Violence against women

Polygamy is enshrined as a man's right in Swaziland's new constitution, but women led by King Mswati's eldest daughter are having none of it, taking on the traditionalists that run the country.
President Abdoulaye Wade has ordered his government to allow free treatment for women suffering from obstetric fistula - often a result of early childbirth that leaves young women incontinent and sometimes shunned by their communities.
Legalizing the Protection Against Family Violence” was the title of a regional meeting that was organized by KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation-Lebanon, of 20 NGO activists from 11 Arab countries and representatives of national and international NGOs.
The crisis in Darfur continues to take its toll on people's lives despite the intervention of the African Union's peacekeeping force.
Pakistan's top constitutional court has intervened to stop the marriages of five minor girls which were arranged in order to settle a tribal dispute.
A court in Denmark has jailed a Pakistani man for life for ordering the murder of his 18-year-old daughter.
There has been a massive increase in reported cases of sexual abuse in Iraq since the days of Saddam Hussein's regime, according to the Women's Rights Association (WRA), a local NGO.
"Respect for women... can triumph in the Middle East and beyond," said George Bush at the UN in September 2002. But numerous studies and surveys over the past three years proved that the situation of Iraqi women worsened under the US occupation.
A Swedish court has jailed a Somali man for four years for forcing his 13-year-old daughter to be circumcised (genitally mutilated).
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