Violence against women

Une Cour d'appel islamique a ajourné lundi, au 25 mars, le jugement dans l'affaire de la Nigériane Safiya Husaini, qui a fait appel d'une décision de justice la condamnant à la peine de mort par lapidation pour adultère.
Recalling that women’s rights are human rights, we, the Special Rapporteurs, reaffirm our commitment to international standards of women’s rights.
The Turkish Government has rescinded a controversial law that allowed school girls suspected of having pre-marital sex to be given virginity tests.
While reports of the Taliban’s involvement in the trafficking of Afghan women was long reported by Afghan refugees fleeing Afghanistan during the Taliban’s rule, more detailed and numerous accounts continue to emerge.
L'article original de Feminist Majority a été traduit pour ProChoix - Paris.
Protest against the threats and intimidation unleashed on women activists of SANGRAM and VAMP (Veshya AIDS Mukabla Parishad).
A man who murdered his 24 year old daughter after discovering her 'secret' boyfriend has been jailed for life.
A Roundtable on Strategies to Address 'Honour Crimes' was held in London from 12-13 November 1999.
Amnesty International welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka which on 25 January 2002 granted 150,000 Sri Lankan rupees (approximately US$ 1,600) compensation to Velu Arshadevi, a Tamil woman who was raped in Colombo in June 2001.
Simi Banu, a young and talented artist of Narayangonj Fine Arts Institute, committed suicide at her residence in Khilgaon thana, Dhaka on December 23.
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