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11/2/2016

Introduction

The issue of Violence against Women in the public sphere has been a major source of concern over the past few years, especially in the four years following the January 25th Revolution in 2011. Discussion of what Women have to endure in the public sphere became commonplace on many platforms, including the media and social networking sites. It has also become a leading item on the agendas of many feminist organizations and various groups which seek to confront the exacerbating and increasingly frequent phenomenon.

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9/11/2015

This book provides an urgently needed analysis of the bravery and creativity exhibited by women in the realm of sports, which has emerged as a major realm of contestation between proponents of women’s rights and political Islamist forces in Muslim contexts. Through focused case studies, this volume tracks the many sophisticated, context-specific, and constantly evolving strategies of women’s resistance to their exclusion in sport. Integral in their struggles for full inclusion in competitive sports, as both players and spectators, is women’s claim to their full and equal citizenship.

9/11/2015
Gender-related killing occurs in all our societies, be it as a result of intimate partner violence, in the name of “honour”, in connection with accusations of sorcery or witchcraft, or in the context of armed conflict.
22/10/2015

This submission references Shari’a, international human rights law, and the Provisional Federal Constitution of Somalia (PFC) to condemn human rights violations in Somalia. Although the Somali Government has implemented measures to foster the protection of human rights, Somalia maintains its highly critical human rights record, which requires greater national and international attention.

3/9/2015

Women In Black held a vigil on the 3rd September 2015 drawing attention to the UK government’s complicity in human rights abuses in Sudan, and abuses against women in particular.

13/7/2015

Position statement given by Muslim for Progressive Values regarding the way anti-apostasy and anti-blasphemy laws  are used to authorize state actors to discriminate religious or ethnic minorities providing justification for violence and hate.

7/7/2015

Beyond Trousers reveals Sudan's public order regime to promote derogative concept of women and prevent them from executing their economic, political and human rights. It provides an an analysis within the legal and religious context how the Public Order Regime undermines Sudan's capacity to fulfill its obligations under the African Charter and in human rights perspectives mainly for women.

23/6/2015

In  this Report, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, provides an overview of the legally binding provisions, implementing mechanisms and relevant jurisprudence regarding violence against women in three regional human rights systems: the African, European and Inter-American systems.

 Please download the pdf to read the full paper.