March 22, 2013
Petition To End Flogging of Rape Victims
A 15-year-old rape survivor has been sentenced to be whipped 100 times in public!
Let's put an end to this lunacy by hitting the Maldives government where it hurts:
the tourism industry.
The girl's stepfather is accused of raping her for years and murdering the baby she bore.
Now the court says she must be flogged for “sex outside marriage” with a man who has not even been named!
President Mohammed Waheed Hassan of the Maldives is feeling global pressure on this.
We can force him to save this girl and change the law to spare victims this cruel fate.
End the War on Women – by standing up every time an outrage like this happens.
Tourism is the big earner for the Maldives elite, including government ministers.
Let's build a million-strong petition to President Waheed, then threaten the islands' reputation through hard-hitting ads in travel magazines and online until he steps in to save her and abolish this outrageous law.