Prevent & End Violence Against Women and Girls!

“Orange Day”  is a day to raise awareness and take action to end violence against women and girls.  Orange a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls, for the UNiTE Campaign.  According to color psychology ‘orange’ offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

Living in a country where the color orange is linked to a popular political party hampers efforts to promote “UNiTE Orange Day.  The notice to the Bureau of Women’s Affairs remain just that, there was no optimism that Jamaicans would embrace ” Orange Day” raising awareness, spreading hope and giving attention to the violence faced by women at least 1 day of every month.

It is real that for every month of the year 2 women are murdered. April 14th a woman 8 months pregnant was dragged from her house and shot while her 3 children was inside the home. Today April 24, two women ages over 50 was found burnt to death after strange men were seen in the area.

Yes we are more aware that women are murdered, raped, denied financial opportunities, emotionally and physically abused.  We now have marches, and workshops to educate communities on gender based violence.

We can break the silence!

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53543#.Vx2h2TArLIU

 

 

We need to stop being OK

Check out America’s violence dilemma!

We need to stop being OK with men’s violence against women,

89 percent of victims killed by alleged
male perpetrator

Women who kill their intimate partners are usually protecting themselves or their children.

Men who kill, on the other hand are most often motivated by extreme jealousy and possessiveness.

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http://testkitchen.huffingtonpost.com/this-is-not-a-love-story/conclusion/?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000042&te=Mic

Women in the Porn Industry

Bree Olson speak Out!

There are no royalties in porn. I see ads to this day, and my movies are everywhere on the Internet. These faceless people behind the industry still make millions and face no repercussions, and I am left to try and come up with ideas of how to have my own business because there’s not much else I can do. We are the only entertainment industry that doesn’t offer talent royalties after they are gone. So now I am shunned by society and broke.

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http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/bree-olson-untold-story/?fb=ss&prtnr=mic

He is Hurting Me

“HE IS HURTING ME” By Sharon Cooper.

Have you no eyes?

Have you no ears?

Have you no heart?

He is hurting me.

No eyes to see my tears.

No ears to hear my cry.

No heart to feel my pain.

He is hurting me.

I ran to the Police Station for protection

The Police “said” “woman a luv de man luv yuh”

My eyes speak with tears,

Officer He is hurting me.

I run to my family for support.

They say “Sandy a yuh du sum ting wrong”

My voice cry, Family can’t you see,

He is hurting me.

I run to the Church for comfort.  The Church is so busy praising God

They feel the pain in my heart, while he is hurting me.

 

I cringe at nights, as he lay behind me, pretending to be asleep.

Not longing for his touch.

He whisper in my ear.” Babes me luv yuh”

Thoughts of helplessness.

Thoughts of worthlessness, rushing through my mind.

No place to go. No one to turn to.

Wishing that the night would never end.

Praying that the sun would never shine.

 

 

Today as I listen the news on the radio,

Another woman has been murdered by her spouse.

I think to myself, am I next?

 

My eyes speak with tears, but no one sees.

My voice cry in pain, but no one hear.

My heart hurt with pain, but no one feel.

Once again I cry.

Can somebody please help me.?

Can somebody please help me?

Can somebody please help me?

HE IS HUTRING ME  !!!!!