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19/10/2004
Professional discrimination and gender bias seems more severe in the case of women who do not have French citizenship or come from French families. For them, the idea of equal rights merely emphasises that there is a wide gap between theory and practice.
18/10/2004
Murder by any other name still smells foul. It is still murder.
15/10/2004
A 15-year-old schoolgirl has become the public face of a radical group's campaign for an "Islamic" dress code in a controversy similar to the one sparked by the recent French ban on headscarves in classrooms.
15/10/2004
Tariq Ramadan is one of the top-billed speakers at the European Social Forum, appearing on a panel to present “Voices of resistance and alternatives from the global South”.
14/10/2004
The movement in Turkey is still in its fledgling stages, but gays and lesbians are increasingly outspoken: they are expanding their networks, organizing conferences and film festivals and taking part in May Day marches.
13/10/2004
How respective ideologies contribute towards a culture that condones and engages in violence, by Beena Sarwar.
12/10/2004
This report is based on interviews with women NGO activists, journalists, government officials, doctors, teachers, UN workers, and international donors from a wide range of ethnic groups, political affiliations, and regions.
11/10/2004
WOMANKIND Worldwide is calling for increased security and greater election monitoring to encourage the 4 million Afghan women who have registered, to cast their votes in the presidential elections.
8/10/2004
Only an internally generated intellectual revolution would provide Muslims a place of respect, by Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui.
7/10/2004
Siti Musdah Mulia has raised the ire of many for her boldness in criticizing some aspects of Islam considered sacred.