A popular referendum on the current draft of the new Egyptian Constitution has been scheduled for this Saturday, 15 December by President Morsi. As references it makes to the supremacy of Islamic law (Sharia law) can be widely interpreted, if approved, it could restrict and severely undermine women’s and girls’ rights.
Taysier Abdelgadir Shaaeldin is a Sudanese woman human rights defender (WHRD) who fled to Egypt for her safety a few months ago. Taysier received phone threats at 11pm this November 22rd, from the same officer in Sudanese security who twice arrested her in Sudan. Taysier is from Darfur and has been arrested several times for her activism and humanitarian work in Darfur.
لقد كان لاتساع وظيفة الدولة في التقدم و الأخذ بمبادئ الديمقراطية و الحرص على تحقيق العدالة الاجتماعية و الرغبة في تحسين الإدارة وأسلوب الإدارة العامة آثارا كبيرة في عدول أغلبية دول العالم عن النظام الذي يقتصر على إقامة فروع للوزارات المركزية في وحداتها المحلية لإدارة مرافق وهيآت هذه الوحدات (عدم التركيز الإداري).
The Sudanese security in Kadugli the capital of South Kordofan/Nuba mountains state , started arrest campaign against women in Kadugli , the campaign started in early November where women had been called for investigations in Security offices in Kadugly about their relations to the Sudanese Peoples liberation Movement/ North , which fighting the Sudanese government in the region since June 2011. Witnesses informed Arry that women in the first week had been released always in the end of the day , but the campaign intensified since November 10th , where 15 women called for investigations and not been released until now.
Layla’s life is still in danger. We need you to take action to save her.Layla Ibrahim Issa is a 23-year old mother who was sentenced to death by stoning by the Mayo court in Khartoum, Sudan. We put out an action alert to support Layla earlier this month, and we extend our thanks to those of you who raised their voices; but Layla is still in prison with her 6-month old child.
The international solidarity network Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) and the Violence is Not our Culture (VNC) campaign are dismayed to receive another confirmed report of a woman – Layla Ibrahim Issa – who is about to be stoned in Sudan. This news comes shortly after the release of Intisar Sharif Abdallah, who was the first known case of a woman sentenced to stoning in Sudan last June.
Confrontées depuis des décennies à des violences, des féministes algériennes ont décidé de créer un observatoire national, indépendant, sur les violences faites aux femmes. Si le thème n’est actuellement plus un tabou, grâce, notamment aux actions de l’ensemble du mouvement féminin et féministe national, les autorités algériennes, contraintes de se saisir de ce dossier, ne lui ont pourtant pas accordé l’attention que l’on pouvait espérer.
A l’heure des autoroutes de l’information, chez nous la communication cherche encore ses voies et moyens. Les milieux féminins ressentent fortement cette carence qui disperse les efforts et les actions dans une conjoncture tragique où le rassemblement des énergies féminines est vital. Les médias n’ont jamais fait la part belle aux activités féminines, ni réellement donné une image positive de la femme qu’ils cantonnent dans ses rôles traditionnels.
On Wednesday, Eman Al-Obeidi, the woman who attempted to tell foreign journalists of her abuse and rape by regime forces but was taken away by security, appeared on camera in a CNN interview. The interview was arranged by Saadi Qaddafi, the son of the Libyan leader, but transmission was held up for 18 hours by Libyan officials who wanted to review the tape. The video --- unaltered, according to CNN --- was finally transmitted yesterday afternoon.