Violence against women

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Aminata Manneh commonly known as Minah is a 3rd Year University of The Gambia student, a gender activist and also an intern at the American Corner, Banjul, has gone missing.

 
 

اعتقلت "دائرة التنفيذ القضائي" في مديرية الأمن العام الأردني بعد ظهر اليوم مراسلة قناة "الجزيرة" الإنكليزية رولا الأمين على خلفية قرار غيابي لقاضي الشرع في منطقة "وادي السير" (غربي الأردن) يقضي بتخليها عن ابنتها دينا البالغة من العمر 5 سنوات. والمعلوم أن الأمين هي اليوم طليقة رجل الأعمال والعامل في الميدان الإعلامي أيضاً الأردني محمد العجلوني الذي يطالب بحضانة ابنته.

Forced marriage is one of the last taboos to break. A new law could make it a crime. So why do those who champion prevention oppose it?

Lydia Alpízar was one of the speakers back in 2007 in the New Volunteers Institute of Women Living Under Muslim Laws Solidarity Network. She was inspirational then and still. I am glad she is referring to culture as a source of violence against women - A reminder that we need to reclaim our culture as women and better as Feminists....

This document, entitled "Remembering" was created by Women Living Under Muslim Laws and delivered as a powerpoint presentation during the 59th session of the CSW to review the 15th year of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action.  Despite significant breakthroughs in the past 20 years, violence against women and girls justified in the name of religion, customs, traditions – in short, culture - remains unabated. Women continue to be persecuted and killed for making choices in life that are perceived to defy social norms.  The presentation was created as a tribute to these women, to honour them and their sacrifices.

Please download the file attached here to view the pdf.

A Powerpoint version is available here.

WLUML is pleased to announce it has joined forces with the Women's Alliance for Kurdistan, Iraq and Syria, and will march with the Alliance on the 7th March to call for the liberation of all women under “IS” control on the occasion of International Women’s Day. We invite you to march with us and join the call to end violence against women.

Men at a protest condemning violence against women marched down İstiklal Avenue sporting skirts in a demonstration of solidarity for women's rights on Saturday in İstanbul.

Sudanese Army Attacks against Civilians in Tabit

FEBRUARY 11, 2015



  للنشر الفوري
 
  السودان ـ عمليات اغتصاب جماعي من جانب الجيش في دارفور
  على الأمم المتحدة والاتحاد الأفريقي الضغط للمطالبة بالحماية والتحقيق الدولي
 
  (نيويورك، 11 فبراير/شباط 2015) ـ قالت هيومن رايتس ووتش في تقرير منشور اليوم إن قوات الجيش السوداني قامت باغتصاب ما يزيد على 200 سيدة وفتاة في هجوم منسق على بلدة تابت في شمال دارفور في أكتوبر/تشرين الأول 2014. وعلى الأمم المتحدة والاتحاد الأفريقي اتخاذ خطوات عاجلة لحماية المدنيين في البلدة من أية انتهاكات أخرى.
 

 For Immediate Release

 Sudan: Mass Rape by Army in Darfur   
 UN, AU Should Press for Protection, International Investigation

(New York, February 11, 2015) – Sudanese army forces raped more than 200 women and girls in an organized attack on the north Darfur town of Tabit in October 2014, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) should take urgent steps to protect civilians in the town from further abuses.

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