The Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women was launched in 2007 to end the misuse of religion and culture to justify stoning of women. The campaign's goal is to ban stoningin countries where it still exists in law. Among the key partners of the campaign is Women Living Under Muslim Laws. According to Islamic criminal law, sexual intercourse between a man and woman outside a valid marriage contract is a crime. The punishment is typically stoning to death for married offenders. This is codified into law in Sudan, Pakistan, Iran, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Nigeria. In some of these countries, there are frequent cases of stoning for adultery and fornication.