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Violence against women
Iran: Woman Awaits Execution
An Iranian woman is about to be executed for killing a police chief who allegedly tried to rape her, according to Amnesty International.
Iraq: Choosing to hide behind a veil
Scared in Iraq.
UK: Father jailed for honour killing
Heshu, aged 17 years, was found murdered and mutilated on the evening of October 12th 2002 in her flat in West London.
Senegal: Villages reject FGM
More than 250 villages from three rural communities in Senegal have pledged to abandon the practice of female genital mutilation and all other forms of discrimination against women.
Egypte: Dans l'enfer de l'excision en Egypte
Deux victimes tentent de lutter contre cette pratique très répandue, bien qu'illégale.
Jordan: 'Honour killings' law blocked
Parliament in Jordan has overwhelmingly rejected a proposed law imposing harsher punishments for men who kill female relatives in what are known as "honour killings".
Turquie: Meurtres en famille
Semsiye, lapidée par ses proches; Sevide, tuée de deux balles par la famille de son mari; Elif, pendue par sa propre mère: dans le Sud-Est anatolien, les femmes paient encore un lourd tribut à l'honneur.
منظمة نسوية تعلن خطف أكثر من 400 امرأة عراقية
Iraq: Over 400 women kidnapped, raped in post-war Iraq
More than 400 Iraqi women have been kidnapped and raped amid the lawlessness gripping the country since the ouster of Saddam Hussein, the Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq said Sunday.
Sri Lanka: Violence against women in Sri Lanka
Following calls for reform of Personal Law this article focuses on certain aspects of the General Law dealing with the issue of violence against women.
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