In Afghanistan's pervasive culture of violence, women and girls are powerless to resist being traded to settle family disputes and debts; rape and abduction; and forced marriages. Violence is widely tolerated by the community.
Grâce à l’Ong Tostan en partenariat avec l’Unicef, 101 communautés ont décidé d’abandonner les pratiques de l’excision et des mariages précoces dans la Communauté rurale de Wassadou, sous-Préfecture de Pakour (département de Vélingara).
A woman who reported a vicious attack by an ad-hoc "modesty patrol" on a Jerusalem bus last month is now lining up support for her case and may be included in a petition to the High Court of Justice over the legality of sex-segregated buses.
KAFA seeks to mitigate the causes and results of violence and exploitation of women and children through advocacy and lobbying, raising awareness, and by offering social and legal services to vulnerable cases.
In early December, about 150 communities in Guinea collectively abandoned the practice of female genital cutting - a landmark declaration in a country where more than 97 percent of women undergo the ritual.
Currently, in Iran, there are nine women sentenced to death by stoning on charges of adultery, compared to two men for the same offence -- highlighting the fact that this barbaric mode of execution is primarily a women's issue.
SOS Women in Trouble offers victims both shelter and training and one of their greatest successes was getting the police to work with them. However, there are continuing challenges ahead, one of which is legal and involves amendments to the Family Code.