Read the full factsheet here Tunisia, a pioneering country in the Arab world in promoting women’s status, has a wide range of legal resources for defending women’s rights. Article 21 of the Constitution of January 2014 stipulates that male and female citizens are equal in rights and duties before the law, without discrimination. According to article … Continued
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Brussels, 22 February 2016 – As increasing numbers of cases of torture, deaths in detention and forced disappearances are being reported in Egypt, some gaining international media attention, the Egyptian authorities have taken measures to shut down the renowned El Nadim Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture, a key source of information on … Continued
Morocco does not provide full protection to women against the various types of violence of which they can be victims.
This factsheet finds that the current Egyptian legislation fails to address the surge of gender-based sexual assaults and rape which has increased significantly since the fall of the Mubarak regime in January 2011.
Read the full factsheet here On 30 November and 1st December 2015, EuroMed Rights organised an advocacy mission in Brussels to address the EU perspective/contribution on the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, with particular focus on the Palestinian and Syrian conflicts. Based on evidence collated in a factsheet published at this occasion, the … Continued
STATEMENT: Locked Up and Forgotten, Women in Detention in Conflict-stricken Areas On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on women, peace and security, EuroMed Rights raises deep concerns over the worsening situation of women in detention … Continued
On the 1st anniversary of the entry into force of the Istanbul Convention, Euro-Med Rights calls on governments on both sides of the Mediterranean, particularly all Council of Europe member states, to urgently ratify and implement this international tool to prevent and combat violence against women.
Documentation efforts by Syrian human rights groups indicate that several thousands of women have been detained, while hundreds remain in captivity, often without any contact with the outside world.
The EMHRN exhorts governments across the Euromed to seize this opportunity to renew their commitment to zero impunity for violence against women, with a particular focus on women’s rights defenders.
Our organisations condemn the raid on the premises of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights (AMDH) and the assault against one of its members by the Moroccan security forces.