Women's rights | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Amid the festivities, issues of integration and representation remain.
Powerful gesture brings volunteers together to launch empowerment campaign.
State repression means that something as simple as a call for gender equality cannot be tolerated.
More than half of all reported weddings in north east region involves a minor.
Tribal justice processes are the only remaining choice for most.
6 May 15
Legal system has been slow to enforce payment orders on wayward ex-husbands.
24 Apr 15
A 100-metre walk home under mortar fire brings a strange sort of indifference.
22 Apr 15
Woman detained for “crime” of sitting next to male bus driver.
17 Apr 15
In the midst of crisis, authorities seem to be prioritising unnecessary, bad laws.
18 Mar 15
Narrow escape for a woman whose “offence” is waiting in a shop while the owner is out at the mosque.
11 Mar 15
A cleric says women’s shelters reflect Islamic values, but some men resent them.
23 Feb 15
Women face great perils just to go about their business in an Islamic State stronghold in Syria.
5 Feb 15
After past failures, campaigners are optimistic that parliament will pass the new legislation this time round.
27 Jan 15
Wives left behind to manage households as husbands make new lives abroad and stop sending money home.
7 Jan 15
Female leaders given skills to conceptualise and plan work on political participation and rights.
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