Violence against women

Le tribunal arabe permanent de lutte contre la violence à l'encontre des femmes a ouvert ses travaux vendredi dernier à Bayrout, sous le thème "La stabilité de la famille arabe et les codes de statut personnel."
The international community has failed to fulfil its promises to bring freedom and equality to the women of Afghanistan, Amnesty International said in a report released today.
An Iranian woman is about to be executed for killing a police chief who allegedly tried to rape her, according to Amnesty International.
Heshu, aged 17 years, was found murdered and mutilated on the evening of October 12th 2002 in her flat in West London.
More than 250 villages from three rural communities in Senegal have pledged to abandon the practice of female genital mutilation and all other forms of discrimination against women.
Deux victimes tentent de lutter contre cette pratique très répandue, bien qu'illégale.
Parliament in Jordan has overwhelmingly rejected a proposed law imposing harsher punishments for men who kill female relatives in what are known as "honour killings".
Semsiye, lapidée par ses proches; Sevide, tuée de deux balles par la famille de son mari; Elif, pendue par sa propre mère: dans le Sud-Est anatolien, les femmes paient encore un lourd tribut à l'honneur.
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