News

6/2/2004
As Iraqis wait for the establishment of a new constitution and judicial framework, so-called "tribal courts" are already administering rough justice in the south.
5/2/2004
Calls for stiffer penalties to be imposed on those who allow and practice female genital mutilation.
4/2/2004
The controversy about banning signs of religious and political affiliation in French schools.
2/2/2004
Under a new family code, or the Mudawana as it is known, husbands will now have to go to court to make their repudiation binding and women will no longer be legally required to be "obedient" to their husbands.
28/1/2004
An unlikely feminist in India's traditionally male-dominated southern heartland, has caused a storm by leading the movement for the women's mosque.
26/1/2004
The international community has one more reason to ensure the security of Afghanistan -- to help bring about the women's rights promised in the country's just completed constitution, according to experts.
24/1/2004
Federal police in India have arrested 12 people on charges of murder and gang rape during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
23/1/2004
In an embarrassing setback for moderates in Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government, authorities have reimposed a ban on women singing on state television just days after it was lifted.
23/1/2004
We would like to express our horror at the Iraqi Governing Council’s Act 137 dated 29/12/2003 that replaces Iraqi civil law concerning family law with Sharia law.