For all these reasons

As every 25th November, last Friday we once again flooded the streets to raise our voices against the social scourge of violence against women. Every day, thousands of women all over the world suffer this abominable form of violence which, on many occasions, also occurs in the presence of their children and is known by the entire social and family environment, which keeps an accomplice silence. A situation which, now that we are finally emerging from the pandemic caused by Covid-19, millions of women have suffered more intensely as a result of having to be forcibly isolated from their aggressor or, if necessary, to depend on him with greater force and control.

But what is violence against women? If we take a quick look at the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women and the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, commonly known as the Istanbul Convention, we come to the only possible conclusion: Violence against women is a violation of human rights, a real hate crime, a vile act of terrorism, an abominable act of torture and, in short, a crime against humanity that has been socially and culturally normalised for centuries. 

And why is it a violation of human rights? Because it violates all the most basic human rights, from violence and discrimination for the mere fact of being a woman, through acts that harm her physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or economic integrity, and also through direct threats, coercion, limitation of individual freedom and forced exclusion from public, private or social life. 

And why should it be considered a true hate crime? Simply because violence against women, simply because they are women and in any of its forms, is an absolute violation of human rights, as are atrocious attacks against migrants and refugees, against people with any kind of illness or disability, against homeless people, against people who have a different culture, creed or language, or against people who are members of the LGTBIQ+ Collective.  

It is at this point that I would like to dedicate a few minutes to denounce the violence against trans women. As trans women are WOMEN, they are also victims of violence against women. Moreover, of the total number of murders affecting the Trans Community, more than 95% of the cases correspond to cases of murder of trans women. We cannot forget, in any way, that LGTBIphobia in general and transphobia in particular, are also two forms of male violence that systematically violate the rights of the LGTBIQ+ Community because of the sexual orientation and identity of the victims. 

Certainly, violence against women has multiple variants. Beyond the daily physical and emotional abuse, women victims of violence also suffer harassment and sexual violence from their abuser, being forced to have sexual relations against their will and with the most extreme cruelty. The figures are as alarming as they are heartbreaking: One third of women worldwide have suffered physical or sexual violence at the hands of their partners or ex-partners; nearly 50% of married or cohabiting women have ever had sex against their will; more than 750 million women, nearly 10% of the world’s population, have been married before the age of 18; an estimated 200 million women have been genitally mutilated; and more than 70% of trafficking victims are women and girls, 3 out of 4 for the purpose of sexual exploitation. 

And why is trafficking an act of torture? If there is one human right that is truly absolute, it is the right to be free from torture and humiliation under any circumstances. In such a case, and from any point of view, violence against women constitutes an act of torture that attacks the inviolable dignity and the rights of the women who suffer it as well as their children who are also victims.
 
And why is it an act of terrorism? Because violence against women has a profound component of domination and subjugation through acts of violence that instil TERROR. For this reason, it can be said that violence against women is a form of terrorism. And the fact is that the abuser, through physical and psychological violence based on the subjugation by force and absolute control of the woman, ends up instilling fear and terror. 

And why is it a normalised crime against humanity? Every day, according to data from the United Nations, around 140 women are killed by male violence. Doing a simple mathematical calculation, around 1,500,000 women would have been murdered in the last 30 years for the mere fact of being women. 

Sadly, throughout human history, women have been the victims of the greatest abominations: ripped from their wombs, their unborn babies ripped from their vaginas to prevent them from having offspring; beaten to death for falling in love with a married man; forced to have abortions to safeguard family «honour» in clandestine places at great risk to their lives; treating them as commodities to be sold as sex slaves or for domestic service by working them to exhaustion or until their «master and owner» decides to get rid of them by selling them, giving them away or taking their lives; abandoning them or ending their lives as soon as they are born because the mere birth of a girl child is a serious problem, a sign of a bad omen or a curse. 

For all these reasons, we can affirm that women have always been the great forgotten ones in the face of a historical machismo immovable in its false privilege. This makes it impossible to count the number of women who have been murdered throughout the world and throughout the history of humanity for the mere fact of being women. Without a doubt, we are facing the most numerous and longest-lasting genocide of all and before our very eyes. 

We cannot allow them to take steps backwards, nor can we remain impassive. Right now, thousands of women around the world are suffering a violation of their most basic rights, a form of terrorism, a hate crime and a covert genocide. 

We must continue to work for all those women who wish to escape fear, violence, pain and the clutches of death. And we must do so in memory of all the women who could not escape. All this without forgetting the women of tomorrow so that they can live without fear, in a world without violence and in freedom; a world where the lists of murdered women are only an unpleasant memory of the past; A world where being a woman does not mean living under the constant threat of being raped, abused, beaten, discriminated against or harassed for the mere fact of being a woman; and, of course, a world free of this covert genocide, of this form of torture, of this daily terrorism and of this hate crime that is violence against women, their daughters and sons. 

For all women, for those who are no longer here, for those who are still here and for those who will be here. 

For all of them.

Not one less, not one more.

Por todas estas razones

🇪🇸️ESPAÑOL🇲🇽

Como cada 25 de noviembre, volvemos a inundar las calles para alzar la voz en contra de esa lacra social que es la violencia sobre las mujeres. Todos los días, miles de mujeres por todo el mundo sufren esta abominable forma de violencia que, en no pocas ocasiones, también se produce en presencia de sus hijas e hijos y es conocida por todo el entorno social y familiar que guarda un silencio cómplice. Una situación que, ahora que estamos saliendo por fin de la pandemia producto del Covid-19, millones de mujeres han sufrido con mayor intensidad al tener que estar aisladas forzosamente con su agresor o, en su caso, depender de él con más fuerza y control.

Pero, ¿qué es la violencia sobre las mujeres? Si hacemos una lectura rápida de la Declaración sobre la Eliminación de la Violencia contra la Mujer y al Convenio del Consejo de Europa sobre la prevención y lucha contra la violencia contra las mujeres y la violencia doméstica, comúnmente conocido como Convenio de Estambul, llegamos a la única conclusión posible: La violencia sobre las mujeres constituye una violación de derechos humanos, un auténtico delito de odio, un vil acto de terrorismo, un abominable acto de tortura y, en definitiva, un crimen contra la humanidad que durante siglos ha sido normalizado social y culturalmente. 

¿Y por qué es una violación de derechos humanos? Porque vulnera todos los derechos más elementales del ser humano desde la violencia y la discriminación por el mero hecho de ser mujer, a través de actos de que dañen su integridad física, sexual, emocional, psicológica o económica y, también, a través de las amenazas directas, las coacciones, la limitación de la libertad individual y la exclusión por la fuerza de la vida pública, privada o social. 

¿Y por qué debe ser considerado como un auténtico delito de odio? Simplemente, porque la violencia sobre las mujeres, por el mero hecho de ser mujeres y en cualquiera de sus formas, es una absoluta violación de derechos humanos al igual que lo son los ataques atroces contra las personas migrantes y refugiadas, contra las personas con alguna clase de enfermedad o discapacidad, contra las personas sin hogar, contra las personas que tienen un cultura, credo o lengua diferentes o contra las personas que integran al Colectivo LGTBIQ+.  

Es justo en este punto en donde quiero dedicar unos minutos para denunciar la violencia que reciben las mujeres trans. En tanto que las mujeres trans son MUJERES, también son víctimas de la violencia sobre la mujer. Es más, del cómputo total de los asesinatos que afectan a la Comunidad Trans, más del 95% de los casos corresponden con casos de asesinato de mujeres trans. No podemos olvidar, en modo alguno, que la LGTBIfobia con carácter general y la transfobia en particular, también son dos formas de violencia machista que vulneran sistemáticamente los derechos de la Comunidad LGTBIQ+ por razón de la orientación y la identidad sexual de las víctimas. 

Ciertamente, la violencia sobre las mujeres presenta múltiples variantes. Más allá del maltrato diario físico y emocional, las mujeres víctimas de la violencia también sufren el acoso y la violencia sexual de su maltratador viéndose obligadas a mantener relaciones sexuales en contra de su voluntad y con la crueldad más extrema. Así, los datos tan alarmantes como desgarradores: Un tercio de las mujeres de todo el mundo han sufrido violencia física o sexual a manos de sus parejas o ex-parejas; cerca del 50% de las mujeres casadas o que conviven en un mismo domicilio con sus parejas, han mantenido relaciones sexuales en contra de su voluntad alguna vez; más de 750 millones de mujeres, cerca del 10% de la población mundial, han contraído matrimonio sin haber llegado a los 18 años de edad; se estima que 200 millones de mujeres han sido mutiladas genitalmente; y más del 70% de las víctimas de la trata son mujeres y niñas, 3 de cada 4 con fines de explotación sexual. 

¿Y por qué la es un acto de tortura? Si existe un derecho humano que es verdaderamente absoluto, ese derecho es el de no recibir tortura ni humillación bajo ninguna circunstancia. En tal caso, y bajo cualquier óptica, la violencia sobre la mujer constituye un acto de tortura que ataca la dignidad inviolable y los derechos de las mujeres que la sufren así como de sus hijas e hijos que, también, son víctimas. 

¿Y por qué es un acto de terrorismo? Porque la violencia sobre la mujer tiene un profundo componente de dominación y sometimiento a través de acciones de violencia que infunden TERROR. Por esta razón, puede decirse que la violencia sobre la mujer es una forma de terrorismo. Y es que, el maltratador, a través de la violencia física y psicológica basada en el sometimiento por la fuerza y en el control absoluta de la mujer, acaba infundiendo el miedo más terror. 

¿Y por qué es una crimen contra la humanidad normalizado? Todos los días, de acuerdo con datos de Naciones Unidas, alrededor de 140 mujeres son asesinadas por la violencia machista. Haciendo un simple cálculo matemático, alrededor de 1.500.000 mujeres habría sido asesinadas en los últimos 30 años por el mero hecho de ser mujeres. 

Tristemente, a lo largo de la historia de la Humanidad, las mujeres han resultado ser víctimas de las mayores abominaciones: arrancar de su vientres a sus bebés aún por nacer; atravesarles el viente desde la vagina para impedirles que pudieran tener descendencia; golpearlas hasta muerte por enamorarse de un hombre casado; obligadas a abortar para salvaguardar la “honra” familiar en lugares clandestinos con un enorme riesgo de perder la vida; tratarlas como mercancía para ser vendidas como esclavas sexuales o para el servicio doméstico haciéndolas trabajar hasta la extenuación o hasta que su “amo y propietario” decide deshacerse de ellas vendiéndolas, regalándolas o arrebatándoles la vida; abandonándolas o acabando con su vida nada más nacer porque el simple nacimiento de una niña es un grave problema, una señal de un mal augurio o una maldición. 

Podas todas estas razones, podemos afirmar que las mujeres han sido siempre las grandes olvidadas frente a un machismo histórico inamovible en su falso privilegio. Algo que hace imposible poder contabilizar el número de mujeres que han podido ser asesinadas en todo el mundo y a lo largo de la historia de la humanidad por el mero hecho de ser mujeres. Sin duda, nos encontramos ante el genocidio más numeroso y de mayor duración de todos y ante nuestros propios ojos. 

No podemos permitir que den pasos hacia atrás ni tampoco permanecer impasibles. En estos momentos, miles de mujeres en todo el mundo están sufriendo una violación de sus derechos más básicos elementales, una forma de terrorismo, un delito de odio y un genocidio encubierto. 

Debemos seguir trabajando por todas aquellas mujeres que desean escapar del miedo, de la violencia, del dolor y de las garras de la muerte. Y debemos hacerlo en recuerdo de todas las mujeres que no pudieron escapar. Todo ello sin olvidar a las mujeres del mañana para que puedan vivir sin miedo, en un mundo sin violencia y en libertad; un mundo en el que las listas de mujeres asesinadas sean solo un desagradable recuerdo del pasado; un mundo en donde el ser mujer no suponga vivir siempre bajo el peligro de ser violada, vejada, golpeada, discriminada o acosada por el mero hecho de ser mujer; y, por supuesto, un mundo libre de este genocidio encubierto, de esa forma de tortura, de ese terrorismo diario y de ese delito de odio que es la violencia sobre las mujeres, sus hijas y sus hijos. 

Por todas las mujeres, por las que ya no están, por las que siguen estando y por las que estarán. 

Por todas ellas.

Ni una menos, ni una más.

🇬🇧️ENGLISH🇺🇸

FOR ALL THESE REASONS

As every 25th November, we once again take to the streets to raise our voices against the social scourge of violence against women. Every day, thousands of women all over the world suffer this abominable form of violence which, on many occasions, also occurs in the presence of their children and is known by the entire social and family environment, which keeps an accomplice silence. A situation which, now that we are finally emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of women have suffered even more intensely as they are forced to be isolated from their aggressor or, if necessary, to depend on him with greater force and control.

But what is violence against women? If we take a quick look at the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women and the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, commonly known as the Istanbul Convention, we come to the only possible conclusion: Violence against women is a violation of human rights, a real hate crime, a vile act of terrorism, an abominable act of torture and, in short, a crime against humanity that has been socially and culturally normalised for centuries. 

And why is it a violation of human rights? Because it violates all the most basic human rights, from violence and discrimination for the mere fact of being a woman, through acts that harm her physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or economic integrity, and also through direct threats, coercion, limitation of individual freedom and forced exclusion from public, private or social life. 

And why should it be considered a true hate crime? Simply because violence against women, simply because they are women and in any of its forms, is an absolute violation of human rights, as are atrocious attacks against migrants and refugees, against people with any kind of illness or disability, against homeless people, against people who have a different culture, creed or language, or against people who are members of the LGTBIQ+ Collective.  

It is at this point that I would like to dedicate a few minutes to denounce the violence against trans women. As trans women are WOMEN, they are also victims of violence against women. Moreover, of the total number of murders affecting the Trans Community, more than 95% of the cases correspond to cases of murder of trans women. We cannot forget, in any way, that LGTBIphobia in general and transphobia in particular, are also two forms of male violence that systematically violate the rights of the LGTBIQ+ Community because of the sexual orientation and identity of the victims. 

Certainly, violence against women has multiple variants. Beyond the daily physical and emotional abuse, women victims of violence also suffer harassment and sexual violence from their abuser, being forced to have sexual relations against their will and with the most extreme cruelty. The figures are as alarming as they are heartbreaking: One third of women worldwide have suffered physical or sexual violence at the hands of their partners or ex-partners; nearly 50% of married or cohabiting women have ever had sex against their will; more than 750 million women, nearly 10% of the world’s population, have been married before the age of 18; an estimated 200 million women have been genitally mutilated; and more than 70% of trafficking victims are women and girls, 3 out of 4 for the purpose of sexual exploitation. 

And why is trafficking an act of torture? If there is one human right that is truly absolute, it is the right to be free from torture and humiliation under any circumstances. In such a case, and from any point of view, violence against women constitutes an act of torture that attacks the inviolable dignity and the rights of the women who suffer it as well as their children who are also victims.
 
And why is it an act of terrorism? Because violence against women has a profound component of domination and subjugation through acts of violence that instil TERROR. For this reason, it can be said that violence against women is a form of terrorism. And the fact is that the abuser, through physical and psychological violence based on the subjugation by force and absolute control of the woman, ends up instilling fear and terror. 

And why is it a normalised crime against humanity? Every day, according to data from the United Nations, around 140 women are killed by male violence. Doing a simple mathematical calculation, around 1,500,000 women would have been murdered in the last 30 years for the mere fact of being women. 

Sadly, throughout human history, women have been the victims of the greatest abominations: ripped from their wombs, their unborn babies ripped from their vaginas to prevent them from having offspring; beaten to death for falling in love with a married man; forced to have abortions to safeguard family «honour» in clandestine places at great risk to their lives; treating them as commodities to be sold as sex slaves or for domestic service by working them to exhaustion or until their «master and owner» decides to get rid of them by selling them, giving them away or taking their lives; abandoning them or ending their lives as soon as they are born because the mere birth of a girl child is a serious problem, a sign of a bad omen or a curse. 

For all these reasons, we can affirm that women have always been the great forgotten ones in the face of a historical machismo immovable in its false privilege. This makes it impossible to count the number of women who have been murdered throughout the world and throughout the history of humanity for the mere fact of being women. Without a doubt, we are facing the most numerous and longest-lasting genocide of all and before our very eyes. 

We cannot allow them to take steps backwards, nor can we remain impassive. Right now, thousands of women around the world are suffering a violation of their most basic rights, a form of terrorism, a hate crime and a covert genocide. 

