Twenty-five NGO representatives and researchers from Muslim societies in South and Southeast Asia met in Jakarta to discuss pivotal human rights issues related to sexual and bodily rights, sexual politics, power and gender in Muslim societies.
A 15-year-old schoolgirl has become the public face of a radical group's campaign for an "Islamic" dress code in a controversy similar to the one sparked by the recent French ban on headscarves in classrooms.
The movement in Turkey is still in its fledgling stages, but gays and lesbians are increasingly outspoken: they are expanding their networks, organizing conferences and film festivals and taking part in May Day marches.
The government of Sierra Leone should bring to justice those responsible for the brutal murder of FannyAnn Eddy, founder of the Sierra Leone Lesbian and Gay Association and a lesbian rights activist known across Africa, Human Rights Watch said today.
On June 30 this year, the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Leyla Sahin v. Turkey unanimously ruled that the university’s headscarf ban did not infringe the European Convention on Human Rights.
L'Union des organisations islamiques de France invite les élèves à porter "les tenues qu'elles auront choisi" - une position qualifiée de "provocation" par le SNPDEN (Syndicat national des personnels de direction).