On February 3, 2002, a court in Boulak-al-Dakrour (in Giza, a suburb of Cairo) convicted four men for consensual homosexual behavior. A judge sentenced each to three years in prison with three years' probation to follow. Days later, Europe and the United States gave Egypt billions of dollars to keep such courts, police, and prisons running.
The UN Security Council passed on Friday September 29th, 2001 (pm) Resolution no. 1373 (2001) which requires all
states to take sweeping measures to 'combat' terrorism and opens the door to the use of force as one means of doing so.
After three days of the U.S. bombing campaign in Afghanistan, the United States has informed the Security Council
that attacks against other organisations and other countries may be necessary, a
move that would be a drastic stretch of the international law concept of self-defence and would serve to further intensify and escalate the ongoing violence.
This is an URGENT request for you to endorse a letter circulated today by the Women's Caucus for Gender Justice for
the International Criminal Court (ICC), New York. Sign on by MONDAY 1st October 10 am NY time or fax on MONDAY directly to Security Council members.
The Call to Accountability Campaign is an international campaign supported by over 300 international religious,
women's rights and human rights groups whose goal is to raise public awareness about sexual violence against women in the Catholic church and hold accountable the individual and institutional leadership involved or complicit in this
Des contacts et des amis de Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) dans le Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord nous ont fait connaître une initiative importante au Maroc pour améliorer la condition de la femme moroccaine.