Notre mission

  • Rechercher les filles,
    les femmes et leurs enfants
    victimes de violences
  • Les secourir
  • Les accompagner
  • Combattre avec acharnement,
    seuls ou avec d'autres l'injustice
    originelle ou coutumière qui les broie
  • Alerter la société humaine.

Rapport de la conférence du 3 mars 2015
sur le crime d'honneur en Europe
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Colloque organisé par la Fondation SURGIR "Combattre les crimes commis au nom de l'honneur en Europe"

3 mars 2015, Centre International de Conférences, Genève

Martyrisées au nom de l'honneur, des milliers de femmes et jeunes filles subissent chaque année les violations les plus extrêmes de leurs droits fondamentaux, voire la mort. Maquillés en suicide ou en accidents, les meurtres de jeunes femmes au nom de l'honneur sont encore très répandus au Proche-Orient, en Turquie, en Europe du Sud Est, en Amérique Latine et en Asie. Ces crimes d'honneur ont pour origine une tradition millénaire, non religieuse, qui justifie l'assassinat d'une jeune femme par sa famille lorsqu'elle ne se soumet pas au code d'honneur des siens.

Autrefois limités à certaines régions du monde, ces meurtres sont désormais perpétrés en Europe, du fait des flux migratoires. Le Royaume Uni, les Pays-Bas et la Suède dénombrent déjà de nombreux cas sur leur territoire. Les statistiques sont lacunaires et certains crimes passent pour des violences domestiques. En Europe, des assassinats au modes opératoires et pour des motifs similaires ont éveillé l'attention de la Fondation SURGIR depuis quelques années.

Afin d'éveiller les consciences et d'informer les professionnels suisses de la justice, de la police, de l'enseignement, de la santé et du social, la conférence a donné la parole à des acteurs travaillant sur cette question, dans les différentes disciplines en Angleterre, en Suède, en Hollande, en Allemagne et en Suisse.

News

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of Afghanistan's proudest achievements has been getting millions of children, especially girls, back into school since the toppling of the Taliban. But that success is crumbling across the south and in other battleground areas of the country, where hundreds of schools have been forced to shut down. Sometimes the cause is fighting, sometimes it's intimidation from the Taliban.
Sometimes it's both, as in the case of the Loy Manda high school in southern Helmand province, part of the Taliban heartland. When the Taliban waged an offensive last winter, the school in the Nad Ali district was caught in the fighting between the militants and Afghan government forces.

 

18/04/2016 : ISIS Women Recruiting Online for Jihad Brides – Video

ISIS is using men displaying their masculinity called "jihotties" online to recruit women to become brides for ISIS fighters. CNN's Brian Todd
See vidéo

 

05/04/2016 : What daily life is like for refugees stranded in Greece

Migrant families at a tent camp near the Greece-Macedonia border are trying to keep their spirits up in the face of sickness, rain, boredom, anxiety and a lack of information about whether they'll be able to continue their journey northward or be sent back to Turkey, Voice of America reports.
"Hope is all they have to drag them through days that swing between monotonous boredom hunched in their tents when it pours and a frantic scramble to get food and to repair tents when the sun shines," according to VOA.

 

01/04/2016 : SYRIAN GIRLS TELL THEIR REALITIES, CHALLENGES, DREAMS - IOM DOCUMENTARY VIDEO

Lebanon/Syria - IOM launched a video documenting the hopes and fears of a group of young Syrian women in Lebanon to mark International Youth Day, which this year focuses on mental health. 

“Letter from a Refugee” follows their emotional journey from fleeing the war in Syria, the stress of separation from family and friends, the difficulties of adapting to their new environment and, ultimately, the discovery of their own inner strengths.

 

15/03/2016 : Women Refugees at Risk in Europe

This report reviews the risks for women refugees as they make the dangerous trek across Europe. The report finds that women are vulnerable a bottleneck points along the route, and even more vulnerable when they reach reception centres that do not have secure and separate sleeping areas for women. Women also experience sexual violence at alarming rates and there is currently 100% impunity for gender-based crimes committed against refugee women. High numbers of refugee women are pregnant with no access to pre- or post-natal care.

 

24/02/2016 : One-Third of the World's Women in Prison Have One Striking Thing in Common

They're locked up in the United States. All 201'200 of them.

 

19/02/2016 : The girl who said 'no' to marriage

Balkissa Chaibou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but when she was 12 she was shocked to learn she had been promised as a bride to her cousin. She decided to fight for her rights - even if that meant taking her own family to court.

"I came from school at around 18:00, and Mum called me," Balkissa Chaibou recalls. "She pointed to a group of visitors and said of one of them, 'He is the one who will marry you.' "I thought she was joking. And she told me, 'Go unbraid, and wash your hair.' That is when I realised she was serious."

 

19/02/2016 : 20,500 Afghan girls out of school due to conflict in 2015

United Nations (UN) says the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan continues to severely restrict access to education for women and girls Overall, for the first nine months (1 January to 30 September) of 2015, approximately 210 schools closed due to conflict, affecting access to education to more than 20,500 girls.

 

05/02/2016 : Women Are On Front Lines Of Every Battle Zone, But Not In The Way You Think

Through four years of horrendous civil war, women have handled local ceasefires, human rights abuses, opened temporary schools, and exposed local officials.

 

02/02/2016 : 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children may be missing, Europol says

About 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children who traveled to Europe may be unaccounted for, the European Union's police agency said.

The estimate is based on reporting from EU member states, nongovernmental organizations and other international groups, Europol spokesman Jan Op Gen Oorth said.

 

30/01/2016 : Her Father Shot Her in the Head, as an ‘Honor Killing’

WHETHER it wins or not, the Oscar nominee with the greatest impact — saving lives of perhaps thousands of girls — may be one you’ve never heard of.

 

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