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News and Views: July 2009

Patriarchy and violence against women exist in all societies

Patriarchy and violence against women exist in all societies

Media are wrong to focus on 'honour killing' as reason for violence

DOLORES CHEW and FARHA NAJAH HUSSAIN, The Gazette

To cure honour killings 'cancer'

Tarek Fatah, National Post Published: Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saudi Princess Avoids Death by Stoning with UK Asylum

Saudi Princess Avoids Death by Stoning with UK Asylum
Written by Benjamin Joffe-Walt
Published Monday, July 20, 2009

Sudanese Journalist who Invited Press to Attend Her Court Hearing and Flogging: I Am Fighting for All Women

*The issue of abuse of women by Sudan's public order police(1) recently gained prominence in the Sudanese and other media, after Sudanese journalist Lubna Ahmad Hussein and 12 other women were arrested in Khartoum on July 3, 2009, for wearing trousers. Two days later, 10 of the women were summoned to the police station and received punishments of 10 lashes each. Charges were brought against three others, including Hussein, for inappropriate dress and conduct.

Bahrain Offers Women No Protection from Spousal Rape

Bahrain Offers Women No Protection from Spousal Rape
Suad Hamada

by Suad Hamada
- Bahrain -

Huma's Story - Forced Child Marriage - Abuse, Torture, Escape

Women for Afghan Women
http://www.womenforafghanwomen.org/

Quarterly E-Newsletter, Itihad-E-Zan - Inaugural Issue

Huma's Story - Forced Child Marriage - Abuse, Torture, Escape

Who wears the trousers in Sudan?

Who wears the trousers in Sudan?

By flogging women for wearing trousers, the Sudanese government shows its fear of challenges to the status quo