…rights for women, but not men…
…rights for trans/gays, but not cis/straight people(they may already have the rights but they still deserve to keep their rights, tyvm)…
…rights for other races, but not white people(again, they may have them already, but it’s important to let them keep…
Every 3 seconds a girl under the age of 18 is married. This piece for the Thomson Reuters Foundation sheds light on the alarming situation faced by young girls in countries where child marriage is socially accepted. We’ve ranked the 25 countries where child marriage is most commonplace and outlined the circumstances faced by the victims.
The nonprofit advocacy group Amnesty International launched a global campaign “My Body My Rights” on Thursday, in response to what it says is the growing number of laws around the world criminalizing people’s sex lives and restricting women’s control over their bodies.
The two-year campaign seeks to “stop the control and criminalization of sexuality and reproduction by governments and others” by urging leaders to stop using the law to discriminate against women and sexual minorities, remove obstacles to sexual and reproductive health services and empower those affected to advocate for their rights.
“One of the things that we’ve seen is that so many rights violations are rooted in the ability to control one’s body — whether that be when and if to get married, decide when and if to have sex, accessing public services, accessing health services, but also accessing other services that are related to the body,” said Tarah Demant, the co-chair of the organizations Woman’s Human Rights Coordination Group.
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