We must continue to work for all those women who wish to escape fear, violence, pain and the clutches of death. And we must do so in memory of all the women who could not escape. All this without forgetting the women of tomorrow so that they can live without fear, in a world without violence and in freedom; a world where the lists of murdered women are only an unpleasant memory of the past; A world where being a woman does not mean living under the constant threat of being raped, abused, beaten, discriminated against or harassed for the mere fact of being a woman; and, of course, a world free of this covert genocide, of this form of torture, of this daily terrorism and of this hate crime that is violence against women, their daughters and sons. 

For all women, for those who are no longer here, for those who are still here and for those who will be here. 

For all of them.

Not one less, not one more.

🇮🇹ITALIANO🇮🇹

PER TUTTI QUESTI MOTIVI

Come ogni 25 novembre, scendiamo ancora una volta in piazza per alzare la voce contro la piaga sociale della violenza sulle donne. Ogni giorno, migliaia di donne in tutto il mondo subiscono questa abominevole forma di violenza che, in molte occasioni, avviene anche in presenza dei figli ed è conosciuta da tutto l’ambiente sociale e familiare, che mantiene un silenzio complice. Una situazione che, ora che stiamo finalmente uscendo dalla pandemia causata dalla Covid-19, milioni di donne hanno sofferto più intensamente dovendo essere forzatamente isolate dal loro aggressore o, se necessario, dipendere da lui con maggiore forza e controllo.

Ma cos’è la violenza contro le donne? Se diamo una rapida occhiata alla Dichiarazione sull’eliminazione della violenza contro le donne e alla Convenzione del Consiglio d’Europa sulla prevenzione e la lotta alla violenza contro le donne e la violenza domestica, comunemente nota come Convenzione di Istanbul, arriviamo all’unica conclusione possibile: La violenza contro le donne è una violazione dei diritti umani, un vero e proprio crimine d’odio, un vile atto di terrorismo, un abominevole atto di tortura e, in breve, un crimine contro l’umanità che è stato socialmente e culturalmente normalizzato per secoli. 

E perché è una violazione dei diritti umani? Perché viola tutti i più elementari diritti umani, dalla violenza e dalla discriminazione per il solo fatto di essere donna, attraverso atti che ledono la sua integrità fisica, sessuale, emotiva, psicologica o economica, e anche attraverso minacce dirette, coercizione, limitazione della libertà individuale ed esclusione forzata dalla vita pubblica, privata o sociale. 

E perché dovrebbe essere considerato un vero e proprio crimine d’odio? Semplicemente perché la violenza contro le donne, semplicemente perché sono donne e in qualsiasi forma, è una violazione assoluta dei diritti umani, così come lo sono gli attacchi atroci contro i migranti e i rifugiati, contro le persone con qualsiasi tipo di malattia o disabilità, contro i senzatetto, contro le persone che hanno una cultura, un credo o una lingua diversa, o contro le persone che fanno parte del collettivo LGTBIQ+.  

A questo punto vorrei dedicare qualche minuto per denunciare la violenza contro le donne trans. Poiché le donne trans sono DONNE, sono anche vittime di violenza contro le donne. Inoltre, sul totale degli omicidi che colpiscono la comunità trans, oltre il 95% dei casi corrisponde a casi di omicidio di donne trans. Non possiamo assolutamente dimenticare che la LGTBIfobia in generale e la transfobia in particolare sono anche due forme di violenza maschile che violano sistematicamente i diritti della comunità LGTBIQ+ a causa dell’orientamento sessuale e dell’identità delle vittime. 

Certamente, la violenza contro le donne ha molteplici varianti. Oltre ai maltrattamenti fisici ed emotivi quotidiani, le donne vittime di violenza subiscono anche molestie e violenze sessuali da parte del loro aggressore, essendo costrette ad avere rapporti sessuali contro la loro volontà e con la crudeltà più estrema. I dati sono tanto allarmanti quanto strazianti: Un terzo delle donne in tutto il mondo ha subito violenze fisiche o sessuali da parte del partner o dell’ex partner; quasi il 50% delle donne sposate o conviventi ha avuto rapporti sessuali contro la propria volontà; oltre 750 milioni di donne, quasi il 10% della popolazione mondiale, si sono sposate prima dei 18 anni; si stima che circa 200 milioni di donne abbiano subito mutilazioni genitali; oltre il 70% delle vittime della tratta sono donne e ragazze, 3 su 4 a scopo di sfruttamento sessuale. 

E perché la tratta è un atto di tortura? Se c’è un diritto umano veramente assoluto, è quello di essere liberi dalla tortura e dall’umiliazione in qualsiasi circostanza. In questo caso, e da qualsiasi punto di vista, la violenza contro le donne costituisce un atto di tortura che attacca la dignità inviolabile e i diritti delle donne che la subiscono e dei loro figli, anch’essi vittime.
 
E perché è un atto di terrorismo? Perché la violenza contro le donne ha una profonda componente di dominio e sottomissione attraverso atti di violenza che instillano TERRORE. Per questo motivo, si può dire che la violenza contro le donne è una forma di terrorismo. Il fatto è che il maltrattante, attraverso la violenza fisica e psicologica basata sulla sottomissione con la forza e sul controllo assoluto della donna, finisce per instillare paura e terrore. 

E perché è un crimine normalizzato contro l’umanità? Ogni giorno, secondo i dati delle Nazioni Unite, circa 140 donne vengono uccise dalla violenza maschile. Facendo un semplice calcolo matematico, negli ultimi 30 anni sarebbero state uccise circa 1.500.000 donne per il solo fatto di essere donne. 

Purtroppo, nel corso della storia umana, le donne sono state vittime dei più grandi abomini: strappate dal loro grembo, i loro bambini non ancora nati strappati dalle loro vagine per impedire loro di avere una prole; picchiate a morte per essersi innamorate di un uomo sposato; costrette ad abortire per salvaguardare l'»onore» della famiglia in luoghi clandestini con grande rischio per la loro vita; trattate come merce da vendere come schiave sessuali o per il servizio domestico, facendole lavorare fino allo sfinimento o fino a quando il loro «padrone e proprietario» non decide di sbarazzarsene vendendole, regalandole o togliendo loro la vita; abbandonandole o ponendo fine alla loro vita appena nate, perché la sola nascita di una bambina è un grave problema, un segno di cattivo auspicio o una maledizione. 

Per tutti questi motivi, possiamo affermare che le donne sono sempre state le grandi dimenticate di fronte a un machismo storico immobile nel suo falso privilegio. Questo rende impossibile contare il numero di donne che sono state assassinate in tutto il mondo e nella storia dell’umanità per il solo fatto di essere donne. Senza dubbio, siamo di fronte al genocidio più numeroso e più duraturo di tutti e sotto i nostri occhi. 

Non possiamo permettere che facciano passi indietro, né possiamo rimanere impassibili. In questo momento, migliaia di donne in tutto il mondo stanno subendo una violazione dei loro diritti più elementari, una forma di terrorismo, un crimine d’odio e un genocidio occulto. 

Dobbiamo continuare a lavorare per tutte quelle donne che desiderano sfuggire alla paura, alla violenza, al dolore e alle grinfie della morte. E dobbiamo farlo in memoria di tutte le donne che non sono riuscite a fuggire. Tutto questo senza dimenticare le donne di domani, affinché possano vivere senza paura, in un mondo senza violenza e in libertà; un mondo in cui le liste delle donne uccise siano solo uno spiacevole ricordo del passato; Un mondo in cui essere donna non significhi vivere sotto la costante minaccia di essere violentata, abusata, picchiata, discriminata o molestata per il solo fatto di essere donna; e, naturalmente, un mondo libero da questo genocidio occulto, da questa forma di tortura, da questo terrorismo quotidiano e da questo crimine di odio che è la violenza contro le donne, le loro figlie e i loro figli. 

Per tutte le donne, per quelle che non ci sono più, per quelle che ci sono ancora e per quelle che ci saranno. 

Per tutte loro.

Non una di meno, non una di più.

🇫🇷FRANÇAIS🇨🇩

POUR TOUTES CES RAISONS

Comme chaque 25 novembre, nous descendons à nouveau dans la rue pour élever nos voix contre ce fléau social qu’est la violence envers les femmes. Chaque jour, des milliers de femmes dans le monde entier subissent cette forme abominable de violence qui, dans de nombreuses occasions, se produit également en présence de leurs enfants et est connue de tout l’environnement social et familial, qui garde un silence complice. Une situation que, maintenant que nous sortons enfin de la pandémie causée par le Covid-19, des millions de femmes subissent plus intensément en devant s’isoler de force de leur agresseur ou, le cas échéant, en dépendant de lui avec plus de force et de contrôle.

Mais qu’est-ce que la violence à l’égard des femmes ? Si nous examinons rapidement la Déclaration sur l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes et la Convention du Conseil de l’Europe sur la prévention et la lutte contre la violence à l’égard des femmes et la violence domestique, communément appelée Convention d’Istanbul, nous arrivons à la seule conclusion possible : La violence à l’égard des femmes est une violation des droits de l’homme, un véritable crime de haine, un acte ignoble de terrorisme, un acte abominable de torture et, en bref, un crime contre l’humanité qui a été socialement et culturellement normalisé pendant des siècles. 

Et pourquoi est-ce une violation des droits humains ? Parce qu’elle viole tous les droits humains les plus fondamentaux, de la violence et la discrimination pour le simple fait d’être une femme, à travers des actes qui portent atteinte à son intégrité physique, sexuelle, émotionnelle, psychologique ou économique, mais aussi à travers des menaces directes, la coercition, la limitation de la liberté individuelle et l’exclusion forcée de la vie publique, privée ou sociale. 

Et pourquoi faut-il la considérer comme un véritable crime de haine ? Tout simplement parce que la violence contre les femmes, simplement parce qu’elles sont des femmes et sous toutes ses formes, est une violation absolue des droits humains, tout comme le sont les attaques atroces contre les migrants et les réfugiés, contre les personnes souffrant d’une maladie ou d’un handicap quelconque, contre les sans-abri, contre les personnes ayant une culture, une croyance ou une langue différente, ou contre les personnes membres du collectif LGTBIQ+.  

C’est à ce stade que je voudrais consacrer quelques minutes pour dénoncer la violence contre les femmes trans. Les femmes trans étant des FEMMES, elles sont également victimes de la violence envers les femmes. D’ailleurs, sur le nombre total de meurtres qui touchent la communauté trans, plus de 95% des cas correspondent à des cas de meurtres de femmes trans. Nous ne pouvons en aucun cas oublier que la LGTBIphobie en général et la transphobie en particulier, sont également deux formes de violence masculine qui violent systématiquement les droits de la Communauté LGTBIQ+ en raison de l’orientation et de l’identité sexuelles des victimes. 

Certes, la violence à l’égard des femmes a de multiples variantes. Au-delà de l’abus physique et émotionnel quotidien, les femmes victimes de violence subissent également le harcèlement et la violence sexuelle de leur agresseur, étant forcées d’avoir des relations sexuelles contre leur volonté et avec la plus extrême cruauté. Les chiffres sont aussi alarmants que déchirants : Un tiers des femmes dans le monde ont subi des violences physiques ou sexuelles de la part de leur partenaire ou ex-partenaire ; près de 50 % des femmes mariées ou vivant en concubinage ont déjà eu des rapports sexuels contre leur gré ; plus de 750 millions de femmes, soit près de 10 % de la population mondiale, ont été mariées avant l’âge de 18 ans ; on estime que 200 millions de femmes ont subi des mutilations génitales ; et plus de 70 % des victimes de la traite sont des femmes et des filles, 3 sur 4 à des fins d’exploitation sexuelle. 

Et pourquoi la traite est-elle un acte de torture ? S’il y a un droit de l’homme qui est vraiment absolu, c’est bien le droit de ne pas être torturé ni humilié en aucune circonstance. Dans ce cas, et à tout point de vue, la violence contre les femmes constitue un acte de torture qui porte atteinte à la dignité et aux droits inviolables des femmes qui la subissent ainsi que de leurs enfants qui en sont également victimes.
 
Et pourquoi s’agit-il d’un acte de terrorisme ? Parce que la violence contre les femmes a une composante profonde de domination et d’assujettissement par des actes de violence qui suscitent la TERREUR. Pour cette raison, on peut dire que la violence contre les femmes est une forme de terrorisme. Et le fait est que l’agresseur, à travers la violence physique et psychologique basée sur l’assujettissement par la force et le contrôle absolu de la femme, finit par instiller la peur et la terreur. 

Et pourquoi est-ce un crime contre l’humanité normalisé ? Chaque jour, selon les données des Nations Unies, environ 140 femmes sont tuées par la violence masculine. En faisant un simple calcul mathématique, environ 1 500 000 femmes auraient été assassinées au cours des 30 dernières années pour le simple fait d’être des femmes. 

Malheureusement, tout au long de l’histoire de l’humanité, les femmes ont été les victimes des plus grandes abominations : arrachées de leur ventre, leurs bébés à naître arrachés de leur vagin pour les empêcher d’avoir une descendance ; battues à mort pour être tombées amoureuses d’un homme marié ; forcées à avorter pour sauvegarder l'»honneur» de la famille dans des lieux clandestins au péril de leur vie ; les traiter comme des marchandises à vendre comme esclaves sexuelles ou pour le service domestique en les faisant travailler jusqu’à épuisement ou jusqu’à ce que leur «maître et propriétaire» décide de s’en débarrasser en les vendant, en les donnant ou en leur ôtant la vie ; les abandonner ou mettre fin à leur vie dès leur naissance parce que la simple naissance d’une fille est un problème grave, un signe de mauvais présage ou une malédiction. 

Pour toutes ces raisons, nous pouvons affirmer que les femmes ont toujours été les grandes oubliées face à un machisme historique inébranlable dans son faux privilège. Il est ainsi impossible de compter le nombre de femmes qui ont été assassinées à travers le monde et l’histoire de l’humanité pour le simple fait d’être des femmes. Sans aucun doute, nous sommes confrontés au génocide le plus nombreux et le plus durable de tous et sous nos yeux. 

Nous ne pouvons pas leur permettre de faire des pas en arrière, ni rester impassibles. En ce moment même, des milliers de femmes dans le monde subissent une violation de leurs droits les plus fondamentaux, une forme de terrorisme, un crime haineux et un génocide déguisé. 

Nous devons continuer à œuvrer pour toutes ces femmes qui souhaitent échapper à la peur, à la violence, à la douleur et aux griffes de la mort. Et nous devons le faire en mémoire de toutes les femmes qui n’ont pas pu s’échapper. Tout cela sans oublier les femmes de demain pour qu’elles puissent vivre sans peur, dans un monde sans violence et en liberté ; un monde où les listes de femmes assassinées ne sont qu’un souvenir désagréable du passé ; Un monde où être une femme ne signifie pas vivre sous la menace constante d’être violée, abusée, battue, discriminée ou harcelée pour le simple fait d’être une femme ; et, bien sûr, un monde libéré de ce génocide secret, de cette forme de torture, de ce terrorisme quotidien et de ce crime de haine qu’est la violence contre les femmes, leurs filles et leurs fils. 

Pour toutes les femmes, pour celles qui ne sont plus là, pour celles qui sont encore là et pour celles qui seront là. 

Pour toutes les femmes.

Pas une de moins, pas une de plus.

NO MORE BULLYING

If there is a time when everyone needs special care, guidance and protection, it is undoubtedly during childhood and adolescence. It is precisely in those years when our personality develops, when we can best internalise the principles and values of respect for others. However, it is also the time in our lives when they can do the most harm. Damage that, unfortunately, is sometimes totally irreparable. 

If we turn to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we find that if there is one right that is truly absolute, it is, without doubt, the right to be free from humiliation and torture under any circumstances. That is why we must make it very clear that both bullying and cyber-bullying are acts of humiliation and torture that we cannot allow under any circumstances. 

When we talk about bullying or cyberbullying, many people, including members of the teaching profession, law enforcement agencies, authorities and sometimes even families themselves, think that these actions are just «childish things». But, no, it is not true. They are behaviours that can completely destroy the person who suffers them, leaving them totally defenceless, annulled, dehumanised and completely destroyed in their dignity as a human being. A dignity that, first and foremost, is totally inviolable. 

It is necessary to make it clear that we are dealing with actions that violate the most absolute right of all, which is the right to be free from torture and humiliation, whether physical or emotional, under any circumstances and, therefore, its eradication is the responsibility of society as a whole. Because its consequences are extremely harsh and dramatic not only for the victims but also for their families and loved ones around them, especially in the most dramatic and irreparable cases. All cases could have been avoided. 

