State control

 29 juillet 2015 -  Par Mathieu Olivier

 Les autorités nigériennes ont annoncé mercredi l’interdiction du port du voile intégral dans la région de Diffa, dans le Sud-Est, à la frontière avec le Nigeria. Auparavant, le Tchad et le Cameroun avaient également pris des mesures similaires.

 

By Bruce Pannier

July 15, 2015

The end of one of the most bizarre periods of Ramadan the Uyghur people have ever known is drawing to a close. The Turkic Muslim people living in the area of western China now called Xinjiang were forced by Beijing to forego the month's obligatory fasting, the latest intrusion by authorities into the Uyghur way of life. But at the same time, the plight of the Uyghurs has arguably been receiving the most international attention, well, ever.

The Public Order Police have charged 10 female Christian students with "indecent dress” and subjected them to verbal abuse during their detention. The charge carries the punishment of flogging.

 تهدف ورقة النقاش هذه إلى الكشف عن خبرة النساء السودانيات حول ما يطلق عليه بالعامية السودانية »قانون النظام العام« كما انها من جانب اخر تسعى للكشف عن ان قانون النظام العام فى كل ابعاده ومظاهره ينتقص من القيم األساسية للرجال والنساء وبشكل اوضح وادق للنساء وذلك فيما يحدده من محظورات وفى اليات تنفيذه وفى العقوبات التى ينص عليها، لذلك يعد ذو اثر كبير على حياة العديد من النساء على مستويات حياتهن املختلفة وحتديدا النساء الفقيرات والنساء فى املناطق املهمشة والطالبات في املدارس واجلامعات . 

 Ce document  trace les expériences des femmes soudanaises suite a l’application du régime “d’ordre public” au Soudan.

Beyond Trousers reveals Sudan's public order regime to promote derogative concept of women and prevent them from executing their economic, political and human rights. It provides an an analysis within the legal and religious context how the Public Order Regime undermines Sudan's capacity to fulfill its obligations under the African Charter and in human rights perspectives mainly for women.

By Fahima Hashim, the Director of Salmmah Women's Resource Centre, on the one-year anniversary of the organisations's closure by the Sudanese government.

Today marks one year since the closure of Salmmah Women's Resource Centre by the government of Sudan (on the 24th June 2014).

10 Jun 2015

The capital of Indonesia's Aceh province has imposed a partial curfew for women that it says will reduce sexual violence but which critics say is discriminatory.

Internet cafes, tourist sites, sports facilities and entertainment venues have been instructed to refuse service to women after 11pm unless they are accompanied by a husband or male family member.

أفرزت انتفاضات الربيع العربي أصواتاً جديدة تركت أثراً كبيراً في المشهدين السياسي والحقوقي، خاصة في صفوف النساء. وهنا نقدّم خمس شخصيات نسائية أظهرت نضالاتهن عمق الأزمة بين المعارضة والأنظمة العربية الحاكمة، فدفعن ثمن المطالبة بالحرية، علماً أنه إلى هؤلاء الخمسة، هنالك آلاف المناضلات، بعضهنّ سمعنا به وبعضهنّ عمل خلف الكواليس.

 

2 June 2015

The sentencing of Iranian artist and activist Atena Farghadani to more than 12 years in prison – far in excess of the statutory maximum punishment for the charges she faced – is a terrible injustice, and a violation her rights to free expression and association, Amnesty International said.

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