News

16/4/2004
The Pakistan government's move to abolish five percent reservation for women in government jobs has evoked sharp criticism from activists and the opposition, which, recently introduced a bill demanding an increase in job reservations for them.
15/4/2004
Sri Lankans must wonder if their patricians could ever be trusted to deliver on an opportunity to remake the country.
15/4/2004
The bill imposes stiff penalties which include up to 25 years imprisonment for those in gay relationships.
14/4/2004
Currently the ICC is undergoing an enormous recruitment process to staff the Court in preparation for it’s substantive work.
13/4/2004
A strategy for the West to counter Islamic extremism by supporting Islamic moderates has been put forward in a report funded in part by a conservative American foundation.
9/4/2004
On 6th April, Women in Black together with citizens of Serbia, protested under the slogan "Not in our name, not with our money."
8/4/2004
An interview with AWID's Lydia Alpizar about the ways in which religious organisations and women's organisations can work together for women's human rights.
8/4/2004
Information on issues relating to women in Iraq from the website of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
7/4/2004
A proposal by 13 Muslim scholars that abortion be legalized for pregnancy caused by rape or incest has sparked a variety of reactions among religious leaders.
5/4/2004
A review of "Islamic Family Law in a Changing World: A Global Resource Book," Abdullahi A. An-Na'im, ed. by Cassandra Balchin of the WLUML International Coordination Office.