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Figures from the group’s 2010 study show that more than 200,000 women gave birth out of wedlock between 2003 and 2009 in Morocco, a significant number.
According to INSAF, single mothers still suffer from discrimination in law and society in Morocco. While single mothers can be prosecuted under the law for extramarital relations, the men they had those relations with can escape liability from prosecution. Thus, INSAF is calling for the removal of Article 490 of the Penal Code that criminalizes extramarital relations. “These women, who are single mothers, can be prosecuted,”according to INSAF.
As part of the agreement between the Arab Center for Theatre Training (ATTC) and the Carthage Theatre Days (JTC), choreographer Nawel Skandrani and writer-playwright Mohamed Kacimi lead a dance workshop and Writing in cultural Complex of Hammamet (Tunisia) from 10 to 20 November 2014.
Jumbled together on a rocky hillside, the browned and rusted concrete brick houses of Chichaoua may not be pretty, but they are home – and a sanctuary. A young girl with bright eyes and a shy smile nods hesitantly. Just being with her family is something she thought she might never enjoy again.
The Netherlands’ repeated attempts to argue for the forcible return of Somalis to areas controlled by the Islamist armed group al-Shabaab exposes them to grave risks of human rights abuses and would be a blatant violation of international law, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today.
The Dutch government has insisted that Somalis can be forcibly sent to the most perilous areas of the country, including those where al-Shabaab is responsible for unlawful killings, torture and ill-treatment.
The Parallel Conference to the Arab Summit
"Darfur and the Upcoming Arab Summit"
The Arab Coalition for Darfur is organizing a conference...
Enough is enough. After 61 years of Palestinian slaughter, displacement,occupation, oppression, and international dismissiveness and complicity, global action is essential. Israel must be held...
"For the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent."...
Canadian Health Workers Stand With Gaza
As workers, students and activists in the health sector we condemn the
gross and inhumane Israeli massacre of Palestinians in...
Amnesty International has on World Water Day urged the Israeli authorities to end discriminatory practices against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that violate their right to adequate water supplies.
Many of the Palestinians living in the West Bank and featured in the October 2009 Amnesty International report Troubled Waters – Palestinians Denied Fair Access to Water – face continuing serious Israeli obstacles to accessing water.
"Almost six months after our report, the Israeli government still maintains control over water resources in Occupied Palestinian Territories. Palestinians are allowed only a fraction of the almost unlimited supplies provided to illegal Israeli settlements," said Malcolm Smart, Director of Amnesty International's Middle East Programme.
Paris-Geneva-Copenhagen, March 17, 2010. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Human Rights (EMHRN) denounce the continued harassment faced by Syrian human rights defenders and prisoners of conscience.
On March 10, 2010, the first public hearing of the trial of human rights lawyer Mr. Muhannad Al-Hassani, President of the Syrian Organisation for Human Rights “Sawassyah”, Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) as well as one of the four nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2010, was held before the Second Chamber of the Damascus Criminal Court in the presence of numerous human rights activists and lawyers, foreign embassies representatives, and international observers, notably Mr. Abdessatar Benmoussa, former President of the Tunis Bar Association mandated by the ICJ, the Observatory and the EMHRN to attend the hearing.
Algeria Summit States Should Urge End to Murders, Kidnappings
(Dakar) - Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has in recent months stepped up targeting tourists and aid workers for murder and kidnapping in Mali, Niger, and Mauritania, Human Rights Watch said today. AQIM should immediately and unconditionally free hostages in its custody and end attacks on civilians, Human Rights Watch said.
The organization also called on foreign ministers from Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, meeting today in Algeria, to categorically denounce AQIM's attacks against civilians, as well as a threat by AQIM made in a March 11 statement to Spanish Daily El Pais, which underscored the group's willingness to attack civilians. The threat suggested Spain would be "paid in kind" in "a war that does not distinguish between civilians and militants."
I was asked to take stock of the WSF process, after twelve years...
Sexual harassment is defined as “unwanted...
Along with its colourful diversity, two things characterize India’s democratic ethos,...
The reader will find on this site a paper entitled...
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