Violence against women

A teenage Saudi gang-rape victim who was sentenced to 90 lashes for being alone with a man she was not related to has beseeched King Abdullah, the country's monarch, to intervene in the controversial case.
The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has been informed by the Sudan Organisation Against Torture (SOAT) of the recent sentencing to death by stoning of two women by the criminal court of Al-Azazi, Managil province, Gazeera state.
Journée Internationale des Femmes: un jour pendant lequel les femmes du monde entier célèbrent leur émancipation et luttent contre ce qui freine cette libération.
Women activists and civil society members in Pakistan issue a public statement on the gender-based killing of the Punjab provincial Minister of Social Welfare.
Zille Huma killed by man previously held in connection with the brutal murder of four sex workers.
Murder of 16-year-old spurs the Grand Mufti of Syria to call for legal reform
Women's rights activists demand Pakistan state authorities ensure justice for a teenage girl who has been kidnapped, raped and forced to parade naked publicly.
Just fourteen days after the National Assembly of Pakistan passed a Women's Protection Bill in order to provide relief and protection to women against the abuse of laws against premarital and extramarital sex, WLUML is deeply concerned to learn of another brutal "honour killing" case reported, from the Shikarpur district in the Sindh Province of Pakistan on 29 November 2006.
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