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days ago has led to reprisal attacks across the west bank, but it's here in boca where the threat has been most concentrated and most constant . the village remains on alert. harry force it al jazeera in the occupied west bank . now the superhero film, spider man, no way home, has taken in more than $1000000000.00 of the global box office. it's a new rec. what for the block auster is the 1st film to reach that milestone in fi, started the pandemic. the 2nd movie in history to reach that mark despite many theaters being closed or their capacity effected because of corona virus restrictions. ah, hello again. i'm elizabeth toronto mon door hall with the headlines on al jazeera tributes of being paid to south africa, nobel peace prize winner desmond to 2 after his death at 90 years old, south africa's president. so rom, oppose, appraised to 2 as a man of extraordinary intellect and integrity. he was to prominence in the 1980s
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as an opponent of a partied. we've lost the person, will carry the burden of leadership with compassion, with dignity, with humility, and with such good humour. we are comforted and the knowledge that he has left an indelible mark in the lives of millions of people who had the privilege and honor of knowing him. like many of his time, he was a witness to the greatest injustices and most intolerable cruelty that our country has ever witness. staff shortages have forced airlines to cancel hundreds of us flights for a 3rd day in a row. and health officials in new york have reported an increase the number of
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children being admitted to hospital, half of the admissions on the 5 years old, which is too young to be vaccinated. rescue team to trying to reach people trapped in northern brazil after 2 dams burst cause and major flooding. the dams gave way in the state of ball here, following weeks of heavy rains. dozens of homes, roads, and bridges have been damaged. officials say the state has received 5 times the average rainfall for december. the bodies of 16 people have been laid to rest in iraq. among 27 migrants who drowned the english channel last month, trying to reach the united kingdom was the worst such disaster on record in the narrow crossing between southern england and france. well, those are the headlines on al jazeera, but do stay with us upfront is coming up next. thank you for watching. informed opinions, there was a need for federal government action to really facilitate
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a pig right. in depth analysis of the data global headlines inside story on al jazeera, with an increase in hate crimes incendiary rhetoric and the media and public discourse around protections for transgendered people becoming more hostile. we'll examine what's behind rising transfer be in the united kingdom and what the future holds for the struggle for trans, right. but 1st, the domestic violence, salary deaths and fans aside and honor killing to rape and murder, women and india are subjected to some of the most dangerous conditions in the world . the latest available data says india reported an average $77.00 rate cases daily in 2020. so what's causing this epidemic of violence? and is enough being done to ended. we'll ask swati, molly, well, the chair person of the delhi commission for with the wifi. molly?
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well, thank you so much for joining us on upfront. can you explain some of the main forms of fem aside and how they affect everyday women? i would like to just explain to you what all is actually happening. i had the daily commission for them and it is the statute to the 40 in india. and every d in delhi itself fix reaper happening 8 month old baby was recently deep them the capital. and i had gone and visited the good the way she was bleeding. she was in an intensive care unit, the entire hospital, the entire north food, everybody, the doctor. i mean we, every, every one had to put in so much effort in order to just save that child. an 8 month old baby was raped, a 90 year old girl, a woman is raped, so the kind of rapes and the kind of fiction crimes that are happening in the concrete are your lead, your lee, what effect? everything from domestic violence to being discriminated in your workplace to sexual harassment in the workplace to say i was talking to, you know,
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the child being killed in the womb. which since all of these kind of crimes are happening on a very, very large scale in the country, and i think even rolled over off the call with the kind of domestic violence, incidences that have increased everywhere across the world. it is quite sad. and even in india, the number of cases have gone up like it's been quite back indeed, is why the latest available data says in india 29.5 percent of women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15. and in 2018, india was named the most dangerous country in the world. to be a woman due to the high risk of sexual violence and slave labor, was at the root of this. i think the order saw patriarchy and massaging the lake in india. the country to all kinds of sexual women. since that man actually feels very, very far from he feels that he can get away with anything. and in the,
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in the especially the justice systems are full back that people actually have more fear. they feel that they can get to read with all kinds of violence and crimes. and that is, i think, the major cause of all these issues. another thing is that are quality. sions. i think there's a complete lack of in all, most politicians, actually, many of them, they get away with bitty bitty, shameful statements. recently we had, but with the governments chief minister who said that that really happened because good, very short clothes. similarly, there are people who say that happened because goods are having mobile phones. they see that happening because going, eating go, how can, who does, so all kinds of statements made by these, from the political pieces and they actually get away with it. so i think what caused like the world over if patriarchy and misfortune, me, i'm the failure of the system to put any kind of checks against in 2020 delhi,
