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DOMESTIC ABUSE

EXCLUSIVE: Battered Syrian wife reveals horrific details of her ordeal

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 ...

Egyptian man subjects wife to 3 days of torture after she opens Facebook account

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 ...

Campaign repeals Lebanon’s rape law but there’s a long way to go

Sunday, 11 December 2016

In this region women must continue to fight for basic laws that protect them against domestic abuse and sexual harassment

Yara al-Wazir

Who is Saudi Arabia’s ‘bravest woman’ fighting domestic abuse?

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Saudi Dr. Maha al-Muneef received the US Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award in 2014

Jordanian self-defense trainer helps empower women

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 ...

Rape victim in India told to undergo ‘purity test’ before rejoining husband

Friday, 7 August 2015

An Indian woman who survived a rape attack in the state of Gujarat is to undergo a purity test

A makeup tutorial to hide abuse? Spoof ad wins YouTube contest

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

Erdogan slams male protesters wearing miniskirts

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Erodgan criticized male protesters who donned skirts to show their solidarity with women facing violence

Married at 11, Saudi woman tells her story

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Living in a poor neighborhood in Riyadh, she learned the hardship of life before she turned 10

Shocking selfie advert on domestic abuse resurfaces

Monday, 27 October 2014

A European ad agency’s shocking advert is resurfacing on social media in time for National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month in the United States. Created as a Public Service Announcement in Croatia in 2013, the advert is called “One photo a day in the worst year of my life” and shows a time lapse series of a woman taking one selfie a day. The photos get progressively worse as bruises and cuts appear and disappear on the woman’s – an actress who was not hurt in the ...

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