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.

Brochure sur la situation du
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.

L'ensemble des interventions sera bientôt disponible dans un rapport rédigé par la Fondation SURGIR.



Officials say a recently married Pakistani woman has died after her in-laws forced her to drink acid, for bringing what they considered to be insufficient dowry. The crime occurred on September 28 in the Daska area of Punjab Province.



A Pakistani-origin man in Germany admitted to killing his daughter after he found out that she had shoplifted condoms from a store to have sex with her German boyfriend.



The alarming situation of Christian girls in Pakistan has been much ignored by the media and international community. Every year 700 Christian girls and women are kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam and are forced to enter into marriage with Muslims. Under the kidnapper’s custody she may suffer sexual violence, forced prostitution, domestic abuse and beatings, if not human trafficking. The young Christian girls are mostly from 12 to 25 years of age group belonging to poor social class and often rich Muslim landowners take advantage of such abuse. These stereotypes have destroyed many lives because victims are taught to be silent as the word will spread defaming the family’s and community’s name...


24/08/2015 : Iraq - Women's Peace Farm Shelters Displaced Women Farmers & Their Families

Displaced by extremist violence, women-headed households are now flooding central and southern Iraq. They need humanitarian aid, shelter and resources to rebuild their lives. With MADRE, our local partner, the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), is meeting these urgent and long-term needs.

The Women's Peace Farm is a way for displaced women farmers to achieve self-sufficiency and provide for their families. What's more, they support one another through the crisis of war.
This project also alleviates the need for factory-farmed food aid. This enables women farmers to remain independent and strengthens their sense of personal agency and resiliency.


20/08/2015 : Inside Syria: The wasteland of Yarmouk that sums up four years of civil war

Five years into the Syrian war, the reality is, Yarmouk only scratches the surface of the anguish faced by the entire country. The struggle for survival inside this camp in the southern part of the capital of Damascus echoes throughout other besieged areas in Syria, encircled by either the Syrian government or armed opposition forces, where the trickle of assistance does not address the needs of trapped communities.  

In Yarmouk, but also in North Homs, East Ghouta and elsewhere, the shortage of water, food and medical care is chronic. East Ghouta, for example, is the most populated area in Syria, with almost one million people.The residents have been suffering from sustained bombardment and warfare without central electricity and water provision for almost three years.


01/08/2015 : Pakistan’s ‘Missing Girls’

Nearly every woman in Pakistan has been witness or victim to it. A woman, an aunt, a sister, becomes pregnant. If she has daughters or even if she does not, the hope is for a boy. In the prayers old ladies bestow on the woman, to the vocalised aspirations of all relatives, the hope, the desire, the goal is a boy. For all but a few families, therefore, the birth of a girl is a loss.

Given the dynamics of shame in the country, some cover this up with forced smiles and platitudes; others visibly mourn and mope. The numbers for a while testified to the reality: 105.7 boys born for every 100 girls. In parts of the world where such prejudice does not exist, the natural ratio so to speak, is usually about 50/50. Expanded into millions it becomes a huge gap between men and women.



22 July 2015 - Two separate suicide bomb attacks by young girls in Maroua, the capital of Cameroon's Far Northern Region, have killed at least 20 people, police have said.
Police Officer Eric Bambue told the Associated Press news agency that the toll from the attacks on Wednesday could rise as the search for bodies continues.
Regional Governor Midjiyawa Bakari said that one of the girls - who were both under 15-years-old - attacked a central market, as the other struck the adjoining Hausa neighbourhood, according to AFP news agency. Bakari said that there were also at least 22 people injured by the blasts, without giving a precise toll.




Little girl of Yemen,
You are not alone.
You have lost family, friends, peaceful life.
But women and girls of the world care.
We are with you to help support your life, your dreams.
Keep your hope, your faith, your spirit.
This is not your war, but you must cope, endure,
With the women of Yemen, generations, legacies.
Better days must surely come.
You are the hope of the future of Yemen!



20/07/2015 : Afghanistan: Men throw acid into girls' faces 'for going to school'

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN.The girls, age 16 to 18, are students at one of the biggest girls' schools in Herat city, the provincial capital, said Aziz-ul-Rahman Sarwary, head of the education department for the province.

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