News

9/6/2003
Religious police who fined courting couples for holding hands in Malaysia were criticised by the government for being ‘overzealous’ yesterday.
5/6/2003
Amina Lawal has had her appeal adjourned until 27 August 2003 as she seeks to overturn a conviction for adultery.
3/6/2003
The Shoura Council is expected to debate the employment law for women.
3/6/2003
Civil society organizations succeed in keeping Family Law intact in Senegal.
2/6/2003
The Joint Action Committee (JAC), a forum of civil society groups, has rejected the proposed NWFP Shariah Act, 2003, and the Hasba Act.
2/6/2003
In the chaos that followed the fall of Saddam Hussein last month, the Hawza, a powerful group of senior Shiite Muslim clerics, took over al-Rahmah, an orphanage in Iraq.
2/6/2003
Most of the theatrical gowns designed by Feryal Kilidar over 32 years have gone up in smoke – burned by looters.
30/5/2003
An educator in Saudi Arabia is coming up with a book that seeks to correct false notions of women's roles in their society and how these notions are being upheld by a misinterpretation of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam.
29/5/2003
Includes a reference to Security Council Resolution 1325 in the preamble.
28/5/2003
5000 people attended the first Public Declaration on FGC abandonment in Burkina Faso.