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VNC Publications and Resources

The following is a list of publications and resources that have been created by the Violence is Not Our Culture Campaign or our Partners as part of their work with the VNC Campaign.

Becoming a Women: A Report on the 16 Days Campaign 2011

December, 2011

This summary report documents the activities of Solidaritas Perempuan in Indonesia, during the 16 Days of Activism 2011.

VNC Launches New Website

December 4, 2011

The international campaign 'Violence Is Not Our Culture' is excited to launch its new website.

Key Measures to End Gender-Based Discrimination and Violence Against Women in Saudi Arabia

October, 2011

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed and ratified the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Convention) in 2000, yet maintained certain reservations, especially in regards to Article 2, stating that “In case of contradiction between any term of the Convention and the norms of Islamic law, the Kingdom is not under obligation to observe the contradictory terms of the Convention.”

VNC Strategic Consultation Meeting Report

August, 2011

Twenty four (24) VNC partners, activists and allies gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 5-8 May 2011 to review the first three (3) years of the Campaign and to map out its future.

Strategising Online Activism: A Toolkit

May, 2011

Strategising Online Activism: A Toolkit was inspired by the workshops held in Asia and Africa for the partners and members of the Violence is not our Culture (VNC) campaign.

While this toolkit has been designed primarily for the local partners and activists of the VNC campaign, this can be a resource, too, for human rights activists who are keen to develop their online activism and want to know where and how to to start.

Through this toolkit we hope that campaigners will acquire the following skills:

Control and Sexuality: The Revival of Zina Laws in Muslim Contexts

December, 2010

Control and Sexuality
examines zina laws in some Muslim contexts and communities in order to explore connections between the criminalisation of sexuality, gender-based violence and women’s rights activism. The Violence is Not Our Culture Campaign and the Women Living Under Muslim Laws network present this comparative study and feminist analysis of zina laws as a contribution to the broader objective of ending violence in the name of ‘culture’.

List of Stoning Cases in Iran

July, 2010

Below is a list of those known to have been sentenced to stoning and or executed by stoning in Iran.

Stoning Victims:

1. Mahboubeh M (7 May 2006):  With Abbas H.

FAQs about the sentencing of Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani

July, 2010


Read our Call for Action Relating to Sakinah Mohammadi-Ashtiani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  about the case of Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani and the practice of stoning in Iran.

(Attached is the PDF version for download) 

A Catalogue of International Human Rights Instruments for campaigners

June, 2010
Edna Aquino

In addition to the Bill of Rights, there are nine core international human rights treaties. Each of these treaties has established a committee of experts to monitor implementation of the treaty provisions by its States parties. Some of the treaties are supplemented by optional protocols dealing with specific concerns.

Publication: Policy Briefing Series I

April 20, 2010

Policy Briefing Series I: The Global Campaign is pleased to announce the publication of our first Policy Briefing Series on culturally-justified violence against women (CVAW).