A mother tells how the type of genital mutilation practised in Somalia is full infibulation when the girls are about five to seven years old.
Une jeune femme somalienne lapidée par des islamistes qui l'accusaient d'adultère était en réalité une adolescente de 13 ans qui avait semble-t-il été violée, rapporte mardi l'Onu.
13-year-old Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was killed on Monday, 27 October 2008, by a group of 50 men who stoned her to death in a stadium in the southern port of Kismayu, Somalia in front of around 1,000 spectators. She was accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law but, her father and other sources told Amnesty International that she had in fact been raped by three men, and had attempted to report this rape to the al-Shabab militia who control Kismayo, and it was this act that resulted in her being accused of adultery and detained. None of men she accused of rape were arrested.
Contrary to earlier news reports, the girl stoned to death in Somalia this week was 13, not 23, Amnesty International revealed.
Somali Islamists have stoned to death a woman accused of adultery, witnesses said, the first such public killing by the militants for about two years.
Somali women’s rights activist Hawa Aden Mohamed has been selected to receive the prestigious 2008 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award for international human rights defenders, Human Rights First announced today.
Somali security forces are seizing and even burning Muslim women's veils to stop Islamist insurgents from disguising themselves for attacks, authorities and witnesses said on Wednesday.
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Somali women are taking the initiative in the fight against AIDS with a programme to educate their peers in this conservative Muslim nation.
Scores of women and children have been separated from their families or wounded in fighting between Somali government forces and remnants of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), sources said.
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