Sign the Petition to

President Mohammed Waheed Hassan

We call on your government to change the law so no sexual abuse/assault survivor will ever face brutal punishments for the crimes that were committed against her.

Signed,

Stop Violence Against Women

This petition closed 11 months ago

How this will help

Her stepfather raped a young woman for years.  When she became pregnant, he murdered her baby.  The Maldives government proceeded to punish the criminal -- The courts decided that the 15 year old ...

Her stepfather raped a young woman for years.  When she became pregnant, he murdered her baby.  The Maldives government proceeded to punish the criminal -- The courts decided that the 15 year old victim was the one who would be whipped 100 times in public, for the crime of "sex outside marriage."  There is only one thing that will get President Mohammed Waheed Hassan to intervene. Us. With human rights organizations around the world up in arms over this case, the president has caved to global pressure and saved this girl from brutality. But flogging still remains a punishment for women and children in Maldives -- including those who have been victims of rape and sexual abuse.  Please Join us as we work to stop punishing victims, and instead go after the perpetrators of the abuse.

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