Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Non-State Torture Articles

Non-State Torture Articles

These articles describes crimes.

Non-State Torture—Specifically Sexualized Non-State Torture—Inflicted in the Private/Domestic Sphere against Girls/Women: An Emerging "Harmful Practice" Jeanne Sarson, MEd, BScN, RN & Linda MacDonald, MEd, BN, RN 2011

Please Take My Hand: Stepping into the Reality of Victims of Non-State Actor Torture - This post is by Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald as part of the series ‘Culture and Human Rights: Challenging Cultural Excuses for Gender-Based Violence' hosted by Gender Across Borders and Violence Is Not Our Culture.

Canada: Non-State Torture (NST) Girls & Guns - This article by Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald highlights how parent(s), guardians, and spouses are among the non-state actor torturers with guns and bullets in their arsenal of tools.

Since 1993, Jeanne Sarson MEd,
BScN, RN and Linda MacDonald MEd, BN, RN, have been relationship educators and human rights defenders working with persons who have experienced various forms of relational torture, including ritual abuse-torture.

Canadian child pornography, gun usage, criminal harassment and drug offence crimes has increased(1), with sexualised violence within families four times higher for girls than for boys(2). This criminal data becomes a relational mix of daily terrorisation, torture and horrification for girls in families/groups who derive pleasure from inflicting Non State Torture (NST). Since 1993, over 2000 contacts with women mostly, from Australia, New Zealand, Western Europe, the U.S.(3) and Canada(4) disclose similar NST victimisation inflicted since infancy or soon thereafter. (Bulletin No. 26, October 2011 IANSA Women's Network) November 2, 2011

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