Stop Violence Against Women

Support Indian NGOs' Campaign for Comprehensive Legislation on Domestic Violence

June 19, 2006

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Indian NGOs, activists, and women's organizations have been campaigning for a civil law on domestic violence since December 1999. Pursuant to extensive consultations with women's groups from across India, in-depth academic research, grassroots action, and experience working with victims of domestic violence, in 2001 the New Delhi-based Lawyers Collective, Women's Rights Initiative (LCWRI) drafted a bill for the prevention of domestic violence against women with unanimous support from numerous Indian women's organizations.

Turkey's Domestic Violence Law: Protection of the Family

January 23, 2006

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According to Clause 1, "If a spouse or child or another member of the family living under the same roof is subject to abuse, and notification is made either by the victim or by the Public Prosecutor, in addition to the provisions of the Turkish Civil Code, taking into consideration the specific circumstances, a Justice of the Peace can pass one or more of the following rulings or take any other measures that are deemed appropriate."

Leading to Change: Eliminating Violence Against Women in Muslim Societies

March 1, 2005

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March 1, 2005: Women have been systematically deprived of knowledge and skills that might help them to become better equipped to protect themselves against violence, including knowledge of the existing laws, religious texts, positive cultural resources, international injunctions on human rights, and the demands made by other women for rights in their community and elsewhere. In the WLP Symposium, speakers will address major challenges to eliminating violence against women and girls and discuss grassroots, national, and regional measures needed to raise awareness, initiate reform legislation, and create synergy for ongoing efforts to prevent violence and to promote women's human rights.

Launch of New Training Program to End Violence Against Women in Draa Valley, Southwest Morocco

May 9, 2014

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WLP Turkey Collaborates With Local Women Coops in Van and Mus

May 5, 2014

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Kazakh Partner Trains Youth, Civil Society, and Elected Officials Throughout 2013 Despite Rising Repression and Extremism

May 2, 2014

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Bahraini Partner Organization’s 2013 Trainings Yield Positive Results for Gender Justice

April 28, 2014

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Launching of “Mouvement Asma Khader” Commemorated With March on International Women’s Day in DRC

April 28, 2014

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On March 8, 2014, International Women’s Day, in Fizi Centre, South Kivu province, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), nearly 3000 women, men, and youth participated in a public march marking the beginning of the “Mouvement Asma Khader,” and calling for an end to the impunity of perpetrators of gender-based violence in their communities. “Mouvement Asma Khader” is an activist network that was created by the DRC-based NGO Action des Femmes a la Non-Violence (AFNV), and dedicated to fighting gender-based violence in DRC.

WLP Film Screening Stimulates Discussion on Gender Justice, Democracy, and Education in India

April 10, 2014

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On December 17, 2013, WLP’s affiliate in India, Asmita Resource Centre for Women, held a screening of WLP’s documentary, Because our Cause is Just in Hyderabad. Following the screening, audience members had a lively conversation about the parallels between challenges to women’s rights and democracy in the MENA region and in India.

After advocacy by women's movement, Morocco makes major reform to rape law

January 9, 2014

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Following significant advocacy by WLP Morocco/ADFM and other Moroccan women’s rights organizations, on January 8, 2014, the Moroccan Parliament finally adopted the draft law to amend article 475 of the Criminal /penal Code, which allowed rapists to escape prosecution if they married their victim.
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