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Gender-based Violence Services; Make a difference on IWD

“People who are truly strong lift others up.” – Michelle Obama, 2016, New Hampshire

It’s International Women’s Day. And although I do have a little gift for you in the form of a free film, I also want to draw your attention to the real, global threat of gender discrimination and violence.

Gender-based violence is killing women every minute.

Globally, 1 in 3 women will experience violence at the hands of a male partner.

So what can we do about it? Well, lots of things actually! I’ve given a breakdown of some charities and phone numbers, in the main countries I have audience in. Donating to a charity is a really simple, easy thing you can do very quickly. Also getting involved in activism – and having the bravery to stand up for yourself or the women around you. Say NO to rape jokes, call people out on sexism and misogyny. Every little helps.

Domestic violence and gender-based violence in the U.K.

2 women are killed every week in England and Wales by a current or former partner

1 in 4 women in England and Wales will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes and 8% will suffer domestic violence in any given year

For some FANTASTIC activism in the UK join Sisters Uncut:
https://www.facebook.com/sistersuncut/

Places to donate to in the UK:
http://www.refuge.org.uk/
http://rapecrisis.org.uk/

If you need help, or someone you know does, you can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 in the UK

Violencia doméstica y de género en España

Casi dos mujeres son asesinadas cada semana víctimas de la violencia de género en España.

Aunque estos números son cuestionables. Sabemos que muchos casos que consideraríamos como muertes violentas de mujeres y niñas a manos de hombres, son desestimados en España como en tantos otros países al no caer en el patrón de la violencia doméstica: desaparecidas, trabajadoras sexuales, víctimas menores de edad que acompañaban a la víctima también asesinadas fatalmente… y un largo etcétera.

Este año las estadísticas ya muestran un repunte en estos asesinatos comparadas con las del año pasado:

Año 2016: Enero – 8; Febrero – 3; y Marzo – 2,

comparado con

Año 2017: Enero – 6; Febrero – 9; y Marzo – 1.

Aquí encontraréis un directorio de asociaciones que luchan contra la violencia de género y por la igualdad:

http://www.guiaviolenciadegenero.com/asociaciones-direcciones-utiles.php

No olvides que puedes unirte a la Manifestación de las Mujeres hoy en Barcelona:

www.facebook.com/groups/womensmarchbarcelona/

También puedes apoyar al movimiento donando aquí:

www.es.amnesty.org/en-que-estamos/temas/mujeres/

¡Y no olvides que la manifestación por el Día Internacional de las Mujeres en Barcelona es hoy a las 8!

https://www.facebook.com/events/183077265522319/

 

Protect your sisters not just your cis-ters.

For a little light relief, this might cheer you up.💜 29 Times Feminists Were Fucking Hilarious on Tumblr 💜

Or want to support feminist movements? Check out this 19 witty and beautiful feminist gifts that actually benefit the women’s movement

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