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Women Living Under Muslim Laws is nominating WLUML board member Ms. Zarizana Abdul Aziz from Malaysia as the most knowledgeable and experienced candidate for the Asia representative of the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice. 

You can find both a detailed and a short endorsement below, as well as how to make your endorsement.

Le Réseau Femmes sous lois musulmanes (Women Living Under Muslim Laws) est fier d’annoncer la récente nomination au poste de Rapporteure spéciale dans le domaine des droits culturels, par le Conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies, de Karima Bennoune, professeure et membre de notre Conseil d’administration. Prof.

شبکه بین المللی زنان تحت قوانین مسلمانان (WLUML) مفتخر است اعلام کند که عضو هیات مدیره ما، پرفسور کریما بنون، به عنوان گزارشگر ویژه سازمان ملل در حوزه حقوق فرهنگی منصوب شده است. پرفسور بنون، استاد حقوق بین الملل در دانشگاه دیویس کالیفرنیا، به عنوان یک صدای جهانی پیشرو در دفاع از زنان مدافع حقوق بشر، علیه افراطی گری ایستاده است و حقوق زنان را از فرهنگ و آزادی مذهب، طلب می کند.

 Exactly one year ago, gangs of the so-called Islamic State (IS) tried to carry out genocide in the Southern Kurdish (Northern Iraqi), mostly by Yazidis inhabited city Shingal/Sinjar. On 3 August 2014, IS aimed to occupy Shingal by massacres and ethnic cleansing in the villages around. According to numbers of the UN, due to the massacres that started on 3 August, 5 thousand Kurdish Yazidis got killed, 7 thousand girls and women got kidnapped like trophies, enslaved by IS gangs and sold in slavery markets. Even though some of the women were able to escape, a lot of women committed suicide for escaping from this atrocity. But still thousands of women remain in the hands of IS.

UN Human Rights Council is currently having its 29th session (from 15 June – 3 July 2015).  One of the resolutions being discussed is the regressive 'Protection of the Family' resolution.  

This poses a huge threat to the rights of women and sexual minorities.  Let your government know that you oppose the resolution.

 Ce mardi 23 juin, les Nations unies célèbrent, pour la cinquième année consécutive, la Journée internationale des veuves. En Afrique, comme ailleurs, elles passent trop souvent inaperçues alors qu'elles ont besoin d'aide.

 08 Jun 2015

The Eritrean government may have committed crimes against humanity and was responsible for systematic and gross human rights abuses on a "scope and scale seldom witnessed elsewhere", a year-long United Nations inquiry has found.

Rashida Manjoo, United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, conducted an official visit to Sudan, invited by the Government, to analyse the  causes and consequences of VAW across the Country. She observed that violence against women is an issue of concern in Sudan despite the existence of programme, policies and laws. Reports and interviews refer to the existence of violence in the family and the community, including against women and girl children, whether physical, psychological, sexual or economic.

 19 May 2015

Almost two years since the eruption of the conflict in South Sudan, the situation continues to deteriorate with women and small children making up the majority of most recent casualties, a representative from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the country said today.

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