The study, which provides the first reliable evidence that female genital mutilation can adversely affect birth outcomes, was undertaken by African and international researchers in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan.
Le Centre de recherche et de formation des femmes arabes (CAWTAR) a organisé un cours de formation régional à Tunis, les 19 et 20 septembre, en partenariat avec le des Nations Unies pour les femmes (UNIFEM).
Human Rights advocates are shocked over the attempted rape of a female law student by staff of the Islamic Learning Department of Karachi University on 28 July 2006. They urge you to write to the Pakistani authorities to demand action for the arrest of the perpetrators and the filing of a criminal case.
Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped on the orders of local elders in a neighbouring village. She was determined to bring them to justice and now writes an internet diary in Urdu, about her life and concerns as a woman from a remote village in southern Punjab.
Her participation in the Caravan supported by WLUML, Najlah Atamnah of Alssiwar - The Arab Movement for Supporting Women Victims of Sexual Violence, tells us more about her experiences and the work of those involved.
We are glad to inform you that we have heard that Ayatollah Shahroudi has acted to stop the execution of Ashraf, the 37 year old mother of four, who was sentenced to stoning for having had extramarital sex. However, her fate is not yet clear and we urge you to continue writing to the Iranian authorities on her behalf.