Violence against women

يحضر مشهد من احتلال العراق في الذهن ما إن تنتهي من جولتك على النازحات السوريات للتحقق من موضوع تفاقم التحرش بهن هنا في عكار، في بيئة حاضنة أسعفتهم في البداية وانقلبت عليهم مع استمرار الأزمة لتضارب المصالح.

January 22nd 2014

64% of all female participants said FGM was still practiced in the family.

According to a new study from Oman, female genital mutilation constitutes a widespread phenomenon in Oman in all age groups, and among women from all regional and educational backgrounds. Out of 100 women questioned 78 stated to be circumcised. The human rights activist and statistician Habiba Al Hinai conducted the study “Female Genital Mutilation in the Sultanate of Oman” in cooperation with Stop FGM Middle East for which she interviewed 100 female and 100 male participants in hospital waiting areas, shoppings malls and fast food restaurants in the capital Muscat.

 

في سورية كان وضع المرأة الاجتماعي متقدماً على وضعها القانوني، أي على ما تمنحها التشريعات والقوانين.

19 / 01 / 2014

عبّرت إدارة شؤون مخيمات اللاجئين السوريين في الأردن عن مخاوفها من الآثار الناتجة عن زواج القاصرات من اللاجئات السوريات، سواء للاجئات المقيمات في مخيم الزعتري (80 كيلومتراً شمال شرق عمّان) أو خارجه.

A short story by Rawa Jelizada, WLUML networker and women's rights activist from Iraqi Kurdistan

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She was 15, from a zone called Monsterstan, the land of beasts... Eyes chocolate brown and hair night black.

She was in love with the moon. She holds best childhood memories with the moon... As she was swinging under the full silver moon 3 years ago, she swayed back and forth so high that she thought she'd catch the moon. That night she turned 12. Early signs of her chest, the length of her hair and her height forbid her to step outside the door. But the moon, the moon remained her best friend. The swing and the full moon were her last memories in the road ahead her home. 

استباحة النساء في المجال العام: مدخل نقدي لفهم أسباب الظاهرة وآليات المقاومة (الجزء الأول)

By Charles Recknagel

Honor beatings are not a term usually associated with Internet videos. But the genre continues to creep onto the web with clips purportedly showing Kyrgyz migrant women in Russia being beaten by their male compatriots for allegedly shaming their nation.

By Charles Recknagel

The latest video, which first appeared on December 16 on the Russian-language Bilayv website and has since been posted on YouTube, makes for disturbing viewing.

Filmed by the attackers themselves, it apparently shows a young Kyrgyz woman cowering on the platform of an empty suburban train station in an unidentified Russian city and being kicked repeatedly in the back, stomach, and chest by two unseen men.

The sound accompanying the video is a string of curses and profanity in which the men accuse her of having sexual relations with non-Kyrgyz men, specifically Uzbeks and Tajiks.

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