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Driven to a Fiery Death — The Tragedy of Self-Immolation in Afghanistan

May, 2008
Anita Raj, Ph.D., Charlemagne Gomez, M.A., and Jay G. Silverman, Ph.D.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/358/21/2201

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
Volume 358:2201-2203 May 22, 2008 Number 21

Afghanistan, a country with 32 million residents, has been engaged in constant conflict for the past 30 years. This instability and insecurity have resulted in a stark economic climate and a very low life expectancy.

Expert Group Meeting on Good Practices in Legislation on Violence Against Women

May, 2008
UN Division for the Advancement of Women

Expert Group Meeting on Good Practices in Legislation on Violence Against Women

Vienna, Austria
26 to 28 May 2008

The United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDAW/DESA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are convening an expert group meeting on good practices and lessons learned in regard to legislation on violence against women, to be held at the United Nations at Vienna, from 26 to 28 May 2008.