There are multiple ways in which bullying situations can manifest themselves. Some go unnoticed in the early stages and others are extremely serious, especially in cases where bullying situations are prolonged over time. Thus, beyond acts of exclusion or marginalisation outside the peer group, schools or work groups in the initial stages, there are verbal attacks, acts of humiliation, acts of intimidation and threats, direct (and also indirect) physical attacks, attacks on sexual freedom and orientation, sexual assaults. And finally, in the most serious cases, violent death at the hands of their aggressors or inducing the victim to commit suicide. 

Anxiety, depression, continuous sadness, personal dissatisfaction or failure at school are frequent, as well as strong emotional damage that can lead to personality disorders and, in the most serious cases, to a serious risk to physical integrity and life itself through self-harm and suicide attempts. Sometimes the traits of victims of bullying, harassment or cyberbullying are difficult to identify, but there are some indicators that allow us to recognise and detect a possible case of bullying in time. The lack of autonomy to make decisions, low personal self-esteem combined with a strong emotional dependence on the family nucleus, as well as isolation from the rest of the peer group, are usually some of the characteristic features of cases of bullying in the initial phase. To these traits should be added lack of participation in extracurricular activities, unjustified absences from school or work, lack of concentration and sudden academic or professional performance in those cases in which the bullying situations present a greater degree of intensity and duration over time, and finally, in the most serious cases, the most serious cases of bullying, finally, in the most serious cases, clear indicators are changes in attitude and disruptive behaviour such as crying, anger and even euphoria, together with evident signs of bodily injury, and also the consumption of alcohol or narcotic substances in an attempt to escape from the reality they are suffering. 

In recent years, in addition to bullying in schools, there has also been an increase in cases outside schools and workplaces through cyberbullying using social networks. Although the existing data is limited, a report by the European Commission, published in 2020, shows that 44% of minors and adolescents had been victims of cyberbullying at some point. Similarly, according to a recent UNESCO study conducted in 144 countries, one third of students confessed to having been victims of bullying or cyberbullying, even if only once, in the last month. 

Humiliation and impersonation on social networks and websites are often the most frequent behaviours, along with manipulation and hoaxes about their lives. A phenomenon that, during the months of confinement as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has increased notably in different regions of the world. Hence, again according to UNICEF sources, up to a third of boys and girls worldwide have reportedly been victims of cyberbullying. This is the true and enormous magnitude of the social problem we are facing and of which, unfortunately, it seems that society as a whole is still not fully aware. It seems that we are reluctant to open our eyes, that we do not want to face the problem and that we prefer to continue to fail as a society. 

However, one of the difficulties in identifying cases is that some of the features of bullying and cyberbullying are not visible at the outset or are not necessarily in any particular order, but may manifest themselves differently in each individual case. For this reason, training and awareness-raising for teaching bodies, law enforcement agencies, the justice administration and society as a whole is essential in order to detect cases of bullying and cyberbullying, not only in young people, but also in adults. 

Too often, this lack of training means that particularly dramatic cases go unnoticed and only come to light when it is too late. Hence the importance of regularly carrying out actions in all educational centres and workplaces to recognise cases of bullying and cyberbullying and, at the same time, to contribute to working on levels of empathy, not only among students but also in society as a whole. And the fact is that, going back to schools, beyond the task of transmitting knowledge, they also have the obligation to fight against bullying and cyberbullying because, otherwise, they must assume their responsibilities if they fail or neglect their role as guarantors of the rights to physical and moral integrity of their students in the face of any form of aggression. 

Therefore, they are not «kid’s stuff», they are not «just a joke», they are not funny and, of course, they are not right. They are a form of humiliation, they are a form of torture, they are a crime. The only difference is that when minors are involved, we talk about «bullying», but if the same behaviour is carried out by adults, we would be dealing with crimes against moral integrity, crimes with discriminatory aggravating circumstances or, in the most serious cases, crimes against fundamental rights and freedoms, more commonly known as HATE CRIMES. It is therefore essential to work for their eradication inside and outside the classroom. 

It is necessary to continue working from the entire educational community and, by extension, from society as a whole. The reason is simple: only by educating in respect and coexistence will we be able to achieve classrooms and a society free of violence, free of hatred, free of discrimination and, of course, free of bullying and cyberbullying.

Let us not forget that bullying and cyberbullying directly affect the human rights of children and adults who suffer it on a daily basis, robbing them of their dignity and causing them serious harm that is difficult to predict and quantify.

Bullying and cyberbullying hurt, destroy and, unfortunately, sometimes cost lives. For this reason we need the involvement of all Public Administrations, Security Forces, the whole Educational Community and, of course, the whole of society. 

Please, let us never remain impassive or look the other way. 

Let us always break the chain of silence.

No more pain and no more suffering!

No more bullying!

LET’S DO IT NOW

(World Day Against Trafficking in Persons)

Undoubtedly, human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes against humanity. Increasing inequalities coupled with the desperation of millions of vulnerable people, all aggravated by the Covid-19 crisis, provide human trafficking networks with the perfect breeding ground to carry out one of the biggest and most heinous acts of sexual or labour exploitation. 

The majority, more than half, of all victims of human trafficking are people from developing areas, especially impoverished areas or, where appropriate, areas of war. In this context, trafficking networks for the purpose of sexual exploitation, which is undoubtedly the most abominable of all, recruit their victims by promising them a better future when, in reality, it is all a deception to make huge profits at the cost of objectifying and dehumanising those who fall into the trafficking networks by treating them as mere merchandise, as mere «disposable» objects of consumption. 

According to data from UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), trafficking in human beings, especially for the purpose of sexual exploitation, continues to affect women and girls in particular (49% women and 23% girls) and, to a lesser extent, men and boys (21% men and 7% boys). Worst of all, very close to our cities, in broad daylight and sometimes with the knowledge of the authorities, there are victims of human trafficking who are being systematically exploited to the point of exhaustion with the complicit silence of those who could prevent it if they really had the will to do so. A silence that, moreover, contributes to continue stigmatising, singling out and criminalising the victims as responsible for a crime for which they are never guilty.

No victim is in a human trafficking network of their own free will. We tend not to want to differentiate between «consent» and «will» without thinking that, in situations of extreme need, death threats or environmental pressures, a person may agree and, therefore, «consent» to sell their body as an object of sexual pleasure or to work tirelessly in conditions of slavery but, on the contrary, we never think that, without those circumstances that place them in a situation of extreme need or vulnerability, they would never do it voluntarily. Therefore, no one wants to be a victim of sexual or labour exploitation. Enough of criminalising and blaming victims whose only «crime» has been to live in areas where hunger or war are rife. No more lies. 

Despite efforts to combat trafficking in human beings, trafficking networks still enjoy widespread impunity, both in the countries of origin, where recruitment takes place, and in the countries of destination, where they are exploited to pay off a «debt» that never ceases to increase day by day. The demand to all governments of all nations is clear: put an end to trafficking in human beings for whatever purpose and wherever it takes place in the world. 

Let us not forget that human trafficking is an attack on the inviolable human dignity of every person, a violation of the human rights of the victims and, for this reason, a crime against humanity that must be pursued to the end. 

Human beings are not objects of consumption, they are not merchandise, nor can they be subjected to the yoke of sexual, labour or any other kind of slavery. Human beings are neither bought nor sold.

Because life and human dignity are priceless. 

Let us put an end to human trafficking. 

Let’s do it now. 

HAGÁMOSLO AHORA

(Escrito en 🇪🇸🇲🇽– Written in 🇬🇧🇺🇸– Scritto in 🇮🇹– Rédigé en 🇫🇷🇨🇩– Escrito em 🇵🇹🇧🇷 – Γραμμένο στα 🇬🇷🇨🇾写在🇨🇳- Написано в 🇷🇺)

🇪🇸ESPAÑOL🇲🇽

(Día Mundial contra la Trata de Personas)

Sin lugar a dudas, la trata de seres humanos es uno de los delitos abominables en contra de la humanidad. El aumento de las desigualdades junto con la desesperación de millones de personas en situación de vulnerabilidad, todo ello agravado por la crisis del Covid-19, hacen que redes del tráfico de seres humanos obtengan el caldo de cultivo perfecto para llevar a cabo una de las mayores y más execrables acciones con fines de explotación sexual o laboral. 

La mayor parte, más de la mitad, de todas las víctimas de la trata de seres humanos son personas que provienen de zonas en vías de desarrollo, especialmente empobrecidas o, en su caso, bajo conflicto bélico. En este contexto, las redes de trata con fines de explotación sexual, que es sin duda la más abominable de todas, captan a sus víctimas prometiéndoles un futuro mejor cuando, en realidad, todo es un engaño para conseguir ingentes beneficio a costa de cosificar y deshumanizar a quien caen en las redes de la trata siendo tratadas como simple mercancía, como meros objeto de consumo de “usar y tirar”. 

De acuerdo con datos de UNODC (Oficina de Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito), la trata de seres humanos, especialmente aquella con fines de explotación sexual, sigue afectando especialmente a mujeres y niñas (49% mujeres y 23% niñas) y, en menor medida, también a hombres y niños (21% hombres y 7% niños). Lo peor de todo es que, muy cerca de nuestras ciudades, a plena luz del día y, a veces, con conocimiento de las autoridades, hay víctimas de la trata que están siendo sistemáticamente explotadas hasta la extenuación con el silencio cómplice de quienes podrían evitarlo si realmente tuviesen voluntad de hacerlo. Un silencio que, además, contribuye a seguir estigmatizando, señalando y criminalizando a las víctimas como responsables de un delito del que nunca son culpables.

Ninguna víctima está dentro de una red trata de seres humanos por voluntad propia. Tendemos a no querer diferenciar entre “consentimiento” y “voluntad” sin pensar que, ante situaciones de extrema necesidad, amenazas de muerte o presiones del entorno, una persona puede llegar a acceder y, por tanto, a “consentir” en que vender su cuerpo como objeto de placer sexual o para trabajar sin descanso en condiciones de esclavitud pero, por el contrario, nunca pensamos en que, sin esas circunstancias que la colocan en situación de extrema necesidad o vulnerabilidad, jamás lo haría voluntariamente. Por tanto, ninguna persona desea ser víctima de explotación sexual o laboral. Ya basta de criminalizar y culpar a las víctimas cuyo único “delito” ha sido vivir en zonas en donde imperan el hambre o la guerra. Ya basta de mentiras. 

A pesar de los esfuerzos por combatir la trata de seres humanos, las redes de trata aún gozan de una amplia impunidad, tanto en los países de origen, en los que se lleva a cabo la captación, como en los países de destino, en donde son explotadas hasta saldar una “deuda” que nunca deja de incrementarse día a día. La exigencia a todos los gobiernos de todas las naciones es clara: acabar con la trata de seres humanos sea cual sea su finalidad y en cualquier lugar del mundo. 

No olvidemos que la trata de seres humanos constituye un ataque hacia la dignidad humana inviolable de toda persona, una vulneración de los derechos humanos de las víctimas y, por tal razón, un delito de lesa humanidad que debemos perseguir hasta el final. 

Los seres humanos no son objetos de consumo, no son una mercancía ni tampoco pueden ser sometidos bajo el yugo de la esclavitud sexual, laboral o de cualquier otro tipo. Los seres humanos ni se compran ni se venden.

Porque la vida y la dignidad humana no tienen precio. 

Pongamos fin a la trata de personas. 

Hagámoslo ahora. 

🇬🇧ENGLISH🇺🇸

LET’S DO IT NOW

(World Day Against Trafficking in Persons)

Undoubtedly, human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes against humanity. Increasing inequalities coupled with the desperation of millions of vulnerable people, all aggravated by the Covid-19 crisis, provide human trafficking networks with the perfect breeding ground to carry out one of the biggest and most heinous acts of sexual or labour exploitation. 

The majority, more than half, of all victims of human trafficking are people from developing areas, especially impoverished areas or, where appropriate, areas of war. In this context, trafficking networks for the purpose of sexual exploitation, which is undoubtedly the most abominable of all, recruit their victims by promising them a better future when, in reality, it is all a deception to make huge profits at the cost of objectifying and dehumanising those who fall into the trafficking networks by treating them as mere merchandise, as mere «disposable» objects of consumption. 

According to data from UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), trafficking in human beings, especially for the purpose of sexual exploitation, continues to affect women and girls in particular (49% women and 23% girls) and, to a lesser extent, men and boys (21% men and 7% boys). Worst of all, very close to our cities, in broad daylight and sometimes with the knowledge of the authorities, there are victims of human trafficking who are being systematically exploited to the point of exhaustion with the complicit silence of those who could prevent it if they really had the will to do so. A silence that, moreover, contributes to continue stigmatising, singling out and criminalising the victims as responsible for a crime for which they are never guilty.

No victim is in a human trafficking network of their own free will. We tend not to want to differentiate between «consent» and «will» without thinking that, in situations of extreme need, death threats or environmental pressures, a person may agree and, therefore, «consent» to sell their body as an object of sexual pleasure or to work tirelessly in conditions of slavery but, on the contrary, we never think that, without those circumstances that place them in a situation of extreme need or vulnerability, they would never do it voluntarily. Therefore, no one wants to be a victim of sexual or labour exploitation. Enough of criminalising and blaming victims whose only «crime» has been to live in areas where hunger or war are rife. No more lies. 

Despite efforts to combat trafficking in human beings, trafficking networks still enjoy widespread impunity, both in the countries of origin, where recruitment takes place, and in the countries of destination, where they are exploited to pay off a «debt» that never ceases to increase day by day. The demand to all governments of all nations is clear: put an end to trafficking in human beings for whatever purpose and wherever it takes place in the world. 

Let us not forget that human trafficking is an attack on the inviolable human dignity of every person, a violation of the human rights of the victims and, for this reason, a crime against humanity that must be pursued to the end. 

Human beings are not objects of consumption, they are not merchandise, nor can they be subjected to the yoke of sexual, labour or any other kind of slavery. Human beings are neither bought nor sold.

Because life and human dignity are priceless. 

Let us put an end to human trafficking. 

Let’s do it now. 

🇮🇹ITALIANO🇮🇹

FACCIAMOLO SUBITO. 

(Giornata mondiale contro la tratta di persone)

Senza dubbio, la tratta di esseri umani è uno dei crimini più odiosi contro l’umanità. L’aumento delle disuguaglianze, unito alla disperazione di milioni di persone vulnerabili, il tutto aggravato dalla crisi di Covid-19, fornisce alle reti di trafficanti di esseri umani il terreno perfetto per compiere uno dei più grandi ed efferati atti di sfruttamento sessuale o lavorativo. 

La maggior parte, più della metà, di tutte le vittime della tratta di esseri umani è costituita da persone provenienti da aree in via di sviluppo, in particolare da aree impoverite o, se del caso, da aree di guerra. In questo contesto, le reti di trafficanti a scopo di sfruttamento sessuale, che è senza dubbio il più abominevole di tutti, reclutano le loro vittime promettendo loro un futuro migliore quando, in realtà, è tutto un inganno per ottenere enormi profitti a costo di oggettivare e disumanizzare coloro che cadono nelle reti di trafficanti trattandoli come mera merce, come semplici oggetti di consumo «usa e getta». 

Secondo i dati dell’UNODC (Ufficio delle Nazioni Unite contro la Droga e il Crimine), la tratta di esseri umani, soprattutto a scopo di sfruttamento sessuale, continua a colpire soprattutto donne e ragazze (49% donne e 23% ragazze) e, in misura minore, uomini e ragazzi (21% uomini e 7% ragazzi). La cosa peggiore è che a due passi dalle nostre città, in pieno giorno e talvolta all’insaputa delle autorità, ci sono vittime della tratta che vengono sistematicamente sfruttate fino allo sfinimento, con il silenzio complice di chi potrebbe impedirlo se ne avesse davvero la volontà. Un silenzio che, inoltre, contribuisce a continuare a stigmatizzare, individuare e criminalizzare le vittime come responsabili di un crimine di cui non sono mai colpevoli.

Nessuna vittima si trova in una rete di tratta di esseri umani di sua spontanea volontà. Tendiamo a non voler distinguere tra «consenso» e «volontà» senza pensare che, in situazioni di estremo bisogno, minacce di morte o pressioni ambientali, una persona può accettare e, quindi, «acconsentire» a vendere il proprio corpo come oggetto di piacere sessuale o a lavorare senza sosta in condizioni di schiavitù ma, al contrario, non pensiamo mai che, senza quelle circostanze che la pongono in una situazione di estremo bisogno o vulnerabilità, non lo farebbe mai volontariamente. Pertanto, nessuno vuole essere vittima di sfruttamento sessuale o lavorativo. Basta con la criminalizzazione e la colpevolizzazione di vittime il cui unico «crimine» è stato quello di vivere in zone dove la fame o la guerra sono diffuse. Basta con le bugie. 

