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April 15, 2009

Afghan Women Protest New Law on Home Life

Kabul, Afghanistan: The young women stepped off the bus and moved toward the protest march just beginning on […]
April 15, 2009

Saudis ‘to regulate’ child brides

Saudi Arabia says it plans to start regulating the marriage of young girls, amid controversy over a union […]
April 14, 2009

Harvard Chaplain’s Statements on Apostasy Spark Controversy

Harvard Islamic chaplain Taha Abdul-Basser has recently come under fire for controversial statements in which he allegedly endorsed […]
April 14, 2009

France warns against forced marriages, mutilation

France launched a new campaign to warn potential victims of forced marriages and female genital mutilation on Tuesday, […]
April 14, 2009

Australian Court bars father from taking daughter for female circumcision

The Family Court has for the first time intervened to prevent a father from taking his nine-year-old daughter […]
April 14, 2009

‘Honour’ culture common in Stockholm

More than 4,000 teenagers in Stockholm are exposed on a daily basis to cultures of honour that involve […]
April 14, 2009

Taleban ‘kill love affair couple’

The Taleban in Afghanistan have publicly killed a young couple who they said had tried to run away […]
April 9, 2009

Push for women’s equality in Muslim family law

A new global movement has been set up to push for equality and justice for women in Muslim […]
April 8, 2009

In Denmark, minority youths fear honour crime

The number of minority youths who seek help because of family threats has almost quadrupled since 2005. “Most […]
April 8, 2009

Third Circuit Court of Appeals in U.S. rejects Muslim Cop’s Bid to Wear Religious Scarf

A Muslim woman who works as a Philadelphia police officer has lost her court battle to wear a […]
April 7, 2009

Germany’s Merkel blasts Afghan marital law

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed Afghanistan’s president to review carefully a new law that critics say legalizes marital […]
April 6, 2009

Rotterdam City Council Reserved Separate Seating Area for Women

Dutch Minister of Integration Klink thinks it is not acceptable that the City of Rotterdam reserved separate “women’s […]
April 3, 2009

Headscarf travel divides opinion

Denmark: The case of a Muslim woman who was refused travel on a regional Funen bus multiple times […]
April 3, 2009

Germany: Brother admits to ‘honour killing’ of sister

Twenty-year-old Gulsum S. died after her brother strangled her with a clothes line and then bludgeoned her with […]
March 31, 2009

Naseebah Bibi ‘forced daughters-in-law to work as slaves’

A mother-in-law kept her sons’ wives imprisoned for up to 13 years, forcing them to work as slaves, […]
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