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Violence against women
Afghanistan: Widows denied right to re-marry
Traditional cultural practices are making it difficult for widows to re-marry of their own choice.
التقرير السنوي لمركز مساعدة ضحايا العنف والاعتداءات الجنسية, جمعية نساء ضد العنف, الناصرة
Egypt: Helping women obtain fair treatment
The National Council for Women has been one of the strongest advocates for legal reform that effectively promotes and upholds the rights of women throughout Egypt.
Bangladesh: Dhaka men in acid attacks protest
Predominantly male protesters carried banners pledging to stop acid throwing. The men, and some acid victims also present at the rally, called for greater government efforts to stop the practice.
Turquie: Marche pour les femmes à Istanbul
Des femmes ont organisé une marche mardi dans le quartier commerçant d'Istanbul pour célébrer la trentième édition de la Journée internationale des femmes.
Iraq: Iraqi women shot dead in Baghdad
Police said they believed the women had been accused by a religious movement of being prostitutes, and were not killed for political reasons.
India: Still no justice for Gujarat women and girls
Nearly three years after violence erupted in the state of Gujarat in Western India those responsible continue to walk free.
Pakistan: Pakistan rejects pro-women bill
The Pakistan government has allied with Islamists to reject a bill which sought to strengthen the law against the practice of "honour killing".
Iran: Capital punishment for sexual relationship
A teenage girl and two young men in Iran have been sentenced to lashes for having sex.
India: Gujarat gang rape accused named
A key witness in an alleged multiple murder and gang rape during religious riots in India's Gujarat state has identified 12 of the accused in court.
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