West Africa

Déclaration de WLUML et la Campagne mondiale «Arrêtons de tuer et de lapider les femmes » (Campagne SKSW) sur l’arrestation de Défenseuses des droits humains des femmes en Gambie, Dr. Isatou Touray et Mme Amie Bojang-Sissoho.

According to reliable reports from networkers in the Gambia who have visited Isatou Touray and Amie Bojang-Sissoho, the WLUML network is relieved to learn that they appeared well and in high spirits. Their lawyers had applied to the High Court for bail and the matter was set to be heard on Friday 15 October, but has been rescheduled for the original date of Wednesday 20 October.

WLUML Statement on the Arrest of Women’s Human Rights Defenders in the Gambia, Dr. Isatou Touray and Ms. Amie Bojang-Sissoho:The WLUML network is deeply concerned to learn of the arrests of our colleagues Dr. Isatou Touray and Ms. Amie Bojang-Sissoho on Monday, October 11, 2010 by an officer of the National Intelligence Agency in the Gambia. According to reports received, they had been threatened and harassed prior to their arrest, before being held in police custody until being transferred to the Mile Two Central Prison on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights, as part of her activities under the 'Stop Killing and Stoning of Women' Campaign of the 'Women Redefining and Reclaiming Culture' programme of WLUML and IWE, recently held four live phone-in programmes on radio in four geo-political zones in Nigeria.

Fatou Sow, Coordinatrice internationale de WLUML, sociologue sénégalaise et chercheuse au Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS, France) est une spécialiste des questions de genre et une militante féministe chevronnée. Elle revient pour Jeuneafrique.com sur les inégalités entre les sexes qui perdurent sur le continent.

This video is a joint action between the National Union of Saharawi Women and Ana Arenas Moreno as a recognition of their incredible work and efforts during their 34 years in exile. It intends to raise awareness and advocate for the rights of the Saharawi people, especially of the women, to help them to strengthen international relationships and support their twiza, their social collective and solidarity movement. 

The following is an update provided by BAOBAB - For Women's Human Rights, a women's rights organization based in Nigeria. This is a brief report on the Public Hearing held in July 2008 regarding a proposed bill which, if made into law, would regulate styles of clothing on the grounds this would curb sexual intimidation and other sexual offences. The women who conducted research, presented their findings and demands, spoke out at the public hearing and aired their concerns with the world are to be commended for their actions and commitment to fighting discriminatory laws.
BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights has issued an alert regarding the “Bill for an Act to Prohibit and Punish Public Nudity, Sexual Intimidation and Other Related Offences in Nigeria”.
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