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21/1/2004
The state ruling party is weathering a barrage of criticism for 'riding roughshod' over female workers' rights in Terengganu.
21/1/2004
The Menteri Besar now says it is not right for the Terengganu state government to dictate what non-Muslims cannot wear.
20/1/2004

The following Declaration was drafted pursuant to a symposium organized in Panlýurfa by the Human Rights Association of Panlýurfa. The symposium took place on November 22nd and 23rd 2003. We, the co-authors of this Declaration, are deeply concerned about the recent developments at the United Nations regarding the language adopted within various documents regarding women’s rights. The efforts in questioning and undermining already accepted language of the Beijing Conference and Beijing Platform for Action calls for an immediate action by women’s (human) rights defenders.

16/1/2004
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has vowed to protect a woman who faces being murdered by members of her own tribe in an honour killing.
16/1/2004
Millions of women work day in day out to promote peace. In the year 2005 a thousand women shall collectively receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in pursuit of peace.
16/1/2004
The Baghdad/London daily az-Zaman reports that there were widespread demonstrations on Tuesday by women against the order decreeing abolition of Iraq's uniform civil codes in favor of religious law, which they say "repeals women's rights" in Iraq.
16/1/2004
In 2002, events occurred in Gujarat in western India which led many to wonder whether Hinduism - the religion practised by over 80% of Indians - is developing a new and more militant face.
16/1/2004
Iranian women have won the right to have custody of boys up to the age of seven, giving divorced mothers the same rights over their sons as they do over their daughters.
15/1/2004
The conference will bring together academics, lawyers, judges, activists and researchers to meet, interact with and consider the catastrophic consequences of deadly armed conflict.
15/1/2004
A Muslim cleric who wrote a book that advised men how to beat up their wives without leaving incriminating marks has been sentenced by a Spanish court.