Action

5/3/2001
We are deeply concerned about politically-motivated court action brought against Dr. Nawal el-Saadawi and the possibility of threats to her personal security and that of her husband. Now 70, the prominent Egyptian feminist writer, doctor and active defender of the rights of women has become the latest intellectual to face the possibility of apostasy charges.
28/2/2001
The Turkish Government has rescinded a controversial law that allowed school girls suspected of having pre-marital sex to be given virginity tests.
10/2/2001
Right-wing Austrian government abolishes women's ministry.
2/2/2001
17 human rights activists imprisoned after secret trials.