Violence against women

Gender-related killing occurs in all our societies, be it as a result of intimate partner violence, in the name of “honour”, in connection with accusations of sorcery or witchcraft, or in the context of armed conflict.

 Tuesday, 03 November 2015 12:26

 A young Afghan woman has been stoned to death by the Taliban in Afghanistan's western zone, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

  28 septembre 2015

L'une a été attachée et violée durant deux mois. Une autre a été kidnappée par des soldats et violée cinq nuits d'affilée... L'enlèvement systématique de femmes et de filles, transformées en esclaves sexuelles est une facette terrifiante de la guerre au Soudan du Sud.

 Cette étude porte sur les violences culturellement justifiées à l‟encontre des femmes, la manière dont la „culture‟ est utilisée pour justifier ces violences et les différentes formes qu‟elles peuvent revêtir. Des recommandations pour que les choses changent sont également formulées dans cette étude.

 Ferdous Al Toum was sentenced to be flogged 20 lashes and a fine. She has appealed this sentence. Rehab Omer Kakoum was sentenced to a heavy fine and has appealed this. Trials against eight of the 10 female Christian students charged with “indecent dress” have concluded.

 By Malali Bashir

August 10, 2015

You might forgive Khatera, a grown mother of two, her belief in monsters.

After all, she says, one haunted her childhood. She recalls how, on good days, he lashed out at her or her long-suffering mother, beating them or simply reminding them that no one cared whether they lived or died. On bad days, she says, he inflicted indescribable pain while beating her to silence her muffled cries. On worse days, family members branded her a liar and insisted she keep her talk of any "monster" among them to herself.

 Kabul, Afghanistan

 Afghan women who have suffered violence and trauma at the hands of their families, find secret reprieve in shelter.

22 July 2015

Police in India say they have held 16 people in connection with the killing of a woman accused of practising witchcraft.

A series of violent attacks against women in Turkey has put the entire country on edge - with little hope for change. Could one woman's act of defiance begin to challenge an established culture of patriarchy?

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11, 2015:

Rajina Dhillon

The government has missed the opportunity to help women realise that marital rape is wrong, according to the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO).

WAO executive director Sumitra Visvanathan said the organisation had witnessed several instances where women were unaware that they should not be coerced into having sex, whether they were in a marital relationship or otherwise.