News

1/6/2003
The Joint Action Committee (JAC), a forum of civil society groups, has rejected the proposed NWFP Shariah Act, 2003, and the Hasba Act.
1/6/2003
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.
1/6/2003
Most of the theatrical gowns designed by Feryal Kilidar over 32 years have gone up in smoke – burned by looters.
29/5/2003
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.
28/5/2003
Includes a reference to Security Council Resolution 1325 in the preamble.
27/5/2003
5000 people attended the first Public Declaration on FGC abandonment in Burkina Faso.
26/5/2003
Two prominent women’s networks in Afghanistan and Kosovo, representing hundreds of influential women activists, have pledged solidarity to Iraqi women.
22/5/2003
Muslim women working towards social change in South Asia.
21/5/2003
Amnesty International has expressed its concern that Toujan al-Faisal is not being allowed to stand as a candidate in the upcoming Jordanian parliamentary elections of 17 June, 2003.
15/5/2003
Tony Blair was accused of caving in to evangelical Christians last night after it emerged that new government legislation will allow faith schools, churches, hospices and other religious employers to sack lesbian and gay staff.