Women's rights in Muslim laws is a topic that has become more and more sensitive with the passing of Sharia Acts in several states in Nigeria. This began with Zamfara State in November 1999, but presently also includes Niger, Sokoto, and Kano.
Despite the increasing importance that early warning systems are playing in identifying areas at risk of violent conflict and appropriate response options, gender still remains largely absent in conflict prevention and early warning programmes.
Au rayon des bonnes nouvelles, jeudi 11 avril dernier, la Cour Pénale Internationale de Rome rassemblait le nombre minimum, et même davantage, de signatures ratifiées par les états pour entrer en vigueur, en juillet prochain.
Women's E News reports that the new International Criminal Court will give women a place to seek justice for gender-related crimes committed against them in armed conflicts and as part of systematic violence or persecution.