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.

News

26/07/2015 : CAMEROON – GIRL SUICIDE BOMBERS STRIKE NORTHERN CAMEROON

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.

 

23/07/2015 : YEMEN - SOLIDARITY FOR GIRLS & WOMEN OF YEMEN – TRAUMATIC UPDATE + POEM

LITTLE GIRL OF YEMEN

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!

WUNRN

 

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.

 

17/07/2015 : Northeast Nigeria: Alarming spike in suicide attacks involving women and girls - UNICEF

ABUJA, Nigeria – More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in Northeast Nigeria in the first five months of this year than during the whole of last year, according to reports collated by UNICEF.
In 2014, 26 suicide attacks were recorded, compared to 27 attacks as of May 2015. In at least three-quarters of these incidents, women and children were reportedly used to carry out the attacks. “Children are not instigating these suicide attacks; they are used intentionally by adults in the most horrific way,” said Jean Gough, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria. “They are first and foremost victims – not perpetrators.”

 

15/07/2015 : Turkey : Domestic violence reaches boiling point

A series of violent attacks against women in Turkey has put the entire country on edge - with little hope for change. Could one woman's act of defiance begin to challenge an established culture of patriarchy?

Turkish authorities arrested a 28-year-old woman in the southeastern city of Adana earlier this week after her uncommon crime sparked a great deal of public interest - and even some admiration. Cilem Karabulut turned herself in to the police and admitted to killing her husband, Hasan, aged 33, with his handgun. But Karabulut insisted that she was defending her "honor;" the husband had allegedly beaten, drugged and abused her. Furthermore, Karabulut claimed that he had also tried to force her into prostitution.

 

30/06/2015 : ISIS beheads women accused of witchcraft

The murderous terror organization ISIS is already known to stone women to death, but this week they decided to also behead women, a brutal execution method that was previously reserved for men when they decided to decapitate two women within Syria. According to the reports, the two were executed with their partners due to the accusation that they engaged in witchcraft.

 

26/06/2015 : ISIS : An ongoing feminicide - Summary of the report on female survivors to Da'esh in Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan and Rojava District of Syria. to be published

On March 2015, a delegation of the IADL (International Association of Democratic Lawyers) visited Kurdish areas of Turkey, Iraq and Syria, all areas where thousands of civilians on the run from Dāʿish are currently living.

Members of the delegation conducted legal researches and in-depth investigations in Istanbul as well as in cities and villages in the districts of Mardin and Sanliurfa. They visited tent-cities and other provisional accommodations of refugees, they had official meetings with representatives of local institutions, camps’ managers and armed forces members, and held discussion with women and lawyers’ associations as well as with members of civil society.

 

24/06/2015 : UN envoy fights to help women suffering sexual violence in the Middle East

This is the story of countless Yazidi women living in Iraq who have been sold into slavery by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other terrorist groups, which are using sexual violence as a central aspect of their ideology.

Ms. Bangura recalled these and other stories after she returned from a mission to the Middle East in April during which she met with women and girls who survived sexual violence.

 

23/06/2015 : PAKISTAN: The life of another human rights defender faces threat to her life

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) condemns the brutal murder of a peace activist and human rights defender by the so called 'unknown persons' after arranging an open discussion on the gross violation of human rights in Balochistan.

Ms. Sabeen Mahmud, who was receiving life threats from the persons belonging to spy agencies of the security establishment to cancel the talk that had prominent Baloch activists Mama Qadeer, Ms. Farzana Majeed and Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur as panelists. The mysterious calls threatened her with dire consequences if she went ahead with the talk.  Some unknown persons riding on a motorbike wearing helmets shot several bullets at her while she was going back to her home with her mother after the talk. The gunshots killed her while also causing serious injuries to her mother.

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