Stop Violence Against Women

Global campaign targets violence against women and girls caused by 'militarism'

Amnesty International supporters worldwide today begin a 16-day global campaign challenging violence against women and girls exacerbated by increasingly militarized societies or "militarism".   

Morocco/Western Sahara: Obama must press King Mohammed VI over ’rape and kissing’ laws - 21 November 2013

Headline Title:  Morocco/Western Sahara: President Obama must press King over 'rape and kissing' laws US President Barack Obama must urge Moroccan King Mohammed VI to scrap laws which see women and girls forced to marry their rapists, and teenagers facing jail for kissing in a public place, Amnesty US President Barack Obama must urge Moroccan King Mohammed VI to scrap laws which see women and girls forced to marry their rapists, and teenagers facing jail for kissing in a public place. Media Node:  Morocco Story Location:  Morocco 32° 18' 42.822" N, 7° 17' 41.7192" W “It is dreadful that this sort of attitude is enshrined in law. The Penal Code allows rapists to escape prosecution by marrying their victims. This discriminates against women and girls and provide them with little protection when they are subjected to sexual violence. ” Source:  Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Morocco/Western Sahara: Drop absurd charges against teenagers arrested for kissing Description:  News Story, 10 October 2013 URL:  Morocco/Western Sahara: Comprehensive reforms to end violence against women long overdue Description:  Document, 1 March 2013

Global campaign targets violence against women and girls caused by 'militarism' - 25 November 2013

Headline Title:  Global campaign targets violence against women and girls caused by 'militarism' Amnesty International supporters worldwide today begin a 16-day global campaign challenging violence against women and girls exacerbate Amnesty International supporters worldwide today begin a 16-day global campaign challenging violence against women and girls exacerbated by increasingly militarized societies or "militarism". Media Node:  16 days of activism Story Location:  United Kingdom 51° 30' 16.704" N, 0° 12' 31.464" W See map: Google Maps “Militarism applies to situations where military values have a dominant influence over society – both in the context of armed conflict and in peacetime. It often has grave consequences for the equality, safety and security of women and girls” Source:  Madhu Malhotra, Director of Amnesty International's Gender, Sexuality and Identity Programme Date:  Mon, 25/11/2013 URL:  16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Description:  Campaign page

Justice for Missing Indigenous Women’s Rights Activist

Demand the Bangladeshi government to support investigation In the early hours of 12 June 1996, Kalpana Chakma, 23, was abducted from her home in Bangladesh, by a group of plain clothed security personnel. She has never been found.

يجب على السعودية عدم إفشال حملة قيادة النساء للسيارات - 24 October 2013

Headline Title:  يجب على السعودية عدم إفشال حملة قيادة النساء للسيارات قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إنه يتعين على المملكة العربية السعودية احترام حق النساء في قيادة السيارات السبت المقبل تحدياً للحظر المفروض على قيادة المرأة في المملكة. يتعين على المملكة العربية السعودية احترام حق النساء في قيادة السيارات السبت المقبل تحدياً للحظر المفروض على قيادة المرأة في المملكة Media Node:  Saudi women drivers AR Twitter Tag:  October26driving Story Location:  المملكة العربية السعودية 24° 8' 33.8748" N, 45° 5' 16.4076" E “لمما يثير الدهشة أن تواصل سلطات المملكة العربية السعودية، في القرن الحادي والعشرين، حرمان المرأة من حقها في أن تقود سيارتها بصورة قانونية” Source:  فيليب لوثر، مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Thu, 24/10/2013 “هذا حق طبيعي لنا، وهو من أبسط الحقوق الأساسية، ويتعلق بحريتنا في التنقل. وسوف يمكِّن النساء ويمنحنا شعوراً بأننا نمتلك السيطرة على حياتنا” Source:  إحدى الناشطات المشاركات في الحملة URL:  ‘Society’ is no longer an excuse for Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving Description:  Blog, 24 October 2013 URL:  One year on, Saudi Arabian women still driving their way to greater freedom Description:  News story, 15 June 2013 URL:  Women activists prepare to defy Saudi Arabian driving ban Description:  News story, 16 June 2011

