Justice (retd.) Rizvi is Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women.
A draft Afghan constitution has been unveiled, setting out a new political system and defining Islam's role in the country.
As feminists and NGO advocates celebrated the legal recognition of the New Woman Research Centre, Mariz Tadros discovers the battle is far from over.
In Soviet times, polygamy was prohibited by law. What has happened in the years of independence in the former Central Asian republics of the USSR?
It may not look much - a motley collection of bits and pieces, the bric-a-brac of daily life. But for a group of Iraqi exiles, they are their most prized possessions, each carrying a story of personal struggle, hardship and courage.
Bangladeshi activists have been campaigning to stop the nomination of Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, Special Adviser to the PM.
The Fiji Women's Rights Movement applauds the members of the House of Representatives for making a stand for social justice.
Malaysian newspaper, Malaysiakini, reported that the next general election is a battle for the hearts and minds of Muslims.
This paper by Farida Shaheed, produced for Dawn's Political Restructuring and Social Transformation Programme, outlines the spaces, strategies and contradictions arising from women's political involvement in South Asia.
Baghdad's female population is crushed by lawlessness under US occupation.