violence against women

More violence, less income: Arab women bear the brunt of COVID-19, study finds
Middle East

More violence, less income: Arab women bear the brunt of COVID-19, study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned Heba Mordaa’s life upside down. “Ever since the lockdowns started in March 2020, my work has…
Afghan polio vaccine drive in trouble after three female medics killed
Middle East

Afghan polio vaccine drive in trouble after three female medics killed

JALALABAD/KABUL (Reuters) – The killing of three female polio vaccine providers in Afghanistan this week has forced aid agencies and…
Turkish women say their safety ‘hanging in the balance’ after treaty exit
Middle East

Turkish women say their safety ‘hanging in the balance’ after treaty exit

ANKARA (Reuters) – Beaten by her former boyfriend, Yagmur Denli found healing in her work treating animals and safety in…
US, Europe press Turkey to rethink ditching violence-on-women pact
Middle East

US, Europe press Turkey to rethink ditching violence-on-women pact

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – US and European leaders denounced what they called Turkey’s baffling and concerning decision to pull out of…
How many femicides in Turkey are covered up as suicides?
Middle East

How many femicides in Turkey are covered up as suicides?

The gruesome murder of women is all too common in Turkey and news of such crimes repeatedly shocks large parts of the…
Draft law suggests harshening penalty for domestic abuse to up to 5 years in prison
Egypt

Draft law suggests harshening penalty for domestic abuse to up to 5 years in prison

MP Amal Salama, a member of the Media and Culture Committee in Egypt’s House of Representatives has completed preparing new…
#MeToo movement arrives in Turkey
Middle East

#MeToo movement arrives in Turkey

Women in Turkey are sharing their experiences of sexual assault online after a Twitter user accused a prominent writer of…
Islamic State claims killing of female TV presenter in Afghanistan
Middle East

Islamic State claims killing of female TV presenter in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan/KABUL (Reuters) – Islamic State claimed responsibility for the shooting death of a female TV presenter and women’s rights…
Egypt’s Information Ministry encourages victims of domestic violence to file complaints through ‘Shakwetek’ platform
Egypt

Egypt’s Information Ministry encourages victims of domestic violence to file complaints through ‘Shakwetek’ platform

The Egyptian Ministry of Information reminded the public on Monday of its recently-launched Shakwetek (Your Complaint) platform, on which victims…
India hangs 4 men convicted for fatal New Delhi gang rape
World

India hangs 4 men convicted for fatal New Delhi gang rape

NEW DELHI (AP) — Four men sentenced to death for the gruesome gang rape and murder of a woman on…
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