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Emma Watson Wants You To Sign Fern’s Petition This International Women’s Day 2019

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This International Women’s Day 2019 isn’t just about celebrating the spirit of women empowerment. It’s about action, against those who have for long tried to marginalize women as mainstream society members. It’s about action, for those who have for long suffered at the hands of stereotypes and societal injustice. Actress and activist Emma Watson is the one Hollywood celebrity who constantly functions to support and acknowledge her female peers all across the globe.

Today again Emma has raised her voice for the sake of the female’s much deserved respect, value and protection. This International Women’s Day, Emma Watson draws the attention of the English government towards the lack of Rape Crisis Centers within the nation. She encourages the global population to sign the Fern’s petition to support her cause.

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? With the awareness generated by #metoo, there is an increased demand for support services as more people are emboldened to name what happened to them.❣️Rape Crisis Centres❣️offer much-needed support to people who have been assaulted across England and Wales (@rapecrisisew), but demand way outstrips supply.❗️This time last year, there were 6,355 survivors on Rape Crisis waiting lists and these can be as long as 14 months.‼️ This means that if a survivor calls to look for support they may be turned away… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⌛️? Successive UK governments have failed to fund life-saving services. There are just 44 Rape Crisis Centres in England and Wales. ? But the Istanbul Convention (which our Government will soon ratify) sets out a minimum provision of support for victims of rape which would require that there be 150 Rape Crisis Centres in England and Wales. ? It’s simply unacceptable that a country like mine falls so far short of the minimum standards set across Europe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ?❤️✍? So on #IWD2019, I encourage you to sign Fern’s petition ??LINK IN BIO??and demand that Theresa May guarantees sustained ? funding for rape crisis support services, ? so the survivors of sexual violence can access the support they need. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ??✍? tinyurl.com/FernsPetition ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ???? These are the words of 25-year-old Fern Champion, who was raped in 2016 and has launched a petition ? asking the Prime Minister to ensure that specialist rape counselling support is always available for everyone who seeks it: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ?? ? “By not adequately funding support services this Government is telling survivors that their recovery does not matter and by extension that they do not matter. When you have been raped, the vital, life-saving counselling should just be there when you need it.” ??❤️?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☎️ RAPE CRISIS NATIONAL HELPLINE: 0808 802 9999 (rapecrisis.org.uk)

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Emma Watson Calls For The Construction Of More Rape Crisis Centers In UK This International Women’s Day 2019

As Emma Watson Celebrates the International Women’s Day 2019, she talks about how England falls short on the provision of support facilities for rape victims. Watson mentions that it is simply unacceptable that a country like hers falls so short on guaranteeing the minimum standards for its female population.

Watson has also called out the inefficiency of successive UK governments in regards to seeking a resolution of the issue. There are currently only 44 Rape Crisis Centers in England and Wales. And this means that around 6355 women have to wait to get attention on their cases.

In fact, most of the time, the victims  crisis centers leave out never find help. While discussing the issue, Emma Watson also sheds light on the Istanbul Convention. The Convention now calls for the construction of at least 150 Rape Crisis Centers in England and Wales. Only then, she insists, the needs of rape survivors can be catered.

Fern’s Petition- How A 25-Year-Old Rape Survivor Fern Champion Is Making Attempts To Help Other Survivors

On the auspicious International Women’s Day 2019, Emma Watson is calling upon her followers to sign the Fern’s Petition. Fern Champion, a 25-year-old, was raped while she was travelling in 2016. Upon her return to UK, Fern attempted to seek support from The Rape Crisis centers in England. However, not one organization offered her any kind of support. This subsequently led to a decline in the survivors mental and medical condition. Luckily for her, her employer arranged private therapy. And now that Champion has emerged victoriously out of her trauma, she is adamant at making amends for the several more survivors out there. Emma Watson has now joined Champion’s cause. She is calling upon her followers to sign the petition to the UK government so that a higher amount of funding for rape crisis services can be secured.

Watson insists that lack of funds for Rape Crisis Centers send a message of the government’s lack of interest in the recovery of rape victims. Over the years more women have emboldened to talk about their sufferings. As the #MeToo movement continues to sweep away sexual offenders, there are more victims on the foreground calling for help. This International Women’s Day lets ensure that brave survivors find life-saving-counseling just whenever they need it.

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