Two years ago, women were granted the right to instigate unilateral khul' divorce. It was supposed to change the face of Egyptian family life. However the results, Mariz Tadros discovers, have confounded all predictions.
Gush Shalom report that 120 tanks are present on the streets, and both helicopters and tanks are bombarding different neighbourhoods with missiles.
Since early January 2002, Amnesty International has expressed its concerns regarding the treatment, conditions of detention, and legal status of detainees in US custody, transferred from Afghanistan to the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
During the past 12 months, a massive police crackdown against homosexual men has terrified the country’s gay community and raised a chorus of criticism from human rights groups in Europe and America.
Creationist teachers at the city technology college in Gateshead are undermining the scientific teaching of biology in favour of persuading pupils of the literal truth of the Bible.
Recalling that women’s rights are human rights, we, the Special Rapporteurs, reaffirm our commitment to international standards of women’s rights.
Soldiers deploy across the Indian state of Gujarat in an attempt to quell the worst sectarian violence in 10 years.
The Turkish Government has rescinded a controversial law that allowed school girls suspected of having pre-marital sex to be given virginity tests.
The report provides an overview of the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan with particular focus on the events since September 2001.
The demonstration is organised by the Stop the War Coalition and supported by CND.