News

26/9/2003
The Katsina State Sharia Court of Appeal has vindicated Amina Lawal’s appeal against her conviction for adultery and sentence of stoning to death.
26/9/2003
Fearful for their safety and unnerved by last weekend's attack on a high-ranking female official, Iraqi women activists are retreating from the public sphere and choosing to keep their work low-profile.
25/9/2003
Four out of five judges rejected her conviction, saying she was not given "ample opportunity to defend herself".
24/9/2003
More than 250 villages from three rural communities in Senegal have pledged to abandon the practice of female genital mutilation and all other forms of discrimination against women.
24/9/2003
An update from BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights, Lagos, Nigeria regarding the case of Amina Lawal.
24/9/2003
Pakistan and the United Kingdom have agreed to set up a body in each country to assist those seeking legal assistance relating to the wrongful and illegal removal of children.
23/9/2003
Two years ago, as the bombs began to drop, George Bush promised Afghanistan 'the generosity of America and its allies'. Now, the familiar old warlords are regaining power, religious fundamentalism is renewing its grip and military skirmishes continue...
22/9/2003
The Taliban may be gone, but women in Afghanistan are still being arrested for 'moral' crimes.
15/9/2003
On July 11, the African Union adopted the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa, a supplementary protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
15/9/2003
An Interview with Serra Sippel, Director of the See Change Campaign at Catholics for Free Choice, by Renu Mandhane.