Nonostante gli sforzi per combattere la tratta di esseri umani, le reti di trafficanti godono ancora di una diffusa impunità, sia nei Paesi di origine, dove avviene il reclutamento, sia in quelli di destinazione, dove vengono sfruttati per pagare un «debito» che non smette di aumentare di giorno in giorno. La richiesta a tutti i governi di tutte le nazioni è chiara: porre fine alla tratta di esseri umani, per qualsiasi scopo e ovunque abbia luogo nel mondo. 

Non dimentichiamo che la tratta di esseri umani è un attacco all’inviolabile dignità umana di ogni persona, una violazione dei diritti umani delle vittime e, per questo, un crimine contro l’umanità che deve essere perseguito fino in fondo. 

Gli esseri umani non sono oggetti di consumo, non sono merce, né possono essere sottoposti al giogo della schiavitù sessuale, lavorativa o di qualsiasi altro tipo. Gli esseri umani non si comprano né si vendono.

Perché la vita e la dignità umana non hanno prezzo. 

Poniamo fine alla tratta di esseri umani. 

Facciamolo subito. 

🇫🇷FRANÇAIS🇨🇩

FAISONS-LE MAINTENANT 

(Journée mondiale de la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains)

La traite des êtres humains est sans aucun doute l’un des crimes les plus odieux contre l’humanité. Les inégalités croissantes et le désespoir de millions de personnes vulnérables, le tout aggravé par la crise de Covid-19, offrent aux réseaux de traite des êtres humains un terrain idéal pour réaliser l’un des actes les plus importants et les plus odieux d’exploitation sexuelle ou de travail. 

La majorité, plus de la moitié, de toutes les victimes de la traite des êtres humains sont des personnes originaires de régions en développement, notamment de régions pauvres ou, le cas échéant, de régions en guerre. Dans ce contexte, les réseaux de traite à des fins d’exploitation sexuelle, qui est sans aucun doute le plus abominable de tous, recrutent leurs victimes en leur promettant un avenir meilleur alors qu’en réalité, tout n’est que tromperie pour réaliser d’énormes profits au prix de l’objectivation et de la déshumanisation de ceux qui tombent dans les réseaux de traite en les traitant comme de simples marchandises, comme de simples objets de consommation «jetables». 

Selon les données de l’ONUDC (Office des Nations unies contre la drogue et le crime), la traite des êtres humains, notamment à des fins d’exploitation sexuelle, continue de toucher particulièrement les femmes et les filles (49% de femmes et 23% de filles) et, dans une moindre mesure, les hommes et les garçons (21% d’hommes et 7% de garçons). Le pire, c’est que tout près de nos villes, en plein jour et parfois au vu et au su des autorités, il y a des victimes de la traite qui sont systématiquement exploitées jusqu’à l’épuisement avec le silence complice de ceux qui pourraient l’empêcher s’ils avaient vraiment la volonté de le faire. Un silence qui, en outre, contribue à continuer à stigmatiser, à pointer du doigt et à criminaliser les victimes comme responsables d’un crime dont elles ne sont jamais coupables.

Aucune victime ne se retrouve dans un réseau de traite des êtres humains de son plein gré. Nous avons tendance à ne pas vouloir faire la différence entre «consentement» et «volonté» sans penser que, dans des situations d’extrême nécessité, de menaces de mort ou de pressions environnementales, une personne peut accepter et, par conséquent, «consentir» à vendre son corps comme objet de plaisir sexuel ou à travailler sans relâche dans des conditions d’esclavage mais, au contraire, nous ne pensons jamais que, sans ces circonstances qui la placent dans une situation d’extrême nécessité ou de vulnérabilité, elle ne le ferait jamais volontairement. Par conséquent, personne ne souhaite être victime de l’exploitation sexuelle ou du travail. Assez de criminaliser et de blâmer les victimes dont le seul «crime» a été de vivre dans des régions où la faim ou la guerre sévissent. Assez de mensonges. 

Malgré les efforts déployés pour lutter contre la traite des êtres humains, les réseaux de trafiquants jouissent toujours d’une impunité généralisée, tant dans les pays d’origine, où le recrutement a lieu, que dans les pays de destination, où ils sont exploités pour rembourser une «dette» qui ne cesse d’augmenter de jour en jour. La demande adressée à tous les gouvernements de toutes les nations est claire : mettez fin à la traite des êtres humains à quelque fin que ce soit et où qu’elle ait lieu dans le monde. 

N’oublions pas que la traite des êtres humains est une atteinte à la dignité humaine inviolable de chaque personne, une violation des droits humains des victimes et, pour cette raison, un crime contre l’humanité qui doit être poursuivi jusqu’au bout. 

L’être humain n’est pas un objet de consommation, il n’est pas une marchandise, et il ne peut être soumis au joug de l’esclavage sexuel, du travail ou de toute autre forme d’esclavage. Les êtres humains ne sont ni achetés ni vendus.

Parce que la vie et la dignité humaine n’ont pas de prix. 

Mettons fin à la traite des êtres humains. 

Faisons-le maintenant. 

🇵🇹PORTUGUÊS🇧🇷

FAÇAMO-LO AGORA

(Dia Mundial contra o Tráfico de Pessoas)

Sem dúvida, o tráfico de seres humanos é um dos crimes mais hediondos contra a humanidade. O aumento das desigualdades associado ao desespero de milhões de pessoas vulneráveis, todos agravados pela crise da Covid-19, proporcionam às redes de tráfico de seres humanos o terreno perfeito para levar a cabo um dos maiores e mais hediondos actos de exploração sexual ou laboral. 

A maioria, mais de metade, de todas as vítimas do tráfico de seres humanos são pessoas provenientes de áreas em desenvolvimento, especialmente de áreas empobrecidas ou, quando apropriado, de áreas de guerra. Neste contexto, as redes de tráfico para fins de exploração sexual, que é sem dúvida a mais abominável de todas, recrutam as suas vítimas prometendo-lhes um futuro melhor quando, na realidade, tudo isto é um logro para obter lucros enormes à custa de objectivar e desumanizar aqueles que caem nas redes de tráfico, tratando-os como mera mercadoria, como meros objectos de consumo «descartáveis». 

De acordo com dados do UNODC (Escritório das Nações Unidas sobre Drogas e Crime), o tráfico de seres humanos, especialmente para fins de exploração sexual, continua a afectar especialmente mulheres e raparigas (49% mulheres e 23% raparigas) e, em menor medida, homens e rapazes (21% homens e 7% rapazes). O pior de tudo, muito perto das nossas cidades, em plena luz do dia e por vezes com o conhecimento das autoridades, há vítimas de tráfico que são sistematicamente exploradas até ao esgotamento com o silêncio cúmplice daqueles que poderiam impedi-lo se tivessem realmente a vontade de o fazer. Um silêncio que, além do mais, contribui para continuar a estigmatizar, a destacar e a criminalizar as vítimas como responsáveis por um crime pelo qual nunca são culpadas.

Nenhuma vítima se encontra numa rede de tráfico de pessoas por sua livre vontade. Tendemos a não querer diferenciar entre «consentimento» e «vontade» sem pensar que, em situações de extrema necessidade, ameaças de morte ou pressões ambientais, uma pessoa pode concordar e, portanto, «consentir» em vender o seu corpo como objecto de prazer sexual ou em trabalhar incansavelmente em condições de escravatura mas, pelo contrário, nunca pensamos que, sem aquelas circunstâncias que a colocam numa situação de extrema necessidade ou vulnerabilidade, nunca o fariam voluntariamente. Por conseguinte, ninguém quer ser vítima de exploração sexual ou laboral. Basta de criminalizar e culpar as vítimas cujo único «crime» foi viver em zonas de fome ou de guerra. Basta de mentiras. 

Apesar dos esforços para combater o tráfico de seres humanos, as redes de tráfico ainda gozam de impunidade generalizada, tanto nos países de origem, onde o recrutamento tem lugar, como nos países de destino, onde são exploradas para pagar uma «dívida» que nunca deixa de aumentar de dia para dia. A exigência a todos os governos de todas as nações é clara: pôr fim ao tráfico de pessoas para qualquer finalidade e em qualquer parte do mundo onde quer que ocorra. 

Não esqueçamos que o tráfico humano é um ataque à dignidade humana inviolável de cada pessoa, uma violação dos direitos humanos das vítimas e, por esta razão, um crime contra a humanidade que deve ser perseguido até ao fim. 

Os seres humanos não são objectos de consumo, não são mercadorias, nem podem ser sujeitos ao jugo da escravidão sexual, laboral ou de qualquer outro tipo. Os seres humanos não são comprados nem vendidos.

Porque a vida e a dignidade humana não têm preço. 

Ponhamos fim ao tráfico de seres humanos. 

Façamo-lo agora. 

🇬🇷ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΉ🇨🇾

ΑΣ ΤΟ ΚΆΝΟΥΜΕ ΤΏΡΑ

(Παγκόσμια Ημέρα κατά της Εμπορίας Προσώπων)

Αναμφίβολα, η εμπορία ανθρώπων είναι ένα από τα πιο ειδεχθή εγκλήματα κατά της ανθρωπότητας. Οι αυξανόμενες ανισότητες σε συνδυασμό με την απελπισία εκατομμυρίων ευάλωτων ανθρώπων, τα οποία επιδεινώνονται από την κρίση Covid-19, παρέχουν στα δίκτυα εμπορίας ανθρώπων το τέλειο έδαφος για να πραγματοποιήσουν μια από τις μεγαλύτερες και πιο αποτρόπαιες πράξεις σεξουαλικής ή εργασιακής εκμετάλλευσης. 

Η πλειονότητα, περισσότερο από το ήμισυ, όλων των θυμάτων εμπορίας ανθρώπων είναι άτομα από αναπτυσσόμενες περιοχές, ιδίως από φτωχές περιοχές ή, κατά περίπτωση, από περιοχές πολέμου. Στο πλαίσιο αυτό, τα δίκτυα εμπορίας ανθρώπων με σκοπό τη σεξουαλική εκμετάλλευση, που είναι αναμφίβολα το πιο αποτρόπαιο από όλα, στρατολογούν τα θύματά τους υποσχόμενοι τους ένα καλύτερο μέλλον, ενώ στην πραγματικότητα πρόκειται για μια απάτη με σκοπό την αποκόμιση τεράστιων κερδών με κόστος την αντικειμενοποίηση και τον εξευτελισμό όσων πέφτουν στα δίκτυα εμπορίας ανθρώπων, αντιμετωπίζοντάς τους ως απλό εμπόρευμα, ως απλά «αναλώσιμα» αντικείμενα κατανάλωσης. 

Σύμφωνα με τα στοιχεία του UNODC (Γραφείο των Ηνωμένων Εθνών για τα Ναρκωτικά και το Έγκλημα), η εμπορία ανθρώπων, ιδίως με σκοπό τη σεξουαλική εκμετάλλευση, εξακολουθεί να πλήττει ιδιαίτερα τις γυναίκες και τα κορίτσια (49% γυναίκες και 23% κορίτσια) και, σε μικρότερο βαθμό, τους άνδρες και τα αγόρια (21% άνδρες και 7% αγόρια). Το χειρότερο απ’ όλα είναι ότι πολύ κοντά στις πόλεις μας, μέρα μεσημέρι και μερικές φορές εν γνώσει των αρχών, υπάρχουν θύματα εμπορίας ανθρώπων που υφίστανται συστηματική εκμετάλλευση μέχρις εξαντλήσεως, με τη σιωπή όσων θα μπορούσαν να το αποτρέψουν, αν είχαν πραγματικά τη βούληση να το κάνουν. Μια σιωπή που, επιπλέον, συμβάλλει στη συνέχιση του στιγματισμού, του διαχωρισμού και της ποινικοποίησης των θυμάτων ως υπεύθυνων για ένα έγκλημα για το οποίο δεν είναι ποτέ ένοχα.

Κανένα θύμα δεν συμμετέχει σε ένα δίκτυο εμπορίας ανθρώπων με τη δική του ελεύθερη βούληση. Έχουμε την τάση να μην θέλουμε να κάνουμε διάκριση μεταξύ «συναίνεσης» και «βούλησης» χωρίς να σκεφτόμαστε ότι, σε καταστάσεις ακραίας ανάγκης, απειλών θανάτου ή περιβαλλοντικών πιέσεων, ένα άτομο μπορεί να συμφωνήσει και, επομένως, να «συναινέσει» να πουλήσει το σώμα του ως αντικείμενο σεξουαλικής απόλαυσης ή να εργαστεί ακούραστα σε συνθήκες δουλείας, αλλά, αντίθετα, ποτέ δεν σκεφτόμαστε ότι, χωρίς αυτές τις συνθήκες που το θέτουν σε κατάσταση ακραίας ανάγκης ή ευαλωτότητας, δεν θα το έκανε ποτέ οικειοθελώς. Επομένως, κανείς δεν θέλει να πέσει θύμα σεξουαλικής ή εργασιακής εκμετάλλευσης. Αρκετά με την ποινικοποίηση και την ενοχοποίηση των θυμάτων των οποίων το μόνο «έγκλημα» ήταν ότι ζούσαν σε περιοχές πείνας ή πολέμου. Αρκετά με τα ψέματα. 

Παρά τις προσπάθειες για την καταπολέμηση της εμπορίας ανθρώπων, τα δίκτυα εμπορίας εξακολουθούν να απολαμβάνουν εκτεταμένη ατιμωρησία, τόσο στις χώρες προέλευσης, όπου γίνεται η στρατολόγηση, όσο και στις χώρες προορισμού, όπου οι άνθρωποι εκμεταλλεύονται για να εξοφλήσουν ένα «χρέος» που δεν παύει να αυξάνεται μέρα με τη μέρα. Η απαίτηση προς όλες τις κυβερνήσεις όλων των εθνών είναι σαφής: βάλτε τέλος στην εμπορία ανθρώπων για οποιονδήποτε σκοπό και οπουδήποτε και αν λαμβάνει χώρα στον κόσμο. 

Ας μην ξεχνάμε ότι η εμπορία ανθρώπων αποτελεί επίθεση στην απαραβίαστη ανθρώπινη αξιοπρέπεια κάθε ανθρώπου, παραβίαση των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων των θυμάτων και, για το λόγο αυτό, έγκλημα κατά της ανθρωπότητας που πρέπει να καταδιωχθεί μέχρι τέλους. 

Τα ανθρώπινα όντα δεν είναι αντικείμενα κατανάλωσης, δεν είναι εμπορεύματα, ούτε μπορούν να υποβληθούν στο ζυγό της σεξουαλικής, εργασιακής ή οποιασδήποτε άλλης μορφής δουλείας. Τα ανθρώπινα όντα δεν αγοράζονται ούτε πωλούνται.

Επειδή η ζωή και η ανθρώπινη αξιοπρέπεια είναι ανεκτίμητες. 

Ας βάλουμε τέλος στην εμπορία ανθρώπων. 

Ας το κάνουμε τώρα. 

