The world recently heard of horrific attacks on women in the Middle and Far East.
Last week, the world saw a video of a 19-year old woman fleeing a gang rape in Egypt in the middle of the presidential inaugural celebration in Tahrir Square. Remarkably, she was luckier than other recent victims.
Two weeks ago in India, two girls- aged 15 and 14 – were gang-raped and then strangled and hung from trees near their homes.
The treatment of women in much of the world is appalling. From the youngest age, women are often restricted from gaining an education. These girls are then married off (often under 14 years old) to much older men and become completely dependent on them for survival. Should these young women challenge the system and go to school or spur a marriage proposal, they are often attacked and disfigured for life.
In such a world, a woman’s mind is neither nurtured nor respected. Her opinions are neither noted nor considered. Her role rests solely as sexual partner and mother. It is therefore both terrible and unsurprising, that sexual assaults on teenaged girls would flourish in such an environment.
A music video by First.One.Through with music by Bon Jovi about the terrible attacks on women:
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Honor Killings in Gaza: https://firstonethrough.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/honor-killings-in-gaza/