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Stop Flogging Women in Maldives ~ Please Sign Petition

March 23, 2013
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Avaaz

Avaaz

Please click HERE to sign petition

Background | Source Avaaz, This ‘N’ That

It’s hard to believe, but a 15-year-old rape survivor has been sentenced to be whipped 100 times in public! Let’s put an end to this lunacy by hitting the Maldives government where it hurts: the tourism industry.

The girl’s stepfather is accused of raping her for years and murdering the baby she bore. Now the court says she must be flogged for “sex outside marriage” with a man who has not even been named! President Waheed of the Maldives is already feeling global pressure on this, and we can force him to save this girl and change the law to spare other victims this cruel fate. This is how we can end the War on Women – by standing up every time an outrage like this happens.

Tourism is the big earner for the Maldives elite, including government ministers. Let’s build a million-strong petition to President Waheed this week, then threaten the islands’ reputation through hard-hitting ads in travel magazines and online until he steps in to save her and abolish this outrageous law. Sign now and share this with everyone to get us to a million!


this is century 21
why is this sh*t
still being done.
the stone age came
and went long ago.
and it is time for
such barbarity
to G O go!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


8 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    March 24, 2013 4:23 am

    this is century 21
    why is this sh*t
    still being done.
    the stone age came
    and went long ago.
    and it is time for
    such barbarity
    to G O go!!!!

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  2. March 24, 2013 1:46 pm

    how disgusting can people be? Next they’ll come up with a law that will punish a parent of a murdered child- because it was the parent’s fault that the child ALLOWED him or herself to be murdered.

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    • March 24, 2013 5:21 pm

      I agree, it’s completely disgusting and discompassionate,thank you, Joyce

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  3. March 24, 2013 2:36 pm

    This is absolutely unacceptable, first she is raped by her tormentors then she is raped all over again by the justice system this is an outrage and can NOT be tolerated and MUST not be allowed gladly signed ad shared in several p;laces

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  4. April 1, 2013 8:07 am

    Please women around the world, unite and be the voice that makes a difference for these women..:I care!!!!! Tina Wooten

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