News

2/9/2002
The LEGAL Institute is a non-profit private organisation set up by the GayLebanon Group, serving the Lebanese gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community.
30/8/2002
More than 600 September 11 survivors and victims' families have filed a $100 trillion suit accusing the Saudi royal family, seven international banks, charities and others of financing Osama bin Laden's terrorist network.
29/8/2002
The authorities in Bangladesh have banned the latest novel by the feminist writer, Taslima Nasreen.
27/8/2002
Iran's reformist-controled Majlis, or parliament, has adopted a proposal expanding women's rights regarding divorce less than two months after winning a protracted battle with conservatives over a more limited reform.
23/8/2002
Mianwali again saw a manifestation of one of the worst forms of religious extremism and fundamentalism in Pakistan, when Rukhsana Bunyad, a local social activist and district councilor was charged having allegedly made remarks against the Holy Qur'an.
23/8/2002
A pregnant Nigerian student was released from custody and given temporary stay in Cyprus on Wednesday after she applied for asylum, fearing death by stoning in her homeland for having a child out of wedlock.
23/8/2002
Participants in a roundtable on equality between men and women in Tajikistan have stressed the need for accessible and fast mechanisms for enforcing legal provisions.
23/8/2002
After almost 2 years of bitter fighting, trust between Israelis and Palestinians has never been lower.
21/8/2002
During the last UN Commission on Human Rights in April 2002, two human rights independent experts, Asma Jahangir and Radhika Coomaraswamy, made a historic appearance at an NGO briefing.