Nov 20, 2008

Stop the violence. Take a stand

An Irish politician did good! Yay for Mickey Martin.

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Micheál Martin, T.D., added his name to the UNIFEM-sponsored Say NO to Violence against Women campaign in a signing ceremony in Dublin on 17 November 2008. Ireland is one of 55 governments that have signed on to the campaign to date.

Eliminating violence against women is a priority in Ireland’s domestic and foreign policy. Ireland is beginning the process of developing its National Action Plan on UN Security Council resolution 1325, informed by a cross-learning process involving Northern Ireland, Timor Leste and Liberia. The Conflict Resolution Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Irish Aid will lead work on this initiative, in consultation with other government departments and civil society.

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Add your name to the list to show you support the campaign. Yeah you really should support this campaign. Violence directed towards a particular group because of a common element is abhorrent. Violence based on gender is a hate crime. Violence based on gender identity is a hate crime. Violence based on sexual orientation is a hate crime. Violence based on spiritual beliefs is a hate crime. Violence based on skin colour is a hate crime.

Wise up. Don't tell a joke based on hate. Why yes I am a humourless feminist. No it's not funny and you demonstrate you assholishness by telling the fucking joke.

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