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International Criminal Court acquits DR Congo’s former vice president Bemba on appeal

The former Congolese vice-president, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has had his convictions for war crimes and crimes against humanity overturned. Bemba was found guilty in 2016 of crimes committed in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) from 2002 to 2003. We can read the official...

EU Parliament calls on Sudan to overturn Noura Hussein’s death sentence

Many of you have signed the petition and have been active supporting the young Sudanese. You can read our news on this page if you want to learn more about what is happening to Noura. The petition is getting more and more signatures everyday (more than 1 300 000!), and we tweeted about it...

‘Why #JusticeForNoura Matters’ – By Laurie Adams

‘Why #JusticeForNoura Matters’ – By Laurie Adams

For more than a month now, since we sent this tweet to alert on the case of Noura Hussein and published this news on May, 4, we try to mobilize as many people as possible to support the young sudanese facing execution in Sudan. Laurie Adams is CEO of Women For Women and we read a post she...

16-year-old activist Zaynub Afinnih at the Sudanese Embassy in Paris

On May 4, we posted our first article: Marital rape victim Noura Hussein faces execution in Sudan. A week later, Noura Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging. A few days later, we invited you to Sign the petition to support Noura Hussein on Change.org. Then Amnesty International...

‘Il faut sauver la jeune Soudanaise condamnée à mort Noura Hussein Hamad’ (Le Monde)

‘Il faut sauver la jeune Soudanaise condamnée à mort Noura Hussein Hamad’ (Le Monde)

Depuis le début du mois (lire notre news du 4 mai dernier), l’ensemble du MagkaSama Project se mobilise pour Noura Hussein, la jeune soudanaise mariée de force à 16 ans à un homme plus âgé, et qui après avoir été violée plusieurs fois par son mari, l’a tué lors...

Noura Hussein: Sign the Petition and Send the message by Amnesty International

Noura Hussein: Sign the Petition and Send the message by Amnesty International

Earlier this week we invited you to sign the petition to support Noura Hussein on Change.org. A few days have past and many people have already shown their support to the 19-year-old Noura Hussein, sentenced to death by hanging because she killed our husband in self-defense after...

Sign the petition to support Noura Hussein on Change.org!

Sign the petition to support Noura Hussein on Change.org!

As we told you on Friday in this news, we sent a special Newsletter this weekend about Noura Hussein‘s story and we also shared the petition: Don’t execute Noura for self defense against the man who raped her! on Change.org. This petition will help spread the word about...

Noura Hussein sentenced to death by hanging: Support #JusticeforNoura!

Noura Hussein sentenced to death by hanging: Support #JusticeforNoura!

Last week we published a news (read here) about the 19-year-old Noura Hussein Hamad who was found guilty of attempted murder after suffering marital rape. We were hoping she wouldn’t be sentenced to death but yesterday the Central Criminal Court of Omdurman in Sudan sentenced the...

Marital rape victim Noura Hussein faces execution in Sudan

Marital rape victim Noura Hussein faces execution in Sudan

Yesterday we tweeted about Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese woman who was found guilty of attempted murder after suffering marital rape. She was forced into the marriage by her own family at just 16 and the Central Criminal Court of Omdurman in Sudan, on 29 April, found her guilty of...

Rape survivors protest against increasing violence in Congo (DRC)

Hundreds of rape survivors protested against increasing violence this week, following latest mass rapes in Congo. This is the news we can read on the Denis Mukwege Foundation website. More than 800 Congolese survivors of wartime sexual violence gathered in Bukavu, urging the Congolese...




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