News

25/3/2003
An appeal, due to begin in northern Nigeria for Amina Lawal, a Muslim woman convicted of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning, has been postponed because the judges failed to turn up.
25/3/2003
Egypt's Court of Cassation has twice overturned the politically motivated sentences handed down by the State Security Court against Saad Eddin Ibrahim and other Ibn Khaldun co-defendents.
21/3/2003
The Democratic League for Women's Rights (LDDF) urge you to support Maria Makrem who was recently attacked and threatened by the Moroccan security services.
19/3/2003
Within hours American and British military forces are expected to attack Iraq in a war that has no international legal sanction.
19/3/2003
Once again gender apartheid is being instituted in grave violations of the human rights of girls and women in Afghanistan. This time, the attacks are coming from warlords.
18/3/2003
Arab women are generally portrayed as victimised, subservient.
18/3/2003
An Egyptian court has jailed 21 men for three years each for practising homosexuality in a retrial after their original sentences were quashed on presidential orders.
12/3/2003
Act Together - Women Against Sanctions on Iraq is a group of UK-based Iraqi and non-Iraqi women.
10/3/2003
The Afghan Women's Network (AWN) has called for sweeping changes in the Afghan Constitution that would permit Afghan women free health care in all maternal health facilities and equal rights in all aspects of divorce and custody of children.