News

9/5/2002
Women made up 10% of the 300 or so candidates standing in the local polls, but none has been selected by the electorate.
9/5/2002
Many continue to wear the Burqa for personal safety.
8/5/2002
Easy to access information for current WAO supporters as well as women and men who want to learn about the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and its oppression of the Palestinian people.
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The United States has withdrawn from a treaty to establish an International Criminal Court (ICC), provoking outrage from human rights organisations.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.