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Violence against women
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.
International: 16 days of activism against gender violence - 25 November - 10 December
Creating a culture that says NO to violence against women.
Tajikistan: Taking steps against the discrimination of women
Participants in a roundtable on equality between men and women in Tajikistan have stressed the need for accessible and fast mechanisms for enforcing legal provisions.
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