Violence against women

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.

By Moni Basu and Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN - Updated 1920 GMT (0320 HKT) December 18, 2015

New Delhi (CNN)Outside the Delhi High Court on Friday, there were few clues that a momentous decision was underway in India's watershed gang rape case. Besides a small band of lawyers and journalists, few were present when the court ruled that come Sunday, the youngest of six men who tortured and raped a physiotherapy student on a moving Delhi bus would be a free man.

Gender-related killing occurs in all our societies, be it as a result of intimate partner violence, in the name of “honour”, in connection with accusations of sorcery or witchcraft, or in the context of armed conflict.

 Tuesday, 03 November 2015 12:26

 A young Afghan woman has been stoned to death by the Taliban in Afghanistan's western zone, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

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