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Miami county: Right to be free of domestic violence (U.S.)

August 2, 2012

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  Source: IntLawGrrls Miami-Dade County has become the first in the United States to recognize that the protection from domestic violence is a fundamental human right. Titled Resolution Expressing The Board’s Intent To Declare That The Freedom From Domestic Violence Is A Fundamental Human Right – it was passed, unanimously, by the Board of County […]

Domestic violence against women down in 2011: survey (Taiwan)

August 1, 2012

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Source Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) Approximately 1.4 percent of women in Taiwan experienced domestic violence in the period between July 2010 and June 2011, down slightly from 1.7 percent five years ago, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday by the Ministry of the Interior. Among the victims, 1.2 percent suffered psychological abuse, […]

Ending anti-women practices (Pakistan)

July 31, 2012

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Source President Asif Ali Zardari put his signature on Friday to “One Million Signatures” campaign to end violence against women, sending out the message that abuses and discriminatory practices against women must stop. As he pointed out, discrimination against women is deeply rooted in all spheres of society: social, political, economic and legal. Contrary to […]

Cash-Strapped Femicide Law Takes Effect In Nicaragua (Nicaragua)

July 30, 2012

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Source ISSN:1089-1560 LADB Article ID: 78664 Category/Department: Nicaragua Date: 2012-07-26 By: Benjamin Witte-Lebhar The Ley Integral contra la Violencia hacia las Mujeres, Ley 779 went into effect in June,, with the goal of eradicating femicide. According to local women’s rights groups, more than 700 femicides—murders of women at the hands of men—have occurred in the […]

Zardari for appointing women as top judges (Pakistan)

July 28, 2012

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Source: The Nation ISLAMABAD  – Reaffirming his resolve to eliminate discriminatory practices and abuses against women in Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday enumerated the government’s initiatives for women empowerment in the country. He also told the audience that a proposal was under consideration to give more representation to women in the top judiciary. […]

Saudi Arabia to set minimum marriage age

July 25, 2011

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Source: Emirates 24/7 Law aims to curb marriage of minors following surge in such weddings Saudi Arabia intends to set a minimum age for girls allowed to marry under a new law intended to curb child marriages following a surge in such a phenomenon in the conservative Gulf Kingdom. The ministry of justice is working […]

Saudi approves child protection law (Saudi Arabia)

January 18, 2011

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Source: Emirates 24/7 Saudi Arabia’s appointed parliament has endorsed a law on the protection of children and set the child’s age limit at 18 years, a newspaper said on Tuesday. The Shura Council discussed the law presented by the Saudi government at its session on Monday and gave it its approval following several debates and […]