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Women’s rights

Violence against women: the most common but least punished

Every year on the 25th of November, the whole world is outraged at violence against women. One day, over 365 days in which women suffer relentlessly all forms of assault, rape, murder perpetrated in their vast majority by men and most often with complete impunity.

Saturday، 25 November، 2017

Open Letter to Permanent Representatives to the UN: Recommendations on the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

Gender equality, women’s empowerment and protection of women’s rights, are intrinsic to sustainable development and conflict prevention.

Thursday، 12 October، 2017

What Saudi Women Need More Than a Driver’s License

Time Earlier this week, I did something perfectly ordinary: I renewed my U.S. driver’s license. That’s something I couldn’t do in my home country of Saudi Arabia because there is no women’s section at the DMV […]

Monday، 9 October، 2017


Human Rights Watch During nearly five years of conflict, armed groups in the Central African Republic have committed widespread sexual violence and used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war. Two main parties […]

Monday، 9 October، 2017

Women Excluded Again from Afghanistan’s Peace Talks

Participation by Women Even More Urgent in Light of Recent Attacks in Kabul

Friday، 9 June، 2017

Honduras: Murder of the prominent human rights defender Berta Cáceres

FIDH Paris-Geneva, March 3, 2016 – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights, a joint FIDH-OMCT program, strongly condemns the murder of Ms Berta Cáceres, Leader of the Lenca indigenous community. This murder demonstrates […]

Monday، 7 March، 2016

OXFAM: A place at the table Safeguarding women‟s rights in Afghanistan

OXFAM Briefing Paper ‘Women want peace but not at the cost of losing our freedom again.’ Noorjahan Akbar, co-founder of Young Women for Change Women in Afghanistan have achieved real progress in areas such as political […]

Friday، 4 March، 2016

We are only halfway to understanding women’s ‘agency’

Infochange India Feminism’s deepest belief is that women’s voices must come to the fore, but when they do, we find these voices often scuttle our assumptions about what should be the right/legitimate form of ‘agency’. […]

Friday، 4 March، 2016

Afghanistan: Forced Gynecological Exams As Sexual Harassment and Human Rights Violation

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) READ AND DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE Most of the women accused of the crimes, defined by the judicial and justice organs as moral crimes undergo medical tests. They are […]

Friday، 4 March، 2016

Sexual Assault in the Name of Science in Afghanistan

HRW Heather Barr/ Senior Researcher, Women’s Rights Division Each year, dozens or even hundreds of women and girls in Afghanistan are subjected to invasive, humiliating, and sometimes painful vaginal and rectal exams in the name of […]

Friday، 4 March، 2016