On International Women’s Day 2007, IRIN launched "The Shame of War", a reference book and photo essay containing portraits and testimonies of the sexual violence women suffer when men go to war. It is now available online through the IRIN website.
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights developed this website as a tool for the promotion of women's human rights in countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the former Soviet Union (FSU). Information in English with links to materials in Russian.
"Murders considered to have been in defence of honour are not considered a "crime" under Syrian law, but an "offence". It carries a maximum penalty of a year's imprisonment, but could be reduced to a month by a judge."
On February 22, 2007, the Ghanaian Parliament passed the long awaited Domestic Violence Act. Although the original bill specifically prohibited marital rape, parliament bowed to public pressure and removed the provision.
"Before this breast band, my mother used the grinding stone—heated in the fire—to massage my chest. Every night my mother examines my chest (and) massages me, sometimes with the pestle." - Josaine Matia, 11 years old (Yaounde, Cameroon).