“When news is brought to one of them, of (the Burying girls alive.birth of) a female (child), his face darkens, andhe is filled with inward grief!” – Al Nahl verse58“With shame does he hide himself from hispeople, because of the bad news he has had!Shall he retain it on (sufferance and)contempt, or bury it in the dust? Ah! what anevil (choice) they decide on?” – Al Nahl verse59
A young girl in Sudan is held down on top ofdirty old mattress, her legs pinnedopen, while a woman sits between themwith a razor blade in hand ready to cut herclitoris. This young girl is experience a formof Female Genital Mutilation
Female Genital Mutilation (a form of circumcision) is classified into fourmajor types – Clitoridectomy, Excision, Infibulation, and other forms.Clitoridectomy is partial or total removal of the clitoris (a small, sensitiveand erectile part of the female genitals) and, in very rare cases, only theprepuce (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoris). Excision is partial ortotal removal of the clitoris and the labia minora, with or without excisionof the labia majora (the labia are "the lips" that surround the vagina).Infibulation is narrowing of the vaginal opening through the creation of acovering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the inner, orouter, labia, with or without removal of the clitoris. Other form includes allother harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medicalpurposes, e.g. pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterizing thegenital area.
Nepal an adolescent girl is menstruating. She isbanished from her home to an isolated hut whereshe will remain until her bleeding has ended. Fordays she sleeps in the cold and without food. Sheis experiencing the chhaupadi, a centuries oldritual practice in Nepal that considers girls andwomen “unpure” while they are menstruating.
A mother irons her daughter’s breasts inCameroon. She is attempting to shield her frommale attention. The smaller her boobs, the lessappealing to men and the less likely she will getpregnant before finishing school.
Mauritania a woman is force fed, locally knownas gavage. Overweight women are moreattractive to Mauritanian men. Thus girls,starting from a very young age, are forced toover-eat in order to gain weight.
“Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old Iraqi-American, was brutallyattacked in her home in El Cajon¸ California, on March 21. Shewas found unconscious by her eldest daughter, with a note placedby her beaten body stating, “Go back to your country, youterrorist.” Alawadi succumbed to her injuries and passed away onSaturday. Alawadi is survived by her five children.”
“it’s a problem of liberty andwomen’s dignity… a sign ofsubservience anddebasement.”
From left to right: a Catholic nun, a Hindu woman, a Muslim woman, a ChristianSabian woman and an Orthodox Jewish woman. Drawn by Nayzak
Malala Yousufzai got on the bus on Tuesday morning to go to school. With her, were two ofher school friends, also bound for Mingora, the largest town in Pakistan’s SwatDistrict, where their school is located. It was an ill-fated journey. Before the girls could get toschool that morning, Tehreek-e-Taliban gunmen accosted the bus.One of the girls, Shazia Razaman confirmed that they were specifically looking for Malala.She was easy to find, and when they did find her, they shot her in the head. “She is a Western-minded girl. She always speaks against us. We will target anyone who speaks against the Taliban.”
Victims of sexual assault are:73 times more likely to suffer from depression.6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.26 times more likely to abuse drugs.4 times more likely to contemplate suicide. Approximately 2/3 of rapes were committed by someone known to the victim.1 73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non- stranger.1 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance.1 28% are an intimate.1 7% are a relative.
(sisters don’t dress like that) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVcTgs6kyTo
Women are facing a lot of difficulties around the world.Women who get the opportunity for education should go for it nomatter what.Women shouldn’t stay weak and remain silent in front of theirabusive husbands; they should report them to the police whetherit is a husband, a boyfriend, or even a father.Self-defense classes are to be taken into consideration for women.Know your rights and fight for it.As a women you should earn your respect, and they way you dressplays a huge role in how you portray yourself and how you wantmen to look at you.