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Pakistan: Women Fighting Own War Against Honour Killings
While Pakistan fights global terrorism alongside the United States and its allies, the country’s women are engaged in their own war against the terror of escalating ‘honour’ killings.
International: Creating a culture that says no to violence against women
16 days of activism against gender violence.
Bangladesh: Meyebela, my Bengali girlhood
A memoir of growing up female in a Muslim world by Taslima Nasrin.
India/Pakistan: No honour in these killings
The Shirkat Gah report on `honour killings' is about Pakistan. But there are many parallels in India too. It, perhaps, implies that we need to eliminate the murders, and not the women.
Middle East: Asma Khader discusses her recent work on women's rights
Asma Khader is Coordinator of Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J) and Counsel on violence against women to the Permanent Arab Court. She is a lawyer, teacher, author, and leading advocate to outlaw honour killings.
Afghanistan: More attacks on schools for girls
Four girls’ schools in Afghanistan were attacked this weekend—two were hit by rockets and two were set on fire, Reuters reports.
Afrique: Des organisations adoptent un plan d'actions pour combattre les violences contre les femmes
Nigeria: Amina Lawal
Ainsi que nous l'avons indiqué dans notre dernière mise à jour du 30 août, les avocats d'Amina Lawal ont immédiatement fait appel de la décision du 19 août qui la condamne à mort par lapidation.
Nigeria Girl sues over forced marriage
A girl in Nigeria is taking her father to court for allegedly forcing her to marry against her wish, according to a Lagos-based newspaper.
India: Battle over India's marriage age
A conservative Muslim body in India has gone to the High Court to challenge the legal age of marriage, which currently stands at 18.
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