The Campaign demands an end to violence against women justified in the name of 'culture', 'religion' or 'tradition'.


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A Guide To Human Rights Standards & Mechanisms Relevant To Fundamentalisms

UN declarations and treaties of relevance to the protection and promotion of human rights in contexts of rising fundamentalisms.

The Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Introduction: The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 16/9, which establishes the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of...

"What Afghans Want"

Over a year ago on July 20, 2010 world leaders met to discuss the future of Afghanistan at the Kabul Conference. Oxfam International asked ordinary Afghans what they want to come out of...

Secularism vs Communalism: Learning from the Ban on Full Face Covering Veil in France

Three days after the enforcement of the French law that prohibits full face covering, and after the first women law breakers have been fined, international media focus on ’protesting...

Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Report to UN General Assembly 2011

This is the first written report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo, to the General Assembly...

Confronting Gender-Based Violence against Women and Girls in Chad.

UNICEF's Cheryl Uys-Allie reports on initiatives led by women to confront gender-based violence against women and girls in Chad. Watch the video below.