A bill calling on Iran to join an international agreement on women's rights has been rejected by the government's supervisory body.
WLUML received the following statement, which is a courageous initiative undertaken by the Movement of Secular Muslims of France at a time where we witness a shrinking of secular spaces and where fundamentalist voices are dominating.
It will soon be 20 years that the Family law has been enforced in Algeria.
Throughout the Arab world, many women, their husbands and their children suffer hardships due to nationality laws that make it difficult or impossible for a woman married to a non-national (even an Arab or Muslim) to pass her nationality to her children.
The Civil Status Temporary Law, which raised the age of marriage for both men and women to 18 and allowed women to file for divorce, was hotly contested by many of the 110 deputies.
The United States Marine colonel supervising the reconstruction of this Shiite holy city's government indefinitely postponed the swearing in of its first-ever female judge after her appointment provoked a wave of resentment.
The volume is at once a collection of research-based articles and an activist manual, presenting experiences of organizational and educational efforts, and pointing to steps and strategies for change.
The Malaysian cabinet has promised to change the country's laws to discourage men from divorcing their wives by means of electronic messages.
In June, the North London Muslim Community Centre (NLMCC) became the first Muslim mainstream organisation in the UK to appoint a female Director.
A three-day 'South Asia Court of Women on the Violence of Trafficking begins on August 11.