News

21/7/2003
At a time when insecurity is on the rise in Baghdad, women and girls in Baghdad told Human Rights Watch that the insecurity and fear of sexual violence or abduction is keeping them in their homes, out of schools, away from work and looking for employment.
21/7/2003
There is concern that the rejection lacks a legal basis and is intended to restrict the activities of Egyptian civil society.
20/7/2003
Women in Jordan and Turkey take on new leadership roles.
20/7/2003
To date, 174 states parties have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
20/7/2003
The Women's Court: The Permanent Arab Court To Resist Violence Against Women is a symbolic popular court that aims at fighting all forms of violence practiced against women in Arab societies.
13/7/2003
June was a watershed month for homosexual rights in the West. The homosexual community in South Asia, especially in India, has been making news as well.
9/7/2003
The burgeoning incidents of rape of young women point to an increasingly common phenomenon in what are known as cites the massive housing projects that ring most of the country's large cities.
8/7/2003
SIS is a group of Muslim professional women committed to promoting the rights of women within the framework of Islam.
3/7/2003
A Cairo conference on how to prevent female circumcision concluded that it takes more than a law to stop the physical violation of girls.
2/7/2003
Since Sept. 11, 2001 there has been constant public reference to concepts of terror, war, and security, but little debate about their meaning and the voices of women and girls have been conspicuously absent from the discussion.