Os invito a contemplar este bello cuadro de arte, obra de mi amigo Sergio Gonzalez Ribeiro, quien durante todos estos años ha sido un activista a favor de mi defensa. Sus esfuerzos hicieron que miles viesen un vídeo el cual podéis ver en los facebooks y ésta página http://www.mariajosecarrascosa.org, en la sección de apoyo.
Gracias Sergio, en mi nombre y el de mi hija, por todo tu apoyo y tu lucha contra esta injusticia. Guardaré el cuadro con mucho cariño, cuando en persona me lo entregues. Mi libro por supuesto puedes contar con el, si bien creo que tu cuadro habla de forma muy alta y elocuente. Que Dios te bendiga. María José Carrascosa, JD.
- Las cadenas de la libertad de María José Carrascosa
En El Mundo, con fecha de 27 de marzo de 2016 se ha publicado un extracto del primer capítulo de “A Broken American Dream (Un sueño americano roto). Ya se puede acudir a la pagina oficial de María José a reservar el libro, y a poder bajarse el capítulo. En breve a la venta en librerías y tiendas virtuales. Tan pronto así sea lo publicaremos. De momento pueden reservarlo o leer extracto del primer capítulo y participar en el blog.
Gracias por su contribución a que ésta barbarie no vuelva a ocurrir. Gracias por su apoyo a María José Carrascosa y su hija.
Pueden leer el artículo, o pueden seguir a bajarse el primer capítulo.
- El Mundo 27 de marzo de 2016
- Denuncia publicada en tertulia de Espejo Público (Madrid, España)
“If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely — and the right to be heard.” declared Hillary Rodham Clinton at the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing almost 20 years ago.
Women around the world are increasingly being encouraged to speak out and stand up for their rights. However, while governments, media outlets, and even women’s & human rights organizations are providing a platform for the voices in Africa, India, the Middle East, the Far East, and Latin America, the voices in the ‘West’ are all too often forgotten and over-looked by these people and organizations.
There is an erroneous assumption that the solution to combating violence and discrimination against women have been fought, and already won in ‘western’, ‘developed’ countries. An assumption that by simply passing laws, signing treaties and allocating a few billion dollars/euros to national & regional programs, thousands of years of gender-bias and oppression of women in these societies will be effectively challenged and eradicated. A naïve notion at best, and a dangerous one at worst.
The Internet is over-flowing with speeches and rhetoric from political leaders, women’s rights activists, and a myriad of groups around the world recognizing that violence against women “knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth” (Kofi Anan). However, the idea that this is a ‘poor-person’ / ‘poor-country’ problem, and one that only takes the form of extreme physical and sexual violence, is so entrenched in the mind-set of people that the voices of victims that fall outside of these parameters are silenced by the prejudices and ignorance of those around them.
Amnesty International – Spain, in What Specialized Justice? demonstrates that the problem lay not in the desire, fortitude, and willingness of women to stand-up for their rights and denounce their abusers, but rather in the failure of judicial systems to provide protection to women who dare to raise their voices and speak out. As stated in their report, “Instead of justifying the inaction of institutions by contending that it is the “obligation” of the woman to denounce the violence, authorities should verify the effectiveness of the legal protection available and identify the obstacles that, in the law and its application, impede women from accessing and obtaining justice and protection.”
It is time for governments, and particularly government regulatory agencies that are responsible for assuring accountability of judicial actors and transparency in judicial systems, to recognize that the barriers women face in reclaiming their rights will not be broken down by rhetoric alone.
As Michelle Bachelet, former Executive Director of UN Women stated last year in her Closing Remarks at the UN Stakeholders’ Forum on Preventing and Eliminating Violence Against Women, “the shortcomings [in the protection of victims of domestic violence] are not in the vision, voices and the voluminous efforts undertaken by determined women around the world. No, the shortcomings lie elsewhere—in the lack of political prioritization… Now is the time for governments to translate international promises into concrete national action….”
The UN further explains in Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls, that “the acceptance of violence against women and girls — either explicitly or tacitly — creates a culture of impunity, which perpetuates that violence. When the State fails to hold perpetrators accountable, it contributes to a culture of impunity in which justice is denied and the roots of gender inequality grow deeper. Abuses continue, violence against women and girls is normalized and accepted, and inequality is reinforced, creating a vicious cycle”.
As Secretary Clinton recognized several decades ago, women’s rights cannot be separated from human rights, and human rights cannot be separated from women’s rights. But, until those in power start recognizing and defending the right of every woman to be heard, in a systematic and comprehensive manner, the hundreds of millions of voices of women speaking out around the world will continued to fall on deaf ears, and be silenced by the inaction and apathy of authorities.
By Quenby Wilcox,
- Women’s Rights are Human Rights: The Right to Be Heard
Victoria Solenne. Maria Jose Carrascosa’s Child Video For US Courts And People.
Tearful Teen Begs to See Mom in Video
Mom Endured Prison Nine Years Rather Than Return Her to Father
“I am actually crying trying to record this…I need [my mom]. Hasn’t it already been enough time? I’ve already been without my mother for nine years.
…All she did was to try and protect me, to keep me safe from that sociopath. But instead she was put in prison. It wasn’t supposed to be like that….Do you know what it is like to have your mother in prison for such a long time?
…I need my mother back…Please!
- “I Miss My Mother”