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SUDAN 🇸🇩. A law penalizing female genital mutilation has been enacted.

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SUDAN 🇸🇩.

The Sovereign Council, the highest ruling body in Sudan, approved on July 10, 2020 a law penalizing female genital mutilation, an ancestral practice which remains widespread in the country.

This High Authority, made up of civil citizens, including women, and of military citizens, has enacted a series of laws, including that criminalizing female circumcision, a practice “which undermines the dignity of women”, according to a press release from the ministry of Justice.

#OENDDF #EONDFR #justice #Africa #Soudan #Khartoum #violence #MGF #FGM #mutilations # genital mutilation #excisions #avocats #juges #fundamentalrights #fundamental rights ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣#christinemonty #didierboyenval #Citizens #Sovereign Council

Learn more :  French Newspaper “Le Monde” – 11th July 2020.

GERMANY 🇩🇪. June 2020 : the City of BERLIN becomes a pioneer by enacting an anti-discrimination law relating to public officials.

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GERMANY 🇩🇪.⁣

✅ The City of BERLIN becomes a pioneer by enacting an anti-discrimination law relating to public officials.

✅ The Police are directly concerned in the fight against discrimination linked to race.⁣

✅ Some Police Unions are outraged at “widespread suspicion” against the Police. ⁣

One provision particularly irritates opponents of the new system : in the event of an accusation of discrimination, the Police will now have to prove that they were not guilty of such acts. Until now, it was up to the alleged victim to demonstrate that she /he had been discriminated against.

Police Unions are particularly virulent, accusing the new law of throwing suspicion on all police officers and of demanding that a potential suspect prove that he is not guilty.

✅ This law also concerns : ⁣

📍discrimination by “mysogine jokes” before a third party by officials, ⁣

📍 entry bans encountered by blind people with a guide dog, ⁣

📍 any Police checks on ethnic profil. 

✅ Victims of racial discrimination, based on religion, gender or disability, will now be able to claim damages.

 #OENDDF #EONDFR #discriminations #fundamentalrights #humanrights #fundamental rights ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #poverty #dignity #Berlin #Berliner #Germany #Deutschland

Learn more : The City of BERLIN becomes a pioneer by enacting an anti-discrimination law relating to public officials. Some Police Unions are outraged.  

FRANCE 🇫🇷. Equality Gender by referring names to men and women in the City of PARIS.

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FRANCE 🇫🇷.

✅ The City of PARIS has around 6,000 traffic lanes.

✅ Among these, only 247 traffic lanes have a name referring to a woman (or a female community), according to the selection criteria.

✅ Names referring to a man are around 3,200 or 4,000, depending on the source.

✅ The City of PARIS, becoming aware of this under-representation of women in the names of its streets, made an effort between 2014 and 2020 to correct this gender inequality, by assigning more than 150 names of streets, walks, alleys, gardens, parks and facilities according to the name of a female personality, bringing the percentage of place names referring to a woman to 12%.

✅ A map is available on the city of PARIS website.

✅ Numerous green spaces and public facilities such as gymnasiums, libraries, entertainment centers and colleges have therefore contributed to the place of women in public space in PARIS.

#womenrights #EgalitéFH #OENDDF #EONDFR #women #womenrights #Paris #fundamentalrights #humanrights #fundamental rights ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #dignity #christinemonty #didierboyenval #jardins #rues #espaces

Surrogacy can not be ethical.

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The CoRP (The Collective for the Respect of the Person) fights actively all forms of surrogacy and misconceptions about surrogacy.

Surrogacy can not be ethical.

Learn more CoRP : misconceptions on surrogacy.

“1. Examples of GPA can be found in the Bible.

False: All examples used to suggest that women mentioned in the Bible would be surrogate mothers are commented on tendentiously. These women are procreative for others (Abraham, Hagar and Sarah) or raped, but they raise their children and take them with them when they are hunted.

2. GPA is a medical technique.

False: Surrogacy is a social practice. This practice uses two medical techniques,artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, which wants to respond to a demand from society. But having a surrogate is not a medical procedure : it does not cure, treat, or heal. The surrogate mothers are in perfect health.

