Saudi Arabia: Doctor Sentenced to Life for Performing Abortions
An unidentified Lebanese doctor was sentenced to life in prison for performing abortions in Saudi Arabia, according to the al-Eqtissadiyah newspaper.
The doctor had already been jailed 12 years and had faced repeated interrogations about his alleged performance of abortions on single women. Abortion is illegal in Saudi Arabia except for in a few circumstances, such as when a pregnant woman's life is threatened by a pregnancy.
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .