The Global Campaign will be launched on 26 November 2007, at 10 AM, at Bilgi University in Istanbul. Speakers at the launch include: Shadi Sadr, Ayesha Imam, Sri Wiyanti Eddyono, Nebahat Akkoç, Yakin Ertürk, and Farida Shaheed.
The International Forum "'Culture', Women, Violence" will be held on 26 November 2007. The event is hosted by the City University of Hong Kong, SEARC, WEMC, the Center for Migration Research and Istanbul Bilgi University.
The Global Campaign is designed to address the persistent misuse of religion and culture to justify killing women as punishment for violating the ‘norms’ of sexual behaviour as defined and imposed by vested interests. Download the concept paper here!
A judge in Saudi Arabia has ordered a victim of gang rape to receive 200 lashes - more than double her original sentence for being alone with a man who was not a relative - after she appealed against the lenient sentences given to the men who attacked her
From 25 November 25 to 10 December 2007, the Women's International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-WIN) will highlight the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence with a second Annual Internet campaign.