Violence against women

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ملتقى سوريات يصنعن السلام منظمة مدنية تهدف الى تمكين دور المرأة في صناعة السلام والضغط على الرأي العام العالمي والسوري لضمان تبني السلام من قبل صنّاع القرار. بدعوة من هيفوس شريك الكرامة في مبادرة هي الأولى من نوعها عقد بحضور أكثر من أربعين امرأة سورية من مختلف أطياف المجتمع السوري مؤتمراً في القاهرة تحت عنوان "سوريات يصنعن السلام".

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دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة (CNN) -- لم تعرف الطفلة اليمنية الصغيرة نجود ماذا تعني تلك الحمرة والكحل على عينيها في ليلة زفافها؟ اعتقدت أنها كغيرها من الفتيات في سنها ستلهو بلعبتها الصغيرة، وستقضي ليلة عادية وبريئة.

In the week Malala Yousafzai collects her prize in Oslo, Karima Bennoune writes, "Dear Malala, As you accept the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, please know how many human rights activists around the world -- especially women -- are grateful to you ..."

السبت, تشرين الثاني (نوفمبر) 29, 2014 - 17:50

ناجيات ولسن ضحايا!

On today, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, WLUML networker Elahe Amani reflects on the recent spate of acid attacks on women in Isfahan, Iran.

25th November 2014-

It has never been more imperative to take action toward ending gender-based violence and militarism.  From the terrorism of the likes of ISIS and Boko Haram, to the threats of Western-led imperialism, down to personal lives marred by cultures of masculinist violence, women all over the world face insecurity owing to patriarchal and militaristic violence.

LAHORE: Two brothers in Lahore murdered their 50-year-old mother, Sughra, and two stepsisters Amna and Muqqadas, aged 16 and 18 respectively ‘in the name of honour’ early Tuesday morning.

5 November 2014 – The African Union-United Nations hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has expressed its “deep concern” about allegations circulating in local media over the mass rape of 200 women and girls in a town in the region’s North, declaring that it is conducting a thorough investigation into the veracity of the claims.

Efua Dorkenoo, widely seen as the mother of the global movement to end female genital mutilation, has died after undergoing treatment for cancer, her family have confirmed. She was 65. Dorkenoo – known affectionately to many as “mama Efua” – was a leading light in the movement to bring an end to FGM for more than 30 years, campaigning against the practice since the 1980s.

Honour Killing is a daily crime committed against women and young girls in the Region of Iraqi Kurdistan. Although hundreds of women fall victims of Honour Killings every year, the authorities seems unable or unwilling to offer them any protection.  According to official statistics in the last four months of 2014 alone, 14 women have been murdered.

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