Violence against women

Participants in a roundtable on equality between men and women in Tajikistan have stressed the need for accessible and fast mechanisms for enforcing legal provisions.
How could a tribal council in the Pakistani village of Meerwala Jatoi decree that a young woman be raped in revenge for a crime allegedly committed by her brother? by Beena Sarwar
Sérénade a besoin de l'appui des femmes françaises.
As U. S. Catholic priests returned from the Vatican in Rome this week to discuss the problem of sexual abuse of children by priests, little attention is being paid to reports of sexual exploitation of nuns in Africa by the church's clergy.
The legislature is set to pass a law banning female genital mutilation and imposing a two year jail term for offenders.
Bangladeshi women who face harassment from males lack any access to avenues of social or legal redress. The suicide of Simi Banu tragically highlights the need for the law to protect not only female ‘modesty’, but the very right to equality.
Rape survivors from Congo's 1997-1999 civil war are taking their case to court, with help from 'Doctors Without Borders', a non-governmental organisation (NGO), which carries French acronym MSF.
The Special Rapporteur is seeking information on whether and how recommendations in her reports have been implemented by governments worldwide.
Le Comité des Ministres du Conseil de l'Europe a adopté des mesures innovantes pour combattre la violence contre les femmes, engageant vivement ses 44 Etats membres à renforcer leur législation et à oeuvrer à modifier les comportements.
The rally, organised jointly by the Acid Survivors Foundation and the Bengali daily Prothom Alo, was aimed at displaying the collective shame and anger of Bangladeshi men.
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