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A man has been charged with shooting dead his pregnant sister for marrying without family permission, after luring her to another brother's wedding in a conspiracy with him, police said on Thursday.
"The 30-year-old suspect shot his 23-year-old pregnant sister, who worked as a nurse, four times in the head and other parts of her body Wednesday, while she was attending the wedding of another brother," a police spokesman told AFP.
K.M.H, a marginalized girl, 8, was living in al-Odun, Al-Kema district when she was raped by a rich and powerful person with influence over local authorities, referred to as “Sheikh M.D.”
In February the Sudanese government legalized the Sunna form of FGM. The Council of Ministers dropped the 13th article of the 2009 Children’s Act which banned FGM to take into account the fatwa that distinguishes “harmful” circumcision from Sunna.
As a young girl, Sudanese Voices of Our Future correspondent Halima Mohamed Abdel Rahman was circumcised at the hands of the elder women of her community. Now an advocate for the practice's abolition, she shares her own story and calls out for reform.
The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Yakin Ertürk summerises his main findings following an official visit to
The voices, aspirations and demands of Saudi women are as diverse and multiple as are their life experiences. While there are those who express content and satisfaction with their lives, others contend that there are serious levels of discriminatory practices against women, which compromise their rights and dignity as full human beings and undermine the true values of their society.