Stopping VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
Friends, My GOD!!! This is much more dangerous than I was thinking…Many women organizations across world are pushing for this in a co-ordinate way…Draft version of the bill does not say a word about violence against MEN. Believe me we need to mark our strong protest. I am sure Gorky and other senior members are chalking out a strategy for all of us but it is the duty and responsibility of each of us to contribute and do our bit to stop this. Before discussing further please understand the seriousness of the problem. Just Google I-VAWA and you know they have already done planning to…
…Make MEN slave…
…To make further gender biased laws…
…Accelerate the process of misuse…
So what we need to do?
I am spending some time on it to come up with simple ways for our members to participate and mark our protest…
- Poll – One initiative is open on http://bhavyafoundation.org/
- Send protest letters
- Send protest emails
- Each blog of all members will host protest letters
- Write comments for each article
- Start collecting mass signatures against it. We will do it tomorrow at Candle Light Protest
- All websites to put flash news (blinking) on the home page
Guys believe me, at first I did not understood the seriousness of the problem. If this bill is passed then it is going to be disaster.
Why We Must Stop CEDAW and I-VAWA
Senator Joe Biden will soon be introducing two bills that, if passed, will worsen our domestic violence
programs and lead to family break-up:
1. CEDAW- CEDAW is a treaty promoted by the United Nations. CEDAW stands for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. General Recommendation #19 of CEDAW addresses Violence Against Women. The recommendation does not say anything about violence against men: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom19
If CEDAW is ratified by the Senate, then a U.N. compliance committee would be empowered to review a broad range of U.S. domestic laws and request that changes be made. Passage of CEDAW would make it more difficult to reform the Violence Against Women Act.
2. International Violence Against Women Act Senator Biden’s companion bill is the International Violence Against Women Act – I-VAWA for short. IVAWA is based on a one-sided survey by the World Health Organization that didn’t bother assess male victimization.
I-VAWA would be used to funnel U.S. taxpayer money to CEDAW-mandated programs around the world. More information about I-VAWA is available from the Family Violence Prevention Fund: http://www.endabuse.org/programs/printable/display.php3?NewsFlashID=771
What Can I Do to Stop CEDAW and I-VAWA? CEDAW and I-VAWA are based on the myth that only men commit domestic violence and only women are victims. But research paints a very different picture: women are at least as likely as men to engage in partner abuse: http://pubpages.unh.edu/~mas2/ID41H3a.pdf
RADAR’s Special Reports document how domestic violence programs in the United States violate the civil liberties of the falsely-accused, discriminate against many victims of abuse, weaken families, and harm children. Plus, these programs are ineffective in stopping abuse and may actually place victims at greater risk of violence. CEDAW and I-VAWA are two bills with innocent-sounding names that would break up families, harm children, and worsen the injustices of the current system. Help get the truth out about the destructive effects of CEDAW and I-VAWA: http://www.mediaradar.org/docs/RADARflyer-CEDAW-and-IVAWA.pdf
And contact your elected officials today. Tell them to protect families and children. Tell them to “Vote ‘No’ on CEDAW and I-VAWA.”
Study show MEN are victims of DV http://www.mediaradar.org/media_fact_sheet.php
VAWA Harms African-American Communities VAWA Harms African-American Communities
STOP I-VAWA http://www.mediaradar.org/radar_flyers.php