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UK: Lawyers 'ignore forced marriages'
Solicitors are afraid of being branded racist if they intervene to stop forced marriages, the Law Society has said.
Uganda: Dowries blamed for Ugandan wife beatings
The Ugandan practice of wedding dowries - known as the bride price - is to blame for much of the country's domestic violence, experts say.
Iraq: Iraqi women find no end to their suffering
The Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq is treating the fate of kidnapped women as an isolated phenomenon.
منظمة العفو الدولية تنظم حلقة دراسية حول مناهضة العنف ضد المرأة في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا
Jordan: Amnesty International launches a campaign to stop violence against women
Amnesty International called on people in the Middle East and North Africa to support its worldwide campaign to Stop Violence Against Women.
Sudan: Mass rape atrocity in west Sudan
Government-backed Arab militias are systematically raping and killing in Darfur region, says the UN.
Benin: Une exciseuse et les parents de la victime arrêtés dans le nord du Bénin
La police béninoise a arrêté jeudi dernier à Yassira (environ 510 km au nord-ouest de Cotonou) une exciseuse ainsi que les parents de la victime, a-t-on appris samedi à Cotonou de source policière.
Bangladesh: Is the Law Fair towards Women?
Taherunnessa Begum was only sixteen when she was married off to small time trader Sattar Mia twice her age.
Jordan: UN says Jordan women suffer abuse
The report marks the first time that violence against women in Jordan has been statistically analysed.
Afghanistan: Afghan women scarred by 'hidden' abuse
According to the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, 235 women have tried to killed themselves there by self-immolation.
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