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Women made up 10% of the 300 or so candidates standing in the local polls, but none has been selected by the electorate.
The Women’s Action Forum (WAF) and the Joint Action Committee Lahore (JAC) condemn in the strongest terms possible the unprovoked police brutality against members of the Alliance for the Repeal of Discriminatory Laws in Islamabad on May 2nd 2002.
Zafran Bibi's commission of Zina has not been established in court. She has been sentenced, on circumstantial evidence, for giving birth while her husband was in prison. The Federal Shariat Court has ruled that such evidence is inadequate.
The arrests were made on 26th April whilst protesting against the proposed referendum.
(IPS) Les femmes representeront 30 pour cent des candidats de treize partis politiques senegalais lors des elections locales prevues le 12 mai prochain pour elire quelque 600 conseillers regionaux, municipaux et ruraux.
Un an après le soulèvement de la population et en particulier des jeunes en Kabylie, le bilan est lourd.
Les femmes maliennes se preparent pour les elections du 28 avril, avec une candidate declaree a la presidentielle, Hawa Sidibe Sanogo, agee de 52 ans.
: Former member of the Jordanian Parliament Toujan al-Faisal was arrested Saturday, March 16, 2002 following her recent public criticism of the Jordanian government.
L’Observatoire des droits des femmes dénonce l’idéologie de la haine et interpelle l’Etat et la société.
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