News

16/2/2005
Creationists take their challenge to evolution theory into the classroom.
16/2/2005
A coalition of Shia religious parties has won the Iraq election, taking almost half the votes and raising the spectre of Islamic law finding its way into the country's new constitution.
16/2/2005
It is very likely that governments will adopt a political declaration at the close of the BPfA review (Feb 28-Mar 11). The sign-on letter below calls for governments to support full reaffirmation and implementation of the BPfA.
16/2/2005
A statement issued by 115 women in Dhaka, following the assassination of Shah A M S Kibria and five members of his audience (Abul Hossain, Farid, Manjurul Huda Manju, Siddiq Ali, Abdur Rahim) in a grenade attack on a public meeting in Habiganj, Sylhet.
15/2/2005
Saudi Arabia has held its first elections of any kind for 40 years. Women had expected to have the vote: six even put their names forward as candidates. But, in one of the world's most repressive societies, they were banned from the poll.
14/2/2005
Cassandra Balchin works with the WLUML network. In this interview with Yoginder Sikand she talks about the work of the organization.
14/2/2005
BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights is lending its voice to the call for the full participation of women in the forthcoming National Political Conference.
12/2/2005
Women across the country commemorate February 12 as Pakistan Women's Day, in remembrance of the state's brutality against women who in 1983, protested against the Law of Evidence, which reduces the status of a woman witness to half that of a male witness.
11/2/2005
The recent spate of splits in the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has come as a rude shock to the ‘ulama on the Board who had arrogated to themselves the right to speak on behalf of the 150 million or more Muslims in India.
11/2/2005
Once again, a Pakistani woman has been subjected to rape and torture.