Empowerment

Women Living Under Muslim Laws, in collaboration with London Middle Eastern Institute, organised a screening of the Trials of Spring at SOAS, University of London, on the 28th of October 2015.

BY NOORJAHAN AKBAR

Oct. 13, 2015

The murder of Farkhunda Malikzada, an Afghan religious scholar who had dedicated her life to fighting superstitions within the religious community, shocked the world in March 2015. She was killed by a group of more than 100 men who beat her to death, ran her over with a car and then set her on fire. She was killed because a senior religious cleric falsely accused her of burning the Quran, according to the BBC.After her death, protests were held to demand justice in Afghanistan and around the world. Despite global and national efforts, the trial for Malikzada was called a failure by many activists because several killers and policemen who watched the murder were recently acquitted.

 

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 Al Jazeera | 20 Aug 2015 10:53 GMT

 Dozens of women are expected to contest Saudi Arabia's municipal elections for the first time in the country's history.

 

By Natasha Noman

 

July 17, 2015

 

Shukria Barakzai has endured a miscarriage from Taliban attacks, a secretly polygamous husband, street beatings by extremists, an aggressive opposition campaign from that same husband and multiple assassination attempts. Just one of these would stop most normal people in their tracks.

  July 2, 2015 — This is Africa

A female traditional leader in the southern African nation of Malawi has confronted the practice of child marriage by annulling 300 of these marriages and sending the children to school

 KABUL | AFP | JUN 30, 2015

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today nominated a female judge to sit on the Supreme Court in an unprecedented move that has angered some Islamic conservatives.

 Tuesday 9 June 2015JEDDAH

The Passport Department is currently drafting regulations that would see women travel without the permission of their guardians.

27 mai 2015

Par Mégane Ghorbani

Quatre ans après les soulèvements populaires qui ont conduit au départ du dictateur Zine El Abidine Ben Ali en janvier 2011, la Tunisie a observé pour la première fois dans l’histoire de son pays des élections présidentielles libres et démocratiques en décembre 2014.

Ras al-Ayn, Syria, Monday 25 May 2015 

Exhausted from days of fighting, Kurdish women are leading a pincer movement against Isis at the northern end of the road that leads to the jihadists’ Syrian capital. They speak to Patrick Cockburn in Ras al-Ayn, Syria.

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