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fallen-inspiration:

BREAKING NEWS

Israel has begun it’s campaign in launching the biggest ground assault on Gaza in more than 5 years.

The people of Gaza have absolutely no chance at this point. Israel will do anything to wipe Gaza off the planet. WE MUST TAKE ACTION. BOOST

vfpalestine:

I can’t scroll through any feed (Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter), without seeing things like this. Pro-Israelis can only use graphics and cartoons to make their “points”…the rest of us have to suffer with real-life tragedies…

vfpalestine:

I can’t scroll through any feed (Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter), without seeing things like this. Pro-Israelis can only use graphics and cartoons to make their “points”…the rest of us have to suffer with real-life tragedies…

nitanahkohe:

lady-chevy85:

nitanahkohe:

A mini documentary on sex trafficking of Native women, with particular focus on Minnesota (Native women & girls are frequently sold on the shipping boats that travel around the Lakes, and have been for decades).

"People don’t see Native American women as humans. They see them as punching bags. Or something novel, like a new toy—it’s fun at first, but afterwards you throw it away." —Sarah El Fakahany, Sexual Assault Advocate at Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center

This is very sad, I didn’t know that the Native American women and girls were part of sex trade and prostitution.

it is a very big problem, much bigger than many people realize or want to admit, even among Native communities. if you go to a truck stop anywhere near tribal communities late at night, you will see young Native girls who have been trafficked. Minnesota, Arizona, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Oregon, & Washington are particularly bad. here’s some more resources on sex trafficking of Native women:

micdotcom:

9 human rights tragedies the world needs to stop ignoring

It’s a tragically long list: missing women, ethnic cleansing and spreading diseases. Pick any country — including the United States — and there’s most likely a tragedy you’ll uncover that seriously violates international laws and standards. While unleashing international outrage can sometimes hurt more than it helps, there are some situations where it can make a real impact. 

bebinn:

Women on Web is an online service that helps women in countries where abortion is restricted or illegal. The website will refer patients less than 9 weeks pregnant to a doctor who can provide them with a medical abortion.
WoW is associated with Women on Waves, an organization that sails a ship to countries where abortion is illegal. Setting anchor in international waters, Women on Waves can provide legal medical abortions on their ship. Women on Waves has sailed to Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Morocco.
Keep up with Women on Web on Facebook and Twitter.

bebinn:

Women on Web is an online service that helps women in countries where abortion is restricted or illegal. The website will refer patients less than 9 weeks pregnant to a doctor who can provide them with a medical abortion.

WoW is associated with Women on Waves, an organization that sails a ship to countries where abortion is illegal. Setting anchor in international waters, Women on Waves can provide legal medical abortions on their ship. Women on Waves has sailed to Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Morocco.

Keep up with Women on Web on Facebook and Twitter.

bebinn:

Women on Web is an online service that helps women in countries where abortion is restricted or illegal. The website will refer patients less than 9 weeks pregnant to a doctor who can provide them with a medical abortion.
WoW is associated with Women on Waves, an organization that sails a ship to countries where abortion is illegal. Setting anchor in international waters, Women on Waves can provide legal medical abortions on their ship. Women on Waves has sailed to Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Morocco.
Keep up with Women on Web on Facebook and Twitter.

bebinn:

Women on Web is an online service that helps women in countries where abortion is restricted or illegal. The website will refer patients less than 9 weeks pregnant to a doctor who can provide them with a medical abortion.

WoW is associated with Women on Waves, an organization that sails a ship to countries where abortion is illegal. Setting anchor in international waters, Women on Waves can provide legal medical abortions on their ship. Women on Waves has sailed to Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Morocco.

