This report provides information on acid attacks against women and girls in Iran for improper veiling, particularly in Isfahan, by gangs affiliated to the Iranian regime.
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El Salvador has one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. The current abortion law, passed in 1998, bans abortion in all circumstances, even when the pregnancy poses a risk to a woman’s life or in cases of rape. The following article addresses important facts surrounding El Salvador’s restrictive abortion laws.
Elaborado por el Observatorio de Femicidios en Argentina “Adriana Marisel Zambrano” y coordinado por la Asociación Civil “La Casa del Encuentro”, el informe 2014 abarca los casos de asesinatos a mujeres por cuestiones de género desde el 1 de enero al 31 de diciembre mediante el registro de más de 120 medios de comunicación de distribución nacional y provincial y agencias de noticias.
The Committee considered the initial and second periodic reports (see CEDAW/C/LBN/1 and CEDAW/C/LBN/2) of Lebanon at its 691st and 692nd meetings, on 12 July 2005 (see CEDAW/C/SR.691 and 692).
This report is a guide to states’ obligation to make rights a reality – to implement their obligations under treaties and customary international law to respect,protect and fulfil human rights in law and practice. It is also a guide to international law as it relates to violence against women. It is an analysis of the various definitions of women’s right not to suffer violence, and the definitions of criminal acts which involve violence against women. It also gives an analysis of states’ legal duty to take action to address violence against women.
The Committee considered the combined initial, second and third periodic report of Vanuatu (CEDAW/C/VUT/1-3) at its 779th and 780th meetings, on 18 May 2007 (CEDAW/C/SR.779 and 780).
In the last century, women in the U.S. have made substantial gains in claiming their rights. Women now participate and hold leadership positions in all areas of public life. However, women still face unfriendly family support policies, discrimination in pay and advancement, inadequate sex harassment and sex discrimination laws, and social security, housing, and health care policies that harm women.