Rana Husseini's consistent reporting of honor crimes in Jordan has put violence against women on the public agenda in this country and has earned her many awards for her courage, including Women's eNews' Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism.
At a time when insecurity is on the rise in Baghdad, women and girls in Baghdad told Human Rights Watch that the insecurity and fear of sexual violence or abduction is keeping them in their homes, out of schools, away from work and looking for employment.
There is concern that the rejection lacks a legal basis and is intended to restrict the activities of Egyptian civil society.
Women in Jordan and Turkey take on new leadership roles.
To date, 174 states parties have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
The Women's Court: The Permanent Arab Court To Resist Violence Against Women is a symbolic popular court that aims at fighting all forms of violence practiced against women in Arab societies.
June was a watershed month for homosexual rights in the West. The homosexual community in South Asia, especially in India, has been making news as well.
The burgeoning incidents of rape of young women point to an increasingly common phenomenon in what are known as cites the massive housing projects that ring most of the country's large cities.
SIS is a group of Muslim professional women committed to promoting the rights of women within the framework of Islam.
A Cairo conference on how to prevent female circumcision concluded that it takes more than a law to stop the physical violation of girls.