News

20/5/2002
Bangladeshi women who face harassment from males lack any access to avenues of social or legal redress. The suicide of Simi Banu tragically highlights the need for the law to protect not only female ‘modesty’, but the very right to equality.
19/5/2002
Women’s organizations and charitable societies, like all Palestinian governmental and non-governmental institutions, have suffered considerable financial losses due to closure and curfew imposed by the Israeli army.
19/5/2002
Toujan al-Faisal, an outspoken advocate of free speech, domestic reforms, and women's rights, has been convicted of publishing "lies that hurt the state's integrity and honour," and sentenced to 18 months in jail.
16/5/2002
Invitation to participate in a conference organised by the SAFRA project on 29 June in Manchester, UK.
16/5/2002
Rape survivors from Congo's 1997-1999 civil war are taking their case to court, with help from 'Doctors Without Borders', a non-governmental organisation (NGO), which carries French acronym MSF.
16/5/2002
Mehrangiz Kar, journalist and Iranian women's rights activist, who was jailed in April 2000 for her writings and speeches on women's rights, was allowed to leave Iran for medical treatment for breast cancer in autumn 2001.
15/5/2002
In a landmark judgment last week, the Bombay High Court ruled that divorces between Muslim couples will now have to be "convincingly proved in a court of law under the civil procedure court and the Indian Evidence Act."
13/5/2002
The Special Rapporteur is seeking information on whether and how recommendations in her reports have been implemented by governments worldwide.
12/5/2002
An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has sentenced a man to death by stoning for the crime of rape.
12/5/2002
The final pre-trial hearing for the case against Ariel Sharon will be heard in a Belgian court on 15th May.