Law reform

September 1, 2015

'Our case should act as a warning. It is high time change comes to society. This is not the way to treat a woman.'

'I don't want any other woman to have a fate like mine.'

In February this year, Sudan made amendments to its controversial Shari’a-based penal code which included changes to the law pertaining to the crime of rape.

 Umut Uras, 01 June 2015

A decision by Turkey's top court to allow citizens to be religiously married without a legally binding civil marriage has triggered uproar among the country's legal and human rights circles, who argue that the move would threaten the rights of women and children in the country.

بيان صحفي

28 أبريل 2015

أصدرت نظرة للدراسات النسوية ومؤسسة المرأة الجديدة ومؤسسة قضايا المرأة المصرية مجموعة من التوصيات الموجهة إلى مجلس نقابة الصحفيين والنقيب المنتخب، في ضوء انتخابات التجديد النصفي التي عقدت في 20 مارس 2015.

 

تظل قضايا الصحة والحقوق الجنسية والانجابية في الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفر يقيا قضايا اشكالية لعدد من الأسباب. أولا، هناك غياب للمعلومات الدقيقة عل المستوى الوطني بشأن تلك القضايا إما بسبب عدم قانونية بعض الممارسات مثل الاجهاض أو بسبب الوصمة الاجتماعية المصاحبة للبعض الآخر مثل الأمراض المنقولة جنسيا أو فيرس نقص المناعة البشرية/الإيدز.

Algeria’s parliament passed a law on Thursday criminalizing violence against women, in a move criticized by both Islamist lawmakers as well as Amnesty.

TEHRAN — In a major shift, Iran announced Saturday that women would be allowed to attend big sporting events, reversing a rule that had barred them from entering stadiums to watch matches attended by men.

A journalist has been detained in Jordan after she refused to give up her daughter following the overturning of a custody decision in her favour.

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.
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