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“Women are suppressed globally, men are rarely held accountable for domestic violence, rarely punished for rape.”

Barbara Knauf

Human and Women’s rights activist

Location Icon Jupiter, FL, USA

About Me

In the US, women in seven states have lost control over their bodies being denied abortion rights and men walk free who caused these unwanted pregnancies. Men who abuse women during marriage or outside of marriage are rarely held accountable. Rape is rarely reported because no one cares. I know, because at age 65 I was raped twice by “dates” with the date drug and could not defend myself. I went to my police station to report the rape, but the young officer did not believe me and took no report down. These two rapists went free ( both about my own age). Women are now forced to carry a child to term, raise it and care for it for the rest of their lives, while the men who made them pregnant usually walk away without responsibility if they were not married. This is obscenely wrong! Women need to rise up and get justice and self autonomy, and a law to hold men accountable for unwanted pregnancies. These men should be forced to have vasectomies and get a jail sentence! Fortunately for myself I did not have to worry about being pregnant after the rapes, but young women do!!

This must change through laws being passed to protect women and reopen all Planned Parenthood clinics! This is 2019, not 1819!

Communities I Identify With and/or Want to Collaborate With

Artists
Environmental Activists
Immigrants
Indigenous Peoples
People of Color
Refugees
Students
Women
Youth and Minors

I Want to Take Action on

Abortion Rights
Access to Sanitation
Access to Water
Accountable Institutions
BioDiversity
Children’s Rights
Child Soldiers
Clean Air
Clean Water
Climate Change
Combating Corruption
Combating Desertification
Combating Rape
Combating Rape as a Weapon of War
Data Privacy
Economic Justice
Education
Employment
Ending Hunger
Ending Poverty
Ending Violence
Equality
Fair Wages
Female Genital Mutilation
Forests and Deforestation
Free and Fair Elections
Free Press
Free Speech
Gender Based Violence
Girls’ Rights
Global Institutions
Gun Laws
Housing
Immigrant Rights
Indigenous Rights
Menstruation Rights / Accessibility
Oceans
Peace and Non violence
Protecting Evidence-Based Science
Renewable Energy
Reproductive Rights
Resilient Infrastructure
Rights for Persons with Disabilities
Security
Segregation
Sex trafficking
State Violence
Sustainability
Sustainable Infrastructure
Transgender Rights
Women’s Economic Security
Women’s Education
Women's Health
Women’s Representation
Women’s Safety
Workers’ Rights
Youth

Areas of Expertise

Affordable Energy
Audio-Visual Technology
BioDiversity
Campus Rape
Childcare
Civil Rights
Clean Air
Clean Energy
Clean Water
Climate Change
Culinary Arts
Design
Disability Rights
Domestic Abuse
Economic Justice
Education
Ending Hunger
Ending Poverty
Ending Violence
Energy
Environmental Justice
Equality
Fine Arts
Gender Equality
Graphic Design
Health Care
Immigrant Rights
Inclusiveness
Justice
Lifelong Learning
Live Streaming
Multilingual
Non Violence
Oceans
Pay Equity
Peace
Photography
Rape Prevention
Refugees
Reproductive Rights
Safety
Sanitation
Social Media
Sustainability
Sustainable Consumption
Sustainable Development
Sustainable Forests
Sustainable Production
Teaching, Humanities
Teaching, Writing
Translation
Union Organizing
Volunteer Management
Women in Business
Women's Health
Women’s Representation
Work
Workers’ Rights