Austria

Address: Türkenstrasse 3 1090 Vienna, Austria

Tel: + 43 1 310 51 45 352; +43 1 319 26 93

Fax: +43 1 310 51 45 312

Contact: Mrs. Etenesh Hadis

The intersectionality of freedom of religion or belief and women’s rights is one of the most complex human rights issues faced by the world today. Down through the centuries, religious extremism and interpretation of holy books have shaped traditions and cultural stereotypes in a number of patriarchal societies. Some of these traditions and stereotypes have been detrimental to women, and have survived until the 3rd millennium. By Willy Fautré, Human Rights Without Frontiers.

Right-wing Austrian government abolishes women's ministry.
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