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Pakistan: End exploitation and abuse of girls in domestic servitude

May 25, 2010


Action Number: 35.1 Date: 24 May 2010 On 22 January 2010, Shazia Masih, a 12-year-old Pakistani girl employed as a domestic servant, was taken to the hospital in an unconscious state where she died shortly thereafter. According to the initial medical report Shazia’s body was covered with wounds, some caused by ‘blunt means’ and some […]

Saudi Arabia: Women under Perpetual Guardianship of Male Relatives

May 17, 2010


Printer-friendly version Action Number: 31.2 Date: 17 May 2010 On 17 February 2010, after four years of separation, Fatima Bent Suleiman, Mansour El Timani and their children were finally reunited following a decision by the Supreme Judiciary Council to overturn their forced divorce. Fatima’s marriage had been approved by Fatima’s father in 2003, but after […]