Violence against women

Afghan women protest at the silence and inactivity of the Afghan government regarding the recent killings in Baghlan (3 women raped and murdered for NGO activity), and in Badakshan (1 woman stoned to death).
Her crime was to be found in the company of a man she was not married to.
A widespread campaign aims to help Jordan's forgotten victims.
‘'It is not an easy job ... At crucial moments I get chased out of places where the practice is much more prevalent,'' complains Ann Marie Caulker, who is championing the campaign to end the age-old tradition of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Doctors could soon be obliged to record all female patients who report to hospitals and clinics showing signs of abuse.
A detailed summary from UNIFEM which details the effects of the conflict upon women in all regions of Sudan.
A call for action to end violence against women and hold our governments accountable for women’s access to health!
A woman has been stoned to death in Afghanistan, reportedly for committing adultery. The killing is said to have taken place in the Urgu district of north-eastern Badakhshan province.
A Iraqi woman MP has been shot dead by suspected insurgents on the doorstep of her home in Baghdad.
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