Archive | The violence perpetrated against women observed around the world by Radio-Canada journalists
International Women's Day denounces the violence perpetrated against them every year.
< p class="e-p">March 8 has been designated International Women's Day. Among the rights most often violated is that of being safe. Our journalists have observed several manifestations of violence against women around the world.
“The problems of domestic violence are not new in Russia. But with the collapse of communism, they got worse. »
— Céline Galipeau, Moscow
Four years after the disappearance of the Soviet Union, the correspondent of Radio-Canada in Moscow, Céline Galipeau, made a sad observation in a report broadcast on Téléjournal on September 9, 1995.
< p class="e-p">Domestic violence, a real scourge in Russian society, has become even more widespread since the fall of communism.
Céline Galipeau explains.
< p class="e-p">Unemployment, alcoholism and very rapid changes in Russian society fuel domestic violence.
In 1993 and 1994, she recalls, 14,500 and 15,500 women were killed by their spouses.
These statistics constitute 50% of all murders committed in Russia these those years.
However, these crimes generally go unpunished.
The Russian state considers domestic violence as a matter for couples only. Police and judges don't believe battered women.
For women to stop dying, the correspondent concludes, Russians would have to stop describing this phenomenon as an individual issue and see it for what it is, that is to say a problem. social.
“My parents know the value of education. They encourage me even if I risk being killed.
—Madina Rasoli, Kandahar, Afghanistan
In 2006, special envoy Alexandra Szacka traveled to Kandahar, Afghanistan. She observes the danger posed by the Taliban to young girls. 03-03_10_15_09_ARCHIVESWEB_0001_01.jpeg” media=”(min-width: 0px) and (max-width: 99999px)”/>
Report by Special Envoy Alexandra Szacka on the pressure exerted by the Taliban to ban school for young girls.
His report was presented on Téléjournal on November 12, 2006.
The Taliban banned girls from going to school when they ruled Afghanistan from 1996.
Ousted from power in 2001, they still continue to be very powerful in the Kandahar district and threaten reprisals against schools that allow the education of girls and young women.
Alexandra Szacka meets a school principal in Kandahar who refuses to expel girls from his classes.
In her school, 800 of the 3,000 students are women and young girls who often have to catch up on serious academic delays.
This is the case of Madina Rasoli, who dreams of become a doctor.
She and her colleagues are threatened with death by the Taliban just to sit on school benches.
For the past year, concludes Alexandra Szacka, 200 schools, especially in the south of the country, where Kandahar is located, have had to close their doors.
“Even if he is just passing through, the life of this Congolese gynecologist is in danger wherever he goes. »
— Azeb Wolde-Giorghis, Bukavu and Winnipeg
Report by journalist Azeb Wolde-Giorghis on Dr. Denis Mukwege who fights against sexual violence practiced in the Congo.
On April 10, 2014, journalist Azeb Wolde-Giorghis presented at the Téléjournal a report on the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, passing through Winnipeg.
In Congo and in the rest of the world, this gynecologist confronts and denounces a particularly odious practice .
In his country, armed gangs are illegally extracting gold and coltan.
This last mineral is exploited for the manufacture of electronic chips found in telephones and laptops.
The Congolese government army is trying to fight against these looters of natural resources .
However, the gangs have developed a terrible weapon of war: the organized and systematic use of sexual violence, including rape, against the women of Congo.
< p class="e-p">Their goal? Traumatize populations near mining deposits to prevent them from resisting.
At Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, this gynecologist receives and treats a large number of women whose bodies have been mutilated.
His action and his denunciations led to an assassination attempt in front of his home in Bukavu in October 2013.
He then took refuge in Sweden.
Congolese women later clubbed together to pay for a plane ticket to bring Denis Mukwege back to Panzi Hospital in Bukavu.
In 2013, the 11 states bordering the Great Lakes Africans signed an agreement to end illegal mining and sexual violence.
The doctor noticed, however, that mutilated women continued to come to his hospital.
“This movement, "A day without us",was triggered after the gruesome murders of Ingrid and seven-year-old baby Fatima. »
— Jean-Michel Leprince, Mexico
Report by correspondent Jean-Michel Leprince on a women's strike denouncing sexual violence in Mexico.
On March 9, 2020, correspondent Jean-Michel Leprince covers for Téléjournala strike of a kind a little particular in Mexico.
That day, millions of Mexican women stay at home.
This strike denounces the endemic violence against women in Mexican society. Women also want to show that they are indispensable in the economy and in the home.
The various Mexican government authorities support this initiative, with President Manuel Lopez Obrador in the lead.
Mentalities, notes Jean-Michel Leprince, are however difficult to change.
This is also the case in Guinea, where the correspondent Sophie Langlois is going in 2021.
Report by correspondent Sophie Langlois on women who use humor to denounce certain abuses of women's rights in Guinea.
She brings us back from this African country a report, presented on Téléjournal on July 8, 2021, which introduces us to women who use humor as a weapon to combat violence against African women.
The humor makes it possible to tackle subjects that would otherwise be taboo head-on.
Polygamy and female circumcision, among other subjects, are tackled in front of audiences who, visibly, are enthusiastic about the content of the shows.
Interviewed by Sophie Langlois, Guineans confirm that women comedians provoke thoughts that can help change mentalities.
This change appears possible when you hear a teenager questioning polygamy.
It is a practice that only seems to have lead to problems, believes the young man.
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