Amnesty: Algerian government fails to protect women
Amnesty International on Monday highlighted the Algerian government's failure to protect women against rape, beatings and widespread legal and economic discrimination, in a 38-page briefing to the United Nations.
The briefing also described the consequences for women of the government's failure to investigate and bring to justice those responsible for thousands of 'disappearances' during Algeria's brutal internal conflict in the 1990's.
"Thousands of women have been denied their right to a normal life and are left with the agony of not knowing the fate of their husbands, sons, brothers and fathers." Amnesty International said.