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South Sulawesi, Indonesia A Campaign against Discriminatory Regulations

The whipping of a 13-year-old girl by the village head of Padang village, South Sulawesi, shockingly epitomized the increasing political use of Islam to spread discriminatory regulations in parts of Indonesia. She was (wrongly) accused of being in the company of an unrelated male person –a new punishable offence.

Press Release from the National Commission on Anti-Violence Against Women Indonesia (Komnas Perempuan)

Press Release

The Legislation of the Qanun on Jinayah (Islamic Criminal Law):

The National Government of Indonesia Has Failed to Enforce the Constitution

Indonesia: Aceh passes adultery stoning law

14/09/2009: Indonesia's province of Aceh has passed a new law making adultery punishable by stoning to death, a member of the province's parliament has said. (BBC News)

Onal Found Remorse Among Turkish 'Honor' Killers

Onal Found Remorse Among Turkish 'Honor' Killers
Run Date: 05/18/09
By Anna Louie Sussman
WeNews correspondent

Gaza: Hamas's unofficial orders for 'Islamic' dress curtail personal freedom

(New York) September 4, 2009 -- Hamas authorities in Gaza should suspend all orders that violate personal freedoms, including imposition of an Islamic dress code for female students, Human Rights Watch said today.

PAKISTAN - Asian Human Rights Commission – Urgent Appeal

PAKISTAN - Asian Human Rights Commission – Urgent Appeal

RAPE - ACID MAIMING +: CALL FOR GENDER JUSTICE BEYOND IMPUNITY

28 August 2009

Sudan: WLUML and AI submit report on case of Lubna Hussein to CSW

2/09/2009: The following is the text of a report submitted to the Commission on the Status of Women on the trial of Sudanese journalist Lubna Hussein who was charged under Article 152 (Indecent and Immoral Acts) of the 1991 Sudanese Penal Code for wearing trousers. (WLUML Networkers)

India: Girl beheaded by neighbour to 'help conception'

India: Girl beheaded by neighbour to 'help conception' (The Telegraph via WUNRN)

NO EXCEPTIONS FOR 'HONOR KILLINGS'

Human Rights Watch
http://www.hrw.org:80/en/news/2009/07/28/syria-no-exceptions-honor-killings

SYRIA - NO EXCEPTIONS FOR 'HONOR KILLINGS'

PENAL CODE CHANGE POSITIVE, BUT CALL FOR EQUAL