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3/11/2017

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Wednesday rejected ‘The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill, 2017’ and said it was un-Islamic.

The bill was rejected even though the mover of the bill was not present though three other bills were deferred for the same reason.

The chairman of the committee, Rehman Malik said the bill, which suggests increasing the minimum age for girls to marry from 16 to 18, was contrary to Islamic injunctions.

29/10/2017

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‘The new criminal proceedings against Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe are as baseless as the original ones’ - Kerry Moscogiuri

Responding to news from Richard Ratcliffe that his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - a British-Iranian charity worker who has been unjustly jailed in Iran for the past year-and-a-half - may be facing additional criminal charges and a further prison sentence, Amnesty International UK’s Campaigns Director, Kerry Moscogiuri, said:

21/10/2017

PRESS RELEASE  13 OCTOBER 2017

COURT OF APPEAL FINDS THAT GENDER SEGREGATION CAN AMOUNT TO UNLAWFUL SEX DISCRIMINATION

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In a landmark judgment handed down today, the Court of Appeal found that ‘separate but equal’ treatment on the basis of gender at a school can amount to unlawful sex discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA).

13/10/2017

(Beirut) – Saudi authorities, in ending the ban on women driving, should not impose any additional restrictions that it does not impose on men, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities announced on September 26, 2017, that the government would end the longstanding ban on women driving cars in Saudi Arabia.

 

9/10/2017

By Bintari Hamza Zafar

 

19/6/2017

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Human rights groups have warned about the safety of a prominent Bangladeshi lawyer after Islamist leaders threatened to “break every bone” in her body for defending the installation of a Lady Justice statue outside the country’s supreme court.

23/5/2017

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Women Living Under Muslim Laws is nominating WLUML board member Ms. Zarizana Abdul Aziz from Malaysia as the most knowledgeable and experienced candidate for the Asia representative of the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice. 

You can find both a detailed and a short endorsement below, as well as how to make your endorsement.

15/11/2016
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After months of hard work, Musawah’s  Arabic website is now live.
9/10/2016

Retired Concordia University professor describes terrifying experience in Tehran prison

By Susan Ormiston, CBC News Posted: Oct 05, 2016 6:36 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 06, 2016 8:04 AM ET

WATCH INTERVIEW CLIPS HERE

9/10/2016

Homa Hoodfar’s Iranian captors never succeeded in breaking her spirit — not when they confined her to a tiny cell without a bathroom, not when they interrogated her for hours on end, not when she endured countless sleepless nights in a brightly lit cell with no pillow.

WATCH INTERVIEW HERE