"In the latest killing, or at least the latest to come to public attention, Kurdistan Aziz was 16 years old when she escaped her family with a man she knew they would not accept, and courageously following the ancient tradition of 'radu kauten' they eloped together to Arbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan. They planned to start a life together. But her father had other ideas for her; not of love, happiness or choice but that she must die for this rebellion against the patriarchal order.
The National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders (NAWHRDs) requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Nepal. NAWHRDs is shocked and appalled about death of Ms. Laxmi Bohara, 28, a member of Women Human Rights Defender Network, Kanchanpur and a resident of Champapur, Ward No. 8, Daji Village Development Committee in Kanchanpur district. She was severely beaten and physically injured by her husband and mother-in-law and later died in the zone hospital.
Vani is a forced marriage custom in the tribal areas and province of Punjab, in Pakistan. This custom is tied to blood feuds among the different tribes and clans where the girls are forcibly married to the members of different clans to resolve feuds.
Depuis le meurtre de Doa (Du'a) Khalil Aswad il y a un peu plus d'un an, il n'y a que peu de personnes qui peuvent ne pas être conscientes qu'au Kurdistan même les pierres sur le sol sont des preuves de la brutalité contre les femmes.
The Human Rights Council held two panel discussions on the human rights of women, the first discussing violence against women – identification of priorities, and the second discussing maternal mortality and the human rights of women.