Violence against women

APRIL 5, 2016

(Beirut) – The extremist armed group Islamic State should urgently release Yezidi women and girls they abducted in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today, following new research with recent escapees who were raped and traded between members before they fled. Islamic State (also known as ISIS) also routinely imposes abusive restrictions on other Iraqi women and girls and severely limits their freedom of movement and access to health care and education in areas under its control, Human Rights Watch said today.

Originally found on The Guardian

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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy: ‘‘The problem with ‘honour’ killings is that people hush them up: a father kills a daughter, and no one ever files a case.’

 

Introduction

The issue of Violence against Women in the public sphere has been a major source of concern over the past few years, especially in the four years following the January 25th Revolution in 2011. Discussion of what Women have to endure in the public sphere became commonplace on many platforms, including the media and social networking sites. It has also become a leading item on the agendas of many feminist organizations and various groups which seek to confront the exacerbating and increasingly frequent phenomenon.

لندن ـ كاتيا حداد

الخميس ,04 شباط / فبراير 2016

Les armes se sont à peine tues après plusieurs années de lutte entre groupes fratricides, que la Sierra Leone est revenue à la une de l’actualité africaine, pour un fait classé divers. En effet, le quotidien sénégalais, Le Soleil, rapportant une dépêche de l’Agence France-Presse, titrait : « Arrêt des excisions pendant le Ramadan » (20 janvier 1977). Quelques semaines plus tôt, la même agence s’était fait l’écho d’un événement survenu dans un camp de réfugiés de Grafton, à une centaine de Km de Freetown, la capitale.

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With great excitement, humility and awe, we congratulate WLUML networker Dr. Isatou Touray and her organization and our partner, GAMCOTRAP, on the banning of FGM in Gambia!

Uganda has banned women from working as maids in Saudi Arabia.

UGANDA - Article published the Wednesday 27 January 2016 - Latest update : Wednesday 27 January 2016

JANUARY 27, 2016

(Nairobi) – Sudanese military forces and militia have used rape as a weapon of war in Darfur and other conflicts, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016.

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