[violence] sexual violence

A l’occasion de la Journée de tolérance zéro contre les MGF, le 6 février 2008, plus de 100 représentants des organisations internationales, de la société civile, des médias, des missions diplomatiques et des autorités genevoises se sont réunis.
Eight out of ten divorces in Kyrgyzstan involve brides who were “stolen” by their husbands, women’s rights groups say.
Les victimes, essentiellement des femmes âgées entre 70 et 90 ans, ont été ligotées par une centaine de personnes avant d'être brûlées à vifs.
The women’s rural network said a permanent presence of prosecutors devoted to rape cases is needed close to where they live to ensure cases are handled without delay.
Mona Said Thabet went to a police station north of Cairo after she was assaulted by two men at her sister's home. The men were reported to have been police informers.
Mukhtar Mai's counsel, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, had moved an application for adjournment, which was considered the best course of action in the current circumstances. With no right to a further appeal, Mai's rapists will stay in jail. However, the threat to the safety of Mukhtar Mai, and her family, from those implicated in the interference in her case remains.
Tens of thousands of women have been brutally raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of an ongoing internal conflict.
Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped on the order of a council of elders as punishment for her brother’s alleged affair with a woman of a higher clan.
The government of Haiti is failing to protect the country's girls against rape and sexual violence, Amnesty International said, as it launched a report calling for authorities to recognise the severity of the problem.
"Deux travailleuses de la Banque d’Algérie ont été humiliées sur leur lieu de travail. Leur dignité a été bafouée : elles sont victimes de harcèlement sexuel et moral ainsi que de sanctions abusives."
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