Violence against women

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has pardoned a female rape victim who had been sentenced to 200 lashes for being alone with a man at the time of the attack who was not related to her. Saudi Justice Minister Abdullah bin Muhammed al-Sheik told al-Jazirah newspaper that the pardon does not mean the king doubted the country's judges, but instead acted in the ''interests of the people.''
Un homme de 57 ans a été arrêté dans la région de Toronto pour avoir tué sa fille de 16 ans qui refusait, selon ses amis, de porter le hidjab, a annoncé la police.
16 year old Aqsa Parvez was killed by her father on 10 December, allegedly for not wearing a veil.
"Sold into prostitution aged nine, condemned by an Iranian judge to hang at 18, Leila was saved by a group of human rights activists."
The global 'Stop Killing and Stoning Women!' campaign is initiated to address the intensifying trend of cultural and religious legitimization of lethal violence against women.
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