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Australia: $2 Million Boost for Women Activists
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Christian and Muslim groups will share in $2 million in grants from the Australian government.
Australia: Arabic speakers find help to flee violence
Arabic-speaking women in south-west Sydney, Australia can now find it easier to seek help in escaping from an abusive situation at home.
Australia: Controversial Sheik Taj Aldin al-Hilali steps down from Australian Muslim council
Australia's top Islamic cleric, who came under fire last year when he likened women without head scarves to ''uncovered meat,'' stepped down Sunday. Muslim leaders appointed a new mufti.
Australie: L’appui du mufti australien à l’Iran scandalise la classe politique
Le cheikh Taj Al-Din Al-Hilali, l’un des plus hauts dignitaires religieux musulmans australiens, se trouve au coeur d’une nouvelle polémique qui pourrait bien lui coûter son titre de mufti d’Australie.
Australie: Les dirigeants musulmans australiens font taire cinq imams radicaux
Cinq des plus influents imams d’Australie, au discours jugé trop radical, seront désormais réduits au silence.
Australia: Government warning on forced marriages
Sending girls overseas for marriage against their will was "tantamount to sexual trafficking" and offenders would be severely punished, the federal Government has warned.
Australia: Early and forced marriages
Australian girls as young as 14 have been flown overseas and forced to marry older men in an attempt by their families to protect them from promiscuity and Western influences at home.
Australia: Muslim leaders' divorce proposal
Muslim leaders want to set up a separate Islamic court in Australia to deal specifically with Islamic divorces.
Australia: Muslim leaders call for Sharia divorce court
To religious issues in Australia now, and Muslim leaders in Perth are planning to set up a special court under Sharia law to settle disputes in divorce proceedings.
Australia: Forthcoming conference on The Challenge of Conflict, International Law Responds
The conference will bring together academics, lawyers, judges, activists and researchers to meet, interact with and consider the catastrophic consequences of deadly armed conflict.
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