Violence against women

A woman has been stoned to death in Afghanistan, reportedly for committing adultery. The killing is said to have taken place in the Urgu district of north-eastern Badakhshan province.
A Iraqi woman MP has been shot dead by suspected insurgents on the doorstep of her home in Baghdad.
Do FGM eradication interventions address the sexuality rights of women?
Girls are abducted against their will to live life in the army. The roles vary from being soldiers to porters but most are forced to serve as sex slaves or ‘wives’. The findings highlight a global trend which is not unique to one country or continent.
Although village courts are illegal, they still hold a powerful sway in rural Pakistan, and verdicts that target the innocent - particularly women - are common.
Shahram Aazam, ancien médecin à l'hôpital militaire de Baghiatollah à Téhéran, n'a pas épargné les oreilles sensibles, en racontant à la télévision, en direct d'Ottawa, les horreurs révélées par le corps de la journaliste irano-canadienne Zahra Kazemi.
The victim of a high-profile gang rape in Pakistan will file an appeal with the Supreme Court against Thursday's acquittal of five men who had earlier been sentenced to death for the attack.
More than 50 per cent of female parliamentarians belong to the cleric-backed United Iraqi Alliance, which won the election in a landslide with just over half the seats. It has called the implementation of Sharia “non-negotiable”.
Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) Calls for Action for 28 May: the International Day of Action for Women's Health. This years Call for Action focuses on violence against women (VAW) as a global health emergency.
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