Violence against women

Dual murders reported as a stoning may have actually been a shooting. Yet the fact remains that another two people have been murdered in the name of their community's 'honour'.
Arabic-speaking women in south-west Sydney, Australia can now find it easier to seek help in escaping from an abusive situation at home.
"A day in February 2006 is imprinted as vividly on Renu's mind as her body. In the quiet, narrow lane outside her east Delhi home, she had been bathing the family buffaloes when her father's tenant, a mug in hand, came towards her.
In the United States and Canada, about 37,000 people live in polygamous marriages.
On Friday, April 11th 2008, Karma Nirvana will host a national conference to launch an Honour Network, help-line, website, posters and literature.
Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan maid, was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia in 2007. Her case is still pending.
On 7 April 2007, Du'a Khalil Aswad was stoned to death in northern Iraq by members of her local Yezidi community, allegedly for loving a non-Yezidi boy.
A couple have been stoned to death for 'adultery' in the tribal areas of northern Pakistan. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan condemns the murder.
L'avocate mauritanienne Fatimata Mbaye a publiquement accusé la police française de l'avoir «dénudée» et de lui avoir fait subir d'autres traitements «humiliants» et «dégradants» lors d'une interpellation à l'aéroport Roissy-Charles De Gaulle de Paris.
"Women's freedom means freedom for all. It is time to stand together," writes Houzan Mahmoud as part of OpenDemocracy's ongoing coverage of international women's week.
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