🇨🇳汉语🇨🇳

我们现在就去做吧

(世界打击贩运人口行为日)

毋庸置疑,人口贩运是最令人发指的反人类罪行之一。日益严重的不平等现象加上数百万弱势人群的绝望,所有这些都因Covid-19危机而加剧,为人口贩运网络提供了完美的温床,以实施最大和最令人发指的性剥削或劳动剥削行为之一。

在所有人口贩运的受害者中,大多数(超过一半)是来自发展中地区,特别是贫困地区或适当的战争地区的人。在这种情况下,以性剥削为目的的贩运网络无疑是最可恶的,他们招募受害者,承诺给他们一个更好的未来,但实际上,这一切都是一个骗局,以物化和非人化那些落入贩运网络的人为代价,把他们当作纯粹的商品,当作纯粹的 «一次性 «消费对象,以赚取巨额利润。

根据联合国毒品和犯罪问题办公室(UNODC)的数据,人口贩运,特别是以性剥削为目的的人口贩运,继续特别影响妇女和女孩(49%的妇女和23%的女孩),在较小的程度上,影响男子和男孩(21%的男子和7%的男孩)。最糟糕的是,在离我们的城市非常近的地方,在光天化日之下,有时在当局知情的情况下,有一些人口贩运的受害者被系统地剥削到筋疲力尽,而那些如果他们真的有意愿这样做的话就可以防止这种情况的人却保持着同谋的沉默。此外,这种沉默还助长了对受害者的继续污名化,将他们单独挑出来,并将其定为犯罪行为的责任人,而他们从来没有犯过罪。

没有一个受害者是出于自愿加入人口贩运网络的。我们往往不想区分 «同意 «和 «意愿»,不认为在极端需要、死亡威胁或环境压力的情况下,一个人可能同意并因此 «同意 «出卖自己的身体作为性快感的对象,或在奴役的条件下不知疲倦地工作,但相反,我们从不认为,如果没有这些使他们处于极端需要或脆弱的情况下,他们绝不会自愿这样做。因此,没有人愿意成为性剥削或劳动剥削的受害者。够了,不要再对那些唯一的 «罪行 «是生活在饥饿或战争猖獗地区的受害者进行定罪和指责。足够的谎言。

尽管在打击人口贩运方面做出了努力,但贩运网络仍然普遍不受惩罚,无论是在招募人口的原籍国还是在目的地国,他们都被利用来偿还日渐增多的 «债务»。对所有国家政府的要求是明确的:结束在世界任何地方发生的出于任何目的的人口贩运。

我们不要忘记,人口贩运是对每个人不可侵犯的人类尊严的攻击,是对受害者人权的侵犯,为此,它是一种必须追查到底的反人类罪。

人不是消费的对象,不是商品,也不能受到性、劳动或任何其他形式的奴役的桎梏。人类既不被购买也不被出售。

因为生命和人类尊严是无价的。

让我们结束人口贩运。

我们现在就去做吧。

🇷🇺РУССКИЙ🇷🇺

ДАВАЙТЕ СДЕЛАЕМ ЭТО СЕЙЧАС 

(Всемирный день борьбы с торговлей людьми)

Несомненно, торговля людьми – одно из самых чудовищных преступлений против человечества. Растущее неравенство в сочетании с отчаянием миллионов уязвимых людей, усугубленным кризисом Covid-19, создают для сетей торговли людьми идеальную питательную среду для совершения одного из самых крупных и отвратительных актов сексуальной или трудовой эксплуатации. 

Большинство, более половины, всех жертв торговли людьми – это люди из развивающихся, особенно бедных районов или, в соответствующих случаях, районов военных действий. В этом контексте сети торговли людьми с целью сексуальной эксплуатации, которая, несомненно, является самой отвратительной из всех, вербуют своих жертв, обещая им лучшее будущее, когда на самом деле это все обман для получения огромных прибылей ценой объективизации и дегуманизации тех, кто попадает в сети торговли людьми, рассматривая их как простой товар, как «одноразовые» предметы потребления. 

По данным УНП ООН (Управление ООН по наркотикам и преступности), торговля людьми, особенно с целью сексуальной эксплуатации, по-прежнему затрагивает в первую очередь женщин и девочек (49% женщин и 23% девочек) и, в меньшей степени, мужчин и мальчиков (21% мужчин и 7% мальчиков). Хуже всего то, что совсем рядом с нашими городами, средь бела дня, а иногда и с ведома властей, находятся жертвы торговли людьми, которых систематически эксплуатируют до изнеможения при попустительском молчании тех, кто мог бы это предотвратить, если бы у них действительно было желание это сделать. Молчание, которое, более того, способствует продолжению стигматизации, выделению и криминализации жертв как ответственных за преступление, в котором они никогда не были виновны.

Ни одна жертва не попадает в сеть торговли людьми по собственной воле. Мы, как правило, не хотим проводить различие между «согласием» и «волей», не думая о том, что в ситуации крайней нужды, угрозы смерти или давления окружающей среды человек может согласиться и, следовательно, «дать согласие» на продажу своего тела как объекта сексуального наслаждения или на неустанный труд в условиях рабства, но, напротив, мы никогда не думаем, что без этих обстоятельств, ставящих его в ситуацию крайней нужды или уязвимости, он никогда бы не сделал этого добровольно. Поэтому никто не хочет быть жертвой сексуальной или трудовой эксплуатации. Хватит криминализировать и обвинять жертв, единственным «преступлением» которых было проживание в районах голода или войны. Хватит лгать. 

Несмотря на усилия по борьбе с торговлей людьми, сети торговцев людьми по-прежнему пользуются широко распространенной безнаказанностью как в странах происхождения, где происходит вербовка, так и в странах назначения, где их эксплуатируют, чтобы выплатить «долг», который не перестает расти день ото дня. Требование ко всем правительствам всех стран ясно: положить конец торговле людьми, с какой бы целью и где бы она ни происходила в мире. 

Давайте не будем забывать, что торговля людьми – это посягательство на неприкосновенное человеческое достоинство каждого человека, нарушение прав человека жертв и, по этой причине, преступление против человечества, которое должно преследоваться до конца. 

Люди не являются объектами потребления, они не являются товаром, и на них не может быть наложено ярмо сексуального, трудового или любого другого вида рабства. Человеческие существа не покупаются и не продаются.

Потому что жизнь и человеческое достоинство бесценны. 

Давайте покончим с торговлей людьми. 

Давайте сделаем это сейчас. 

A way with no hate

(International Day for Countering Hate Speech)

In recent times, we have seen how the discourse of hate has spread everywhere. Undoubtedly, incitement to violence, hatred and discrimination stem from ideological conceptions that seek to eradicate difference, the richness of diversity and destabilise society by denying the principles and values of respect for the human rights that are our common heritage.

With a malicious intent to dehumanise people or groups of people because of their identity characteristics, racism, xenophobia, misogyny, LGTBIphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, aporophobia, dysphobia, as well as any conduct contrary to the inviolable human dignity of every person, whoever they may be, seriously jeopardise peace between peoples, the security of the International Community, the defence of our immediate environment and, of course, the human rights of millions of people around the world. 

As the world watches in horror the war in Ukraine, in a world where dozens of armed conflicts still rage, we must recognise that words can also become weapons capable of causing the greatest abominations. Throughout our recent history, we have seen how hate speech led to the deaths of millions in the Holocaust, to hundreds of thousands in the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi in the mid-1990s, to tens of thousands in East Timor during the occupation of Indonesia, to thousands in the Srebrenica massacre in the Bosnian War or, more recently, in Burma where the minority Tutsi minority was killed by the Tutsi in the war in Bosnia, in Burma, where the Rohingya minority continues to be the target of discrimination and hate crimes on such a scale that it could be argued that this is the first genocide of the 21st century, still unresolved today, in which the rights of the Muslim minority continue to be systematically violated and whose perpetrators and perpetrators must be brought before the International Criminal Court as soon as possible.

It is clear that hate speech knows no borders, and in recent years social networks have been the medium where it has spread most and best. Coinciding with the Covid-19 pandemic, hatred on social media has been rampant against minorities, who have once again been singled out, stigmatised and criminalised by those who are only driven by irrational hatred. 

To counteract criminal hatred, action plans are needed to combat hate speech in order to implement all the measures necessary to eradicate it. Let us remember that freedom of expression and opinion are not absolute rights, as they do not cover defamation, libel, slander, humiliation and criminalisation or incitement to act violently against individuals or groups of people.

Freedom of expression can in no way be used to dehumanise, destroy or deny the dignity of anyone. For this reason, civil society, the major social networks, the media, law enforcement agencies and, of course, the democratic institutions of all States must promote joint actions that contribute to eradicating hatred from our society, mainly through education. Because an educational model based on respect for the human rights of all people, in all educational centres and at all levels of education, is the best instrument to put an end to irrational hatred based on prejudice, ignorance and malicious misinformation.

We must commit ourselves, to put an end to hate speech and rejection of those who are different is an obligation of the whole society, of the whole of humanity. Let’s think that respect, diversity and inclusion are the essential pillars on which every modern, democratic and advanced society is based. 

If we must hate something, let us hate the hatred that destroys. 

Let us embrace respect and diversity that builds. 

Because that is the way.

A way with no hate.

Un camino sin odio

(Escrito en 🇪🇸🇲🇽– Written in 🇬🇧🇺🇸– Scritto in 🇮🇹– Rédigé en 🇫🇷🇨🇩– Escrito em 🇵🇹🇧🇷 – Γραμμένο στα 🇬🇷🇨🇾写在🇨🇳- Написано в 🇷🇺)

🇪🇸ESPAÑOL🇲🇽

(Día Internacional para Contrarrestar el Discurso de Odio)

En los últimos tiempos, hemos visto cómo el discurso del oido se ha extendido por todas partes. Sin lugar a dudas, la incitación a la violencia, el odio y la discriminación, parten de aquellas concepciones ideológicas que busca erradicar la diferencia, la riqueza de la diversidad y desestabilizar a la sociedad negando los principios y valores de respeto hacia los derechos humanos que son nuestro patrimonio común.

Con una intencionalidad dolosa que pretende deshumanizar a personas o grupos de personas por sus características identitarias, el racismo, la xenofobia, la misoginia, la LGTBIfobia, la islamofobia, el antisemitismo, la aporofobia, la disfobia, así como cualquier conducta contraria hacia la dignidad humana inviolable de toda persona, sea quien sea, ponen en serio riesgo la paz entre los pueblos, la seguridad de la Comunidad Internacional, la defensa de nuestro entorno más cercano y, por supuesto, los derechos humanos de millones personas en todo el mundo. 

En estos momentos en los que el mundo contempla horrorizado la guerra en Ucrania, en un mundo en donde aún perduran decenas de conflictos armados, hemos de reconocer que la palabras también pueden convertirse en armas capaces de causar las mayores abominaciones. A lo largo de nuestra historia reciente, hemos visto cómo el discurso del odio provocó la muerte de millones de personas en el Holocausto, al cientos de miles en el genocidio cometido en Rwanda contra los tutsis a mediados de la década de los noventa, a decenas de miles en Timor Oriental durante la ocupación de Indonesia, a miles en la matanza de Srebrenica en la Guerra de Bosnia o, más recientemente, en Birmania en donde la minoría rohinyá sigue siendo blanco de discriminación y crímenes de odio de tal magnitud que podría afirmarse que estamos ante el primer genocidio del siglo XXI y que, a día de hoy, aún sigue sin resolverse, en el que se siguen vulnerando sistemáticamente los derechos de la minoría musulmana y cuyos responsables deben  ser conducidos lo antes posible ante la Corte Penal Internacional.

Resulta evidente que el discurso del odio no conoce fronteras y las redes sociales han sido en los últimos años el medio en donde más y mejor se ha extendido. Coincidiendo con la pandemia por el Covid-19, el odio en las redes ha campado a sus anchas en contra de las minorías que han vuelto a ser señaladas, estigmatizadas y criminalizadas por quienes solo se mueven por el odio irracional. 

Para contrarrestarlo el odio criminal, son necesarios planes de actuación de lucha contra el discurso del odio para poder implementar todas las medidas que sean necesarias para su erradicación. Pensemos que la libertad de expresión y de opinión no son derechos absolutos pues no ampara la difamación, la injuria, la calumnia, la humillación y la criminalización ni tampoco la incitación a actuar con violencia sobre personas o grupos de personas.

La libertad de expresión no puede utilizarse, en modo alguno, para deshumanizar, para destruir o para negar la dignidad de nadie. Por eso, la sociedad civil, las grandes Redes Sociales, los medios de comunicación, las Fuerzas y Cuerpos de Seguridad y, por supuesto, las Instituciones democráticas de todos los Estados deben promover acciones conjuntas que contribuyan a erradicar el odio de nuestra sociedad y, principalmente, a través de la Educación. Porque modelo educativo basado en el respeto hacia los derechos humanos de toda persona, en todos los centros educativos y en todos grados de enseñanza, es el mejor instrumento para acabar con el odio irracional basado en el prejuicio, en la ignorancia y en la desinformación malintencionada.

Debemos comprometernos, acabar con el discurso de odio y con el rechazo hacia quien es diferente es una obligación de toda la sociedad, de toda la humanidad. Pensemos que el respeto, la diversidad y la inclusión son los pilares esenciales en los que se asienta toda sociedad moderna, democrática y avanzada. 

Si tenemos que odio algo, odiemos el odio que destruye. 

Abracemos el respeto y la diversidad que construyen. 

Porque ese es el camino. 

Un camino sin odio.

🇬🇧ENGLISH🇺🇸

A WAY WITH NO HATE

(International Day for Countering Hate Speech)

In recent times, we have seen how the discourse of hate has spread everywhere. Undoubtedly, incitement to violence, hatred and discrimination stem from ideological conceptions that seek to eradicate difference, the richness of diversity and destabilise society by denying the principles and values of respect for the human rights that are our common heritage.

With a malicious intent to dehumanise people or groups of people because of their identity characteristics, racism, xenophobia, misogyny, LGTBIphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, aporophobia, dysphobia, as well as any conduct contrary to the inviolable human dignity of every person, whoever they may be, seriously jeopardise peace between peoples, the security of the International Community, the defence of our immediate environment and, of course, the human rights of millions of people around the world. 

As the world watches in horror the war in Ukraine, in a world where dozens of armed conflicts still rage, we must recognise that words can also become weapons capable of causing the greatest abominations. Throughout our recent history, we have seen how hate speech led to the deaths of millions in the Holocaust, to hundreds of thousands in the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi in the mid-1990s, to tens of thousands in East Timor during the occupation of Indonesia, to thousands in the Srebrenica massacre in the Bosnian War or, more recently, in Burma where the minority Tutsi minority was killed by the Tutsi in the war in Bosnia, in Burma, where the Rohingya minority continues to be the target of discrimination and hate crimes on such a scale that it could be argued that this is the first genocide of the 21st century, still unresolved today, in which the rights of the Muslim minority continue to be systematically violated and whose perpetrators and perpetrators must be brought before the International Criminal Court as soon as possible.

It is clear that hate speech knows no borders, and in recent years social networks have been the medium where it has spread most and best. Coinciding with the Covid-19 pandemic, hatred on social media has been rampant against minorities, who have once again been singled out, stigmatised and criminalised by those who are only driven by irrational hatred. 

To counteract criminal hatred, action plans are needed to combat hate speech in order to implement all the measures necessary to eradicate it. Let us remember that freedom of expression and opinion are not absolute rights, as they do not cover defamation, libel, slander, humiliation and criminalisation or incitement to act violently against individuals or groups of people.

Freedom of expression can in no way be used to dehumanise, destroy or deny the dignity of anyone. For this reason, civil society, the major social networks, the media, law enforcement agencies and, of course, the democratic institutions of all States must promote joint actions that contribute to eradicating hatred from our society, mainly through education. Because an educational model based on respect for the human rights of all people, in all educational centres and at all levels of education, is the best instrument to put an end to irrational hatred based on prejudice, ignorance and malicious misinformation.

We must commit ourselves, to put an end to hate speech and rejection of those who are different is an obligation of the whole society, of the whole of humanity. Let’s think that respect, diversity and inclusion are the essential pillars on which every modern, democratic and advanced society is based. 

If we must hate something, let us hate the hatred that destroys. 

Let us embrace respect and diversity that builds. 

Because that is the way.

A way with no hate.

🇮🇹ITALIANO🇮🇹

UN CAMMINO SENZA ODIO

(Giornata Internazionale contro i Discorsi d’Odio)

Negli ultimi tempi abbiamo visto come il discorso dell’odio si sia diffuso ovunque. Senza dubbio, l’incitamento alla violenza, all’odio e alla discriminazione deriva da concezioni ideologiche che cercano di sradicare la differenza, la ricchezza della diversità e di destabilizzare la società negando i principi e i valori del rispetto dei diritti umani che sono il nostro patrimonio comune.

Con l’intento malevolo di disumanizzare persone o gruppi di persone a causa delle loro caratteristiche identitarie, il razzismo, la xenofobia, la misoginia, la LGTBIfobia, l’islamofobia, l’antisemitismo, l’aporofobia, la disfobia, così come qualsiasi comportamento contrario all’inviolabile dignità umana di ogni persona, chiunque essa sia, mettono seriamente a rischio la pace tra i popoli, la sicurezza della Comunità internazionale, la difesa del nostro ambiente circostante e, naturalmente, i diritti umani di milioni di persone nel mondo. 