Saudi Arabia must not thwart campaign for women drivers - 24 October 2013

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia must not thwart campaign for women drivers The Saudi Arabian authorities must respect the right of women to drive this Saturday in defiance of a ban on women driving in the Kingdom, said Amnesty In The Saudi Arabian authorities must respect the right of women to drive this Saturday in defiance of a ban on women driving in the Kingdom, said Amnesty International. Media Node:  Saudi women drivers Twitter Tag:  October26driving Story Location:  Saudi Arabia 24° 8' 33.8748" N, 45° 5' 16.4076" E “It is astonishing that in the 21st century the Saudi Arabian authorities continue to deny women the right to legally drive a car” Source:  Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme Date:  Thu, 24/10/2013 “This is a natural right for us, a most simple and basic right, it relates to our freedom of movement. [The right to drive] will empower women and give us a sense of control over our lives.” Source:  A female activist involved in the October 26th Women Driving Campaign URL:  ‘Society’ is no longer an excuse for Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving Description:  Blog, 24 October 2013 URL:  One year on, Saudi Arabian women still driving their way to greater freedom Description:  News story, 15 June 2013 URL:  Women activists prepare to defy Saudi Arabian driving ban Description:  News story, 16 June 2011

Prominent policewoman another casualty for women’s rights in Afghanistan - 16 September 2013

Headline Title:  Prominent policewoman another casualty for women’s rights in Afghanistan The killing of one of Afghanistan’s most senior woman police officers is the latest setback for women’s rights in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said. The killing of one of Afghanistan’s most senior woman police officers is the latest setback for women’s rights in Afghanistan. Media Node:  Afghan policewoman Story Location:  Afghanistan 31° 0' 25.6284" N, 63° 8' 57.8904" E “ Women’s rights have come a long way in recent years, and may have reached a tipping point. There are more women in positions of authority, increased access to education, and welcome new laws to protect women and girls from violence. But as Afghan women gain voice and power, they face new and increasing threats. Some defenders of women’s rights say they are once again beginning to self-censor, fearing new reprisals” Source:  Polly Truscott, Deputy Asia Pacific Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 16/09/2013 URL:  Afghanistan’s ‘war on women’ Description:  Blog, 10 September 2013

India: Death penalty will not end violence against women - 13 September 2013

Headline Title:  India: Death penalty will not end violence against women Far-reaching procedural and institutional reform, and not the death penalty, is needed to tackle the endemic problem of violence against women in India, Amnesty International said today after four Far-reaching procedural and institutional reform, and not the death penalty, is needed to tackle the endemic problem of violence against women in India. Media Node:  India Story Location:  India 20° 34' 40.5552" N, 78° 23' 54.3768" E “The rape and murder of the young woman in Delhi last year was a horrific crime and our deepest sympathy goes out to the victim’s family. Those responsible must be punished, but the death penalty is never the answer. ” Source:  Tara Rao, Director of Amnesty International India. URL:  India: Police must effectively investigate long-standing rape allegations against army in Jammu and Kashmir Description:  Public Statement, 23 July 2013

Ukraine. Le mouvement de protestation à Kiev montre à quel point la crise que connaît la police est grave

La réaction récente de la population à des allégations de violences policières montre à quel point il est urgent que le gouvernement réponde aux inquiétudes des Ukrainiens, aux yeux desquels la police est devenue une entreprise criminelle, a déclaré Amnesty International samedi 13 juillet. La réaction récente de la population à des allégations de violences policières montre à quel point il est urgent que le gouvernement réponde aux inquiétudes des Ukrainiens, aux yeux desquels la pol

Ukraine: Police crisis escalates after clash with Kyiv protestors

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