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2/26/2014 - Afghan Ministry of Justice Amends Criminal Procedure Code to Protect Women Victims of Violence
Afghanistan's Ministry of Justice (MOJ) amended a controversial provision of the draft Afghan Criminal Procedure Code - Article 26 - that would have barred relatives from testifying against each other in criminal proceedings, including in cases of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault....

6/11/2013 - Afghan Police Accused of Violence Against Women
The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission accused the police of violence against women in a recently released report, attributing close to 15 percent of honor killings and sexual assaults in the region to the police force....

11/9/2012 - Pakistani Girl's Parents Confess to 'Honor Killing'
A 15-year-old Pakistani girl named Anusha was the victim of an "honor killing" last week at the hands of her parents....

5/6/2010 - Feminist Global Heroes Honored
On May 4, at a dinner event in Los Angeles, the Feminist Majority Foundation gave its sixth annual Eleanor Roosevelt awards to three women and one man who have distinguished themselves in service of global women's rights. The awardees were novelist/activist Khaled Hosseini, feminist and labor organizer Dolores Huerta, formerly imprisoned Iranian graduate student activist Esha Momeni and Ms....

7/6/2009 - Syria Increases Minimum Sentence for Honor Killing
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree last week that increased the penalty for honor killing to a minimum prison sentence of two years....

1/12/2009 - Afghan Rape Victim Forced to Undergo Violent Abortion
A 14-year-old rape victim was admitted to an Afghan hospital in critical condition recently when she contracted an infection after a forced abortion....

12/2/2008 - Honor Killings Rising in Basra, Iraq
This past year, Basra, one of Iraqs largest cities, has seen the number of women murdered in honor killings nearly double....

4/17/2008 - Violence against Women More than Doubled in Pakistan Last Year
A report released by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Monday reveals that violence against women has gone up to 4,276 recorded cases....

8/27/2007 - Maloney Proposes Global Women's Rights Office
In honor of Women's Equality Day (August 26), Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has announced that when the House reconvenes this fall, she will introduce a bill to equip the US government to advocate for global women's rights....

5/9/2007 - 17-Year-Old Girl Stoned to Death in Iraq
A 17-year-old girl from the Kurdish region of Bashika in Northern Iraq was stoned to death last month as a punishment for her relationship with a Muslim teenager....

1/11/2007 - Turkish Government Taking Unprecedented Steps Against "Honor" Killings of Women
Facing pressure from women's groups and the European Union, the Turkish government has begun a major media campaign condemning all violence towards women, especially so-called "honor" killings....

9/18/2006 - Increase in Honor Killings in Afghanistan
There has been a significant increase in so-called honor killings of women in Afghanistan from last year, announced the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Friday....

8/21/2006 - Lawyers Killed in Iraq for Defending Women's Rights
Since October 2005, some 38 lawyers in Iraq have been killed, many of whom were defending women's rights....

6/15/2006 - Mexican Presidential Candidate Makes Commitment to End Violence Against Women
Patricia Mercado, a feminist candidate in this year's Mexican presidential election and a founding member of the Social-Democratic Alternative and Farmer party, has made news with her firm pro-feminist and pro-LGBT rights platform....

4/12/2006 - One in Four Married Syrian Women Has Been Abused
Syria has broached a sensitive subject with the release of a report by the General Union of Women (GUW), a government-run organization, which found that nearly one married woman in four had been beaten....

3/13/2006 - Women in Iraq Increasingly Attacked for Not Wearing Headscarves
Acts of violence against Iraqi women who do not wear headscarves have more than tripled in the three years since the US invasion, according to the Women's Rights Association in Iraq....

7/12/2005 - Five Gang-Rape Suspects Arrested in Pakistan
In Chiniot, Pakistan, five men have been arrested for the gang-rape of Fauzia Altaf....

6/1/2005 - Sima Samar Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Brown University
Sima Samar, former Ms Magazine Woman of the Year and long-time champion of women's rights in Afghanistan, was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters during Brown University's 237th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday....

5/31/2005 - Turkey Takes Positive Steps to Improve Women's Rights
Despite delays, the new Turkish Penal Code is scheduled to go into effect June 1, 2005....

3/22/2005 - Hundreds of Germans Protest Honor Killings in Their Communities
Hundred of protesters marched through Berlin's Turkish community at the beginning of March to protest the rise in so-called honor killings....

2/1/2005 - Women's Radio Station Relaunched in Afghanistan; Resources Needed
The Voice of Afghan Women, an Afghan radio station devoted to the interests of women, has been re-launched in Afghanistan....

1/12/2005 - Indian Newlywed Couple Brutally Murdered in Honor Killing
Four family members have been arrested for murdering a newlywed couple in Punjab, India in what police believe is a so-called "honor killing"....

1/6/2005 - Family Brutally Killed in the Name of Honor in Pakistan
Armed men shot dead a woman, her husband, their son, and two others in a farming village in Pakistan....

12/7/2004 - International Conference Held To Combat Honor Killings
Over 200 activists from around the world are meeting today in Sweden for an international conference to combat honor killings....

10/29/2004 - Pakistan Proposes Harsher Punishments for Honor Killings and Forced Marriage
In a move that many human rights and women's rights advocates see as a positive step forward, Pakistan's lower house of Parliament passed legislation that proposes death sentences for certain honor killing cases....