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Half of the violence against women in Morocco comes from their own husbands, a situation that needs to change, a minister from the North African nation said Monday. Read more at al-akhbar.com
Also, read 'Morocco addresses violence against women' about a regional conference on the prevention of violence against women that opened Monday in Rabat at magharebia.com
Syrian women raped by gang-like militia or forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad should be allowed to undergo abortion according to a Saudi cleric.
Sheikh Ali al-Maliki described rape as one of the most heinous crimes against women and one that is worse than murder. “A body’s scars can heal but scars of the soul stay,” he told Al Arabiya.
Read more at alarabiya.net
A women rights’ group is using new crowd-sourcing techniques to track rape and other sexual violence across Syria in one of the first efforts to monitor assaults against women during military conflict as it happens. The effort by the Women’s Media Center aims to shed light on such assaults and provide possible evidence to prosecute future human rights violations and war crimes.
It has been almost nine years since the US and UK launched their invasion of Iraq, and almost three months since a major US troop withdrawal in December 2011. The situation of Iraqi women deteriorated enormously under direct occupation and has only continued to worsen in recent months.