In its first-ever report on personal status laws, Human Rights Watch (HRW) paints a bleak picture of women suffering under Egypt's divorce system. Gihan Shahine (Al Ahram Weekly) reviews the report and asks its author, Farida Deif, some tough questions.
Review of God's Brothel, a book by Andrea Moore-Emmett.
Contraception has a long history in Islam. Early Islam actually developed contraceptive medicine and instructed Europe on it.
On the 9 December 2004 an Upper Sharia Court in Ningi, Bauchi state, discharged and acquitted Daso Adamu of a death sentence by stoning.
A major step towards gender equality and sexual and bodily rights.
At least 200 Muslim women from Debang VDC in Parsa district who were divorced without their consent recently urged the Prime Ministers Office and Cabinet and other ministries to probe the issue and bring the guilty to book.
A resource for women peace builders and practitioners to effectively promote peace and security which outlines the components of peace building from conflict prevention to post-conflict reconstruction & highlights the role that women play in each phase.
Femicide (murder of women), however, has rarely been the subject of feminist and non-feminist analysts. This study is the first of its nature in the Arab World to study such atrocities.
Pakistan's only woman cabinet minister says she accepts that a bill tightening legislation against so-called honour killings does not go far enough.