Journalist: The Swedish government has betrayed its girls and women in appeasing Muslim migrants

“The study shows that more than 95 percent of assault violence in Sweden is committed by men of foreign descent.”

And yet instead of naming and prosecuting these men, Swedish authorities devote their efforts to covering this up. The Swedish government has betrayed its people. Yet the people for the most part don’t yet seem to have noticed.

Katerina Janouch

“The state should be sentenced for violation of the Istanbul Convention: A betrayal of Sweden’s girls and women,” translated from “Staten bör ställas till svars för brott mot Istanbulkonventionen: Ett svek mot Sveriges flickor och kvinnor,” by Katerina Janouch, February 25, 2018:

The Swedish state violates the Istanbul Convention, which Sweden signed in 2011, and which came into force in 2014. According to the Istanbul Convention (Article 5.2.), States that accede to the Convention have a responsibility to take the necessary legislative and other measures to prevent, investigate, punish and prosecute violent acts covered by the Convention and committed by non-state actors. As it is now, this does not happen in Sweden. Instead, the sharp increase in crime and sexual offenses causes enormous suffering for the country’s girls and women, and threatens the entire life and health of the Swedish population. Additionally, honor-related violence is increasing. Sweden has failed to protect those whom they undertook to protect. Therefore, they must be held responsible.

“Migrants threaten European women’s rights.” The statement is from the Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, as Slovakia recently refused to sign the Istanbul Convention, which is a legally binding regional instrument on violence against women in Europe. The reason that Slovakia — together with Bulgaria — chooses not to sign the Convention is believed to be regarded as that it is too influenced by appeals that contradict the countries’ more conservative views on, for example, marriage. “All violence against women is unacceptable and has no place in our society,” said Fico. He added that the defense of women’s rights is “particularly important at a time when migrants constitute an increasing part of Europe’s population” and “hold the view of the woman as a ‘submissive creature.’”

Fico’s statement is interesting in several different ways. It also sheds light on Sweden’s so-called feminist government — which signed the Istanbul Convention on the same day it became available for signing — in 2011. In 2014, the convention came into force in Sweden.

So let’s see what the convention means — and whether it is followed in Sweden. The official name of the Istanbul Convention is the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention and Control of Violence against Women and Violence at Home.

* The Convention condemns all forms of violence and describes violence against women as an expression of historically unequal power relations between women and men.

* It establishes that violence against women is gender-related at the structural level. The convention states that women and girls risk being exposed to gender-related violence and domestic violence to a greater extent than men.

* Prevention of violence against women is described as crucial in order to achieve equality between women and men.

* According to the Istanbul Convention (Article 5.2.), States that accede to the Convention have a responsibility to take the necessary legislative and other measures to prevent, investigate, punish and prosecute acts of violence covered by the Convention committed by non-state actors.

Does this really happen in Sweden? Or are these just some nice words in line with others that are not actually enforced?

* The Istanbul Convention contains both civil and criminal law provisions. Among other things, the states that accede to the Convention agree to criminalize psychological violence (Article 33), stalking (Article 34), physical violence (Article 35), sexual violence, including rape (Article 36), forced marriages (Article 37), genital mutilation (Article 38) and forced abortion and forced sterilization (Article 39).

This is not how the situation actually looks today in Sweden. In our country of the fine feminist government, threats, persecution, victims, harassment, rape and killing of women are threatened on a daily basis. Many perpetrators that are convicted are given ridiculously light punishment. Girls who are harassed at school often get moved, while the perpetrators remain. Girls are beaten and injured in the home. Women are threatened, harassed and injured by both close relatives, but also by strangers, in an increasing number of cases of assault violence. However, states that accede to the Convention are supposed to adopt and implement, at a national level, an effective, comprehensive and coordinated policy to prevent and combat all forms of violence against women and domestic violence (Article 7). The work of NGOs and civil society must be acknowledged, encouraged and supported (Article 9). States shall designate or establish public bodies responsible for coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies and measures to prevent and combat violence (Article 10). The States will also regularly collect statistics and support research (Article 11).

But here is what is happening in Sweden. Swedish authorities, with BRÅ at the forefront, refuse to collect statistics about those who commit sexual assault. They are blaming everything else possible, while police and lawyers and crime victims testify that violence originating from criminal immigrants is increasing. In Sweden, we have had group violence not only against girls and women, but also against boys, and sexual violence has become colder; it has even been described as “torture-like” on some occasions. A civilian study of the origin of offenders has, in the absence of another, been made by a private individual. The study shows that more than 95 percent of assault violence in Sweden is committed by men of foreign descent. But society does not take any of this into account. In this way, Sweden is in severe violation of the Istanbul Convention….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

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