Women rally for rape victims in London

Thousands of women have marched through London as part of global protests over the way rape victims are being treated by police and courts.

It is the latest event organised by the global organisation "the Slut Walks" which began after high profile figures claimed provocatively dressed women were more likely to be raped.

Hundreds of women, many dressed in just their bras and stockings protested outside London's Downing Street shouting slogans and carrying signs.

The rally in London copied similar protests in the Ukraine, Paris and Toronto.

The movement began as Femen in the Ukraine back in 2008 it has developed into the global 'Slut Walk' campaign which has gained world renowned mainly because its semi-naked means of protest, attracts much publicity.

Speaking to the The Observer, Alexandra Shevchenko, one of Femen's founders, said: 'It works. Of course, people talk about our nakedness, but they are also listening to our message.

Via: bigpondnews.com


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The mission of the "FEMEN" movement is to create the most favourable conditions for the young women to join up into a social group with the general idea of the mutual support and social responsibility, helping to reveal the talents of each member of the movement.

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