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the national capital reported more rapes than the other union territories. in india, you're part of a p has been leading the government of delhi since 2015 and promised to ensure the safety of women. what's happened. i think of just the fact that particular state is reporting more cases doesn't mean that the crime in that particular state is more. i don't agree with that because you see at least in the li, the reporting is happening. you have states like the police, you have states, other states in the country where reporting is not there, people are not even having, having the courage to come up to the police station board. and even the, this is feeling $2.00 to $40.00 cases. so i think it does not bode daily, i think it is about the entire country and the situation remains the same everywhere. right? but why do you assume somebody, let's assume that that's the case and then there is no more dangerous in any other
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place. the question still remains if the a p ran and is committed to ensuring the safety of women has it failed to do so. and if so. busy why, for, i'm not saying that daily is less dangerous than other places in the country. i'm seeing all places in the country including daily, are equally dangerous. as far as the me party government, as far as the, the legal goods concern. you see that the ready of your state of affairs in the national capital are the law and order of the national capital doesn't come under the on let me party. it comes into the central government. that's that. i think that all parties of the country, everybody, all political leaders of whether it is mr. me will be with mr. case re while everybody has to come down together. i'm actually help this issue somehow made sure that systems are in place. but let's get to the forces that accountability is that, that some kind of message is given to criminals. that if you do any crime,
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you will not be spared. and within 6 months there is going to be, you know, you will be given the punishment. so i think strong system think to be made and i think all governments have to come together to be able to do what role can or should the police play? do you find them mentally trust the police to properly respond to the issue of sexual violence against women? we have to trust systems. we have to just create better a system that has to be trusted. it's just that they need to be that accountability needs to be fed daily. this has been demanding for the past 13 years. 6612 and willis both know from the central government and it has failed to get a me. i had to sit on a 10 day, 13 day, long hunger strike in order to get creed call him for the state of daily. but how many have more hunger strikes to people like us have to do in order to get what is the do of the daily lives. but not just that this also side. the fact is that if they're not accountable and if you just add more than sources to them, nothing will change. so i think it is important that accountability set that
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resources are given. i'm systems are created. you see if you create good system, but you're going to be delivered and i think your point about systems, an accountability, but there's also an idiot. logical piece of this. for example, in delhi, over half a police officer survey said they believed either a high or a very high amount of gender based violence. complaints were false in motivated. so even if we add more police and make them more accountable, a be funded really don't believe women will any of it matter? of course, the entire system, right, from the politicians right from the police, from the doctors and nurses, everybody, the entire system needs to be sensitized. but how do you think that i have a system like that? how do you send today's so many people in one goal? you do it by creating the systems. so if a woman comes and reports a case willis station, right from the time the plus police officer meet that woman build a time,
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her case is actually the can, the conviction happens. the bass system needs to be made more sensitive. if you ensure that an 8 month old baby was raped, if you ensure justice to hard within 6 months to the justice system through the live, to all of the, of different people who have different roles in this process. that this when there will be a message in the society that you cannot go, you cannot just get away with times against women. let's start with just looks like you in 2019. you went on a 12 day hunger strike, demanding the death penalty for individuals who are convicted of raping minors. but according to the death penalty information center, there hasn't been any conclusive evidence that the death penalty reduces crime. in fact, the un high commissioner for human rights has said quote, evidence shows that the certainty of punishment rather than its severity deter, is crime. how do you respond to that argument?
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a 5 year old girl was leapt in my country are hers. she was gang raped, her eyes were gouged out. ah, her each and every born in her body was 1st broken. she was strangled and then they killed her. what do you explain to her parents? what do you think justice looked like for them? oh, so it's vile, my hunger strike. i fact one be one so fact on a hunger strike. it lasted for 10 days on the 10th day of the government, boston ordinance. that all cases off. crimes against women will be disposed off within 6 months. i'm in the midst of the rare cases and in the important cases, in the cases where something really hard, if it has happened, the death penalty will be given on the 10th day of my hunger strike. when this ordinance came, i broke my hunger strike again. i had to fit after a year and a half on another hunger strike for what if my question is about too far away from
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the question, which is if the evidence shows that the death penalty doesn't reduce crime, why do you still wanted? it sounds like you're saying, and i want to make sure i'm, i'm characterizing your words correctly, that as a pun, as almost revenge, that the death penalty is the proper response. and even if you knew that the death penalty let me after differently, even if you knew that the death penalty wouldn't reduce the number of rapes that occur in the country, would you still support the death penalty in the cases that you described? all i'm trying to save my 1st and foremost reminder that each and every keys that justice should be delivered and it should be delivered in a particular time cream within 6 months. all of the processes they need to happen within 6 months and that needs to be done after that. yes, i, i am talking on behalf of all the sexual assaults away both who mind meeting almost every day. they have been, has become my been and i think whatever the way the, whatever those to be might suggest. i think drastic time school for drastic
