Violence against women

A court in Denmark has jailed a Pakistani man for life for ordering the murder of his 18-year-old daughter.
There has been a massive increase in reported cases of sexual abuse in Iraq since the days of Saddam Hussein's regime, according to the Women's Rights Association (WRA), a local NGO.
"Respect for women... can triumph in the Middle East and beyond," said George Bush at the UN in September 2002. But numerous studies and surveys over the past three years proved that the situation of Iraqi women worsened under the US occupation.
A Swedish court has jailed a Somali man for four years for forcing his 13-year-old daughter to be circumcised (genitally mutilated).
1er juin dernier a été ouvert dans le plus grand des secrets à Casablanca le premier centre d'hébergement pour femmes battues et violentées.

Ce manuel offre des outils aux militantes et défenseurs des droits humains qui enquêtent sur les violences perpétrées contre les femmes par des acteurs non étatiques.

The Home Office has decided a specific law to ban forced marriages in the UK is not needed. It is thought the disadvantages of a new law would outweigh the advantages, and possibly drive the practice of forced marriages underground.
On June 7-8, 2006, partners from 6 African countries and the UK met to prepare a plan to fight FGM and early marriage at the international conference on "FGM and Early Marriage from the Religious and Legal Perspectives."
A United Nations envoy has arrived in Turkey to investigate a reported surge in the number of young women committing suicide.
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