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Violence against women
16 days of activism against gender violence
The 2003 campaign theme is "Violence Against Women Violates Human Rights: Maintaining the Momentum Ten Years After Vienna (1993-2003)."
Sweden: To ban all child marriages
Sweden is planning to ban all marriages to children under the age of 18, regardless of their nationality.
Africa: Ouagadougou Declaration on child marriages
The declaration calls upon governments to end child marriages.
Afrique: Declaration de Ouagadougou
Declaration sur le mariage de d’enfant.
Iraq: Crime puts Iraqi women under house arrest
Baghdad's female population is crushed by lawlessness under US occupation.
Liban: Le tribunal arabe ouvre ses assises à Bayrout
Le tribunal arabe permanent de lutte contre la violence à l'encontre des femmes a ouvert ses travaux vendredi dernier à Bayrout, sous le thème "La stabilité de la famille arabe et les codes de statut personnel."
Afghanistan: New report from Amnesty International - "No one listens to us and no one treats us as human beings. Justice denied to women"
The international community has failed to fulfil its promises to bring freedom and equality to the women of Afghanistan, Amnesty International said in a report released today.
Iran: Woman Awaits Execution
An Iranian woman is about to be executed for killing a police chief who allegedly tried to rape her, according to Amnesty International.
Iraq: Choosing to hide behind a veil
Scared in Iraq.
UK: Father jailed for honour killing
Heshu, aged 17 years, was found murdered and mutilated on the evening of October 12th 2002 in her flat in West London.
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