Having Non-State Torture Recognized by the UN and Member States as an Infringement of Women’s Human Rights Is Imperative

Authors

  • Jeanne Sarson
  • Linda MacDonald

Abstract

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Cet article décrit l’impact «classique» de la victimisation suite à la torture infligée à l’extérieur des Nations. Les auteures mettent en relation leurs connaissances et leur contact avec des femmes qui dénoncent par le biais de leur art ce qu’elles ont vécu et les effets sur leur vie : des dessins, un tableau, une photo. Les femmes sont affectées hors de proportion par ces crimes qui ne sont même pas reconnus par la société et la justice. Cette torture doit être reconnue comme une forme spécifique de violence interpersonnelle dans les codes criminels de l’État alors que les Nations Unis sont outillées pour protèger les droits des femmes qui ne peuvent être jugées,
ne peuvent recevoir de l’aide pour une réhabilitation que les auteures jugent réalisable.

Author Biographies

Jeanne Sarson

Since 1993, Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald have supported mainly women who have suffered non-State torture perpetrated within intimate relationships. They have advocated nationally and internationally for the women’s human right and legal equality to be protected from such victimization. As independent scholars, and published authors they are privileged to be trusted with the women’s voices and sharing women’s narratives. They recently were honoured to receive the Women of Peace award for their work. www.nonstatetorture.org. Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald live in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Linda MacDonald

Since 1993, Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald have supported mainly women who have suffered non-State torture perpetrated within intimate relationships. They have advocated nationally and internationally for the women’s human right and legal equality to be protected from such victimization. As independent scholars, and published authors they are privileged to be trusted with the women’s voices and sharing women’s narratives. They recently were honoured to receive the Women of Peace award for their work. www.nonstatetorture.org. Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald live in Truro, Nova Scotia.

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How to Cite

Sarson, J., & MacDonald, L. (2019). Having Non-State Torture Recognized by the UN and Member States as an Infringement of Women’s Human Rights Is Imperative. Canadian Woman Studies, 33(1-2). Retrieved from https://cws.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/cws/article/view/37766

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Women's Human Rights: Conceptual and Political Challenges