News

27/5/2004
Seats should be reserved for women in Arab parliaments so that they can play a greater role in the political sphere, delegates at a conference said.
26/5/2004
Some Canadian Muslims are proposing the implementation of sections of Sharia [Muslim law] to settle family disputes outside the court system through arbitration committees/tribunals.
26/5/2004
Marrying across the religious divide is still taboo in 21st-Century India.
25/5/2004
A study of the life circumstances and lived experiences of female and male non-heterosexual Muslims of Asian descent by Dr Andrew Yip (2003).
25/5/2004
Hungry, frightened and helpless, young women in the Democratic Republic of Congo are selling their bodies in exchange for food and shelter. And the men expecting such 'payment' are the UN peacekeepers responsible for protecting them.
25/5/2004
The controversial question of Christianity returned to the EU when seven states, led by Italy, urged the union to recognise a "historical truth" and refer explicitly to the "Christian roots of Europe" in its new constitution.
24/5/2004
Statement by The Women’s Affairs Technical Committee.
22/5/2004
An unprecedented worldwide public education effort to raise public awareness about the devastating effect of the bishops’ ban on condoms, sponsored by Catholics for a Free Choice.
21/5/2004
Women Living Under Muslim Laws are deeply concerned about the escalation of violence and the repeated violations by the Israeli state of the human rights of Palestinians living in Rafah town and refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip.
20/5/2004
Kuwait's Cabinet approved a draft law allowing women to vote and run in parliamentary polls, moving them a step closer to full political rights they have sought for decades in the conservative Gulf Arab state.