Políticas Públicas

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Quando falamos a respeito de violência contra a mulher, sabenos o quanto as políticas públicas são essenciais para avançar no que tange essa realidade. Claro, é necessário dizer que a violência é um problema estrutural, e que sozinha, a mulher não vence essa realidade comprometedora. Mais do que nunca, é importante afirmar que, a implementação de políticas públicas por parte do governo, são necessárias não só para conscientizar a sociedade como combater o problema. A solução que se almeja só virá se houver esforços tanto da sociedade como do governo para que a mulher de fato, consiga viver mais segura.

O enfrentamento direto a violência, ele tem que ser muito bem articulado; do contrário, as mudanças em meio a esse cenário sangrento não mudam. A violência é uma realidade que só cresce. Ora, a Lei Maria da Penha tem um papel fundamental nisso tudo, que na prática é um trabalho…

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Partnering for women’s advocacy in Guyana under the Spotlight Initiative

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Progress continues, steadily and surely, on issues relating to sexual and reproductive rights, gender equality (my thoughts from 2020 here) and gender-based violence in the Caribbean (in addition to LGBT rights, to a much more limited extent perhaps). It may seem rather patchy, here and there, but sometimes small battles, as well as the large ones, need to be fought and won, one at a time. In Jamaica, while 28 percent of Jamaican women experience physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to the Final Report of the Women’s Health Surveyof 2016… most do not seek help and suffer in silence.

The United Nations’ Spotlight Initiative, which describes itself as “the world’s largest targeted effort to end all forms of violence against women and girls,” with substantial support from the European Union, has given a major boost to the struggle to…

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when the poem had completely lost its mind

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

A poem in Vietnamese by Thái Hạo
Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

source: Thái Hạo social media page

when the poem had completely lost its mind
it was taken to the court
the maiden's laughter
like the gale
sheer garment filled the sky

the winter afternoon
bellowed a cow in labour
heavy thud of a calf
quagmire of birth
bloody placenta

nothing but silence out on train tracks 
sleepers unmoving 
as I rested my head on a spring meadow
as sleepy as those men after copulation 
after smeeping with countless nameless women 

summer is now across the fields
the calf continued to search for its mother
screaming, chased after the yellow thunder
flashing sky
blue lightning

khi bài thơ mất trí bài thơ bị dẫn ra pháp trường cô gái đồng trinh cười như gió xé áo mỏng đầy trời buổi chiều mùa đông con bò cái…

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Crying and Frightened Mother Earth


Along with political lies and stone-deafness to her tears. our Mother Earth has become frantic.  We speak of the oceans being our mother, but they’re our step-mother.  Nature, personified by the Mother Earth metaphor, is our real mother.  She’s so sad and frightened  (like the fecund women in abortion-prohibited states) that she doesn’t know what to do (like the old woman who lived in a shoe with so many children…).

Her first responders are brave, but so far unable to rouse the Emergency Rescue Squads needed to keep her alive. (The head of the World Bank,  recently asked whether the burning of oil, gas and coal was driving climate change, refused to answer.)

Current heartaches:  At this very minute, extremely destructive hurricane Ian is roaring north across the United States.  “Hurricane Ian is going to be a storm that we talk about for decades,” administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

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COVID-19 continues upward trend in Europe | CIDRAP

Europe’s COVID cases showed more signs of rising last week, marking the first regionwide spike since the most recent BA.5 wave, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said today in a weekly update.

In the past, increasing cases in Europe have come ahead of similar rises in other regions, so trends in Europe are a closely watched global indicator.

Seniors hit hardest in Europe

Cases in people ages 65 and older rose 9% compared to the previous week, which the ECDC said was led by recent increases in 14 of 26 countries in the European Union that reported data. Deaths continued a decreasing trend.

Generally, hospitalization and intensive care unit (ICU) markers were stable in the region, but of 27 reporting countries, 14 noted an increasing trend. The ECDC said the overall picture is that increasing transmission in the majority of countries is mainly affecting seniors, which is in turn  impacting hospitals.

Source: COVID-19 continues upward trend in Europe | CIDRAP