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Introducing myself and my journal: Standing for women who have endured non-state torture

About Me:
I have worked for 18 years with women who have, or are enduring, non-state torture in Canada and other industrialized countries, such as the US, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Section 269.1 of the Canadian Criminal Code holds state torturers accountable for the crime of state torture. Yet Canada discriminates against women who have endured non-state torture, as children or captive adults, by using an existing provisions arguement to charge the non-state torturers with such crimes as aggravated assault. I, along with my colleague Jeanne Sarson, are lobbying to have non-state torture included in the Canadian Criminal Code.

My Passions:
human rights, travel, photography, movies

My Challenges:
Persons who do not understand the importance of naming the crime of non-state torture

My Vision for the Future:
Equality for women who have endured non-state torture

My Areas of Expertise:
Non-state torture

Comments

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.
Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

Y's picture

Hello from World Pulse,

Hello from World Pulse, Linda.

You have reached out to World Pulse, and we are grateful for your presence.

I act as a volunteer World Pulse welcomer for new WP members and listener for other journal entries. This is some of the most exciting and rewarding work I've ever done. Through this effort, I have become a world volunteer.

I am wondering whether you have found any World Pulse efforts that really stir you to action. Our searchable site has so many examples of females empowering each other through education and encouragement, that there is certain to have inspiration for all.

We'd love to hear from you again.

From New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Yvette

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