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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman - International Women’s Day 2009: Women and Men United to End Violence against Women and Girls

to play in ending violence against women. One important way to make this happen is to institute programs ... to end violence against women and children.     © ... This year, International Women's Day addresses ...

16/05/2010 - 18:06 - comment 0

Israel's latest war of words against Palestinian women

media platforms. But, it didn't stop violent sexual threats against Palestinian women, sexualizing the IDF, or even some politicians calling for Gazan women to be raped. ... is in the explicitly sexist language used against pro-Palestinian figures, even as Zionists claim Israel ...

07/08/2014 - 08:32 - comment 0

Someone tell Syria that today's the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The UN has released on this day a report that sheds light on the increased use of rape, torture and other forms of violence against women in Syria; fisherman in Lebanon ousted from their own piers; and humans and environmental rights in Jordan. ...

Blogs Roundup - 26/11/2013 - 06:21 - comment 0

Saudi authorities warn against "October 26 Women Drive Day" campaign

of women taking the wheel in an upcoming driving campaign. Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry has warned against “disturbing social peace” ahead of a planned campaign by women ... Interior Ministry confirms to all that the concerned authorities will enforce the law against all ...

24/10/2013 - 07:00 - comment 0

Worrying statistics: Abuse against women and children swelling in Saudi

of reported harassment cases against women and juveniles in Saudi Arabia has reached 2,797 in one year, ... cases against women and juveniles in Saudi Arabia has reached 2,797 in one year, a newspaper stated ... The number of reported harassment cases against Saudi ...

Editor's Choice - 06/08/2013 - 14:11 - comment 0

Slow progress: Egypt forms new department to combat sexual harassment

a new department formed to combat crimes against women. Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has ordered a new department formed to combat crimes of violence against women ... apologised to Egyptian women and vowed to take strong action to confront increasing violence against women ...

Editor's Choice - 19/06/2014 - 10:03 - comment 0

UN call to end violence against women slated by the Brotherhood

violence against women has been slated by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Friday for “violating Shariah ... against women, would lead to the “complete disintegration of society.” “This declaration, if ratified, ... agreed to language stating that violence against women and girls could not be justified by “any custom, ...

16/03/2013 - 17:35 - comment 0

Religion is off the menu! Kinda Alloush against women in Niqab

go against it. The actress admitted that she refuses to play the role of a woman who locks ...

25/07/2013 - 07:46 - comment 0

Girls on wheels: Egyptian girls cycling to blur the boundaries between the separate spheres

after the stigma in Egyptian society against women riding bicycles, as many deem it inappropriate ... in Egyptian society against women riding bicycles, as many deem it inappropriate and “unladylike.” “Breakin ... Women in Egypt today echo the voices of women during ...

Editor's Choice - 09/11/2013 - 11:59 - comment 0

ISIS militants buried alive Yazidi women and children

women have been kidnapped as slaves, he added. The Isis offensive against the Yazidi people has been ... Militants in north-western Iraq have buried women and children alive during their offensive against the Yazidi ethnic minority, according to Iraq’s minister ...

10/08/2014 - 17:28 - comment 0