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16/3/2015

Forced marriage is one of the last taboos to break. A new law could make it a crime. So why do those who champion prevention oppose it?

25/2/2015

By Ajnadin Mustapha and Salem Ali.

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24/2/2015

Men at a protest condemning violence against women marched down İstiklal Avenue sporting skirts in a demonstration of solidarity for women's rights on Saturday in İstanbul.

23/2/2015

Sudanese Army Attacks against Civilians in Tabit

FEBRUARY 11, 2015
17/2/2015

Afghan officials have been paying tribute to a prominent female politician who died on Sunday following a bomb attack. Angeza Shinwari, a provincial councillor in eastern Nangarhar province, was an outspoken campaigner for women's rights.

17/2/2015

 For Immediate Release

 Sudan: Mass Rape by Army in Darfur   
 UN, AU Should Press for Protection, International Investigation

(New York, February 11, 2015) – Sudanese army forces raped more than 200 women and girls in an organized attack on the north Darfur town of Tabit in October 2014, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) should take urgent steps to protect civilians in the town from further abuses.

16/2/2015

By Alisa Tang

11th February 2015, BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesian officials have dropped a plan to require female students to pass virginity tests in order to graduate from high school and apologised after sparking a public outcry, human rights campaigners said.

9/2/2015

By: Abdel Rahman Urabi Date of publication 4 February, 2015

Analysis: If Lebanese couples of mixed religious backgrounds decide to marry, then they have to fly to Cyprus to have their union recognised - but perhaps not for much longer.
6/2/2015

We are delighted to announce that Aya Chebbi has won this year’s Excellence in Leadership award from the African Viewpoint Journal. This was granted on 19 January 2015, and is part of their Africa Youth Awards.

2/2/2015

DENIZ KANDIYOTI 19 January 2015

Caught in the cross-fire of political opportunism, neo-liberal triumphalism and geopolitical adventurism, feminist platforms are in retreat. Only a politics of coalition building can avert their eclipse.