News

10/12/2004
Due to mounting international pressure on the Iranian government, Fereshteh Ghazi, the Iranian journalist arrested in November, was released from prison on December 7th.
9/12/2004
Cultural norms dictate that girls should get married early in this West African country: according to various surveys, the average age for marriage amongst females in Niger is 13.
8/12/2004
Enjoying large circulation and avid interest on the part of Iranian women, post-revolutionary conservative family magazines have been in circulation for quite some time.
7/12/2004
A number of Saudi women have called for urgent state policies to protect victims of domestic violence in the country.
7/12/2004
Delegates from around the world are meeting in Sweden to explore ways of combating so-called "honour killings".
6/12/2004
On December 6, 2004, the United Nations General Assembly observes the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, proclaimed to raise awareness and promote policies that improve the well-being of the family.
6/12/2004
Police are going through hundreds of files on missing people and suicides to look for signs of "honour crimes".
3/12/2004
A letter from the Quick Response Desk of the Special Procedures Branch at OHCHR, Geneva.
2/12/2004
On October 2, 2004, the new Family Courts Law, passed in March 2004, has come into effect and 224 Family Courts have opened their doors for the first time.