail upon them to see reason. The more serious offenders were publicly shamed when they refused to listen or relent. Sometimes the women resorted to their lathis, if the men resorted to use of force.”
https://www.gulabigang.in

Revirgination surgery for women is the fastest growing segment within the Indian cosmetic surgery industry. But any culture that decides a woman’s worth by the presence or absence of a membrane needs to examine its collective head. 
Mallika Nawal

 

International Network for the Rights of Female Victims of Violence in Pakistan
http://ecumene.org/INRFVVP/index.htm   

Libertad Latina
I
ndigenous & Latina Women & Children's Human Rights News from the Americas
http://www.libertadlatina.org/

MMIWG2S – Missing and  Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit  
https://www.csvanw.org/mmiw

Musawah
“A global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family” 
https://www.musawah.org/campaign-for-justice/

MSI Reproductive Choices
“... every woman and every girl should have the power to decide and determine the path their life takes.  ”
https://www.msichoices.org

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
http://www.niwrc.org

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan  
“RAWA is the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan since 1977.” 
www.rawa.org

Stop Honor Killings
http://www.stophonourkillings.com/

WeDpro
“Protecting women and youth against all forms of violence... a feminist, gender-responsive organization in the Philippines… to …work with its communities of poor, marginalized women and youth… to  design a comprehensive bases conversion for the would-be displaced women in the baselands.”
http://wedprophils.org

Women’s Will Association [Iraq]
“We believe that the occupation is a major hindrance to the advancement of the cause of Iraqi women…” 
http://iraqiwomenswill.blogspot.com/

To tell a woman everything she cannot do is to tell her what she can. ― Spanish Proverb

 

Atatürk Society of America.  "Atatürk's reforms empowered Turkish women and set an example for the developing world." [2013]
https://archive.ph/9YYlU


Deidre Bell. “Toward an end to appropriation of indigenous “Two Spirit” people in trans politics: the relationship between third gender roles and patriarchy
https://archive.ph/Rxuyl

Julie Bindel. “Where lesbians live in fear: When homosexuals flee Uganda for Kenya, life rarely gets better.” [2021]
https://archive.ph/JFc38

Center for Gender and Refugee Studies.  “Thousands of Women are fleeing rape, sexual violence and torture in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.” [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/1jmN3

Hugh Esco. “Awareness of men's violence is necessary, but not sufficient.” [2017]
Islamic teachings on violence against women
https://archive.ph/wip/OuOBx

Georgia Green Party.  “Georgia Green Party statement on protests in Iran.”  [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/hVhCD

Ilse Hogue.  "Nelson Mandela, feminist: Few people know that Mandela was a global leader on reproducive freedom." [2013]
https://archive.ph/wip/kpxjn 

Mark Hodge. “‘Sexual cleansing’: Iran is forcing thousands of gay people to have gender reassignment surgery against their will or face execution.” [2020] 

https://archive.ph/wip/zJcaW

Sara Hylton. “A well of grief: Relatives of murdered Native women speak out.” [2020] 
https://archive.ph/Ckidj

Carol Linnett. “B.C failed to consider links between ‘man camps’, violence against indigenous women Wet’suwet’en argue.” [2020] 
https://archive.ph/wip/2bMx1

Gama Martin Muñoz. “The silent revolution: Feminism in the Arab world.” [2012]
https://archive.ph/wip/3Ynu3

Powwows.com. “The tragedy of missing and murdered indigenous women [MMIW].” [2019]
https://archive.ph/wip/BWZZX

Raquel Rosario Sanchez.  “If ‘white feminism’ is a thing, gender identity ideology epitomizes it.”  [2017]
https://archive.ph/LNCZd

Melinda Sampson.  "Native American women & girls: victimization and resiliency." [2020]
https://archive.ph/wip/kMQll

Nimet Seker.  “Islamic feminism and reformist Islam: against the politicisation of the Koran.”
https://archive.ph/wip/IEaV6

Brianna Theobald. “A 1970 law led to mass sterilization of Native American women. That history still matters.” [2019]
https://archive.ph/cMtaE

UN Women. Global Database on Violence Against Women.
[To] provide easy access to comprehensive and up-to-date information on measures undertaken by Governments to address all forms of violence against women; Increase opportunities for exchange of experiences in addressing violence against women;
          "
Strengthen the knowledge-base for effective policy responses to prevent and address violence against women; andEncourage the further collection, availability, use and dissemination of data on violence against women, as well as analysis of such data."
https://evaw-global-database.unwomen.org/en

Andrea Wilkum.  “Globalization of rape culture.” [2017]
https://archive.ph/wip/p9e0R


Western liberals who rightly condemn imperialism [are] yet are blind to the cultural imperialism they are performing when they silence my critiques of misogyny. They behave as if they want to save my culture and faith from me, and forget that they are immune to the violations about which I speak.
― Mona Eltahawy, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution


Karen Davis. You’re kiddin’, right?  VIDEO CHANNEL
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYj9xEuFEQORfVK3k1kPxQw

If the world is to have a future, it lies in the hands of women. At time of this writing nearly half of all women in the Middle East are illiterate; millions in poor countries are shackled to the most basic daily urgencies of finding water and feeding children; the majority of the world's women exist in various forms of bondage to necessity, to poverty, and to men. 
A.C. Grayling, Toward the Light of Liberty:  The Struggles for Freedom and Rights That Made the Modern Western World

 

Yasmin Husein Al-Jawaheri.  Women in Iraq:  The gender impact of international sanctions.  [2008]  ONLINE BOOK
https://archive.org/details/womeniniraqgende0000alja 

Louie C. Amilbangsa, Andrea Luisa C. Anolin, Irene F. Dabuno, Marilyn T. Erpelo, Pauline S. Hortelano, & Lorna Q. Israel (Eds.). Halfway through the circle: the lives of eight Filipino survivors of prostitution and sex trafficking. [1998]  BOOK
https://archive.ph/wip/OGMaN

Prof. Margot Badran.  Islamic feminism means justice to women. [2004]  BOOK
https://archive.ph/wip/GVwOc

Paul Farmer, M.D.  Women, poverty and AIDS: Sex. drugs and structural violence.  [1996]
https://archive.org/details/womenpovertyaids0000unse  ONLINE BOOK

Fatima Mernissi.  The veil and the male elite: A feminist interpretation of women’s rights in Islam. [1992]  ONLINE BOOK
https://archive.org/details/veilmaleelite00mern

Aida Santos-Maranan.  Globalizing feminist bioethics: Women’s health concerns worldwide.  [2000]  BOOK  
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1396918.Globalizing_Feminist_Bioethics

It is hard to imagine that even today while many of us go about our lives freely, hundreds of women cannot fathom the concept of being free. Bound, gagged and suffocating from the cruel societal chains they fight for survival on a daily basis, some succumbing to it, others rebelling against it and paying for it with their lives. 
― Aysha Taryam, The Opposite of Indifference: A Collection of Commentaries

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