Women’s Declaration Against Sex Abuse
50 Mauritian women sign a 100-word Common Declaration Against Sex Abuse.The Common Declaration Against Sex Abuse represents a shared stand against patriarchy. It comes after 50 years of Independence and in the build-up to International Women’s Day 2018, at the very time when all over the world there are uprisings of women against harassment by predatory men.
The Declaration has been co-ordinated by the Muvman Liberasyon Fam. MLF has included women – from different “currents of thinking” over the decades – who have made, and are making, a contribution to the women’s movement or to women’s emancipation through the contribution they make in their field.
I, the undersigned, stand with women all over the world who are raising their voices against predatory men, men who use their positions of “relative power” on the worksite – or in other institutions – so as to abuse women. Times are changing. Organizations with a modicum of democracy – including political parties, unions and professional associations – are beginning, everywhere in the world, to hold men accountable, or to revoke them or expel them for abusing women. We, women, worldwide are beginning to raise our voices against sexual and sexist abuse. I for one will no longer collude with this.
Thus, I add my signature, me too.
Aisha Doba Julia Maigrot Mohni Bali
Allia Syed Hossen-Gooljar Kisna Kistnasamy Monique Descombes
Ambal Jeanne Kumari Issur Munavvar Namdarkhan
Ananda Devi Laure Soobrayen Myriam Narainsamy
Anjani Murdan Lindsey Collen Patricia Day-Hookoomsing
Anne-Lise Mestry Linzi Bacbotte Pushpa Lallah
Anne-Marie Joly Manda Boolell Rajni Lallah
Anooradah Pooran Marie Claire Bibi Diop Ranjita Bunwaree
Anushka Virahsawmy Marie-France Favory Sadna Jumnoodoo
Aurore Perraud Marie-Noelle Elissac-Foy Sadna Jumnoodoo
Begum Badullah Marlène Urcile Ladine Sandra O’Reilly
Daniella Bastien Marousia Bouvery Sarah-Jane Vingta
Danielle Turner Mary Jane Gaspard Sheela Baguant
Djemillah Mourade Maya Hanoomanjee Sheila Bappoo
Francoise Labelle Mélanie Vigier de Latour- Sheila Bunwaree
Francoise Lamusse Bérenger Veronique Topize
Gaëlle Tossé Merline Francois Vidula Nababsing
Husna Ramjanally Micheline Virahsawmy
Circulated by the MLF, 27 February, 2018