Violence against women

Traditional cultural practices are making it difficult for widows to re-marry of their own choice.
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.
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.
Des femmes ont organisé une marche mardi dans le quartier commerçant d'Istanbul pour célébrer la trentième édition de la Journée internationale des femmes.
Police said they believed the women had been accused by a religious movement of being prostitutes, and were not killed for political reasons.
Nearly three years after violence erupted in the state of Gujarat in Western India those responsible continue to walk free.
The Pakistan government has allied with Islamists to reject a bill which sought to strengthen the law against the practice of "honour killing".
A teenage girl and two young men in Iran have been sentenced to lashes for having sex.
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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