News

17/5/2004
The Bangladeshi parliament has amended its constitution to reserve 45 seats for women.
17/5/2004
An update from Zimbabwe Women's Resource Centre Network on the Draft Domestic Violence Bill 2003.
16/5/2004
Foreign ministers have endorsed the concepts of democracy and human rights in a document prepared for approval at a two-day Arab summit in Tunis starting on 22 May.
16/5/2004
Reforms preached in 70,000 mosques.
13/5/2004
The patriarchal notion that women’s bodies and sexuality belong not to themselves, but to their families and society, is reflected not only in customary practices, but is also sanctioned by the penal and civil codes in all of the countries in the region.
13/5/2004
Iran's reformist Parliament passed a bill Monday granting women the same inheritance rights as men, a move that sets the stage for a showdown with the conservative 12-member Guardian Council, Reuters reported yesterday.
12/5/2004
Saudi Arabia's Consultative Council has endorsed a new immigation bill which would make mixed marriages easier by allowing Saudi women to keep their citizenship upon marrying foreigners.
12/5/2004
While its emergence as an important economic and political sector is lauded by many, the fact that this group is also experiencing an upsurge in cases of domestic violence against women is often ignored.
12/5/2004
Suha had had enough of her marriage years ago, but she was unable to end it until a temporary law granted unhappily married Jordanian women their freedom.
11/5/2004
One woman told her attorney she was forced to disrobe in front of male prison guards.