Violence against women

5 November 2014 – The African Union-United Nations hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has expressed its “deep concern” about allegations circulating in local media over the mass rape of 200 women and girls in a town in the region’s North, declaring that it is conducting a thorough investigation into the veracity of the claims.

Efua Dorkenoo, widely seen as the mother of the global movement to end female genital mutilation, has died after undergoing treatment for cancer, her family have confirmed. She was 65. Dorkenoo – known affectionately to many as “mama Efua” – was a leading light in the movement to bring an end to FGM for more than 30 years, campaigning against the practice since the 1980s.

Honour Killing is a daily crime committed against women and young girls in the Region of Iraqi Kurdistan. Although hundreds of women fall victims of Honour Killings every year, the authorities seems unable or unwilling to offer them any protection.  According to official statistics in the last four months of 2014 alone, 14 women have been murdered.

Droits des femmes dans les lois islamiques examine en profondeur le besoin de faire une étude détaillée des aspects plus complexes du droit charia tels que le soupcon et le délit de zina, révélant du coup une voie d'issue pour permettre aux juges de donner un visage plus humain au droit, montrant de la sorte son vrai objectif qui est de promouvoir la justice pour tous et l'ordre dans les sociétés musulmanes au lieu d'être une source de dègradation de la personne humaine, la cruauté et la barbarité, pratiques que l'Islam cherche à éradiquer.

There is an alarming rise in the number of Syrian refugee girls in Jordan being forced into early marriages, according to the new figures from the United Nations.

Violence against women, as well as women’s vulnerability to violence, has increased dramatically in the Euro-Mediterranean region from 2011 to early 2014.
 
Violence against women is recognized as a human rights violation and States have committed themselves to preventing and combating all forms of violence against women, and to end impunity for perpetrators.

By Comfort Mussa, Award Winning Cameroon Journalist, Via Dignity TV 

Although advocates for womens rights in Cameroon encourage rape victims to speak out, socio economic realities on the ground still makes it difficult for victims to seek for justice.

 

Les individus et organisations sous-signés expriment leur inquiétude devant la violence croissante à laquelle fait face l'organisation de femmes pour la paix: Femmes en Noir - Belgrade, et en particulier sa fondatrice Stasa Zajovic, qui a été visée de façon répétée au cours des derniers mois par des individus et des groupes politiques d'extrême droite, en même temps qu'elle était harcelée par la police et la justice de son pays.

War in Syria has killed more than 10,000  children. More than 1 million more have fled the country in fear, while millions more  remain displaced inside the country.This briefing looks at another disturbing but less  publicised impact of the cr

On a single day -- July 2 -- three women were murdered by their husband in Turkey. The following day, a young woman was killed by her 16-year-old brother. Since then, there have been several murders of women by their husband or a close male relative. The Turkish government continuously fails to tackle the issue, and instead tries to defend itself from any responsibility or blame. This week, Sunday's Zaman spoke with several representatives from women's organizations in İstanbul and discussed the many facets of the nationwide femicide (killing of women).

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