Tabassum Adnan wants women to stand up for their rights.

That's a dangerous message to send where she comes from -- Pakistan's Swat Valley. And that's the reason she was just awarded the U.S. Secretary Of State's International Women of Courage Award.


“Some resistance movements are creating new gender relations as a primary part of their struggle and process for building a better world.”

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Religious Fundamentalisms Impact on Women’s Rights in Africa
April 21, 2015 
Carleton University. Humanities Theatre, 303 Paterson Hall (Ottawa)

The Africa-Canada Forum (ACF), one of the working groups of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), in collaboration with the Institute of African Studies from Carlton University, is organizing a one day learning event on religious fundamentalisms and their impact on women’s rights in Africa. 


Egyptian WLUML networker, Kholoud El-Sayed has been announced as a speaker at TEDx Suez Canal University's first event, IDEUPHORIA.


GENEVA (1 April 2015) – Tanzania should take steps to revise or repeal laws, customs and practices that discriminate against women, a UN Committee has said after considering the case of two widows who were prevented from inheriting their late husbands’ property and were left homeless. 


Algeria’s parliament passed a law on Thursday criminalizing violence against women, in a move criticized by both Islamist lawmakers as well as Amnesty.


LONDON, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two former child brides have taken Zimbabwe's government to court in a ground-breaking bid to get child marriages declared illegal and unconstitutional.


Mohammad Jamil Khan

Two madrasa students have been detained for their alleged involvement with the killing

Radical Islamists hacked to death secular blogger Md Oyasiqur Rahman Babu Monday morning in Tejgaon, Dhaka allegedly for his atheist views.


TEHRAN — In a major shift, Iran announced Saturday that women would be allowed to attend big sporting events, reversing a rule that had barred them from entering stadiums to watch matches attended by men.