News

30/9/2003
Heshu, aged 17 years, was found murdered and mutilated on the evening of October 12th 2002 in her flat in West London.
30/9/2003
Proposals for a revamp of the Indonesian civil code could make sex outside marriage a crime.
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.