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Uthema seeks to understand and inform on the lived realities of women and girls in the Maldives - to use that knowledge to advocate for positive norm change and gender transformative impact on our communities. We have a particular interest in research, knowledge building and sharing as well as creating constructive conversations on the status of women in the Maldives. Connect with us on : Twitter @Uthema_MV Instagram Uthema_MV Let's start a conversation!
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UthemaDecember 5, 2022 at 1:24pm
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UthemaDecember 5, 2022 at 11:44am
With the criminalisation of Marital Rape in 2021, it marks a progressive step in recognising all forms of violence in the Maldives. The first conviction was however in 2020 prior to the amendments to the Sexual Violence Act. #16DaysofActivism #EndGBV
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UthemaDecember 4, 2022 at 11:55am
Uthema and @equalitynoworg have long advocated for these amendments and we consider these improvements as an accomplishment in our efforts for a just society for all. We must stay vigilant to see if the reality also reflects the progressive laws in place.
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UthemaDecember 1, 2022 at 7:06am
Without clear consent it is sexual harassment, an abuse and a violation #EndtoGBV #16daysofactivism
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UthemaNovember 30, 2022 at 4:10am
Instead of looking back, we must look forward in solidarity - for an equal, safer and just tomorrow #endtoGBV #16DaysofActivism #feminism #genderequality
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UthemaNovember 27, 2022 at 10:34am
1 in 3 woman in the Maldives continue to face some sort of violence and it only seems to be getting worser. 16 Days of activism aims to advocate for the end of violence against women and girls. We continue our endless fight and move forward to eliminate gender based violence in the Maldives - for an equal and safer tomorrow
#16DaysofActivism #women’srights #feminism #endtoGBV

Maldives criminalised Marital Rape in late 2021 - marking a landmark decision that now recognise all forms of violence against women.

Uthema and @equalitynow have long advocated for these amendments and we consider these improvements as an accomplishment in our efforts for a just society for all. We must stay vigilant to see if the reality also reflects the progressive laws in place. 4

TW: Sexual Violence and harm - These are the stories and everyday lived realities of countless and nameless women in the Maldives. #EndGBV #16DaysofActivism #genderequality
ANIYAAVESHI : environment of violence https://youtu.be/we--LR5AtXE via @YouTube

At the forum held yesterday, we led interactive sessions on how to make gender advocacy more survivor-centric in the #Maldives Ibrahim Thahib @FPAMaldives delivered the keynote address. Two survivors of violence shared their stories and spoke of the vision for change. #IDAVAW

We are in the #Maldives supporting our partners as they steer a Multi-stakeholder Forum on #SGBV in the #Maldives and engage with the country’s Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services to create more effective support systems for survivors of gender-based violence. #IDAVAW

The stats don’t lie about the state of Gender equality in the Maldives, we can all do better for an equal tomorrow! 🧡 #16DaysOfActivism

What rights don’t you have? We look back at answers we received when we asked the young people of Maldives. #16DaysOfActivism

The situation only seems to be getting worser in the Maldives where violence has increased over the years, as per the statistics from the @MoGFSSmv

1 in 3 woman in the Maldives continue to face some sort of violence and it only seems to be getting worser. 16 Days of activism aims to advocate for the end of violence against women and girls. We continue our endless fight and move forward to eliminate gender based violence

ARC in partnership with Reading Room facilitated a book reading for “Boss of my body” book for over 60 children from Grade 1 from HDh. Kulhudhuhfushi AEC.

“Boss of my Body” book developed by ARC & @UNICEFMaldives teaches children about good secrets and bad secrets, as many perpetrators use secret keeping as a way of keeping children quiet.

Thank you @MoEdumv and @kfcitycouncil for your support and assistance.

This joint statement by @MvRiseUp, @Uthema_MV, @AssocDemocracy, @HopeforWomenmv & Equality Now expresses deep concerns about the reinstatement of Dr Iyaz Abdul Latheef, an open promoter of #FGM/C, at Maldives National University by the Employment Tribunal. Our calls to action ⬇️ https://twitter.com/Uthema_MV/status/1560260337336590338

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When we enable those who undermine the rights of women and girls anywhere, the whole society regresses.
Let us embrace every opportunity to learn and correct course to protect our human values and humanity.

These are just a few examples of the power of partnerships. We know that only together can we continue our work to make the world a safer, fairer, and more prosperous world – for everyone.

#SDG5

https://www.equalitynow.org/our-approach/

...to the Sexual Offences Act that includes the criminalization of marital rape in all circumstances, and strengthening investigation procedures in rape cases. 👏
https://www.equalitynow.org/resource/sexualviolencesouthasia/

We released reports exposing the gaps & loopholes in the sexual violence laws both in South Asia and the Americas. In the #Maldives, following this publication & alongside our support to partner @Uthema_MV's advocacy work, an amendment was made... https://www.equalitynow.org/resource/failure-to-protect-how-discriminatory-sexual-violence-laws-and-practices-are-hurting-women-girls-and-adolescents-in-the-americas/

When we enable those who undermine the rights of women and girls anywhere, the whole society regresses.
Let us embrace every opportunity to learn and correct course to protect our human values and humanity. 2

The Maldives with @UN_Women & @ContactPARIS21 present a clear example of the importance of closing gender #datagaps to dismantle barriers and protect the rights of women!

https://bit.ly/3Q8UkSM

In the Maldives, gender-responsiveness is now one of the guiding principles of the 10-year National Strategy for the Development of Statistics, enabling the country to better address gender inequalities.

https://data.unwomen.org/features/no-data-no-debate-integrating-gender-national-statistical-strategy-maldives @Uthema_MV @UN_Women @statsmaldives @UNFPAMaldives

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