Violence against women

Women's Rehabilitation Center (WOREC) is alarmed about the threats and harassment of Rita Mahato and Dev Kumari Mahara, Women’s Human Rights Defenders and WOREC staff members working in the Siraha district in Nepal.
The Ministry of Social Affairs will establish a center to receive complaints about domestic violence and follow up such cases round the clock, said Awad Al-Radadi, deputy minister for social care and development, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
The capital city of Sana'a will host a meeting on violence against women on Wednesday, with representatives attending from Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti and Oman.
A United Nations report on the human rights situation in Iraq has criticized the Kurdish provinces for a poor record in addressing acts of violence towards women.
A Ramleh, en Israël, huit femmes du clan Abu-Ghanem ont été victimes de "crimes d'honneur" depuis 2000.
L'organisation humanitaire Médecins du Monde (MDM) a annoncé, hier à Paris, l'ouverture d'une mission en Algérie pour assister les femmes et les enfants victimes de violences, en partenariat avec des intervenants locaux.
In the first quarter of 2007, Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) reported more than 200 cases of violence against women.
La 8e Journée médico-judiciaire a été exclusivement dédiée cette année aux violences sexuelles en Algérie.
The decision by Muslim religious leaders in northeastern Kenya to talk about the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) during Friday prayers has turned into a significant campaign against the practice.
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