Mentre il mondo assiste con orrore alla guerra in Ucraina, in un mondo in cui infuriano ancora decine di conflitti armati, dobbiamo riconoscere che anche le parole possono diventare armi capaci di provocare i più grandi abomini. Nella nostra storia recente, abbiamo visto come i discorsi d’odio abbiano portato alla morte di milioni di persone nell’Olocausto, di centinaia di migliaia nel genocidio ruandese contro i tutsi a metà degli anni ’90, di decine di migliaia a Timor Est durante l’occupazione dell’Indonesia, di migliaia nel massacro di Srebrenica nella guerra di Bosnia o, più recentemente, in Birmania, dove la minoranza tutsi è stata uccisa dai tutsi nella guerra in Bosnia, in Birmania, dove la minoranza Rohingya continua a essere bersaglio di discriminazioni e crimini d’odio su una scala tale che si potrebbe sostenere che si tratta del primo genocidio del XXI secolo, ancora oggi irrisolto, in cui i diritti della minoranza musulmana continuano a essere sistematicamente violati e i cui autori e mandanti devono essere portati al più presto davanti alla Corte penale internazionale.

È chiaro che l’hate speech non conosce confini e negli ultimi anni i social network sono stati il mezzo in cui si è diffuso di più e meglio. In concomitanza con la pandemia di Covid-19, l’odio sui social media si è scatenato contro le minoranze, che ancora una volta sono state individuate, stigmatizzate e criminalizzate da chi è mosso solo da un odio irrazionale. 

Per contrastare l’odio criminale, sono necessari piani d’azione per combattere i discorsi d’odio al fine di attuare tutte le misure necessarie per sradicarli. Ricordiamo che la libertà di espressione e di opinione non sono diritti assoluti, in quanto non comprendono la diffamazione, la calunnia, l’umiliazione e la criminalizzazione, né l’incitamento ad agire con violenza contro individui o gruppi di persone.

La libertà di espressione non può in alcun modo essere usata per disumanizzare, distruggere o negare la dignità di nessuno. Per questo motivo, la società civile, i principali social network, i media, le forze dell’ordine e, naturalmente, le istituzioni democratiche di tutti gli Stati devono promuovere azioni congiunte che contribuiscano a sradicare l’odio dalla nostra società, soprattutto attraverso l’educazione. Perché un modello educativo basato sul rispetto dei diritti umani di tutte le persone, in tutti i centri educativi e a tutti i livelli di istruzione, è lo strumento migliore per porre fine all’odio irrazionale basato su pregiudizi, ignoranza e disinformazione.

Dobbiamo impegnarci, porre fine ai discorsi di odio e di rifiuto di chi è diverso è un obbligo di tutta la società, di tutta l’umanità. Pensiamo che il rispetto, la diversità e l’inclusione sono i pilastri essenziali su cui si basa ogni società moderna, democratica e avanzata. 

Se dobbiamo odiare qualcosa, odiamo l’odio che distrugge. 

Accogliamo il rispetto e la diversità che costruisce. 

Perché questo è il cammino. 

Un cammino senza odio.

🇫🇷FRANÇAIS🇨🇩

UN CHEMIN SANS HAINE

(Journée internationale de la lutte contre les discours de haine)

Ces derniers temps, nous avons vu comment le discours de la haine s’est répandu partout. Il ne fait aucun doute que l’incitation à la violence, à la haine et à la discrimination découle de conceptions idéologiques qui visent à éradiquer la différence, la richesse de la diversité et à déstabiliser la société en niant les principes et les valeurs de respect des droits humains de qui constituent notre patrimoine commun.

Avec une intention malveillante de déshumaniser des personnes ou des groupes de personnes en raison de leurs caractéristiques identitaires, le racisme, la xénophobie, la misogynie, la LGTBIphobie, l’islamophobie, l’antisémitisme, l’aporophobie, la dysphobie, ainsi que tout comportement contraire à la dignité humaine inviolable de toute personne, quelle qu’elle soit, mettent gravement en péril la paix entre les peuples, la sécurité de la Communauté internationale, la défense de notre environnement immédiat et, bien sûr, les droits humains de millions de personnes dans le monde. 

Alors que le monde observe avec horreur la guerre en Ukraine, dans un monde où des dizaines de conflits armés font encore rage, nous devons reconnaître que les mots peuvent aussi devenir des armes capables de provoquer les plus grandes abominations. Tout au long de notre histoire récente, nous avons vu comment les discours de haine ont entraîné la mort de millions de personnes lors de l’Holocauste, de centaines de milliers de personnes lors du génocide rwandais contre les Tutsis au milieu des années 1990, de dizaines de milliers de personnes au Timor oriental pendant l’occupation de l’Indonésie, de milliers de personnes lors du massacre de Srebrenica pendant la guerre de Bosnie ou, plus récemment, en Birmanie où la minorité tutsie a été tuée par les Tutsis pendant la guerre de Bosnie, en Birmanie, où la minorité rohingya continue d’être la cible de discriminations et de crimes haineux à une telle échelle que l’on pourrait affirmer qu’il s’agit du premier génocide du XXIe siècle, toujours non résolu aujourd’hui, dans lequel les droits de la minorité musulmane continuent d’être systématiquement violés et dont les auteurs et les responsables doivent être traduits devant la Cour pénale internationale dans les meilleurs délais.

Il est clair que les discours de haine ne connaissent pas de frontières, et ces dernières années, les réseaux sociaux ont été le support où ils se sont le plus et le mieux répandus. Parallèlement à la pandémie de Covid-19, la haine sur les médias sociaux s’est déchaînée contre les minorités, qui ont une fois de plus été montrées du doigt, stigmatisées et criminalisées par ceux qui ne sont mus que par une haine irrationnelle. 

Pour contrer la haine criminelle, des plans d’action sont nécessaires pour combattre les discours de haine afin de mettre en œuvre toutes les mesures nécessaires à leur éradication. Rappelons que la liberté d’expression et d’opinion ne sont pas des droits absolus, puisqu’ils ne couvrent pas la diffamation, la calomnie, l’humiliation et la criminalisation ou l’incitation à agir violemment contre des individus ou des groupes de personnes.

La liberté d’expression ne peut en aucun cas être utilisée pour déshumaniser, détruire ou nier la dignité de quiconque. C’est pourquoi la société civile, les grands réseaux sociaux, les médias, les forces de l’ordre et, bien sûr, les institutions démocratiques de tous les États doivent promouvoir des actions communes qui contribuent à éradiquer la haine de notre société, principalement par l’éducation. Parce qu’un modèle éducatif fondé sur le respect des droits de l’homme de toutes les personnes, dans tous les centres éducatifs et à tous les niveaux d’enseignement, est le meilleur instrument pour mettre fin à la haine irrationnelle fondée sur les préjugés, l’ignorance et la désinformation malveillante.

Nous devons nous engager, mettre fin aux discours de haine et au rejet de ceux qui sont différents est une obligation de toute la société, de toute l’humanité. Pensons que le respect, la diversité et l’inclusion sont les piliers essentiels sur lesquels repose toute société moderne, démocratique et avancée. 

Si nous devons haïr quelque chose, haïssons la haine qui détruit. 

Adoptons le respect et la diversité qui construisent. 

Parce que c’est le chemin. 

Un chemin sans haine.

🇵🇹PORTUGUÊS🇧🇷

UM CAMINHO SEM ÓDIO

(Dia Internacional de Combate ao Discurso de Ódio)

Nos últimos tempos, temos visto como o discurso do ódio se tem espalhado por todo o lado. Sem dúvida, o incitamento à violência, ao ódio e à discriminação deriva de concepções ideológicas que procuram erradicar a diferença, a riqueza da diversidade e desestabilizar a sociedade, negando os princípios e valores do respeito pelos direitos humanos que são o nosso património comum.

Com uma intenção maliciosa de desumanizar pessoas ou grupos de pessoas devido às suas características de identidade, o racismo, a xenofobia, a misoginia, a LGTBIfobia, a islamofobia, o anti-semitismo, a aporofobia, a disfobia, bem como qualquer conduta contrária à dignidade humana inviolável de cada pessoa, quem quer que seja, põe seriamente em perigo a paz entre os povos, a segurança da comunidade internacional, a defesa do nosso ambiente imediato e, claro, os direitos humanos de milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo. 

Enquanto o mundo assiste horrorizado à guerra na Ucrânia, num mundo onde dezenas de conflitos armados ainda grassam, temos de reconhecer que as palavras também podem tornar-se armas capazes de causar as maiores abominações. Ao longo da nossa história recente, vimos como o discurso do ódio levou à morte de milhões no Holocausto, a centenas de milhares no genocídio ruandês contra os Tutsi em meados da década de 1990, a dezenas de milhares em Timor Leste durante a ocupação da Indonésia, a milhares no massacre de Srebrenica na Guerra da Bósnia ou, mais recentemente, na Birmânia, onde a minoria Tutsi foi morta pelos Tutsi na guerra da Bósnia, na Birmânia, onde a minoria Rohingya continua a ser alvo de discriminação e de crimes de ódio a tal escala que se poderia argumentar que este é o primeiro genocídio do século XXI, ainda hoje por resolver, em que os direitos da minoria muçulmana continuam a ser sistematicamente violados e cujos perpetradores e perpetradores devem ser levados perante o Tribunal Penal Internacional o mais rapidamente possível.

É evidente que o discurso do ódio não conhece fronteiras, e nos últimos anos as redes sociais têm sido o meio onde mais e melhor se tem difundido. Coincidindo com a pandemia de Covid-19, o ódio nos meios de comunicação social tem sido galopante contra as minorias, que mais uma vez foram destacadas, estigmatizadas e criminalizadas por aqueles que são apenas movidos por um ódio irracional. 

Para combater o ódio criminal, são necessários planos de acção para combater o discurso do ódio, a fim de implementar todas as medidas necessárias para o erradicar. Recordemos que a liberdade de expressão e opinião não são direitos absolutos, pois não abrangem difamação, calúnia, calúnia, humilhação e criminalização ou incitamento a agir violentamente contra indivíduos ou grupos de pessoas.

A liberdade de expressão não pode de forma alguma ser utilizada para desumanizar, destruir ou negar a dignidade de ninguém. Por esta razão, a sociedade civil, as grandes redes sociais, os meios de comunicação social, as agências de aplicação da lei e, naturalmente, as instituições democráticas de todos os Estados devem promover acções conjuntas que contribuam para erradicar o ódio da nossa sociedade, principalmente através da educação. Porque um modelo educativo baseado no respeito pelos direitos humanos de todas as pessoas, em todos os centros educativos e em todos os níveis de ensino, é o melhor instrumento para pôr fim ao ódio irracional baseado em preconceitos, ignorância e desinformação maliciosa.

Temos de nos empenhar, para pôr fim ao discurso do ódio e da rejeição daqueles que são diferentes é uma obrigação de toda a sociedade, de toda a humanidade. Pensemos que o respeito, a diversidade e a inclusão são os pilares essenciais em que se baseia toda a sociedade moderna, democrática e avançada. 

Se temos de odiar algo, odiemos o ódio que destrói. 

Abraçemos o respeito e a diversidade que constroem. 

Porque esse é o caminho. 

Um caminho sem ódio.

🇬🇷ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΉ🇨🇾

ΈΝΑ ΜΟΝΟΠΆΤΙ ΧΩΡΊΣ ΜΊΣΟΣ

(Διεθνής Ημέρα για την Αντιμετώπιση του Λόγου Μίσους)

Τον τελευταίο καιρό, έχουμε δει πώς ο λόγος του μίσους έχει εξαπλωθεί παντού. Αναμφίβολα, η υποκίνηση της βίας, του μίσους και των διακρίσεων πηγάζει από ιδεολογικές αντιλήψεις που επιδιώκουν να εξαλείψουν τη διαφορετικότητα, τον πλούτο της διαφορετικότητας και να αποσταθεροποιήσουν την κοινωνία αρνούμενες τις αρχές και τις αξίες του σεβασμού των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων που αποτελούν την κοινή μας κληρονομιά.

Με κακόβουλη πρόθεση να υποτιμηθούν άνθρωποι ή ομάδες ανθρώπων λόγω των χαρακτηριστικών της ταυτότητάς τους, ο ρατσισμός, η ξενοφοβία, ο μισογυνισμός, η LGTBIφοβία, η ισλαμοφοβία, ο αντισημιτισμός, η αποφοβία, η δυσφοβία, καθώς και κάθε συμπεριφορά που αντιτίθεται στην απαραβίαστη ανθρώπινη αξιοπρέπεια κάθε ανθρώπου, όποιος και αν είναι, θέτουν σε σοβαρό κίνδυνο την ειρήνη μεταξύ των λαών, την ασφάλεια της Διεθνούς Κοινότητας, την υπεράσπιση του άμεσου περιβάλλοντος και, φυσικά, τα ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα εκατομμυρίων ανθρώπων σε όλο τον κόσμο. 

Καθώς ο κόσμος παρακολουθεί με τρόμο τον πόλεμο στην Ουκρανία, σε έναν κόσμο όπου εξακολουθούν να μαίνονται δεκάδες ένοπλες συγκρούσεις, πρέπει να αναγνωρίσουμε ότι οι λέξεις μπορούν επίσης να γίνουν όπλα ικανά να προκαλέσουν τις μεγαλύτερες αποτρόπαιες πράξεις. Σε όλη την πρόσφατη ιστορία μας, έχουμε δει πώς η ρητορική μίσους οδήγησε στο θάνατο εκατομμυρίων ανθρώπων στο Ολοκαύτωμα, σε εκατοντάδες χιλιάδες στη γενοκτονία της Ρουάντα κατά των Τούτσι στα μέσα της δεκαετίας του 1990, σε δεκάδες χιλιάδες στο Ανατολικό Τιμόρ κατά τη διάρκεια της κατοχής της Ινδονησίας, σε χιλιάδες στη σφαγή της Σρεμπρένιτσα στον πόλεμο της Βοσνίας ή, πιο πρόσφατα, στη Βιρμανία όπου η μειονότητα των Τούτσι σκοτώθηκε από τους Τούτσι στον πόλεμο της Βοσνίας, στη Βιρμανία, όπου η μειονότητα των Ροχίνγκια εξακολουθεί να αποτελεί στόχο διακρίσεων και εγκλημάτων μίσους σε τέτοια κλίμακα, ώστε θα μπορούσε να υποστηριχθεί ότι πρόκειται για την πρώτη γενοκτονία του 21ου αιώνα, η οποία δεν έχει ακόμη και σήμερα επιλυθεί, κατά την οποία τα δικαιώματα της μουσουλμανικής μειονότητας εξακολουθούν να παραβιάζονται συστηματικά και της οποίας οι δράστες και οι υπεύθυνοι πρέπει να προσαχθούν ενώπιον του Διεθνούς Ποινικού Δικαστηρίου το συντομότερο δυνατόν.

Είναι σαφές ότι η ρητορική μίσους δεν γνωρίζει σύνορα, και τα τελευταία χρόνια τα κοινωνικά δίκτυα είναι το μέσο όπου έχει εξαπλωθεί περισσότερο και καλύτερα. Ταυτόχρονα με την πανδημία του Covid-19, το μίσος στα μέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης έχει ξεσπάσει κατά των μειονοτήτων, οι οποίες για άλλη μια φορά έχουν ξεχωρίσει, στιγματιστεί και ποινικοποιηθεί από εκείνους που καθοδηγούνται μόνο από παράλογο μίσος. 

Για την αντιμετώπιση του εγκληματικού μίσους, απαιτούνται σχέδια δράσης για την καταπολέμηση της ρητορικής μίσους, προκειμένου να εφαρμοστούν όλα τα αναγκαία μέτρα για την εξάλειψή της. Ας θυμόμαστε ότι η ελευθερία της έκφρασης και της γνώμης δεν είναι απόλυτα δικαιώματα, καθώς δεν καλύπτουν τη δυσφήμιση, τη συκοφαντία, τη δυσφήμιση, τον εξευτελισμό και την ποινικοποίηση, ούτε την υποκίνηση σε βίαιες ενέργειες κατά ατόμων ή ομάδων ατόμων.

Η ελευθερία της έκφρασης δεν μπορεί σε καμία περίπτωση να χρησιμοποιηθεί για την απομυθοποίηση, την καταστροφή ή την άρνηση της αξιοπρέπειας οποιουδήποτε. Για το λόγο αυτό, η κοινωνία των πολιτών, τα μεγάλα κοινωνικά δίκτυα, τα μέσα μαζικής ενημέρωσης, οι υπηρεσίες επιβολής του νόμου και, φυσικά, οι δημοκρατικοί θεσμοί όλων των κρατών πρέπει να προωθήσουν κοινές δράσεις που συμβάλλουν στην εξάλειψη του μίσους από την κοινωνία μας, κυρίως μέσω της εκπαίδευσης. Επειδή ένα εκπαιδευτικό μοντέλο που βασίζεται στο σεβασμό των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων όλων των ανθρώπων, σε όλα τα εκπαιδευτικά κέντρα και σε όλα τα επίπεδα εκπαίδευσης, είναι το καλύτερο μέσο για να μπει τέλος στο παράλογο μίσος που βασίζεται στην προκατάληψη, την άγνοια και την κακόβουλη παραπληροφόρηση.

