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USA: US Asians domestic abuse woes
While its emergence as an important economic and political sector is lauded by many, the fact that this group is also experiencing an upsurge in cases of domestic violence against women is often ignored.
Sierra Leone: Forced Marriage - 'Crime Against Humanity' in Special Court
Prosecutors at the Special Court for Sierra Leone have asked the tribunal's trial chamber to amend all previously issued indictments to include a new crime against humanity - forced marriage.
Saudi Arabia: Beaten Saudi woman speaks out
Rania al-Baz's bruised and swollen face shocked the global community - and ignited an unprecedented public debate within Saudi Arabia itself over the normally taboo issue of domestic violence.
تكـريماً للقــتلـة: حرمان ضحايا جرائم "الشرف" من العدالة في الأردن
Jordan: Honoring the Killers - Justice Denied For “Honor” Crimes In Jordan
The Jordanian government imprisons women threatened with “honor” crimes rather than the male relatives who threaten them, Human Rights Watch said in a recent report.
Guinée: Cinq ans avec sursis pour l'excision de leurs filles en Guinée
Sory a 4 ans lorsqu'elle se fait exciser, en 1997. «Ma mère a cru me faire plaisir en "coupant" la petite. Je n'étais pas au courant», se défend le père de l'enfant.
UK: Lawyers 'ignore forced marriages'
Solicitors are afraid of being branded racist if they intervene to stop forced marriages, the Law Society has said.
Uganda: Dowries blamed for Ugandan wife beatings
The Ugandan practice of wedding dowries - known as the bride price - is to blame for much of the country's domestic violence, experts say.
Iraq: Iraqi women find no end to their suffering
The Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq is treating the fate of kidnapped women as an isolated phenomenon.
منظمة العفو الدولية تنظم حلقة دراسية حول مناهضة العنف ضد المرأة في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا
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