Violence Against Women, in S Africa where the Abusers have more Rights and Protection than the Abused

Congress Reviews the Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women.

I live in a 3rd world country that pretends to be “emerging”. We have a president with 20 children, 5 wives (sometimes he says it’s 3 depending on who he’s trying to kid) just got engaged to #6 and now feels terribly proud for having accepted his responsibilities to his recently born illegitimate child – all this AFTER being up on rape charges and corruption charges still hanging over his head…. but which we know will amount to absolutely NOTHING… and this is in a country where bigamy is ILLEGAL~!!

Let me say with every ounce of truth and I speak on behalf of EVERY SINGLE abused women or child in this country, THE ABUSER has more rights and is more protected than the ABUSED, whether it be RAPE, lack of Child Support, Molestation, Assault/GBH – you name it…

I talk from personal experience – they NEVER get brought to justice and when it does finally hit the courts, after 2 or 3 years the woman is so humiliated and so drained, physically, emotionally and financially crippled that she gives up…. the children, when they are involved NEVER see the justice they deserve…

The fact that I faced women/child abuse and domestic violence every day of my life while doing my work in criminal law is irrelevant.. it happens.. THE ABUSERS will ALWAYS be PROTECTED~!!

This is what they hope to achieve – pity I do not live in the USA, at least there there’s more of a possibility of protecting at least the children………

According to the United Nations Development Fund for Women, 1 out of 3 women will be beaten, raped or experience some sort of violence in her lifetime.

Fortunately, on February 4th the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) was introduced in Congress as a bill that would require the State Department to design a five year plan to reduce violence in 10-20 countries with exceptionally high rates of violence against women.

The bipartisan bill was developed by Amnesty International, Women Thrive Worldwide and the Family Violence Prevention Fund, and introduced by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), John Kerry (D-MA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representatives Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and Ted Poe (R-TX).

The Act allocates funds in U.S. assistance to support international programs that work to prevent violence and offer direct services for survivors. It tackles the issue from a variety of angles, by working for more legal protection, expanding health programs to address the specific needs of survivors and focusing on the importance of education and employment opportunities for women. In addition, U.S. training programs for foreign militaries and police would address how to prevent and respond to violence against women.

I-VAWA also creates an Office of Global Women’s Initiatives in the State Department to coordinate efforts to end violence against women, as well as an Office of Global Women’s Development in the Agency for International Development (USAID) to include violence prevention as an integral part of its foreign assistance programs.

Esta Soler, president of the Family Violence Prevention Fund declares:

“Much of the support in Congress to address violence against women emanages from high-profile emergencies like the crises in Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s a commendable impulse to respond to emergencies, but violence against women is an emergency every day. We need a response that is sustained and durable enough to address not only today’s emergencies, but those that lie ahead.”

Learn all about I-VAWA by visiting Amnesty’s page.

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