WHY IS THIS?

"In no society are women secure or treated as equal to men.  Personal insecurity shadows them from cradle to grave. . . from childhood through adulthood, they are abused because of their gender."
- 1995 UN Human Development Report

AND THIS?

"The abhorrence with which the whole world has rightly regarded [race] apartheid is an abhorrence born of the simple moral proposition that a peoples' rights and opportunities - where they can live, what education and health care they will receive, what job they can do, what income they can earn, what legal standing they will have - should not depend on whether they are born black or white."

"Yet it seems that the world is prepared to accept, with none of the depth and breadth of opposition that has been seen during the [race] apartheid years, that all of these things can depend upon the accident of being born male or female."

 - James Grant, Then-Executive Director of  UNICEF

COULD IT BE THIS?

Abigail Adams, March 31, 1776

"I long to hear that you have declared an independancy - and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember, [as John had told her] all Men would be Tyrants if they could." 

- Letter to husband & future US president John Adams, who was attending the US Constitutional Convention where he and the other Founding Patriarchs were writing the rule book for the US of A

John Adams writes back on April 14:

"As to your extraordinary Code of Laws, I cannot but laugh. ... Depend upon it, We know better than to repeal our Masculine systems.


 



 

BUT WHAT ABOUT THIS?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

That, to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed.

That, whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such Principles and organizing its Powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness....


                                - 1776 U.S. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (JOHN & CO.)


 

GLOBAL ONE CO-OP

A Recovery and Wellness Facility for Gender War Victims

When the French philosopher Alexander de Tocqueville visited America in 1830, he reported that what made it a force to be reckoned with was the underlying belief of its people that they all were created equal. What he didn't report was that this belief was held applicable to only a small portion of American society. Not surprisingly, a huge chunk of those excluded from equal treatment over the course of our history - women and children - now make up the majority of this and every other country's poor.

insite believes that it is impossible for women to achieve equal qualifying times in the race of life if they have to carry the shackle of thousands of years of unequal treatment with them around the track. We also realize that the team of humankind is much weaker if it is deprived of women’s talent due to their oppressive treatment – not only because they deserve as much respect as men, but because it is they who usually raise our children. We need healthy women to raise healthy men and women if we want to start addressing at a root level the causes of our world’s problems.

To this end, we will establish the Global One Co-op, a recovery and wellness facility for women suffering from the effects of gender injustices such as battering by men (aka domestic violence), rape, incest, sexual trauma, sexual objectification, gender discrimination, gender harassment and poverty. 

Global One will focus on both the individual and the systemic roots of female depression, self-abuse, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder and disassociative disorder and start work with the children of these women so as to stop the cycle of self-hate. Equipped with illuminating new research on brain/nervous system development and emotions, Global One will seek to find creative new ways to address the complex issues leading to self-abuse through drugs, alcohol, eating, cutting, sex and other compulsions and will seek to develop state-of-the-art programs in art and music therapy, which will be administered at insite's Global Music Colab..

Who knows, we may even be able to get them a decent pair of running shoes...

SOME RESOURCES

:: To visit the UN's Division for the Advancement of Women, click here.

:: To find out about more about what has been called the International Women's
    Rights Bill (CEDAW), click here.  Someone DOES get it...

:: To find out about the huge Women's Rights Conference in Beijing, click here.

:: Check out a Global list of Women's Organizations ordered by country here.