This No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) news digest rounds up some of the week’s top FGM & Women’s Rights stories for the week ending 30 July:
New Report on Women’s Rights in Iran
National Council of Resistance of Iran, 30 Jul 2019
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has published a new report looking in women’s rights in Iran, specifically the clerical regime’s violations of those rights and the brave activists fighting for those rights.
The shocking new figures on female genital mutilation in Coventry
Coventry Live, 29 Jul 2019
One new victim of female genital mutilation is being identified nearly every week in Coventry. Newly released NHS figures reveal healthcare professionals recorded 50 new cases of women and girls having undergone the traumatic procedure – which is illegal in the UK – in 2018/19.
UN body passes resolution accusing only Israel of women’s rights violations
The Times of Israel, 26 Jul 2019
Norway and six EU countries voted at the United Nations in favour of two resolutions that singled out Israel for criticism as a violator of women’s and human rights.
Côte d’Ivoire Marriage Reform a Step for Women
Human Rights Watch, 24 Jul 2019
A new marriage law in Côte d’Ivoire could be a step toward women having the same rights as their husbands over marital property. It’s part of a larger government plan to make men and women equal in marriages and when it comes to inheritance.