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Stoning in Muslim Contexts: A Mapping Report

March, 2012

Women Living Under Muslim Laws, the Violence is not our Culture Campaign, and Justice for Iran are pleased to announce the release of a new publication:  Mapping Stoning in Muslim Contexts. This report locates where the punishment of stoning is still in practice, either through judicial (codified as law) or extrajudicial (outside the law) methods.   

Year of Rebellion: The State of Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

January, 2012

Repression and state violence is likely to continue to plague the Middle East and North Africa in 2012 unless governments in the region and international powers wake up to the scale of the changes being demanded of them, Amnesty International warned today in a new report into the dramatic events of the last year.

In the 80-page Year of Rebellion: State of Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, the organization describes how governments across the region were willing in 2011 to deploy extreme violence in an attempt to resist unprecedented calls for fundamental reform.

Iraq: Shadow Report on UN Universal Periodic Review

February, 2010

Stakeholder Report the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Process by Karama - Feb. 2010

“They Took Me and Told Me Nothing”: Female Genital Mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan

June, 2010
Human Rights Watch

I remember my mother and her sister-in-law took us two girls, and there were four other girls. We went to Sarkapkan for the procedure. They put us in the bathroom, held our legs open, and cut something. They did it one by one with no anesthetics. I was afraid, but endured the pain. There was nothing they did for us to soothe the pain. I had one week of pain. After that just a little bit. I never went to the doctors. [They were] never concerned. I have lots of pain in this specific area they cut when I menstruate.

An Investigation into Honour-based Violence (HBV) and Honour Killings in Iraqi Kurdistan and in the Kurdish Diaspora in the UK

University of Bristol - UK; Kurdish Women's Rights Watch; Roehampton University - London

An Investigation into Honour-Based Violence & Honour Killings in Iraqi Kurdistan & in the Kurdish Diaspora in the UK.