Violence against women

Amnesty International called on the UN and governments in Central Africa to take immediate action to secure the release of more than 350 men, women and children thought to have been abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in recent weeks.
Residents of a western Baghdad neighbourhood have said militant groups in the area are hunting down women and killing them, and have appealed to parliament to do something, a member of parliament (MP) said on 22 April, 2008.
Convocation médico-légale en réponse à des violences sexuelles, 2-5 juin 2008, Nairobi, Kenya
Saudi Arabia's male guardianship of women and policies of sex segregation stop women from enjoying their basic rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
A new film produced by UNIFEM and the UNFPA takes on the culture of silence surrounding violence against women. Airing TONIGHT: Friday, April 18th 2008 at 19:30 GMT, on BBC World.
L’enfant demande aussi le divorce pour abus sexuel et violences domestiques.
An eight-year-old girl decided last week to go the Sana’a West Court to prosecute her father, who forced her to marry a 30-year-old man.
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.
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