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Ending anti-women practices (Pakistan)

July 31, 2012


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 […]

Activist’s killing reverberates in Pakistan

July 18, 2012


ESHAWAR, Pakistan — Farida Afridi, a 25-year-old women’s rights activist, left her parents’ home early on the morning of July 4, as she typically did. She was walking to her nonprofit organization’s office when two men with Kalashnikovs pulled alongside her on a motorcycle and shot her multiple times, killing her. Afridi’s killing in the […]

Afghanistan must stop the murder of its female leaders

July 17, 2012


A man who was wounded in a car bomb blast that killed Hanifa Safi is treated in hospital. Photograph: Abdul Mueed/EPA Afghanistan has lost another woman leader. Last week, Hanifa Safi – head of women’s affairs in Laghman province – had gone only a few metres from home when her car was blown up. Apparently […]

Afghan female rights activist killed in latest act of violence against women

July 13, 2012


AFP Photo / Aref Karimi In the latest act of violence against women in Afghanistan, the regional head of women’s affairs has been killed by a car bomb. ­The attack, which happened about 150 km outside the capital Kabul, killed Hanifa Safi and injured 11 more people, including her husband, who is in a coma. […]

Pakistan: Women’s Rights Activist Killed

July 7, 2012


Fareeda Kokikhel Afridi, a prominent and tireless activist from Jamrud was shot dead in cold blood by armed gunmen. She was the head of a women’s rights NGO, SAWERA (Society for Appraisal & Women Empowerment in Rural Areas)  that strives for the betterment of local women in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan.  According to local newspapers, […]

Militancy: A progressive voice for tribal women silenced in targeted attack

July 5, 2012


This file photo shows Farida Afridi working in her office. PHOTO: FILE PESHAWAR: In Farida Afridi’s death, women from the tribal belt have lost a fierce fighter. Farida, belonging to the Afridi subtribe Kokikhel, was targeted on Wednesday morning at 6.30am when she left her house in Tehsil Jamrud Ghundi Kali for her office in Hayatabad. […]

Women’s rights activist shot dead in Jamrud

July 5, 2012


PESHAWAR: A young woman working for women’s rights in conservative tribal regions was killed on Wednesday in Khyber Agency bordering Peshawar, administration official and witnesses said. Fareeda Kokikhel, director of Sewara – an NGO in Khyber tribal region, was on her way to office in Peshawar when she was fired upon. She received a bullet […]

Iranian women’s civil rights activist killed in Houston

January 17, 2012


HOUSTON // A woman whom police described as an activist on behalf of Iranian women’s civil rights was found shot dead at the wheel of her car after it crashed into a Houston town house garage. The car was still running when police found the body of Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, behind the wheel about 12.30am […]

Stolen Brides

September 20, 2010


Human rights activist Natalia Estemirova murdered in Russia

July 16, 2009


Human rights activist Natalia Estemirova murdered in Russia Amnesty International has strongly condemned Wednesday’s murder of Natalia Estemirova, a leading human rights activist working in the North Caucasus region and a long-standing friend of the organization. “Natalia Estemirova’s murder is a consequence of the impunity that has been allowed to persist by the Russian and […]