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Pinjra Tod Demonstration; Delhi, New India, Oct 2015

Pinjra Tod Demonstration; Delhi, New India, Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-15

Featured in this photo report are scenes of university students in Delhi protesting against sexist rules for women's hostels and the lack of proper anti-sexual harassment resources across Indian universities. The campaign is called Pinjra Tod (Break the Cage) in response to the fact that female students are routinely locked inside their hostels after dark whilst male students face no curfews. 'Images from an energetic and cathartic protest outside Telangana Bhawan (New Delhi) today by pinjratod in solidarity with the struggle of our women comrades from Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad. Rule-books of hostels from universities across Delhi were torn and burnt, and a memorandum was submitted to the Resident Commissioner. We also blocked the main gate of Telangana Bhawan for the duration of the protest and when VIP officials wanted to get out in their fancy cars, we demanded that they show us a permission letter from their Local Guardians and enquired if their parents knew where they were going. We told them that it would be better for their own 'safety' to remain inside the gates.' - Pinjratod facebook page

Source: Pinjra Tod/Facebook

Uploaded by supriyaa on 2015-10-17

Protests Against Femicide; Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2015

Protests Against Femicide; Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2015

Taken on 2015-06-04

This report features scenes from large demonstrations in Buenos Aires, Argentina that saw thousands of people march against gender violence and femicide following a the murder of a 14 year old girl in May 2015 by her 16 year old brother and a series of similarly shocking cases of femicide. In Argentina, a women is murdered every 31 hours. Women's rights organisations, unions, political parties and the Catholic Church voiced their support for the demonstrations. Argentina's current President, Cristina Elisabet Fernandez, also took to social media condemning 'a culture that devastates women'. Marches against femicide are also taking place in neighbouring Chile and Uruguay.

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-06-21

Campaign to stop Female Genital Mutilation; Al Fashir, Shamal Darfor, Sudan March 2014

Campaign to stop Female Genital Mutilation; Al Fashir, Shamal Darfor, Sudan March 2014

Taken on 2014-03-30

(Left to right) Ihlas Mohamed, Nephisa Ahmed, Hayat Chambad, Hawa Osmani, Fathia Omar and Manahil Adam are students and teachers of the Midwifery School in El Fasher, North Darfur. They all recently signed a pledge to stop the practice of female genital mutilation in Darfur.

Source: Albert Gonzalez Farran/UNAMID/Flickr

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-05-27

Poster Related to 2012 Gang Rape in India; Dehli, India, September 2013

Poster Related to 2012 Gang Rape in India; Dehli, India, September 2013

Taken on 2013-09-01

The text on the poster says: " Delhi... Here women are scared to step out of their house.Who responsible for this intense fear?" This refers to the gang rape and murder of a 23 year old student in a bus in Delhi in December 2012

Source: New Dehlices/Flickr

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-05-27

Chinese and Malayan Girls Taken by the Japanese to Work as "Comfort Women", Andaman Islands, 1945

Chinese and Malayan Girls Taken by the Japanese to Work as "Comfort Women", Andaman Islands, 1945

Taken on 1945-11-01

"The Japanese Army established the comfort stations to prevent venereal diseases and rape by Japanese soldiers, to provide comfort to soldiers and head off espionage. The comfort stations were not actual solutions to the first two problems, however. According to Japanese historian Yoshiaki Yoshimi, they aggravated the problems. Yoshimi has asserted, 'The Japanese Imperial Army feared most that the simmering discontentment of the soldiers could explode into a riot and revolt. That is why it provided women.'" Exact date unknown.

Source: Imperial War Museums

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

RAF Officer with Comfort Woman, Rangoon, Burma, August 1945

RAF Officer with Comfort Woman, Rangoon, Burma, August 1945

Taken on 1945-08-08

"A Chinese girl from one of the Japanese Army's 'comfort battalions' sits on a stretcher, awaiting interrogation at a camp in Rangoon. The uniform and insignia on the shoulder of the man next to her indicate that he is a Flying Officer in the Royal Air Force."

Source: Imperial War Museums/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Dutch Comfort Woman Jan O'Herne Shortly Before Internment by the Japanese, Java, Indonesia, 1942

Dutch Comfort Woman Jan O'Herne Shortly Before Internment by the Japanese, Java, Indonesia, 1942

Taken on 1942-06-01

"Studio portrait of Jan Ruff O'Herne, taken shortly before she, her mother and sisters, as well as thousands of other Dutch women and children were interned by the Japanese Imperial Army in Ambarawa. Over the following months, O'Herne, along with six other Dutch women, were repeatedly raped, day and night, by Japanese military personnel." Exact date unknown.

Source: Australian War Memorial/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07