The Home Office has decided a specific law to ban forced marriages in the UK is not needed. It is thought the disadvantages of a new law would outweigh the advantages, and possibly drive the practice of forced marriages underground.
Awaaz - South Asia Watch urges the re-opening of the exhibition of Indian artist, MF Husain. Awaaz condemns the closure of the exhibition following violence, harassment & intimidation by fundamentalists claiming to represent the views of British Hindus.
The Satanic Verses, Behzti, Submission, Jerry Springer: The Opera, the Danish cartoons of Muhammad ... now we can add the London exhibition of the work of Maqbool Fida Husain to the rapidly expanding list of art and satire targeted by militant religion.
On 22 May, Act Together: Women’s Action on Iraq invites you to a film, a series of talks and discussions about the realities of women’s lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. We want to go beyond the political rhetoric & fill a gap in the current media coverage.
The festival (6-10 May) will bring together a fine collection of documentaries related to the subject of Iraq and provide a platform for the work of Iraqi filmmakers who have managed to make their films in spite of the ongoing occupation and conflict.