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Female activists demand to “amend the laws that strengthen the culture of discrimination against and murder of women”

Headline: “Female activists called on the [PA] president to approve the law to defend the family from violence”

“Female legal investigator Zeinab Al-Ghoneimi said that the case of Israa Ghrayeb (i.e., died on Aug. 29, 2019, in a suspected "honor killing”) is inflaming the public’s emotions, not only on the Palestinian level but also on the global level…

Al-Ghoneimi emphasized that it is necessary to hurry and defend the family from violence, particularly in the shadow of women being murdered, which has cost the lives of 19 women within one year on the pretext of honor, suicide, or death under mysterious circumstances…

Al-Ghoneimi demanded that Palestinian legislation be adapted to the human rights outlook and international conventions… and to amend the laws that strengthen the culture of discrimination against and murder of women.

 


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