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28/1/2016

Uganda has banned women from working as maids in Saudi Arabia.

UGANDA - Article published the Wednesday 27 January 2016 - Latest update : Wednesday 27 January 2016

28/1/2016
JANUARY 27, 2016

(Nairobi) – Sudanese military forces and militia have used rape as a weapon of war in Darfur and other conflicts, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016.

21/12/2015

By Moni Basu and Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN - Updated 1920 GMT (0320 HKT) December 18, 2015

New Delhi (CNN)Outside the Delhi High Court on Friday, there were few clues that a momentous decision was underway in India's watershed gang rape case. Besides a small band of lawyers and journalists, few were present when the court ruled that come Sunday, the youngest of six men who tortured and raped a physiotherapy student on a moving Delhi bus would be a free man.

14/12/2015

Hala Aldosari | 13 Dec 2015 13:38 GMT

Votes continue to be counted in Saudi Arabia's municipal elections, in which women were allowed for the first time to cast ballots. According to official figures, 130,000 women registered to vote in Saturday's poll, compared with 1.35 million men.

7/12/2015

TODAY: WLUML participates in the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaign via a Twitter teach-in!

Our topic: Can we overcome (or resist) culturally-justfied discrimination against women as a major barrier to education for women and girls?

We have a steady stream of tweets going up, publicising our most relevant resources and stories, and we urge everyone to share, retweet, particpate, ask questions, take part!

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2/12/2015

 December 1, 2015

 “Thirty years ago, before I was even born, my mum started documenting the situation of political prisoners in Azerbaijan. She challenged the government on their poor human rights record and spoke publicly about government oppression. My mum always said she wanted to make her country a better place. Activism is her life’s work, and now she is behind bars because of it. There is such irony in the whole situation—my mother used to protect political prisoners, and now she is one herself.” – Dinara Yunus, daughter of Leyla Yunus 

1/12/2015

WLUML owes a lot to Mroroccan sociologist Fatima Mernissi, who passed away yesterday the 30th of November in Rabat, Morocco. A pioneer in the field of Islamic feminism, her loss deeply saddens us. Here are some final words to her. 

From Fatou Sow, International Director of Women Living Under Muslim Laws:

30/11/2015

  Reuters - Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:30 PM

Sandy and grimy, the watches, cell phones, family photos, $100 bills, and passports from Pakistan, Syria and Sudan are the tattered possessions of migrants who died at sea.