An exhibition of 30 wooden silhouettes of women who were killed as a result of domestic violence or honour crimes. Each silhouette represents a woman who was killed by either her husband, father or brother, sometimes for mere suspicion of “bad behaviour”.
2006 marks the 16th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign! Since 1991, the 16 Days campaign has worked to increase the visibility of violence against women as a human rights violation.
The recent introduction of a federal law against trafficking in human beings, and its intention to step up efforts to curb abuse of laborers have sparked a debate on the need to establish a women's shelter in Dubai.
The Tribunal forms part of activities to commemorate 16 days of activism against gender violence 2006, to provide a forum for victims of women’s human rights abuse to speak out against the violations and attract public condemnations of the abuses.
Human Rights Watch reports that a significant number of women and girls are victims of violence perpetrated by family members & intimate partners. While there is increasing recognition of the problem, little action has been taken to address these abuses.