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Victory
February 28, 2013

We Did It! A Victory for VAWA

Great news! Congress passes a real Violence Against Women Act that will help protect ALL women from violence.

Recent Victories

June 11, 2015

Women’s rights defender Mahdieh Golrou was released from Tehran’s Evin Prison after three months detained for peaceful demonstrations. She was a prisoner of conscience.

April 15, 2015

Five women rights activists detained after planning events to mark International Women’s Day were released on bail on 13 April. This follows a huge outcry about their detention both in China and internationally, which it is believed played a major role in their release.

March 12, 2015

Saudi Arabian women drivers Loujain al-Hathloul and Maysaa al-Amoudi were released on 12 February after spending 10 weeks in detention. The conditions of their release and their legal status are unclear.

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.