Violence against women

The woman who dared to cry rape.
Several hundred Palestinian women have held a silent protest in the West Bank town of Ram Allah, demanding legislation to protect women from so-called honour killings.
MIFTAH, as an organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law, public accountability and promotion of women’s civil and political rights, strongly condemns the recent targeting of women by their family members.
Within a month, five women, Shadia Jidawi from Tulkarem, Yusra Al ‘Azamy from Gaza, Faten Habash from Ramallah, Rudaina Shukirat (8 months pregnant) and her sister, Amany Shukirat from Jabal Mukaber, were killed for challenging patriarchal norms.
The complex case around the death of Rahila Iqbal, 20, who died in connection with a car accident in Randheer, Pakistan last week, took a new turn on Wednesday when authorities there jailed her father and grandfather and charged them with murder.
On 03/06/05 and 04/06/05 two young girls were brutally raped by Janjaweed militias dressed in government military uniform.
In the refugee shantytowns of Darfur, the horrific stories that young women whisper are not of random criminality but of a systematic campaign of rape to terrorize civilians & drive them from "Arab lands" - a policy of rape.
The plan addresses the problem of forced marriages and recommends, among other measures, that steps should be taken to increase the level of knowledge and to provide opportunities for young people breaking out of a difficult family situation.
Des Egyptiennes ont lancé deux initiatives, l'une appelant les citoyens à s'habiller de noir et l'autre à porter un ruban blanc pour protester contre les agressions menées contre plusieurs femmes par des partisans du régime lors du referendum du 25 mai.
Plusieurs centaines de femmes en noir arborant un ruban blanc se sont rassemblées mercredi à l'entrée du siège du syndicat de la presse au centre du Caire pour protester contre "les agressions sexuelles" subies par des journalistes.
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