Keep up with Women on Web on Facebook and Twitter.

sixpenceee:

As Yahoo News Reports: 

Zunera once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, she was tricked into prostitution in the UAE, beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty, violence and rape.
Campaigners and officials say hundreds of young Pakistani women are also trafficked every year to supply the thriving sex trade in the brothels and nightclubs of Dubai. Zunera and her sister Shaista were two of them.
More than a year after she escaped, Zunera’s pain is still etched into her stumbling, hesitant voice — and also into her body, which bears the marks of countless beatings.
Vivid, angry scars run the length of her legs from ankle to hip, reminders of a botched operation after she was shot three times by the gang who trafficked her.
Zunera and Shaista managed to escape their tormentors in 2013 but still live in hiding in a two-room house in a slum, fearing revenge attacks. AFP is withholding their full names and precise whereabouts for their safety.
Their ordeal began in her hometown in Punjab province, when the family got into money trouble and a neighbour named Ayesha offered the sisters domestic work.
After a while Ayesha suggested she take the sisters to Dubai to work in her beauty parlour, getting fake papers to help the underage Zunera leave Pakistan.
Shaista is so traumatised by her experiences she can barely recount her harrowing ordeal.
Fighting back tears, Zunera revealed the horror that awaited them at Dubai.
"Ayesha took us to the lavatories at the airport and told us that we will be serving her clients for sex," Zunera told AFP.
"We started crying and then she told us that we travelled on fake documents and if we said anything we would be handed over to police right there."
Faced with no alternative, the sisters went with Ayesha, thinking they could just avoid having sex with clients.
"The first time, she herself was present in the room and made us do what the clients wanted. We were raped in front of her and with her assistance," Zunera said.
"She used to beat one of us and ask the other sister to talk on phone to our parents, threatening to kill us if we revealed anything about the brothel," Zunera recalled.
From time to time Ayesha brought the women back to Pakistan to renew their visas, frightening them into silence by telling them she would kill their whole families if they revealed the life they had been tricked into.
But eventually in March 2013 the sisters plucked up the courage to share their ordeal to their elder sister Qamar, who eventually obtained their freedom — but at a cost.

SOURCE & MORE INFORMATION
These are the events that keep me up at night and really scare me. 

sixpenceee:

As Yahoo News Reports: 

Zunera once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, she was tricked into prostitution in the UAE, beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty, violence and rape.

Campaigners and officials say hundreds of young Pakistani women are also trafficked every year to supply the thriving sex trade in the brothels and nightclubs of Dubai. Zunera and her sister Shaista were two of them.

More than a year after she escaped, Zunera’s pain is still etched into her stumbling, hesitant voice — and also into her body, which bears the marks of countless beatings.

Vivid, angry scars run the length of her legs from ankle to hip, reminders of a botched operation after she was shot three times by the gang who trafficked her.

Zunera and Shaista managed to escape their tormentors in 2013 but still live in hiding in a two-room house in a slum, fearing revenge attacks. AFP is withholding their full names and precise whereabouts for their safety.

Their ordeal began in her hometown in Punjab province, when the family got into money trouble and a neighbour named Ayesha offered the sisters domestic work.

After a while Ayesha suggested she take the sisters to Dubai to work in her beauty parlour, getting fake papers to help the underage Zunera leave Pakistan.

Shaista is so traumatised by her experiences she can barely recount her harrowing ordeal.

Fighting back tears, Zunera revealed the horror that awaited them at Dubai.

"Ayesha took us to the lavatories at the airport and told us that we will be serving her clients for sex," Zunera told AFP.

"We started crying and then she told us that we travelled on fake documents and if we said anything we would be handed over to police right there."

Faced with no alternative, the sisters went with Ayesha, thinking they could just avoid having sex with clients.

"The first time, she herself was present in the room and made us do what the clients wanted. We were raped in front of her and with her assistance," Zunera said.

"She used to beat one of us and ask the other sister to talk on phone to our parents, threatening to kill us if we revealed anything about the brothel," Zunera recalled.

From time to time Ayesha brought the women back to Pakistan to renew their visas, frightening them into silence by telling them she would kill their whole families if they revealed the life they had been tricked into.

But eventually in March 2013 the sisters plucked up the courage to share their ordeal to their elder sister Qamar, who eventually obtained their freedom — but at a cost.

SOURCE & MORE INFORMATION

These are the events that keep me up at night and really scare me. 

rememberyourbones:

This is me:

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I’m the girl who got headbutted. You might recall this incident from a few years back with either a feeling of support and the urge to high-five me, or an intense dislike because I’m mad feminist, hell-bent on making up stories to demonise men. If you…