Women’s’ Rights Orgs Fail To Criticize Hamas

Where is the feminist organization’s denouncement of Hamas?
There has been no response to the recent atrocity in which Israeli women were murdered and sexually raped by terrorists on any social media platforms or websites run by international women’s rights organizations.

The Palestinian group Hamas, designated a terrorist organization by the United States, launched an attack against Israel early Saturday. They committed violent acts, including executions and kidnappings, against Israelis of all ages and genders, including men, women, children, and the elderly. About 700 fatalities and nearly 2,100 injuries have been reported among the victims. Women attempting to leave an Israeli music festival have allegedly been sexually attacked by Hamas-affiliated terrorists. However, international women’s organizations have published no condemnation comments.

Equality Now, a human rights group, aims to end all forms of violence and abuse against women everywhere. On Monday, a user tweeted that the group still had not stated in response to the attack. However, they did mention the upcoming October 11 celebration of International Day of the Girl Child, which recognizes and rewards individuals who work to advance girls’ and women’s rights.

The spokesperson for Equality Now has released a statement that the group strongly opposes using sexual and gender-based violence as a weapon of war, highlighting that this is a severe violation of international human rights. They also underline the importance of prioritizing the safety of women and children.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Global Fund for Women (GFW) have not responded to the violence in Israel. On its website, GFW blames Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territory for the gender-based violence committed against Palestinian women, girls, and others who do not identify as either sex.

The goal of the globally recognized Me Too Movement in 2017 was to empower survivors of sexual assault. Their most recent entry, from October 5, focuses on South Asian American survivors of domestic violence in the United States.