Πρέπει να δεσμευτούμε, να βάλουμε τέλος στη ρητορική μίσους και την απόρριψη των διαφορετικών είναι υποχρέωση ολόκληρης της κοινωνίας, ολόκληρης της ανθρωπότητας. Ας σκεφτούμε ότι ο σεβασμός, η πολυμορφία και η ενσωμάτωση είναι οι βασικοί πυλώνες στους οποίους βασίζεται κάθε σύγχρονη, δημοκρατική και προηγμένη κοινωνία. 

Αν πρέπει να μισήσουμε κάτι, ας μισήσουμε το μίσος που καταστρέφει. 

Ας αγκαλιάσουμε τον σεβασμό και την ποικιλομορφία που οικοδομεί. 

Γιατί αυτός είναι ο τρόπος. 

Ένα μονοπάτι χωρίς μίσος.

🇨🇳汉语🇨🇳

一种没有仇恨的方式

(打击仇恨言论国际日)

近来,我们看到仇恨的话语是如何到处传播的。毋庸置疑,煽动暴力、仇恨和歧视源于意识形态观念,这些观念试图消除差异、多样性的丰富性,并通过否定作为我们共同遗产的尊重人权的原则和价值观来破坏社会稳定。

种族主义、仇外心理、厌恶女性、仇视男女同性恋者、仇视伊斯兰教、反犹太主义、仇视异教徒、仇视同性恋者,以及任何违反每个人不可侵犯的人类尊严的行为,无论他们是谁,都会严重危害各国人民之间的和平、国际社会的安全、保护我们周围的环境,当然还有全世界数百万人的人权。

当世界惊恐地看着乌克兰的战争时,在一个几十场武装冲突仍在肆虐的世界里,我们必须认识到,语言也可以成为能够造成最大的恶行的武器。纵观我们的近代史,我们看到仇恨言论是如何导致数百万人在大屠杀中死亡,在1990年代中期卢旺达对图西人的种族灭绝中导致数十万人死亡,在印度尼西亚被占领期间导致数万人在东帝汶死亡,在波斯尼亚战争中导致数千人在斯雷布雷尼察大屠杀中死亡,或者最近在缅甸的波斯尼亚战争中导致少数族裔图西人被杀害。在缅甸,罗辛亚少数民族继续成为歧视和仇恨犯罪的目标,其规模之大,可以说这是21世纪的第一场种族灭绝,至今仍未解决,穆斯林少数民族的权利继续受到系统的侵犯,其犯罪者和肇事者必须尽快被送上国际刑事法院。

显然,仇恨言论不分国界,近年来,社交网络是仇恨言论传播最多和最好的媒介。与Covid-19的流行相吻合,社交媒体上对少数民族的仇恨非常猖獗,他们再次被那些只受非理性仇恨驱使的人挑出来,被污名化和定罪。

为了抵制犯罪性仇恨,需要制定打击仇恨言论的行动计划,以实施所有必要的措施来消除仇恨。让我们记住,表达和意见自由不是绝对的权利,因为它们不包括诽谤、中伤、污蔑、羞辱和对个人或群体的犯罪或煽动暴力行动。

言论自由决不能被用来非人化、破坏或剥夺任何人的尊严。为此,民间社会、主要社会网络、媒体、执法机构,当然还有所有国家的民主机构,都必须推动联合行动,主要通过教育来促进消除我们社会中的仇恨。因为在所有教育中心和各级教育中,以尊重所有人的人权为基础的教育模式,是结束基于偏见、无知和恶意误导的非理性仇恨的最佳工具。

我们必须承诺,结束仇恨言论和拒绝那些不同的人,是整个社会、整个人类的义务。让我们想一想,尊重、多样性和包容是每个现代、民主和先进社会的基本支柱。

如果我们必须憎恨什么,那就让我们憎恨毁灭的仇恨。

让我们拥抱建立的尊重和多样性。

因为这就是方法。

一种没有仇恨的方式。

🇷🇺РУССКИЙ🇷🇺

ПУТЬ БЕЗ НЕНАВИСТИ

(Международным днем борьбы с языком ненависти)

В последнее время мы видим, как дискурс ненависти распространяется повсюду. Несомненно, подстрекательство к насилию, ненависти и дискриминации проистекает из идеологических концепций, которые стремятся искоренить различия, богатство разнообразия и дестабилизировать общество, отрицая принципы и ценности уважения прав человека, которые являются нашим общим наследием.

Со злым умыслом дегуманизировать людей или группы людей из-за их идентификационных характеристик, расизм, ксенофобия, женоненавистничество, ЛГТБИфобия, исламофобия, антисемитизм, апорофобия, дисфобия, а также любое поведение, противоречащее неприкосновенному человеческому достоинству каждого человека, кем бы он ни был, серьезно угрожают миру между народами, безопасности международного сообщества, защите окружающей нас среды и, конечно, правам человека миллионов людей во всем мире. 

Сейчас, когда мир с ужасом наблюдает за войной в Украине, когда в мире по-прежнему бушуют десятки вооруженных конфликтов, мы должны признать, что слова также могут стать оружием, способным вызвать величайшие мерзости. На протяжении нашей недавней истории мы видели, как язык ненависти привел к гибели миллионов людей в Холокосте, к гибели сотен тысяч во время геноцида в Руанде против тутси в середине 1990-х годов, десятков тысяч в Восточном Тиморе во время оккупации Индонезии, тысяч во время резни в Сребренице во время Боснийской войны или, совсем недавно, в Бирме, где меньшинство тутси было убито во время войны против тутси в середине 1990-х годов, в Бирме, где меньшинство рохинья по-прежнему является объектом дискриминации и преступлений на почве ненависти в таких масштабах, что можно утверждать, что это первый геноцид 21-го века, до сих пор не решенный, в котором права мусульманского меньшинства продолжают систематически нарушаться и виновники и исполнители которого должны как можно скорее предстать перед Международным уголовным судом.

Очевидно, что язык ненависти не знает границ, и в последние годы социальные сети стали той средой, где он распространяется больше и лучше всего. Одновременно с пандемией Covid-19 в социальных сетях разгорелась ненависть к меньшинствам, которые в очередной раз были выделены, заклеймены и подвергнуты уголовному преследованию теми, кем движет только иррациональная ненависть. 

Для противодействия преступной ненависти необходимы планы действий по борьбе с языком ненависти с целью осуществления всех мер, необходимых для ее искоренения. Давайте помнить, что свобода слова и мнения не являются абсолютными правами, поскольку они не охватывают диффамацию, клевету, оскорбление и криминализацию, а также подстрекательство к насильственным действиям против отдельных лиц или групп людей.

Свобода выражения ни в коем случае не может быть использована для дегуманизации, уничтожения или отрицания достоинства кого-либо. По этой причине гражданское общество, основные социальные сети, средства массовой информации, правоохранительные органы и, конечно, демократические институты всех государств должны содействовать совместным действиям, способствующим искоренению ненависти в нашем обществе, главным образом через образование. Потому что образовательная модель, основанная на уважении прав человека всех людей, во всех образовательных центрах и на всех уровнях образования, является лучшим инструментом для того, чтобы положить конец иррациональной ненависти, основанной на предрассудках, невежестве и злонамеренной дезинформации.

Мы должны взять на себя обязательства, положить конец языку ненависти и неприятию тех, кто отличается, – это обязанность всего общества, всего человечества. Давайте подумаем, что уважение, разнообразие и инклюзивность – это основные столпы, на которых зиждется каждое современное, демократическое и развитое общество. 

Если мы должны что-то ненавидеть, давайте ненавидеть ненависть, которая разрушает. 

Давайте проявим уважение и разнообразие, которое созидает. 

Потому что это способ. 

Путь без ненависти.

INNOCENT SOULS

(International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression)

Many things have changed in recent years and with them our perception of the world. The Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Eastern Europe and other extremely serious situations, often caused by greed and injustice, continue to occur around the world. 

Beyond the horror of daily media images, we pay little attention to those who are undoubtedly the most vulnerable of all: the children.

According to data from the United Nations and other international agencies, some 250 million children survive in countries in areas affected by armed conflict or under the threat of indiscriminate violent attacks. Child abuse, sexual violence, labour exploitation, kidnapping, human trafficking, indiscriminate attacks on schools and hospitals, and even forced recruitment as soldiers in armed conflicts for which they are responsible for nothing but the most innocent victims. 

Just think, right now, with the war in Ukraine, some 7.5 million children are suffering the devastation wrought by the insanity and barbarity of a war criminal. Hundreds of children have died, thousands have been injured and will carry deep emotional trauma, most likely, for the rest of their lives. Not to mention the situation in orphanages, boarding schools and other institutions where nearly 100,000 children live, more than 50% of whom have some kind of physical or intellectual disability. 

To stop these atrocities, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has a specific programme of action to improve the lives and futures of children around the world, with special emphasis on ending the violence, exploitation and abuse they suffer on a daily basis. 

Hence the importance of upholding international humanitarian law, of protecting the dignity and human rights of every person and, above all, of creating instruments to ensure that those responsible for all atrocities are brought to international justice. The reason is simple: in the face of utter cruelty, States have a common obligation to protect children who are victims of utter senselessness without debate or exceptions of any kind. 

We must raise our voices and demand with all our strength that, above all, the right of every girl and boy to live in an environment of protection, of peace, free of all forms of harassment, of all types of violence and far from any kind of war, must prevail. 

Because the unreason of adults can never erase the smile of those who harbour neither greed nor evil in their hearts. 

Let no one take away their sweetness, their joyful smile, their innocent look and the purity of their heart. 

Let them just be what they are: girls and boys. 

Innocent souls. 

Almas inocentes

(Escrito en 🇪🇸🇲🇽– Written in 🇬🇧🇺🇸– Scritto in 🇮🇹– Rédigé en 🇫🇷🇨🇩– Escrito em 🇵🇹🇧🇷 – Γραμμένο στα 🇬🇷🇨🇾写在🇨🇳)

🇪🇸ESPAÑOL🇲🇽

(Día Internacional de los Niños Víctimas Inocentes de Agresión)

Muchas cosas han cambiado en los últimos años y con ellas nuestra percepción del mundo. La Pandemia del Covid-19, la guerra en el este de Europa y otras situaciones de extrema gravedad, muchas veces causadas por la codicia y la injusticia, continúan sucediéndose alrededor de todo el mundo. 

Más allá del horror que nos producen las imágenes que cada día nos ofrecen los medios de comunicación, prestamos poca atención a quienes, sin duda, son las personas más vulnerables de todas: las niñas y los niños.

De acuerdo con datos de Naciones Unidas y otros organismos internacionales, alrededor de 250 millones de niños y niñas sobreviven en países de zonas afectadas por conflictos armados o bajo la amenaza de ataques violentos indiscriminados. Maltrato infantil, violencia sexual, explotación laboral, secuestro, trata de seres humanos, ataques indiscriminados contra escuelas y hospitales e, incluso, el reclutamiento forzado como soldados dentro de conflictos armados de los que no son responsables sino las víctimas más inocentes. 

Pensemos que, ahora mismo, con la Guerra en Ucrania, alrededor de 7,5 millones de niñas y niños están sufriendo la devastación provocada por la demencia y la barbarie de un criminal de guerra. Cientos de niños han muerto, miles han resultado heridos y arrastrarán un profundo trauma emocional, muy probablemente, durante el resto de sus vidas. Todo ello sin olvidar la situación en la que se encuentran orfanatos, internados y otras instituciones en las que conviven cerca de 100.000 niños de los cuales más del 50% tienen alguna clase de discapacidad física o intelectual. 

Para frenar estas atrocidades, la Agenda para el Desarrollo Sostenible 2030, cuenta con un programa de actuación específico para mejorar la vida y el futuro de niñas y niños de todo el mundo con especial énfasis en acabar con la violencia, la explotación y el maltrato que sufren a diario. 

De ahí la importancia de defender el derecho internacional humanitario, de proteger la dignidad y los derechos humanos de toda persona y, sobre todo, de crear instrumentos para garantizar que los responsables de todas las atrocidades respondan ante la Justicia Internacional. La razón es simple: Ante la crueldad más absoluta los Estados tienen la obligación común de proteger a las niñas y niños víctimas de la sin razón más absoluta sin debates ni excepciones de ningún tipo. 

Hemos de alzar la voz y reivindicar con toda la fuerza que, por encima de todo, debe prevalecer el derecho de toda niña y de todo niño a vivir en un entorno de protección, de paz, libre de toda forma de acoso, de todo tipo de violencia y lejos de cualquier guerra. 

Porque la sinrazón de los adultos jamás puede borrar la sonrisa de quienes no albergan ni la codicia ni la maldad en su corazón. 

No permitamos que nadie les arrebate su dulzura, su sonrisa alegre, su mirada inocente y la pureza de su corazón. 

Que solo sean lo que son: niñas y niños. 

Almas inocentes. 

🇬🇧ENGLISH🇺🇸

INNOCENT SOULS

(International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression)

Many things have changed in recent years and with them our perception of the world. The Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Eastern Europe and other extremely serious situations, often caused by greed and injustice, continue to occur around the world. 

Beyond the horror of daily media images, we pay little attention to those who are undoubtedly the most vulnerable of all: the children.

According to data from the United Nations and other international agencies, some 250 million children survive in countries in areas affected by armed conflict or under the threat of indiscriminate violent attacks. Child abuse, sexual violence, labour exploitation, kidnapping, human trafficking, indiscriminate attacks on schools and hospitals, and even forced recruitment as soldiers in armed conflicts for which they are responsible for nothing but the most innocent victims. 

Just think, right now, with the war in Ukraine, some 7.5 million children are suffering the devastation wrought by the insanity and barbarity of a war criminal. Hundreds of children have died, thousands have been injured and will carry deep emotional trauma, most likely, for the rest of their lives. Not to mention the situation in orphanages, boarding schools and other institutions where nearly 100,000 children live, more than 50% of whom have some kind of physical or intellectual disability. 

To stop these atrocities, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has a specific programme of action to improve the lives and futures of children around the world, with special emphasis on ending the violence, exploitation and abuse they suffer on a daily basis. 

Hence the importance of upholding international humanitarian law, of protecting the dignity and human rights of every person and, above all, of creating instruments to ensure that those responsible for all atrocities are brought to international justice. The reason is simple: in the face of utter cruelty, States have a common obligation to protect children who are victims of utter senselessness without debate or exceptions of any kind. 

We must raise our voices and demand with all our strength that, above all, the right of every girl and boy to live in an environment of protection, of peace, free of all forms of harassment, of all types of violence and far from any kind of war, must prevail. 

Because the unreason of adults can never erase the smile of those who harbour neither greed nor evil in their hearts. 

Let no one take away their sweetness, their joyful smile, their innocent look and the purity of their heart. 

Let them just be what they are: girls and boys. 

Innocent souls. 

🇮🇹ITALIANO🇮🇹

ANIME INNOCENTI

(Giornata Internazionale dei bambini innocenti vittime di aggressioni)

Negli ultimi anni sono cambiate molte cose e con esse la nostra percezione del mondo. La pandemia di Covid-19, la guerra nell’Europa dell’Est e altre situazioni estremamente gravi, spesso causate da avidità e ingiustizia, continuano a verificarsi in tutto il mondo. 

Al di là dell’orrore delle immagini quotidiane dei media, prestiamo poca attenzione a coloro che sono senza dubbio i più vulnerabili di tutti: i bambini.

Secondo i dati delle Nazioni Unite e di altre agenzie internazionali, circa 250 milioni di bambini sopravvivono in Paesi in aree colpite da conflitti armati o sotto la minaccia di attacchi violenti indiscriminati. Abusi sui minori, violenze sessuali, sfruttamento del lavoro, rapimenti, traffico di esseri umani, attacchi indiscriminati a scuole e ospedali, fino al reclutamento forzato come soldati in conflitti armati di cui sono responsabili solo le vittime più innocenti. 

