Violence against women

NAIROBI/MOGADISHU, 25 February 2014 (IRIN) - Sexual and gender-based violence is a major issue in Somalia, especially for internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in south and central Somalia. A Mogadishu-based NGO working to protect women and children, Save Somali Women and Children (SSWC), has recorded more than 2,000 survivors of sexual violence in Mogadishu since it was set up in July 2012. 

Polygamy, stoning of adulterers, virginity testing, and laws that protect batterers are on the rise in increasingly conservative nations.

 
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تطورت أساليب التحرش في ا

طالبات جامعيات يتعرضن يوميا لأشكال مختلفة من التحرش في المغرب، يعد الجنسي منها الأقوى والأكثر وطأة في ظل غياب قانون إطار لمناهضة جميع أنواع العنف. DW عربية تسلط الضوء على معاناة الطالبات في التقرير التالي.

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"قوة النساء"، مبادرة أطلقتها هيئات مغربية تدافع عن حقوق المرأة بدعم من مؤسسات أوروبية ودولية، والهدف منها مكافحة العنف ضد المرأة. المبادرة تلقى اهتماما ملحوظا من قبل النساء في القرى حيث تتفشى ظاهرة العنف ضد المرأة.

Press Statement

14th February 2014

The Ethiopian woman in Khartoum, Sudan, who was gang raped by seven men, has been denied by the Attorney General the ability to make a formal complaint of rape and thus instigate a full investigation. She has instead been charged with adultery which carries the potential sentence of death by stoning.

In August 2013, a young Ethiopian woman was lured to an empty property and then brutally gang raped by a group of seven men. The incident was filmed by perpetrators but was then distributed six months later in January 2014. Both the perpetrators and the Ethiopian woman have been arrested and initially investigated under Articles 153 and 154 of the Sudanese criminal code which relate to the making and distribution of indecent material and indecent behaviour.

عمّان, 29 يناير 2014 (إيرين)

تشعر نوال*، وهي عاملة نظافة في متجر من شرق عمان، بالندم على اليوم الذي قبلت فيه عرضاً للقيام بعمل إضافي لدى صاحب العمل الذي طلب منها أن تقوم بتنظيف منزله.

Reports indicate Islamic Republic judiciary officials continue to subject prisoner Maryam Shafi’pour to undue pressure and abuse in order to extract false confessions. 

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