Mudanças climáticas são uma questão de gênero?
Mudanças climáticas são uma questão de gênero?
O jornal judaico ultra-ortodoxo “Der Tzitung”, editado pela comunidade hassídica em Nova York, apagou Hillary Clinton da agora famosa imagem na Casa Branca durante a morte de Osama bin Laden por proibir a publicação de fotos de mulheres em suas páginas.
Além da secretária de Estado dos EUA, outra mulher foi apagada na imagem “photoshoppada”. Trata-se da diretora nacional de operações contraterrorismo americana, Audrey Tomason, que aparece mais ao fundo da equipe na sala de controle em Washington.
A comunidade hassídica (também conhecida pelo termo chassídica) é um dos ramos do judaísmo ultra-ortodoxo, e tem suas próprias interpretações dos costumes e leis judaicas. Um blogueiro membro da comunidade postou a imagem em seu site e comentou que anos atrás as mulheres de rabinos ou da comunidade apareciam no jornal de forma censurada, para não serem identificadas. Agora, elas são simplesmente apagadas.
Um rabino ouvido pela CNN disse que o jornal não publicas fotos de mulheres “porque poderiam ser sexualmente sugestivas”.
Claro, Tirar Hillary Clinton da foto faz notícia! mas me questiono quantas outras mulheres simplesmente passam negligenciadas, excluídas ou mesmo “photoshoppadas” diariamente em varias partes do mundo.
Realmente me pergunto, como é possível garantir igualdade entre gêneros e o empoderamento das mulheres em lugares onde nem mesmo nos jornais (feitos para reportar a vida diaria da comunidade) as mulheres podem sequer aparecer. Acho que precisamos refletir mais sobre os limites entre a proteção e exclusão.
The ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspaper “Der Tzitung”, edited by the Hasidic community in New York, erased Hillary Clinton from the famous White House picture during the death of Osama bin Laden because the publication of pictures of women is forbidden on their pages.
Besides the U.S. secretary of state, another woman in the “Photoshopped” picture was deleted. It is the American national director of counterterrorism, Audrey Tomasoni, which appears a bit further behind the team in the control room in Washington.
The Hasidic community (also known by the term Chassidic) is one of the Ultra-Orthodox branches of Judaism, and they have their own interpretations of the customs and
Jewish law. A blogger from the Hasidic community posted a picture on his blog and commented that years ago women from the community appeared in newspapers somehow censored, as not to be identified. Now, they are simply erased.
A rabbi heard by CNN said the newspaper do not publish photos of women “because they could be sexually suggestive.”
Sure, taking Hillary Clinton out of the picture can make some news! But I wonder how many other women are simply neglected, excluded or even “Photoshopped” daily in various parts of the world.
I really wonder how we can ensure gender equality and women empowerment in places where not even in newspapers (made for reporting the daily life of the community) women can appear. I think we need to reflect more about the boundaries between protection and exclusion.
Beliefs apart, governments can no longer ignore the evidences!
16 million girls aged 15 to 19 give birth every year! They are not necessarily prepared to raise a child, but the challenges of teenage pregnancy get even more problematic in developing countries, complications during pregnancy or childbirth are the leading cause of death for girls aged 15-19 in the global south.
Young people aged between 15 to 24 years old also account for 40% of all new HIV infections among adults worldwide in 2008. Which means that globally, we have currently more than 5.7 million young people living with HIV/AIDS. And exactly because of lack of access to protetion and education, every day, 2500 more young people get infected with the disease.
In order to tackle this emergent issue, and fully recognize young people’s sexual and reproductive rights we must achieve universal access to safe and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health care services, which includes access to evidence-based comprehensive sexuality education, in formal and non-formal settings.
According to a United Nations study, sexuality education is far more cost-effective when it’s mandatory and integrated in the formal educational systems.
The UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched the this six-country study at the meeting of the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The study shows that the cost per learner in well established programmes in countries like Nigeria and the Netherlands are significantly cheaper if compared to small pilot programmes in Kenya and Indonesia.
Mark Richmond, UNESCO’s Global Coordinator for HIV and AIDS celebrates that now we have the data and analysis to make a stronger and better informed case for investing in school-based sexuality education programmes!!! He added that this landmark study gives an economic basis to our belief in sexuality education as a key platform for HIV prevention amongst children and young people in the years to come. And this will be a very powerful tool in our advocacy efforts!
But we still have a looooooonnnng way to go!
More and more we are getting creative in strategies to raise awareness among young people, education can be interactive and fun…
And every place has it’s on style:
But there are plenty of good examples online, like this Portuguese TV add, for the HIV Prevention Campaign led by the Health Comissionary in Portugal.
The text of 5 reasons to not wear a condom add in English below:
“a condom – spoils the moment
a condom – takes away the pleasure
a condom – is unconfortable
a condom – is hard to put on
a condom – reduces sensibility
Think twice – Go for adventure – Use a condom”
We just need to facilitate so these kind of information can reach the people who need it!
It’s time for people to loose the fear of talking and about sex and sexuality, specially in formal institutions…
In the very end, things are happening, times have changed, and we need to change and adapt to it!
My friends have sex! I have sex! And we all plan on having much more!
It’s our right to have our sexual and reproductive health respected!
Check out http://www.youact.org/news-article.php?show=m&id=32 for the Joint Youth Statement on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People, created for the UN International Year of Youth, by YouAct, Y-PEER and other partners.