Violence against women

Anyone reporting an honour killing case to the police or filing a case with the court will be killed by the jirga since the publicising of such cases has brought a bad name to the area, Malik Faiz Muhammad, member of the Nihag-Wari jirga, said on Friday.
This report from the Special Rapporteur on violence against women notes that despite some significant developments, the situation of women remains dramatic and severe violence against them all-pervasive.
This update urges the government to continue its efforts to end the practice of FGM through education, enforcement of the law and disciplinary action against police officers and court officials who fail to implement the law appropriately.
La mise à jour félicite le gouvernement tanzanien pour leurs efforts à assurer que la police applique la législation contre les MGF, et relève plusieurs cas dans lesquels des filles ont échappé aux MGF grâce à l'intervention des autorités.
A new database includes practices that discriminate against women, from forced marriages and female genital mutilation to restrictions on inheritance and ownership rights, that stand in the way of gender equality and economic development.
An appeal from Cameroon in response to continued reports of violence against women including rape and torture.
A 19-year-old Turkish man has been jailed for nine years and three months by a German court for shooting his sister in an honour killing.
Syria has broken a taboo by presenting a high profile study on violence against women, which found that one in four married women gets beaten -- usually by her husband or father.
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