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World Pulse members stand proudly by our sisters who are facing arrest in Sudan for opposing the law that allows flogging women who wear pants. This is UNACCEPTABLE violence. Let us blog massively to tell the world that we think so. Our voices will be heard. Release our sisters! Release them now!

"Four of World Pulse members are among the arrested women; Dr. Nahid Mohamed Al-Hassan and Dr. Ihsan Fagiri both are physicians as well as Rabah Sadiq Al Mahdi and Najla Sid Ahmed. The first is a journalist writer while the second is a freelance journalist." - Halima Mohamed Abdel Raman in http://www.worldpulse.com/node/32091

Please read the article, make comments, get involved, and post to your journal to be heard.

Comments

warona's picture

indeed unacceptable

Dear jap21

This condition is totally unacceptable,women are precious,is there any harm in wearing trousers?If all the people around the world have been putting on trousers how now can we here such reports.Women have rights,how about men who put on dresses,is it not the same, if ever they were to speak.Really what is clothes,i believe as long as people show good morals its okay,not exposing their bodies.So the flogging must stop,or else people 's health will be in danger.In this changing world how can women get flogged.Is there no other means to approach them?

Those women have done nothing wrong.What? Is this sinful,what do they want.RELEASE THEM NOW!

So Jaqu are we to send a petition or something or rather speak to the avaaz organisation to help us make our women out,come on Jaq,what should we do?

Best wishes

Warona

"success will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time " And when confronted conquer with love

jap21's picture

Hi Warona

Thank you for standing by our sisters. I am urging Halima to make the petition so we can all sign it. Will let you know when I hear from her. In the meantime, please write about this in your blogs, post it in your facebook, let everyone know that we will not, ever, let them get away with this. They have gone too far.

Love,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

vivian's picture

there is no need for much

there is no need for much words, this action is unacceptable. It is a great injustice and violence on women. It is not fair. Let our women be released now now now

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

jap21's picture

Hi Vivian

You are right. We need them RELEASED NOW!

Love,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

WILDKat's picture

Freedom is earned

Freedom should not be a function of what a woman wears. The release of Dr. Nahid Mohamed Al-Hassan and Dr. Ihsan Fagiri, Rabah Sadiq Al Mahdi and Najla Sid Ahmed would indicate that freedom is clearly a standard by which Sudan supports the good work of its people. Women in America stand with you in opposing the law that allows flogging women who wear pants. This malicious violence against you and Sudanese women who wear pants is outrageously unjust. You are bravely standing for a more equal society. Equality is not free as we in America have learned. Whatever cost is paid is well worth the price as freedom permits simple choices of dress to not trigger scarred deforming for life. Freedom is earned, but let it not be so on your tortured backs. Let the truth ring you free and freedom infuse Sudan into a just and flourishing society.

40 lashes equals half the penalty for adultery in Islamic law punishment. In 2008 more than 40,000 women were sentenced for indecently wearing pants in public. If this is Islamic law, then it must be radically and globally opposed and those leading that charge supported. The good works of women will be dramatically increased when women in Sudan are honored for their culture of caring, rather than beaten for the pants they wear.

Naturally grateful,
Kat Haber

"Know thyself." ~ Plato

jap21's picture

Hi Kat

You have said it right. Please blog about this, let everyone know that you find it unacceptable, publish it in all your social networks, and stand by our sisters to the very end.

Love,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

warona's picture

Kat

This is absolutely true Kat,i hope the accusers are listening,May this invade the hearts of many women under this siege and influence. Not only these women stated above,i believe even others are held up by these laws.I remember when i was at school i was not allowed to put on trousers, that was also christian influence, but since i was a sport girl by then i had to put on the school kit, as well put on pants when exercising,can you imagine you are on your menses,putting on skirt then you are asked to do the jogging and other exercises - this is all insane how can women get flogged for putting on pants.Clothes are just clothes unless one puts on them with the motive behind.

Thank you Kat for your post its so powerful.thanks

Regards

Warona

"success will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time " And when confronted conquer with love

Fovaisi's picture

Endorsement

I strongly endorse this e-petition

jap21's picture

Hi Fovaisi

Please pass it on, make it public wherever you go and with whomever you speak with.

Love,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

justusn's picture

SHAME ON YOU.

This is not only acceptable but is injustice,by arresting them means alot and higher authority of Sudan should realise that we are living in another world not the past days.
The action is against human rights,and even is not legal to arrest them.
The Sudan government should stop playing mouse and rat games with human being this should stop once and for all.

Regards

Justus Naderia

Always mind others.

jap21's picture

Hi Justus

Please blog about this, tell everyone you know, publish it in facebook. Render this violence UNACCEPTABLE!

Love,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

Mauri's picture

NO SPACE TO VIOLENCE

What do Nahid Mohamed Al-Hassan, Ihsan Fagiri, Rabah Sadiq Al Mahdi, Najla Sid Ahmed and numberless other women have done so "harmful"? So evil?

Denying elementary rights, pretending to control life, imagining "woman as sin and danger" are forms of gratuitous, pointless violence. This is evil.

Twice evil, if made in name of God. Or any abstract principle.

I've just read the article, and will comment on it!

Love, my dear sister.

Mauri

jap21's picture

Hi Mauri

Just came back from my travels. Everything is fine now. I am back in the field. Let us fight against this injustice. Blog about this my friend. They cannot get away with this.

Hugs,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

anapaixao's picture

No words

When we think that we can´t already be surprised with the acts of injustice that womens are supporting around the world...

I´m working in an application to prevent and sensitize to gender crimes in Portugal, my motivation is know eaven higer than when i start...

Ana Paixão

jap21's picture

Hi Ana

Please blog about this, put it in your facebook and every social network you have. We must let them know that will not get away with it this time. We should let the Sudanese leaders that enough is enough! Release them now!

Love,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

Rita Banerji's picture

petition?

hi Jackie,

I thought there is an online petition about this? Is it on PulseWire? I've been looking for it.

Rita Banerji
www.ritabanerji.com

oanhluu's picture

why do they arrest our sisters?

Dear jap21,
We are the people who are finding the justice for human, for women. The world is changing in diverse sides. Our history is changing. The more human develop, the more happiness come to everyone. Meanwhile, there are more and more people who are having interests. Their rights are protected by their governments and HRW. Why are our sisters arrested by these rights?

oanh

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