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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

January 13, 2012

A Maldivian activist who was attacked and detained on 10 December 2011 for organizing a peaceful protest calling for religious tolerance was released on 6 January. His attackers remain at large.

January 6, 2012

37-year-old businessman Yassin Ziadeh was arrested by members of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence on 30 August 2011 in Daraya, near the Syrian capital of Damascus. Yassin Ziadeh was released without charge and his family remains unclear about the reasons for both his arrest and release.

November 1, 2011

Young Syrian activist Hanadi Zahlout, who had been held in incommunicado detention at an unknown location after her arrest on 4 August, has now appeared before a court and is in regular contact with her family and her lawyer. She appears to be no longer at risk of torture.

November 1, 2011

Two leaders of the Zimbabwean social justice movement Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) have been released from prison, and are due to appear in court on 12 December. They had been arrested in September, while attempting to join a peaceful march, and denied bail.