News

7/5/2002
The communal violence in Gujarat continues.
7/5/2002
The United States has withdrawn from a treaty to establish an International Criminal Court (ICC), provoking outrage from human rights organisations.
7/5/2002
A court in Pakistan has suspended the sentence of stoning to death passed against a woman convicted of adultery.
7/5/2002
Saudi Arabian authorities have confiscated thousands of full-length black cloaks for women for violating Sharia, a Saudi newspaper has reported.
3/5/2002
Muslim leaders in Nigeria say they have introduced Sharia law in a southern state for the first time.
3/5/2002
The Women’s Action Forum (WAF) and the Joint Action Committee Lahore (JAC) condemn in the strongest terms possible the unprovoked police brutality against members of the Alliance for the Repeal of Discriminatory Laws in Islamabad on May 2nd 2002.
3/5/2002
An Equitable World is possible and necessary women at the FfD declare.
3/5/2002
Zafran Bibi's commission of Zina has not been established in court. She has been sentenced, on circumstantial evidence, for giving birth while her husband was in prison. The Federal Shariat Court has ruled that such evidence is inadequate.
3/5/2002
A critical component of the gender mainstreaming begun in the Rome Statute is at stake in these negotiations.
2/5/2002
The UN has conceded defeat over its attempt to investigate the alleged massacre in Jenin refugee camp after the Israeli cabinet risked international fury by blocking the inquiry.