ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
THE ASSOCIATION AGAINST RAPE AS A WEAPON OF WAR
Name of Association: THE ASSOCIATION AGAINST RAPE AS A WEAPON OF WAR
Association Base: City of Copenhagen
The objective of the Association shall be to highlight and combat the use of rape as a weapon of war without legal consequences.
This objective will be achieved by disseminating the film Mission Rape – a tool of war, produced by Sfinx Film,
holding conferences, developing websites, etc., on the topic, both nationally and internationally.
A further objective shall be to provide assistance to victims of rape as regards, for example, judicial advice and help, counselling, medical care and medicine.
The means to achieve this objective will be acquired through donations made by private associations,
foundations, organisations and individuals for the purpose of furthering the objective.
Membership shall be open to anyone who is willing to work for the objective, and may be obtained by written application to the Association Board.
The Board may exclude a member if that member acts in opposition to the Association’s objectives and decisions.
There is no membership fee.
The Association’s members shall not be personally liable for commitments entered into by the Association,
for which the Association shall be solely liable with its assets.
The Association shall be managed by a board of three members, elected at a General Meeting for a period of three years at a time,
however the founders, film directors Annette Marie Olsen and Katia Forbert Petersen, are both permanent members of the board.
The Board shall lay down its own rules of procedure and shall constitute itself with a chairperson and treasurer.
Board meetings shall be held when the chairperson or treasurer deems it necessary, or when two board members so require.
The Board shall take its decisions by simple majority of votes, and shall possess a quorum if at least two members are present.
The supreme authority of the Association shall be the Annual General Meeting,
which shall be convened before the end of May each year.
Extraordinary General Meetings may be held as required by the Board.
General Meetings shall be convened at 14 days’ written notice to the members.
An Extraordinary General Meeting may be convened by submitting an agenda at four days’ notice.
The General Assembly shall elect a meeting chair to conduct the negotiations, and a minute-taker to record the minutes.
At the General Assembly, the Board shall submit a report and present the accounts for the past year for approval.
In addition, the Board shall be elected every three years, and an accountant every year.
The decisions of the General Assembly shall be taken by simple majority of votes.
The Association’s accounts shall follow the calendar year.
If the Association so wishes, the Board may appoint a registered or certified public accountant.
The assets of the Association shall be responsibly deposited with a reputable bank, possibly in the form of securities.
The Association shall be bound by the signature of its chairperson or treasurer.
The adoption of any resolution to amend the articles of association or dissolve the Association shall
require a two-thirds majority of all the members at a General Meeting.
If such a majority is not achieved, a new General Meeting may be convened at which a resolution
to amend the articles of association or dissolve the Association may be adopted
by a two-thirds majority of those in attendance.
In the event of the dissolution of the Association, the Association’s assets shall accrue to individuals,
organisations and associations working for similar objectives.
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"Foreningen - Imod Voldtægt som Krigsvåben”
“The Association Against Rape as a Weapon of War”
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ACCORDING TO THE UNITED NATIONS
- 50,000 women, very young girls and men were raped
during the Balkan War
- 40,000 in Libera
- 60,000 in sierra Leone
- 250,000-500,000 in Rwanda
- In the Democratic Repulic of Congo
more than 48 women are raped each hour
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORTS
Women and girls aged 14, 15 or even younger
from Iraq’s Yazidi minority are being sold into sexual slavery
and abused by the Islamic State (IS) group.
IS fighters are using rape as a weapon.
GENDER RELATED CRIME
IN PEACETIME AND IN TIME OF WAR
Sexual abuse and rape committed in everyday peacetime grow to monstrous sizes during armed conflicts and wars
ACCORDING TO THE CRIME PREVENTIVE COUNCIL IN DENMARK
Around 4,000 rapes are commited in Denmark each year
Only 10% are reported to the police