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No Justice in Justifications: Violence Against Women in the Name of Culture, Religion and Tradition

March, 2010
Shaina Grieff

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This briefing presents a survey of culturally justified violence against women, including how violence against women is justified by 'culture', the different forms this violence can take, and recommendations for change. The SKSW Campaign is undertaking projects on 'culture', women and violence, with partners in Senegal, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Iran, and Sudan.

Aceh: Civil society groups advocate for repeal of Qanun Jinayah (Islamic Criminal Legal Code)

The Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women! (SKSW Campaign) and the Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) international solidarity network join their allies in Indonesia in continuing to call for the repeal of a law (or 'qanun') passed by the Aceh Legislative Council (DPRD) on Monday 14 September 2009, that expands the range of violent punishments for alleged moral and sexual transgressions, including stoning to death for “adultery” and 100 lashes for homosexuality.

Iran: End Executions by Stoning

January, 2008
Amnesty International

From the report:

"Execution by stoning, a punishment prescribed in Iran’s Penal Code, is a particularly grotesque and horrific practice. Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all circumstances and believes that stoning is specifically designed to increase the suffering of victims. Iranian law prescribes that the stones are deliberately chosen to be large enough to cause pain, but not so large as to kill the victim immediately. It is a punishment meted out specifically for adultery by married men and women, an act that is not even a crime in most countries of the world, and the majority of those sentenced to death by stoning are women."

The Bloodied Stone

August, 2007
Emadeddin Baghi

The Bloodied Stone: Execution by Stoning

A few weeks ago the media published a report regarding the imminent stoning of a man and a woman in Qazvin for the charge of adultery committed with a married woman.

ايران: أوقفوا الرجم حتى الموت ضد زهرة وآزار كابيري

شبكة تضامن نساء في طل قوانين المسلمين الدولية والحملة الدولية لوقف قتل ورجم النساء تدعو كل المواطنين المهتمين للاتصال العاجل بالمسئولين الايرانيين سواء بالتليفون أو بالفاكس كي تطلب منهم وقف حكم الرجم حتى الموت الصادر ضد كلا من زهرة وآزار كابيري في ايران (WLUML Networkers)

Iran: La Cour suprême confirme des peines de lapidation pour deux sœurs

05/02/2008: La Cour suprême iranienne a confirmé des peines capitales par lapidation pour deux soeurs reconnues coupables d'adultère, a rapporté leur avocat cité lundi par le quotidien Etemad. «La branche 23 de la Cour suprême a confirmé la sentence de lapidation», a déclaré Jabbar Solati, alors que cette peine n'a été appliquée officiellement qu'une fois depuis 2002. Le Réseau international de solidarité Femmes sous Lois Musulmanes et la Campagne mondiale « Arrêtons de tuer et de lapider les femmes !

Irán: Zohreh Kabiri-niat y su hermana Azar (conocida normalmente como Akram) podrían ser lapidadas por “adulterio"

ruary 18, 2008

Público: Índice AI: MDE 13/033/2008 (6 de febrero de 2008)
AU 33/08 Pena de muerte / lapidación

IRÁN Zohreh Kabiri-niat (m), de 27 años Azar Kabiri-niat, conocida como Akram, hermana de la anterior, de 28 Zohreh Kabiri-niat y su hermana Azar (conocida normalmente como Akram) podrían ser lapidadas por “adulterio".

URGENT: Iran: Stop the Stoning to Death of Zohreh and Azar Kabiri!

14/02/2008: ایران: حکم سنگسار زهره و آذر کبیری را متوقف کنید (WLUML Networkers)

شبکه جهانی "زنان متأثر از قوانین اسلامی" و کمپین جهانی قانون بدون سنگسار ا شهروندان آگاه و نگران میخواهد تا از طریق تلفن و یا فکس فورا با مقامات رسمی ایرانی تماس گرفته و خواستار لغو مجازات سنگسار زهره و آذر کبیری در ایران شوند.

UN human rights chief speaks out against reported stoning in Iran

June 10, 2007

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour spoke out against the reported stoning last week of a man in Iran and urged the country not to execute his companion or any other person in the same unlawful manner.

"No Cultural Justifications for Violence Against Women"

March 10, 2008

Statement of the Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (Stop Killing and Stoning Women!)

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