Violence against women

‘'It is not an easy job ... At crucial moments I get chased out of places where the practice is much more prevalent,'' complains Ann Marie Caulker, who is championing the campaign to end the age-old tradition of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Doctors could soon be obliged to record all female patients who report to hospitals and clinics showing signs of abuse.
A detailed summary from UNIFEM which details the effects of the conflict upon women in all regions of Sudan.
A call for action to end violence against women and hold our governments accountable for women’s access to health!
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.
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