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measures. what needs to be done is you need to give strong punishment in each and every case. and yes, in cases which are completely horrific, which shock the conscience of the nation. certain very, very drastic steps like the bip and the should be. and that do punishment is not a form of revenge. what is important is that if the machine does, given a message, goes across to the people that they cannot get away with it. today, what is happening is that a person commits a crime, goes to the jail for a big comes out on bill. and then it's coming thing the spam horrific claim again and again and again. so how do you ensure that country as large as ours, how do you ensure that there are systems that are in place to ensure that people have that kind of fewer, that they cannot get away with crying? i want to increase accountability of live. i want to increase for that. i want better 46. i want better osha the homes. i want better rehab taishan. so both the systems and boulevard the needs that one is, you know,
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trying to fight for and job. i very strongly believe in systems. i believe that if justice is delivered in time, a lot of change can happen than that before to fight before. so i will, i will thank you so much for joining us on upfront. the trans phobia is rising in the u. k. hate crimes are increasing every year. hostile rhetoric dominates the media coverage of trans people, and despite prime minister boris johnson's pledge to ban conversion there, the government continues to delay reforms some on both the left and the right side of the political spectrum argue that trans rights are a threat to women's rights just how dangerous is it to be transgender in the u. k. and is transformed in the media making things worse. joining me to discuss this are christine burns, editor of trans britain, and nancy kelly chief executive of stolen law. the u. k based l g b t q plus human rights organization. thank you both for joining me on upfront christine, i'm going to start with you. before we talk about the situation in the u. k. could
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you briefly explain what we mean by these terms? this and trans people? yes, certainly not the way we understand trends these days is as to cover any people whose sense of themself dinner in the language which have just has binary opposite of man and woman is opposite to the way they are presumed to be on the basis of how they were assessed at birth, so i'm a trans woman because i was identified as a boy when i was born. and when later when i grew up, i told people no, actually i'm a woman. and this people then are those whose since the self or i didn't gender identity aligns with their biological assignment. ember. that's exactly right. you've got it right. christina. the council of europe, that's europe's leading human rights organization. recently criticize the u. k. along with poland, hungary, russia,
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turkey for arise and hate speech violence and hate crimes against l. g b, t. i. people, a recent report by the organization found online abuse against trans people, harmful political and social discourse about trans rights, and a sharp increase in transfer crimes in the u. k. why is the u. k, so hostile trans people? the mysteries all of us. it wasn't widespread until extremely recently. as late as 2017, we made steady advances for the trans people in britain with legislation that protected our employment rights. our right to be served in shops and use other services. and of course, the, the gender recognition act, which i was part of bringing forwards in 2004, which provides legal recognition to trans people. and most importantly, is designed to enable
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a trans women like me to change my originally issued birth certificate. so that if somebody asked to state that most fundamental identity document, then i'm not immediately out it because as you can see, most of the day when i walk around in, in this world, people don't know i'm trans unless i choose to tell. but if you were going to jump in, i was so if i can just build on that, i think one of the things it's really important is to am kind of separate out the public conversation about trans people in trans rights in the u. k. so or media or politics from the attitudes of the general public's the attitudes, the general public. can you k, r, 40 very positive and young people, women hot, more highly educated people are all much more likely to, to view trans people positively and to be supportive of equal rights for trans people and anti discrimination protections for trans people em and really being
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transferred be, can you case is a kind of minority position as some great research from the quality human rights commission that shows it's about it's about one in 6 people in the u. k. that a transfer big. so what's distinctive about the u. k, i guess is, is the tone of our national conversation about trans people given the fact that actually generally speaking of public, a pretty accepting was such a gap between the public media discourse and the disposition of everyday people. yeah, i would blame that directly on our media a we made all these advances. we changed the law many times to make life safer. the trans people overpaid about 15 years in the beginning of the 19 ninety's until the gender recognition act in 2004. and most people didn't even notice we were there because we don't impinge on people's lives. we. we just want to get on with having private lives and, and it wasn't until about 2017 that
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a conflicted campaign was launched with certain of britain's newspapers and newspapers in particular making a big issue that suddenly we went to having with some newspapers, trail for articles very negative article. yeah, i'm reading some of the headline the week. yeah, i'm reading some of the headline. yeah. in the u. k. press, they point to a so called trans lobby. a headlines have claims like lesbians facing extinction. the cancellation of women is bigger than a culture war, and children that children are being, quote, sacrifice to appease the trans lobby. nancy, when we hear that kind of rhetoric and as christine said, it's emerging in the recent time. oh, what's driving it? what's pushing it at this juncture in history? i mean, i think it's in a way this is about the way the media functions, right? this is about the degree to which a story becomes a story. and then proliferates and particularly proliferates through social media
