News

1/7/2004
Occupation and rights violations are the main causes of violence against women, says UN expert following visit to Palestinian territories.
1/7/2004
Changes are under way, and the focal point of reforms is Algeria's archaic family law.
1/7/2004
The merits of monogamy and polygamy have come under vigorous discussion in Benin recently, with the passage of a law that encourages the first - but tolerates the second.
30/6/2004
Turkish state universities have the right to ban Muslim headscarves, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled.
29/6/2004
The narratives and experiences of women (Jewish and Palestinian) to expose hidden stories of protest, resistance and cooperation of women, that were marginalized and obscured by the dominant "male/heroic/militaristic” version of events of 1948.
29/6/2004
The ICC has indicated it will investigate crimes committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since July 1 2002, the date the Rome Statute of the ICC came into force.
29/6/2004
Jordan’s lower house has quashed for a second time a temporary law granting women the right to divorce although Parliament’s legal committee and the Senate have recommended its approval.
28/6/2004
Now that the Iraqi Governing Council has been dissolved, the transitional government taking its place is being hailed as "diverse" for its multiethnic, multiconfessional representation.
28/6/2004
Jordan's women are on the way to have the right to divorce their husbands after the Lower House Legal Committee endorsed the Personal Status Law.
25/6/2004
As with all matters relating to rebuilding the legal, social and political environments in Afghanistan, the problem of women and children in prison is very complex and needs attention from many different areas.