Violence against women

"There is chaos in Iraq now, and there is danger everywhere," 27-year-old Nora Ahmed told IPS. The situation has gone "from bad to worse, and only when the occupation ends, women in Iraq will be in a better situation," said Fatima al-Naddaf.
Officially portrayed as protective homes for women and girls 'vulnerable to engaging in moral misconduct,' these facilities are de facto prisons.
Despite the opening of the first safe-house for women in Cairo, few are choosing to leave their abusive marriages due to the social stigma and financial insecurity they would face.
In Somalia, national laws, policies and procedures are not favourable to the rights of women and there is no framework to address widespread violence against women. This article is from Strategic Initiatives for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network.
This manual was developed in response to the need for training and a methodology relating to prevention, investigations, support and collaboration related to honour crimes.
A leading Jordanian rights group has launched the country's first ever public campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of early marriage.
Statistics of so-called 'passion-killings' may not be available for comparative scientific analysis, but from regular media reports, there can be no doubt that Botswana is the front runner in this new wave of ghastly crime.
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