Posted: November 3, 2012 by sakshikumarindia in Uncategorized

Across Cultures

Rape and other forms of violence against women are issues that continue to be relevant in both the U.S. and the Middle East. In all of these countries the fight continues for women to feel safe walking home alone at night or in some cases just being seen alone with a man. These are not only women’s rights, these are human rights. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their community, without fear of being attacked based on their gender, sexual orientation, or other affiliations.
In some countries, such as the U.S. (not nationwide) and Israel, there are some laws that are supposedly enforced to protect women against rape and other forms of violence. While in other countries, such as Lebanon women are still fighting for these “guaranteed” rights. I say guaranteed with quotation marks because these rights are supposedly a given in the U.S. however there are numerous examples that…

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