A dramatic development shocked most delegates and observers on the last day of the 47th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, March 2003.
The Tostan-Unicef basic education program has given participants the opportunity to understand the dangers resulting from the practice as well as to share their new knowledge with relatives and neighbours.
War in Iraq has brought the opinions of British Muslims to the fore - but what influence does the radical fringe have on the young?
War on Civilians, War on Women
Sisters in Islam (SIS) welcomes the decision of the government to appoint women to serve as judges in the Syariah courts.
An Approach to the Internalization of Human Rights in Family Relations in Islamic Communities.
Bad Jens aims to improve links between activists/academics inside and outside the country.
Jo Wilding is a British woman in Baghdad, staying there as a human rights observer - going out, taking witness statements for possible legal cases and reporting on the situation.
Following her trip to Baghdad from 5-9 March 2003, Farida Akhter writes about her experiences and thoughts.
An appeal, due to begin in northern Nigeria for Amina Lawal, a Muslim woman convicted of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning, has been postponed because the judges failed to turn up.