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Violence against women
Egypt: Long battle ahead to end female circumcision
Deeply entrenched cultural and traditional norms continue to hamper efforts to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in parts of Egypt.
Sudan: UN says rape is systematic weapon of war in Darfur
One medical charity has treated 500 victims of sexual violence in Darfur in four months and this is just a fraction of such attacks in the Sudanese province, according to a senior U.N. official.
Palestine: Statement by Palestinian NGO's against domestic violence against women
Seven murders at this time have been documented since the beginning of this year against Palestinian women in various areas of the West Bank and Gaza on the basis of what is called ‘family honour’.
Etats-Unis: les garçons perdus de la dissidence mormone
Pour favoriser la polygamie, une secte bannit des adolescents mâles.
Pakistan: Facing the awkward truth
Pakistan's obsession with its external image must not prevent coverage of its many problems.
India: Woman 'ordered to marry rapist'
An Indian woman who was allegedly raped by her father-in-law is now being ordered by a Muslim council of community elders to marry him.
Pakistan: Travel ban on rape victim lifted
The Pakistan government has lifted a foreign travel ban on the victim of a high profile gang rape, Mukhtar Mai. But Ms Mai has told the BBC that her passport has been confiscated so the move is meaningless.
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries: Should safeguard rights of migrants
The message was delivered by an international human rights group, which accused the GCC states of failing in their duty to protect foreign female workers and contributing to a "climate of impunity".
Pakistan: Women's rights in Pakistan
The woman who dared to cry rape.
Palestine: Palestinians decry 'honour killings'
Several hundred Palestinian women have held a silent protest in the West Bank town of Ram Allah, demanding legislation to protect women from so-called honour killings.
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