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February 2, 2015

Women’s rights activist Souad al-Shammari was released on 29 January after three months of detention without charge. The conditions of her release and current legal status are unclear.

January 20, 2015

Despite some recent piecemeal reforms, shortfalls in Egyptian laws and entrenched impunity continue to foster a culture of routine sexual and gender-based violence in the country.

December 22, 2014

Torture, including rape and other forms of sexual violence, suffered by women and girls from Iraq’s Yezidi minority who were abducted by the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS), highl...

December 9, 2014

Two women who were arrested last week for driving their cars to Saudi Arabia have been detained for 25 further days signaling the Kingdom’s unwillingness to end discrimination against women.

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