Pensate che in questo momento, con la guerra in Ucraina, circa 7,5 milioni di bambini stanno subendo la devastazione causata dalla follia e dalla barbarie di un criminale di guerra. Centinaia di bambini sono morti, migliaia sono rimasti feriti e porteranno con sé un profondo trauma emotivo, molto probabilmente, per il resto della loro vita. Per non parlare della situazione negli orfanotrofi, nei collegi e in altri istituti dove vivono quasi 100.000 bambini, di cui oltre il 50% ha qualche tipo di disabilità fisica o intellettiva. 

Per porre fine a queste atrocità, l’Agenda 2030 per lo sviluppo sostenibile prevede un programma d’azione specifico per migliorare la vita e il futuro dei bambini di tutto il mondo, con particolare attenzione a porre fine alla violenza, allo sfruttamento e agli abusi che subiscono quotidianamente. 

Da qui l’importanza di sostenere il diritto umanitario internazionale, di proteggere la dignità e i diritti umani di ogni persona e, soprattutto, di creare strumenti per garantire che i responsabili di tutte le atrocità siano consegnati alla giustizia internazionale. Il motivo è semplice: di fronte alla crudeltà più assoluta, gli Stati hanno l’obbligo comune di proteggere i bambini vittime di una totale insensatezza, senza discussioni o eccezioni di sorta. 

Dobbiamo alzare la voce e chiedere con tutte le nostre forze che, soprattutto, prevalga il diritto di ogni bambina e bambino a vivere in un ambiente di protezione, di pace, libero da ogni forma di molestia, da ogni tipo di violenza e lontani da ogni tipo di guerra. 

Perché l’irragionevolezza degli adulti non potrà mai cancellare il sorriso di chi non ha nel cuore né l’avidità né il male. 

Che nessuno porti via la loro dolcezza, il loro sorriso gioioso, il loro sguardo innocente e la purezza del loro cuore. 

Lasciateli essere quello che sono: bambine e bambini. 

Anime innocenti. 

 🇫🇷FRANÇAIS🇨🇩

ÂMES INNOCENTES

(Journée internationale des enfants victimes innocentes de l’agression)

Beaucoup de choses ont changé ces dernières années et, avec elles, notre perception du monde. La pandémie de Covid-19, la guerre en Europe de l’Est et d’autres situations extrêmement graves, souvent causées par la cupidité et l’injustice, continuent de se produire dans le monde. 

Au-delà de l’horreur des images médiatiques quotidiennes, nous accordons peu d’attention à ceux qui sont sans doute les plus vulnérables de tous : les enfants.

Selon les données des Nations unies et d’autres agences internationales, quelque 250 millions d’enfants survivent dans des pays situés dans des zones touchées par des conflits armés ou sous la menace d’attaques violentes aveugles. Abus d’enfants, violences sexuelles, exploitation du travail, enlèvements, trafic d’êtres humains, attaques aveugles contre des écoles et des hôpitaux, et même recrutement forcé comme soldats dans des conflits armés dont ils ne sont responsables que des victimes les plus innocentes. 

Pensez-y, en ce moment même, avec la guerre en Ukraine, quelque 7,5 millions d’enfants souffrent de la dévastation causée par la folie et la barbarie d’un criminel de guerre. Des centaines d’enfants sont morts, des milliers ont été blessés et porteront un profond traumatisme émotionnel, très probablement pour le reste de leur vie. Sans parler de la situation dans les orphelinats, les internats et autres institutions où vivent près de 100 000 enfants, dont plus de 50 % souffrent d’une forme de handicap physique ou intellectuel. 

Pour mettre fin à ces atrocités, le programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030 comporte un programme d’action spécifique visant à améliorer la vie et l’avenir des enfants dans le monde, en mettant particulièrement l’accent sur la fin de la violence, de l’exploitation et des abus dont ils sont victimes au quotidien. 

D’où l’importance de faire respecter le droit humanitaire international, de protéger la dignité et les droits de l’homme de chaque personne et, surtout, de créer des instruments permettant de garantir que les responsables de toutes les atrocités soient traduits devant la justice internationale. La raison en est simple : face à la cruauté absolue, les États ont l’obligation commune de protéger les enfants victimes de l’absurdité la plus totale, sans débat ni exception d’aucune sorte. 

Nous devons élever la voix et exiger de toutes nos forces qu’avant tout, le droit de chaque fille et de chaque garçon à vivre dans un environnement de protection, de paix, exempt de toute forme de harcèlement, de tout type de violence et loin de toute forme de guerre, doit prévaloir. 

Parce que la déraison des adultes ne pourra jamais effacer le sourire de ceux qui ne nourrissent ni cupidité ni méchanceté dans leur cœur. 

Que personne ne leur enlève leur douceur, leur sourire joyeux, leur regard innocent et la pureté de leur cœur. 

Laissez-les simplement être ce qu’ils sont : filles et garçons. 

Âmes innocentes. 

🇵🇹PORTUGUÊS🇧🇷

ALMAS INOCENTES

(Dia Internacional das Crianças Inocentes Vítimas de Agressão)

Muitas coisas mudaram nos últimos anos e com elas a nossa percepção do mundo. A pandemia de Covid-19, a guerra na Europa de Leste e outras situações extremamente graves, frequentemente causadas pela ganância e injustiça, continuam a ocorrer em todo o mundo. 

Para além do horror das imagens diárias dos media, prestamos pouca atenção àqueles que são sem dúvida os mais vulneráveis de todos: as crianças.

Segundo dados das Nações Unidas e outras agências internacionais, cerca de 250 milhões de crianças sobrevivem em países em áreas afectadas por conflitos armados ou sob a ameaça de ataques violentos indiscriminados. Abuso de crianças, violência sexual, exploração laboral, rapto, tráfico de seres humanos, ataques indiscriminados a escolas e hospitais, e mesmo recrutamento forçado como soldados em conflitos armados pelos quais não são responsáveis senão pelas vítimas mais inocentes. 

Basta pensar que, neste momento, com a guerra na Ucrânia, cerca de 7,5 milhões de crianças estão a sofrer a devastação causada pela insanidade e barbaridade de um criminoso de guerra. Centenas de crianças morreram, milhares foram feridas e irão sofrer um trauma emocional profundo, muito provavelmente, para o resto das suas vidas. Para não mencionar a situação em orfanatos, internatos e outras instituições onde vivem quase 100.000 crianças, mais de 50% das quais têm algum tipo de deficiência física ou intelectual. 

Para acabar com estas atrocidades, a Agenda para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável de 2030 tem um programa de acção específico para melhorar a vida e o futuro das crianças em todo o mundo, com especial ênfase no fim da violência, exploração e abuso que sofrem diariamente. 

Daí a importância de defender o direito humanitário internacional, de proteger a dignidade e os direitos humanos de cada pessoa e, sobretudo, de criar instrumentos para assegurar que os responsáveis por todas as atrocidades sejam levados à justiça internacional. A razão é simples: face a uma crueldade total, os Estados têm a obrigação comum de proteger as crianças que são vítimas de total insensatez sem debate ou excepções de qualquer tipo. 

Devemos levantar a nossa voz e exigir com todas as nossas forças que, acima de tudo, o direito de todas as raparigas e rapazes a viverem num ambiente de protecção, de paz, livre de todas as formas de assédio, de todos os tipos de violência e longe de qualquer tipo de guerra, deve prevalecer. 

Porque o desarrazoado dos adultos nunca pode apagar o sorriso daqueles que não abrigam nem a ganância nem o mal nos seus corações. 

Que ninguém lhes tire a sua doçura, o seu sorriso alegre, o seu olhar inocente e a pureza do seu coração. 

Deixem-nos ser apenas o que são: raparigas e rapazes. 

Almas inocentes. 

🇬🇷ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΉ🇨🇾

ΑΘΏΕΣ ΨΥΧΈΣ

(Διεθνής Ημέρα κατά της Επιθετικότητας εναντίον των Παιδιών)

Πολλά πράγματα έχουν αλλάξει τα τελευταία χρόνια και μαζί τους και η αντίληψή μας για τον κόσμο. Η πανδημία Covid-19, ο πόλεμος στην Ανατολική Ευρώπη και άλλες εξαιρετικά σοβαρές καταστάσεις, που συχνά προκαλούνται από την απληστία και την αδικία, συνεχίζουν να συμβαίνουν σε όλο τον κόσμο. 

Πέρα από τη φρίκη των καθημερινών εικόνων των μέσων ενημέρωσης, δίνουμε ελάχιστη προσοχή σε αυτούς που είναι αναμφίβολα οι πιο ευάλωτοι από όλους: τα παιδιά.

Σύμφωνα με στοιχεία των Ηνωμένων Εθνών και άλλων διεθνών οργανισμών, περίπου 250 εκατομμύρια παιδιά επιβιώνουν σε χώρες που βρίσκονται σε περιοχές που πλήττονται από ένοπλες συγκρούσεις ή απειλούνται από αδιάκριτες βίαιες επιθέσεις. Παιδική κακοποίηση, σεξουαλική βία, εργασιακή εκμετάλλευση, απαγωγές, εμπορία ανθρώπων, αδιάκριτες επιθέσεις σε σχολεία και νοσοκομεία, ακόμη και αναγκαστική στρατολόγηση ως στρατιώτες σε ένοπλες συγκρούσεις για τις οποίες δεν ευθύνονται παρά μόνο τα πιο αθώα θύματα. 

Σκεφτείτε, αυτή τη στιγμή, με τον πόλεμο στην Ουκρανία, περίπου 7,5 εκατομμύρια παιδιά υφίστανται την καταστροφή που προκαλεί η παραφροσύνη και η βαρβαρότητα ενός εγκληματία πολέμου. Εκατοντάδες παιδιά έχασαν τη ζωή τους, χιλιάδες τραυματίστηκαν και θα φέρουν βαθιά συναισθηματικά τραύματα, πιθανότατα για το υπόλοιπο της ζωής τους. Για να μην αναφέρουμε την κατάσταση στα ορφανοτροφεία, τα οικοτροφεία και άλλα ιδρύματα όπου ζουν σχεδόν 100.000 παιδιά, πάνω από το 50% των οποίων έχουν κάποια σωματική ή πνευματική αναπηρία. 

Για να σταματήσουν αυτές οι φρικαλεότητες, η Ατζέντα 2030 για τη Βιώσιμη Ανάπτυξη έχει ένα ειδικό πρόγραμμα δράσης για τη βελτίωση της ζωής και του μέλλοντος των παιδιών σε όλο τον κόσμο, με ιδιαίτερη έμφαση στον τερματισμό της βίας, της εκμετάλλευσης και της κακοποίησης που υφίστανται καθημερινά. 

Εξ ου και η σημασία της τήρησης του διεθνούς ανθρωπιστικού δικαίου, της προστασίας της αξιοπρέπειας και των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων κάθε ανθρώπου και, πάνω απ’ όλα, της δημιουργίας μέσων που θα διασφαλίζουν ότι οι υπεύθυνοι για όλες τις θηριωδίες θα οδηγούνται στη διεθνή δικαιοσύνη. Ο λόγος είναι απλός: απέναντι στην απόλυτη σκληρότητα, τα κράτη έχουν κοινή υποχρέωση να προστατεύουν τα παιδιά που πέφτουν θύματα της απόλυτης αναλγησίας, χωρίς συζήτηση ή εξαιρέσεις οποιουδήποτε είδους. 

Πρέπει να υψώσουμε τη φωνή μας και να απαιτήσουμε με όλη μας τη δύναμη ότι, πάνω απ’ όλα, πρέπει να επικρατήσει το δικαίωμα κάθε κοριτσιού και αγοριού να ζει σε ένα περιβάλλον προστασίας, ειρήνης, απαλλαγμένο από κάθε μορφή παρενόχλησης, από κάθε είδους βία και μακριά από κάθε είδους πόλεμο. 

Επειδή ο παραλογισμός των ενηλίκων δεν μπορεί ποτέ να σβήσει το χαμόγελο εκείνων που δεν κρύβουν ούτε απληστία ούτε κακία στην καρδιά τους. 

Ας μην τους αφαιρέσει κανείς τη γλύκα τους, το χαρούμενο χαμόγελό τους, το αθώο βλέμμα τους και την αγνότητα της καρδιάς τους. 

Αφήστε τα να είναι αυτό που είναι: κορίτσια και αγόρια. 

Αθώες ψυχές. 

🇨🇳 汉语 🇨🇳

无辜的灵魂

(受侵略戕害的无辜儿童国际日)

近年来,许多事情都发生了变化,我们对世界的看法也随之改变。Covid-19大流行病、东欧战争和其他极其严重的情况,往往是由贪婪和不公正造成的,继续在世界各地发生。

除了每日媒体的恐怖画面,我们很少关注那些无疑是最脆弱的人:儿童。

根据联合国和其他国际机构的数据,约有2.5亿儿童生存在受武装冲突影响的地区或受到不分青红皂白的暴力袭击威胁的国家。虐待儿童、性暴力、劳动剥削、绑架、贩卖人口、不分青红皂白地袭击学校和医院,甚至在武装冲突中强行招募士兵,他们除了对最无辜的受害者负责外,什么都不做。

想想看,现在,随着乌克兰的战争,大约750万儿童正在遭受一个战争罪犯的疯狂和野蛮行为所带来的破坏。数百名儿童已经死亡,数千名儿童受伤,并且很可能在他们的余生中都会带着深深的情感创伤。更不用说孤儿院、寄宿学校和其他机构的情况了,那里有近10万名儿童,其中50%以上有某种身体或智力残疾。

为了制止这些暴行,2030年可持续发展议程有一个具体的行动方案,以改善世界各地儿童的生活和未来,特别强调要结束他们每天遭受的暴力、剥削和虐待。

因此,必须维护国际人道主义法,保护每个人的尊严和人权,最重要的是,必须制定文书,确保将所有暴行的责任者绳之以法。原因很简单:面对完全的残酷,各国有共同的义务保护那些完全无意义的受害者的儿童,没有辩论或任何形式的例外。

我们必须提高我们的声音,用我们所有的力量要求,最重要的是,每个女孩和男孩都有权利生活在一个受保护的、和平的、没有任何形式的骚扰、没有任何类型的暴力、远离任何形式的战争的环境中。

因为成年人的无理取闹永远无法抹去那些心中既不贪婪也不邪恶的人的笑容。

不要让任何人夺走他们的甜蜜,他们欢乐的笑容,他们天真的神情和他们纯洁的心。

让他们只做他们所是的:孩子。

无辜的灵魂。

Inalienable rights

Thirty-two years after the World Health Organisation declared homosexuality a disease on 17 May 1990, there is no denying the progress made in equality and against discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity. 

However, we must be concerned about the alarming increase in cases of physical and verbal aggression towards LGTBIQ+ people of any age or place of origin – with special reference to the Transgender Community and Non-Binary People – and call on all Administrations and public or private entities to contribute to the fight against all forms of discrimination in any area of public, private and social life. 

Currently, in 70 countries, more than a third of the world’s countries, homosexuality is still a crime. In 2 countries it is de facto illegal, in 30 countries it carries a prison sentence of up to 8 years, in 27 countries it is punishable by life imprisonment and in 11 countries it is punishable by the death penalty, which is effectively applied by 5 countries. Moreover, according to data from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), sexual orientation and gender identity is the second most common cause of hate crime.

A coordinated commitment between the different Public Administrations, the Security Forces and Corps and Representatives of Civil Society is essential to ensure the full guarantee in the exercise of the basic and inalienable rights of all people regardless of their sexual orientation and identity. At the same time, it is equally essential to continue to stress the need for a cross-cutting approach in all areas and especially in the fields of Education, Health and Employment where effective and urgent measures are still needed to avoid any risk of discriminatory or violent behaviour. 

We must also pay special attention to people from the LGTBIQ+ Collective with some form of fundamental, sensory and intellectual diversity; to the elderly; to migrants and refugees; and to people with multi-ethnic and multicultural diversity who are practically invisible from within the Collective itself and who need special protection to guarantee the exercise of their most basic rights. 

Likewise, we have to show our most energetic rejection towards those ideological currents and unscientific theories that question, trivialise and deny the rights of LGTBIQ+ People and the different discriminatory realities that affect them on a daily basis, completely attacking their inviolable human dignity. In particular, we must condemn the so-called «conversion therapies», forced sterilisations and surgical interventions, especially on intersex minors, as they are absolutely contrary to human dignity, to the free development of the personality and, consequently, totally inadmissible in an advanced democracy. 

We must commit ourselves as a society and continue to work for the dignity and rights of all people. Only in this way will we be able to build a society based on respect for the human rights of every person and free from all kinds of violence, hatred and discrimination.

Because the right to be, to feel and to love are also inalienable rights.

Because LGTBIQ+ rights ARE HUMAN RIGHTS!