The Ajoka Theatre company staged a satirical play, "Burqavaganza", in Lahore earlier this month using the image of the burqa as a metaphor for the double standards which exist in contemporary Pakistani society. Following protests from Islamist politicians, the play has now been banned.
Le Canada fête le 25e anniversaire de sa charte des droits, un texte phare qui a ouvert la voie à l'avortement et au mariage gay, mais aussi à la reconnaissance d'une pléthore de droits religieux en raison de l'immigration récente en pleine ascension.
Since the late 1980s, Israel and Syria have allowed a small number of Golan Druze to cross the frontier on religious pilgrimages or to study. Women can also cross in both directions to get married - but they cannot cross back.