Spotted on my Facebook newsfeed from George Stamatis (International Child Rights Activist):
15-year-old rape-survivor sentenced to be whipped 100 times in public in Maldives
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”! 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.
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!
Here is the Petition: http://avaaz.org/en/maldives_global/?fp
(Goal: 2.5 million signatures, it’s already at 2 million)
“Let’s tell the world that we humans are Standing Up and saying NO to being struck XXX times for being raped/abused or for fornication “sex outside marriage” due to ANY CULTURE OR ANY RELIGION IN ANY COUNTRY” – George Stamatis (International Child Rights Activist)
This girl, a mere age of 15 years old has suffered so much injustice – raped by her father against her will and her baby – killed by her father as well. Instead of justice being served to her inhumane beast of the father, she has been sentenced to be FLOGGED 100 TIMES for ‘sex outside marriage’.
Upon reading this story, don’t tell me you don’t feel helpless in aiding the poor girl?
Well, as mentioned, you CAN HELP by spending less than 3 minutes to click on the link below to sign the petition against it.
I’ve done my part by signing. Have you?
And now, I’m sharing to spread the word.
Then after that, spread the word.