3. My body belongs to me.

False: By this feminist slogan, women claim free disposition of their bodies, access to contraception and abortion. In a patriarchal society, women ask to decide if and when to have children. As for as surrogacy is concerned, the body no longer belongs to the surrogate mother, but to those who pay for it. Sponsors decide how many embryos to implant, how much to let them develop; they decide on fetal reduction, possible abortion, delivery, the mother’s diet, her movements, her frequentation, her living conditions, her consumption. Neither her body nor her life no longer belong to the surrogate mother.

4. If the ovocytes are not those of the surrogate mother, there is no mother-child relationship.

False: During pregnancy, natural and lasting (epigenetic) bonds are created between the mother and the child. The development of the embryo depends on the environment provided by the maternal body. The mother, her body, her behaviors, her thoughts modulate the genetics of the unborn child. Traces of the mother-child bond persist for years in the body of the mother as in that of the child.

5. To oppose surrogacy requires being homophobic.

False: To refuse surrogacy is to refuse a social practice contrary to the dignity of women and children. Because, whatever the sex, the sexuality, the civil status of the persons sponsoring, the practice is the same one. It is always based on the use of women’s bodies and the transformation of children into objects, which can be born by contract.

6. To oppose surrogacy requires being reactionary.

False: Many feminists have opposed this practice since its inception, and show that it relies on the exploitation of misery or lack of resources for women to use their reproductive abilities. Multiplying paid pregnancies is not progress. Encouraging women to do so is sexist. Surrogacy is a reactionary practice.

7. The “supervised” surrogacy is ethical, therefore acceptable.

False: Framing is assuming pregnancy can be contracted. To supervise is to organize by law the use of the body and the person of a woman on behalf of others. Pregnancy is not work, the child is not a consumer product depending on individual desires. There is no ethical surrogacy”. 

Bioethics. INDIA. Study on the consequences of Surrogacy, for Indian surrogate mothers, proving women’s sufferings & violations of their Fundamental Rights.

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In June 2019, the O.E.N.D.D.F. has published a new Study on the consequences of Surrogacy, for Indian surrogate mothers, proving women’s sufferings & violations of their Fundamental Rights, on the basis of 45 cases of Surrogacy in INDIA.

This Study with almost 220 pages was conducted in the field by Dr. Sheela SARAVANAN, an Indian researcher with a Doctorate in Public Health. 

Learn moreSurrogacy Study in INDIA. June 2019. By Dr Sheela SARAVANAN. 

FRANCE. 70 marital feminicides since the 1st January 2019.

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✅ In France, Government face to 70 murders of women, by their husbands, known as feminicides,  since the 1st January 2019.
✅ The minimisation of violence due to “parental conflict” with children, the lack of training of police services and the lack of an emergency protection order contribute to this situation.

Learn more :www.LeParisien.fr. Murders of women. 29-06-2019

Council of Europe adopts the first-ever international legal instrument to stop sexism.

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▶ States should step up their fight against sexism in all walks of life, according to a Recommendation just adopted by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.

▶ In response to the #MeToo and other recent movements that have heightened awareness of persistent sexism in society, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers adopted a recommendation to stop sexism, which includes the first ever internationally agreed definition of it.

▶ The Recommendation stresses that sexism is a manifestation of “historically unequal power relations” between women and men, which leads to discrimination and prevents the full advancement of women in society.

Because it is “widespread and prevalent in all sectors and all societies, and (…) sexism and sexist behaviour are rooted in and reinforce gender stereotypes,” sexism is defined for the first time ever in a dedicated legal instrument to tackle it, via a comprehensive list of measures and areas where sexism occurs, from advertising and media, to employment, the justice sector, education and sport.

▶ The text in particular aims to shed light on what sexist behaviour is and proposes concrete ways for different actors to identify and address them.

Learn more Council of Europe adopts the first ever international legal instrument to stop sexism.

South Africa. Prostitution. Abolitionist Movement “KWANELE”.

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▶ Mickey MEJI founded in South Africa the abolitionist movement of women survivors of prostitution “KWANELE”.

▶ Having experienced prostitution for 9 years, she has especially campaigned with the sex work Lobby before becoming an abolitionist. 

▶ Today, she fights for the voices of the survivors (700) and their true wishes for their future.

▶  This abolitionist Movement encourages the penalization of customers.

Prostitution violates the right to human dignity and also threatens the right to life by reducing life expectancy and increasing exposure to violence that leads to murder.

Learn more Mickey MEJI. Prostitution and society. Abolitionist Movement.

Fight against the “culture of rape”

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We published news on Twitter to further combat the “culture of rape” :