The Global War on Women : PETER DAOU



Speaking out against sexual assault

Speaking out against sexual assault (Photo credit: The National Guard)




On progressive principles and politics




“The pervasive oppression of women and girls is humanity’s greatest travesty.


Consider these facts:


One out of every three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime.Homicide is a leading cause of death for pregnant women.Women and girls ages 15 to 44 are more likely to be maimed or killed by men than by malaria, cancer, war or traffic accidents combined.The children most at risk of attempted abduction by strangers are girls ages 10 to 14, many on their way to or from school.Every year, 60 million girls are sexually assaulted at or on their way to school.In some parts of the world a girl is more likely to be raped than to learn how to read.Only about one third of countries around the world have laws in place to combat violence against women, and in most of these countries those laws are not enforced.Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail.”







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