Pomegranate Tree Group (PTG) is a Toronto based organization that works to support diverse communities’ resiliencies through research, education and creative projects. Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project is Pomegranate Tree Group’s first project.
Announcing the first-ever regional study on violence against LBT people in Asia. Conducted over a two-year period by women’s rights, sexuality rights and gender rights activists based in Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka, the report documents the daily violence, exclusion and discrimination that LBT people in Asia experience and is a tool for advocating to end this violence.
The recent murders and rape of women in South Asia — the ones to make it to our newsfeeds, anyway — are abhorrent and also the result of a culture of impunity for the safety and worth of women, specifically poor women. The real scary thing should be, however, is that that very same culture isn’t so far from home.