AMNESTY INT'L. KNOWINGLY PROMOTES HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
On September 17, 2000 RADAR (Respecting Accuracy In Domestic Abuse Reporting) sent a five-page letter of complaint to William F. Schulz, Executive Director of Amnesty International, calling it out on the carpet for violating the basic human rights of men for promoting the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act).
Many excellent articles have been written proving why VAWA is unconstitutional, inhumane, sexist, and perverse program.
For those who don�t care to sift through the reams of disinformation on the subject, here�s the short skinny: Men and women initiate serious domestic violence equally. The results are somewhat different though.
When a woman initiates serious domestic violence, the male is more likely to be killed. This is because women are more likely to use a weapon to make up for lesser size and strength. Secondly, when domestic violence takes place (regardless of who �got physical� first) and the man is able to respond, the woman is more likely to be injured. This is because men are usually stronger and win the altercation.
Of course, if you saw a little boy and a girl having a disagreement, and she threw a block in his face giving him a shiner, you would discipline the girl for it. But in the adult world, we just blame it all on men and pretend we did the right thing.
The bottom line: more women are injured than men. Radical feminists claim that higher rate of injury for women somehow justifies billions in dollars of funding for a program that solely funds domestic violence assistance for women, and collects information on domestic violence only when the perpetrator is a man.
Here is what VAWA accomplishes at street level: Educators, school, and college programs pretend that VAWA is solely a problem of nasty men. Law enforcement and social services go ballistic whenever a woman reports violence, and literally do nothing when a man reports it. If a report is made, it is presumed that the male is the perpetrator.
The secondary impact of VAWA leads to serious socioeconomic abuses of fathers and ther parental rights. VAWA encourages women to report much more than real violence. Baseless allegations have become the atom bomb of divorce and custody cases. Many child custody orders are won simply because an unsubstantiated allegation of domestic violence (or a statement of fear) was made. Few of these allegations are ever fully heard, rather, the judge simply orders the husband out of the home to �keep the peace�. This is perhaps the leading factor driving father-absence today.
The result is this: Federal funds end up being used to cover for and promote violence by women, and the social and economic rights of men are procedurally destroyed Where federal funds deny equal protections under the law on the basis of sex, and pervert them to unquestionably abuse the socioeconomic rights of men in abject ignorance of the facts, serious human rights violations are being committed.
Amnesty International Responds
Amnesty International responded to RADAR�s letter as follows, quote:
September 22, 2005
Dear Mr. Geanoulis,
Thank you for your letter concerning Amnesty International USA's Stop Violence Against Women (SVAW) campaign. Our international SVAW campaign aims to push governments, institutions and the public to take responsibility to stop violence against women. AI bases its work on the UN Declaration of Human Rights which states that all of us are born free and equal in dignity and rights and that women and girls are entitled to enjoy their human rights and fundamental freedoms on a basis of equality with men and boys. In addition, the organization works for implementation of UN human rights treaties and the recommendations of treaty bodies that state that gender- based violence, including violence in the family and community, is a form of discrimination against women and that this violence is a major obstacle to women and girls' ability to enjoy their human rights and fundamental freedoms.
To further our goal, AIUSA supports Congressional reauthorization of VAWA. VAWA was a major ground-breaking step forward in the U.S. government response to the epidemic of violence against women in our country. VAWA is gender neutral. Since its inception in 1994, VAWA has provided immeasurable help to women, children and men.
VAWA funds have been and will continue to be available to violence victims regardless of gender; male victims have frequently received assistance from VAWA funded programs. VAWA 2005 contains improvements to ensure it addresses the broadest range of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
We believe VAWA has already made a great difference by helping to train and educate officials and the public and by creating programs to support families who are suffering from the effects of domestic violence. We encourage all Americans to take action to end the suffering caused by domestic violence, whether perpetrated against men or women.
Bill Schulz, Executive Director Amnesty International USA
Amnesty International has admitted it promotes human rights violations
In a nutshell, here is what Amnesty International�s letter says:
AI (supposedly) supports equal human rights and fundamental freedoms
for both sexes.
Amnesty International cannot claim ignorance of the fact that VAWA is a deeply sexist program which promotes serious discrimination against men. Bill Schulz has donned his Mussolini hat to magnanimously join radical feminists in destroying thousands of good husbands and fathers.
Amnesty International now falls into the category of organizations that knowingly abuse human rights. The only way it can clear its name is to strongly oppose VAWA until language is modified to provide equitable funding and services to male victims of domestic violence, to ensure that research and surveys cannot exclude reports of domestic violence by men., and to ensure that educational and informational programs do not promote false information about domestic violence.
I urge all readers to boycott Amnesty International. Please send your comments to Bill Schulz and all Amnesty International managers in the US and Canada at;
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can also file a formal complaint with Amnesty International�s Secretariat
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David R. Usher is Legislative Analyst for the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, Missouri Coalition And is a co-founder and past Secretary of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children
Many child custody orders are won simply because an unsubstantiated allegation of domestic violence (or a statement of fear) was made. Few of these allegations are ever fully heard, rather, the judge simply orders the husband out of the home to �keep the peace�. This is perhaps the leading factor driving father-absence today.