News

6/5/2014

A woman in Aceh who was gang raped last week after being accused of having extramarital sex now faces the indignity of a public caning for the original offense.

6/5/2014

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born U.S. citizen who is known -- among other things -- for her radical views on Islam. Her supporters consider her a leading critic, while many others believe she is guilty of Islamophobia and bigotry. I think she is a perfect case to educate people on the difference between the two.

6/5/2014

Efforts of human rights campaigners thwarted by law allowing abortion only in life-or-death circumstance 

 

26/4/2014

King Abdullah pushes cautious social reforms improving women's rights in the face of conservative resistance

24/4/2014

Teenage girls in low-income areas of Egypt are vulnerable to trafficking. Credit: Cam McGrath/IPS.

16/4/2014

0:12 In many patriarchal societies and tribal societies, fathers are usually known by their sons, but I'm one of the few fathers who is known by his daughter, and I am proud of it.

16/4/2014

Rashida Manjoo: "What is clear from portrayals of women and girls is that there is a boys' club sexist culture"