Violence against women

“Mutaa,” or temporary marriage, a 1,400-year-old tradition, is regaining popularity among Iraq’s majority Shia population after decades of being outlawed by the Sunni regime of Saddam Hussein.
A rise in the incidence of “temporary” marriages among Shi’ite Muslims is causing concern among women’s rights activists.
The mysterious death of Samira Munir, a Norwegian politician, in Oslo comes as a chilling deterrent to Muslim women who speak out about the violence against women in their communities in the West.
In December 2005, West African religious and traditional leaders met with political officials and affirmed their commitment to eradicating female genital mutilation, saying that to abandon the practice is not to reject traditional or religious values.
Ce sont de ces mots qui sont rares. Pour qu’ils naissent, il a fallu des années d’intimité, un rien de chantage, une surprise surmontée avec peine.
Thirty practitioners of female circumcision in Abidjan have publicly laid aside their blades, knives and scissors. This is the result of an ongoing campaign led by the National Organisation for the Child, the Woman and the Family.
A delegation of Turkish MPs is visiting the south-east of the country as part of parliament's first research into "honour killings".
This new publication, edited by Lynn Welchman and Sara Hossain, arises from the practical insights and experiences of individuals and organisations addressing so-called ‘honour crimes’ in different geographic and social contexts.
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