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sources as well. and i think it's important to think about both the volume of content we've got in the u. k. m. and the nature of that content which christine was pointing to. so our press regulator saw that between 229-2019 you see a 400 percent increase in coverage of trans people and their lives. and. and that's just kind of too much to be talking about such a small population. so we should, we should start with by a christine in the u. k. some of the most vocal voices who see including trans people in the struggle for equality as a problem. are people who identify as feminists, they've been called trans, exclusionary radical feminists or turfs, one of the primary arguments. and what about those arguments is problematic in your estimation? well, let's begin by saying that i think increasingly we don't regard the people using heaviness them as a cover, as, as being honest about what they're doing. because this isn't feminists. and if you
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go back to the 19 seventy's and the merchant says, a 2nd way feminist them on both sides of the atlantic, trans people and feminist women had an enormous amount in common because we are, we both suffer some of the same problems with the attitude to society towards our bodily autonomy and having a voice. so we've, we've always had, had things to, to work on together. but i would characterize this is a bit like people wrapping themselves in the trappings, all christian religion, in order to practice our white supremacy or whatever other line they want to take. i don't think the people we're talking about really are feminists. and they figured it was if they were going to tackle the a successful lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people, then they should begin by trying to ship one of those letters off the block cursing
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. but let me, let me push you on that just a little bit because while you're absolutely right. but there are people on the far right who have strategize to push trans sieves out of the conversation entirely, where there are others who are being given the label turfs, who would self identify as feminists who would follow a generally feminist politics, i would say that they support trans rights their critique would simply be that there are certain experiences, identities, points of view that says gender, women and girls have to navigate that are different than that of transfer. we, since congress is to come for jackie, rollins was gonna come from writers. i reminded the chief and then, and they would say that their advocates, the trans rights, how do you make sense of those types arguments which seem distinct from the people who are actually framing trans to what, as a problem per se? well, i mean, this isn't a model it, i think it's a, it's
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a very wide camp. there are people who are yet just take on the trappings of feminism, as i've said. and they're all feminists who may be have yeah, misunderstood, and past we haven't talked enough of some of the, some of the lines that are being said, you asked me before, what are the arguments against the principal one seems to be that somehow i can never be a woman, and as a result of that, i am a threat to anybody using a single sex space like a restroom or a or changing room, or anywhere that women are yet to get a habit. have a space that is the women only. and that is, that is advanced by high pain. the idea that somehow because i was once regarded as a man, i've got some sort of evil essence of man inside me that i can never be rid of. ah,
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if i had man essence inside me, i did remain demand. nancy christine talked about this idea of chopping the tea off of l g b, t q, or l g, b, t, r i their groups that are doing that very directly and intentionally. for example, groups like the l g b alliance, right? they advocate very openly for lesbian, gay and bisexual says, people, but specifically not the trans community. i'm given the shared history of trans gay and lesbian people in regards to the broader struggle and the advancement sort of made of the last decade. how is this kind of truncation happening sort or have these divisions intentions always existed and the broader public just hasn't known about it. so we're, we're a diverse community. the boutique humidity. you're always going to have the kind of diversity of use and a range of feelings, and it would be treat, say in the u. k. and all around the world. that trans inclusion is the norm in the
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outer b t q plus community. it's not that that on em, lesbian, gay by people who am don't hold that few who do want advocate only for says people's rights, but it's, it's not the most kind of common perspective. we've always fought for our rights together. we've always been in community together and when we've succeeded, we've succeeded because we've worked together. and i think globally, the algebra, kiki rights and movement feels more strongly than ever that it is together that we should advocate for better outcomes for all of us. really, christine, in everyday life, trans people are forced to navigate. all sorts of processes are government processes, bureaucratic processes that can make it more difficult to live. as your express gendered identity him, you get one example just with the birth certificate, but there are many like back can you walks through some of the challenges of everyday life? well, without doubt, a lot of things got easier since the,
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the gender recognition act generally because of the more social changes. but the difficulty is that we have phases to our lives. when i 1st transitioned many, many years ago, i didn't look as i looked now for a period of time. i looked obviously trans. and that means when you do anything, just going down to the local supermarket to buy a pint of milk. you know, can be a really difficult situation for people, particularly when all the newspapers on the, on the news stand, a blaring that that person is, is a problem. and so searching them with being a p t file or a rapist, and they can't go buy clothes in the shop if you want to try them on. somebody will get afraid that they are going to, to do home. so they're all yeah it's i think the experience is tend to be very
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individual and personal, but they have certainly got worse because of this rhetoric christine nancy, thank you so much for joining us. a little fun. thank you. all right, that's our show up for. we'll be back next week. ah and a, the listening post cuts through the noise. we're talking about competing artists by seeing modern day tools being used to perpetuate there's competing narrative separating spin from fuck all 3 versions of the story and then some element of the
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