News

25/10/2004
The shadow report raises critical questions and concerns on the Turkish Government's official report regarding the implementation of CEDAW in Turkey. The report is also endorsed by the Women’s Platform on the Turkish Penal Code.
22/10/2004
Twenty-five NGO representatives and researchers from Muslim societies in South and Southeast Asia met in Jakarta to discuss pivotal human rights issues related to sexual and bodily rights, sexual politics, power and gender in Muslim societies.
22/10/2004
Following reports from the media about the cases of two young women sentenced to death by stoning in Bauchi State under the Sharia legal system, BAOBAB For Women’s Human Rights has conducted a fact-finding mission to the State.
20/10/2004
At the ESF European Assembly for Women, several women's organisations presented their declaration against the European Constitution.
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.