[violence] general

The report marks the first time that violence against women in Jordan has been statistically analysed.
Women's Rights Activist Fern L. Holland was killed in Iraq on Tuesday night.
According to the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, 235 women have tried to killed themselves there by self-immolation.
Article by WLUML networker, Sultana Kamal.
Federal police in India have arrested 12 people on charges of murder and gang rape during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

The following Declaration was drafted pursuant to a symposium organized in Panlýurfa by the Human Rights Association of Panlýurfa. The symposium took place on November 22nd and 23rd 2003. We, the co-authors of this Declaration, are deeply concerned about the recent developments at the United Nations regarding the language adopted within various documents regarding women’s rights. The efforts in questioning and undermining already accepted language of the Beijing Conference and Beijing Platform for Action calls for an immediate action by women’s (human) rights defenders.

The position of the Ahmadiyya (Qadiani) community in Bangladesh continues to deteriorate rapidly, raising grave concerns for their safety.
A PLAN to set up government shelters to house abused migrant workers could come into effect in the next three months.
The 2003 campaign theme is "Violence Against Women Violates Human Rights: Maintaining the Momentum Ten Years After Vienna (1993-2003)."
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