An Iranian woman is about to be executed for killing a police chief who allegedly tried to rape her, according to Amnesty International.
The conference took place in the context of a surge in extremism and the presentation of the reform draft of the Moroccan Family Law “Moudawana” prepared by the consultative commission to the King.
Ten women from Britain, with another 430 from around the world, descended on a small town on the Northern coast of Italy for 5 days of sun, sea and inspiration, for the 11th Women in Black conference at the end of August 2003.
Scared in Iraq.
Heshu, aged 17 years, was found murdered and mutilated on the evening of October 12th 2002 in her flat in West London.
Proposals for a revamp of the Indonesian civil code could make sex outside marriage a crime.
The Katsina State Sharia Court of Appeal has vindicated Amina Lawal’s appeal against her conviction for adultery and sentence of stoning to death.
Fearful for their safety and unnerved by last weekend's attack on a high-ranking female official, Iraqi women activists are retreating from the public sphere and choosing to keep their work low-profile.
Four out of five judges rejected her conviction, saying she was not given "ample opportunity to defend herself".
More than 250 villages from three rural communities in Senegal have pledged to abandon the practice of female genital mutilation and all other forms of discrimination against women.