Sexuality

A en croire les résultats d’une étude, les 3/4 des mères célibataires se seraient mariées suite, uniquement, au rituel de la récitation de la «Fatiha».
The American University in Cairo revoked the privileges of a women wearing the niqab; an Egyptian court overturned the ruling.
Women Living Under Muslim Laws is deeply concerned about the prosecution and detention of Shamial Raj and Shahzina Tariq of Faisalabad, Pakistan. Shamial Raj had a sex change operation and for years has been living as a man. He and Shahzina Tariq married for love last year, despite the fact that Shahzina's father had wanted to marry her off to someone to whom he owed money. Shahzina's father, Tariq Hussain and other members of her family continued to harrass the pair and took legal action against Shamial accusing him of kidnapping their daughter, despite the consensual nature of their marriage. On the 28th of May, 2007 the Lahore High Court decided there was insufficient evidence to charge Shahzina and Shamial under section 377 (unnatural offences). However the couple have both been sentenced to three years imprisonment on lesser charges.
Background and details of the case of Shamial Raj and Shahzina Tariq. What you can do to help.
Politics in Kyrgyzstan is what usually grabs headlines, but the country is increasingly divided over another, less understood news-making phenomenon -- polygamy.
Ce sont des filles de leur temps. Elles sont médecins, informaticiennes, policières. Mais, à l'heure du mariage, elles se retrouvent prises au piège des traditions de l'islam. Et se refont une virginité. En clinique.
Sitting in a café near the Champs Elysees, the 26-year-old French-born woman of Algerian descent looks like any other Parisian. But two months ago, she did something none of her friends have done.
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