Violence against women

Girls are abducted against their will to live life in the army. The roles vary from being soldiers to porters but most are forced to serve as sex slaves or ‘wives’. The findings highlight a global trend which is not unique to one country or continent.
Although village courts are illegal, they still hold a powerful sway in rural Pakistan, and verdicts that target the innocent - particularly women - are common.
Shahram Aazam, ancien médecin à l'hôpital militaire de Baghiatollah à Téhéran, n'a pas épargné les oreilles sensibles, en racontant à la télévision, en direct d'Ottawa, les horreurs révélées par le corps de la journaliste irano-canadienne Zahra Kazemi.
The victim of a high-profile gang rape in Pakistan will file an appeal with the Supreme Court against Thursday's acquittal of five men who had earlier been sentenced to death for the attack.
More than 50 per cent of female parliamentarians belong to the cleric-backed United Iraqi Alliance, which won the election in a landslide with just over half the seats. It has called the implementation of Sharia “non-negotiable”.
Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) Calls for Action for 28 May: the International Day of Action for Women's Health. This years Call for Action focuses on violence against women (VAW) as a global health emergency.
Women and girls who have fled ethnic cleansing in Darfur are being raped and subjected to sexual violence around the camps where they have sought refuge, Human Rights Watch said.
L'amendement relevant de 15 à 18 ans l'âge légal du mariage des femmes, adopté le 29 mars par le Sénat et qui doit être prochainement examiné par l'Assemblée nationale, a eu le mérite de ramener l'attention sur le phénomène des mariages forcés.
Since early 2003, the people of Darfur have endured a vicious campaign of violence. Rape against women, children and men has sadly been a constant factor in this violence throughout this campaign of terror.
Extremists have shot women activists in the streets and killed them in private. Other threats are more insidious—and may be growing. Article by Babak Dehghanpisheh, Eve Conant and Rod Nordland.
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