Hivos International


Again,  Hivos and several other organizations condemn the ongoing secret detention of Mr Mazen Darwish, President of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), and four of his colleagues in the following statement. SYRIA: Continued secret detention of Mazen Darwish and other human rights activists and prosecution of part of SCM staff before military court

For the first time, an empirical study proved that female  genital mutilation is also prevalent in parts of Iraq beyond the borders  of the Kurdish Region. WADI and the local women’s rights organization PANA have conducted an in-depth research about the existence and background of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kirkuk. They interviewed 1212 women above the age of 14 and asked each of them 61 questions.