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Violence against women
Afghanistan: More attacks on schools for girls
Four girls’ schools in Afghanistan were attacked this weekend—two were hit by rockets and two were set on fire, Reuters reports.
Afrique: Des organisations adoptent un plan d'actions pour combattre les violences contre les femmes
Nigeria: Amina Lawal
Ainsi que nous l'avons indiqué dans notre dernière mise à jour du 30 août, les avocats d'Amina Lawal ont immédiatement fait appel de la décision du 19 août qui la condamne à mort par lapidation.
Nigeria Girl sues over forced marriage
A girl in Nigeria is taking her father to court for allegedly forcing her to marry against her wish, according to a Lagos-based newspaper.
India: Battle over India's marriage age
A conservative Muslim body in India has gone to the High Court to challenge the legal age of marriage, which currently stands at 18.
International: 16 days of activism against gender violence - 25 November - 10 December
Creating a culture that says NO to violence against women.
Tajikistan: Taking steps against the discrimination of women
Participants in a roundtable on equality between men and women in Tajikistan have stressed the need for accessible and fast mechanisms for enforcing legal provisions.
Pakistan: Brutality cloaked as tradition
How could a tribal council in the Pakistani village of Meerwala Jatoi decree that a young woman be raped in revenge for a crime allegedly committed by her brother? by Beena Sarwar
France: Non a l'excision
Sérénade a besoin de l'appui des femmes françaises.
Vatican/Africa: Vatican ignoring the sexual abuse of black nuns in Africa
As U. S. Catholic priests returned from the Vatican in Rome this week to discuss the problem of sexual abuse of children by priests, little attention is being paid to reports of sexual exploitation of nuns in Africa by the church's clergy.
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