News

15/5/2003
In January, Benin joined the growing list of African countries that have made female circumcision/female genital mutilation (FC/FGM) a crime.
14/5/2003
Urge Egypt to Release All Those Imprisoned on the Basis of Their Sexual Orientation.
13/5/2003
Anti-American protests in Iraq, such as the April 28 incident in Fallujah that left an estimated 15 Iraqis dead, should not come as a surprise to Washington.
13/5/2003
In recent weeks numerous actors from within the United Nations, national governments, civil society organizations and media have mobilized to address the situation of women in Iraq.
13/5/2003
KABUL - Islamic shariah law is the 'only source' of legislation in Afghanistan, deputy chief justice Fazel Ahmad Manawi has declared.
13/5/2003
As of Thursday, May 8, 2003, humanitarian organizations working within the Gaza Strip, Occupied Palestine began receiving a new declaration created by the Israeli military.
2/5/2003
Across the Arab world, women's rights are being stifled by political unrest and conservative women in positions of power, lawyers, intellectuals and officials told a weekend conference in Germany.
2/5/2003
Two rockets hit a European Union-funded project that has been pushing women's development in the backward and remote corners of northwest Pakistan, police said Tuesday.
2/5/2003
There has been a whole host of petitions and letter writing campaigns about Amina Lawal (sentenced to stoning to death for adultery in August 2002).
1/5/2003
Religious parties won control of North West Frontier Province (NWFP) bordering Afghanistan last year and recently Islamised its laws.