Stop Violence Against Women

Legislating Public and Private Spaces

October 7, 2010

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Challenges of Change: Religion, Secularism & Rights
Panel 3: Chaired by Regan Ralph, Speakers Jacqueline Pitanguy, Asma Khader, and Eleanor Smeal

Interview with Kyrgyz Human Rights Defender Tolekan Ismailova

February 26, 2008

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The human rights situation in Kyrgyzstan has been deteriorating since 2007. The State Committee on National Security has been systematically harassing and detaining those who do not agree with their policies. They have targeted women human rights defenders and independent journalists. Women human rights defenders have faced threats and persecution because of their activities, which include demanding gold mining companies make their activities transparent and providing for the ecological security of the communities close to the mines.

Women in Morocco Work Together Against Violence

June 15, 2006

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WLP partner Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) coordinates a much-needed national network of violence against women centers in Morocco called ANARUZ. The centers provide legal services to women victims of violence, gather data about the problem of violence against women in Morocco, raise awareness of gender-based violence, and advocate for policy and legal reforms to protect women and reduce violence.

International Symposium - Leading to Change: Eliminating Violence Against Women in Muslim Societies

March 2, 2006

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"Violence against women is an obstacle to the achievement of the objectives of equality, development, and peace. Violence against women both violates and impairs or nullifies the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Violence Against Women: A Human Security Perspective

November 21, 2005

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This special session at the Middle East Studies Association 2005 Annual Meeting, provided a forum for scholar/activists from Muslim-majority societies to address major challenges to eliminating violence against women and girls from a human security perspective and to 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 human rights of women.

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