Women Move

women, migration, women refugees, women migrants

Women leav­ing their home coun­tries, flee­ing war, domes­tic and social vio­lence, pover­ty and polit­i­cal, gen­der and reli­gious per­se­cu­tion, find that even their jour­neys are fraught with vio­lence, abuse and exploita­tion. Eighty per­cent of women and girls leav­ing Cen­tral Amer­i­ca for the US are raped or abused. It is such a com­mon occur­rence, they take birth con­trol along to avoid unwant­ed preg­nan­cies. Women in many parts of the world, set­ting out for a new life, are grabbed and caught by elab­o­rate net­works of sex traf­fick­ing, one of the three most lucra­tive illic­it busi­ness­es inter­na­tion­al­ly (the oth­er two are drugs and ille­gal arms deal­ing). Sure­ly safe pas­sage is an impor­tant issue for feminists.

5 thoughts on “Women Move

  1. I’m not an artist, but this is beau­ti­ful. There is some­thing about the pur­ple sil­hou­ettes against the bright­ly col­ored globe that is entranc­ing. Beyond the mes­sage, which, of course, is most important.

  2. Thanks for remind­ing us of the basic rights many women don’t have. I know I sound like an old fart, but I remem­ber a peri­od in the 70’s when peo­ple would have been out­raged at the images we see now of women in the media. We’ve cycled around to an objec­ti­fi­ca­tion of women that breeds dis­re­spect, and there­fore abuse. Very mov­ing image — thank you!

    • Thanks, Phil. You are not an old fart, or even if you are, you are a right-on old fart. The por­tray­al of women is absolute­ly awful. I look around some­times and say to myself — “Was there ever a wom­en’s movement!

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