Friday, 9 March 2018
The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) said on Wednesday that it will be establishing a prosecution unit for domestic workers. Established by the Chairman of ADJD, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, the department aims to encourage victims of abuse to come forward and report any il-treatments from sponsors, reported The National. It also seeks to ensure that such cases are handled promptly and given undivided attention. Speaking to the newspaper, labor attaché at the Philippines Embassy, ...
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Syrian Zahraa Sobhy, whose battered face made headlines across Bahrain and the Gulf after being attacked by her ex-husband, has been exclusively interviewed by Al Arabiya this week. Sobhy, who is based in Bahrain, said that her husband had filed for divorce and the court had granted her custody of her five children. She said: "He wanted to kill me. He wanted me to give up the custody of our children. He told me today I will kill you, and when he hit me, I think he thought I died, so he fled ...
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
An Egyptian man tortured his wife and locked her up after discovering that she set up a Facebook page after he refused to create an account for her. According to Egyptian security forces, Asmaa Samir was tortured by her husband Mustafa Raafat who tied her with ropes and locked her up in their house for three days while depriving her of food and drink and torturing her using sharp tools. During the interrogation, Raafat said his wife opened three accounts using fake female names, as she wanted ...
Sunday, 11 December 2016
In this region women must continue to fight for basic laws that protect them against domestic abuse and sexual harassment
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Saudi Dr. Maha al-Muneef received the US Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award in 2014
Thursday, 18 February 2016
Acknowledged by U.S. President Barack Obama as a “leader of social change,” Jordanian Lina Khalifeh has gained high praise across the globe for establishing “SheFighter,” the first self-defense studio for women in Jordan. Through self-defense training, Khalifeh is striving to empower young girls and women both physically and emotionally. Her fierce passion for social change combined with her incredible martial arts skill set is inspiring thousands of women to become ...
Friday, 7 August 2015
An Indian woman who survived a rape attack in the state of Gujarat is to undergo a purity test
Saturday, 14 March 2015
The campaign is meant to encourage viewers to donate to establish hotlines for women who victims of domestic abuse across the MENA region
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Erodgan criticized male protesters who donned skirts to show their solidarity with women facing violence
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Living in a poor neighborhood in Riyadh, she learned the hardship of life before she turned 10