Thursday, November 9, 2006

Human Rights Watch Issues Report Regarding Violence Against Women and Girls

"Discriminatory laws, traditional practices and a severe shortage of emergency shelters combine to perpetuate violence against women by their family members and intimate partners in the Palestinian territories, according to a report to be issued on Tuesday by Human Rights Watch, a New York-based advocacy group. The report, based on interviews over the last year with victims, police officers, social workers and officials of the Palestinian Authority, says that while there is “increasing recognition of the problem” of violence against women and girls, “little action has been taken to seriously address these abuses.” In fact, the report says, “there is some evidence that the level of violence is getting worse, while the remedies available to the victims are being further eroded.”" By Steven Erlanger, N.Y. Times Link to Article (last visited 11-8-06 NVS)

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