July 16, 2013

The British newspaper The Guardian explores the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the world and in the UK.

The British newspaper The Guardian explores the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the world and in […]
July 4, 2013

The most senior female police officer in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, and a symbol of improving women’s rights in the face of Taliban hostility, has been shot dead.

The most senior female police officer in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, and a symbol of improving women’s rights in […]
July 4, 2013

In Egypt, women face an alarming rate of sexual violence.

In Egypt, women face an alarming rate of sexual violence. Link: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/03/egypt-epidemic-sexual-violence
June 22, 2013

A study by Cambridge University has found that almost half of boys and one in five girls in Jordan’s capital city, Amman, believe that killing a woman who has “dishonored,” or shamed, her family is justifiable.

A study by Cambridge University has found that almost half of boys and one in five girls in […]
May 28, 2013

In the Wall Street Journal, Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the problems of Islamic religious leadership.

In the Wall Street Journal, Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the the problems of Islamic religious leadership. Link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323475304578503613890263762.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop
May 27, 2013

A mother and two daughters were allegedly killed by male relatives in southern Egypt who believed they’d had affairs, the latest apparent example of so-called “honor killings” in which women are slain for violating traditional morals in the conservative region, a security official said Friday.

A mother and two daughters were allegedly killed by male relatives in southern Egypt who believed they’d had […]
May 20, 2013

In the Wall Street Journal, Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the meaning of becoming a U.S. citizen and offers her thoughts on immigration reform and political Islam.

In the Wall Street Journal, Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the meaning of becoming a U.S. citizen and offers […]
May 1, 2013

A new Pew Forum survey reveals that large majorities in the Muslim world want the Islamic legal and moral code of sharia as the official law in their countries, a finding that is of significant concern to those who favor the equal treatment of women..

A new Pew Forum survey reveals that large majorities in the Muslim world want the Islamic legal and […]
April 11, 2013

Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on feminists to return to their core values and prioritize women’s safety first.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on feminists to return to their core values and prioritize women’s safety first. Read […]
April 11, 2013

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is becoming a growing issue in the US, according to a new report.

Although the US has long-standing laws against FGM on its territory and passed further laws in January to […]
April 5, 2013

Video and transcripts from the latest AHA Foundation conference on forced marriage and honor violence are now available.

Video and transcripts from the latest AHA Foundation conference on forced marriage and honor violence are now available. […]
March 29, 2013

Ayaan Hirsi Ali delivered her global perspective on domestic violence in a focused, localized talk at the 33rd annual Women’s Center-Youth and Family Services luncheon, saying: “Injustice and violence begins in the home. And that’s where we must begin to end it.”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali delivered her global perspective on domestic violence in a focused, localized talk at the 33rd annual […]
March 19, 2013

In South Florida, a mother committed an act of “honor violence” towards her daughter by burning her with a hot knife because her daughter defied her parents’ wishes to marry her cousin.

In South Florida, a mother committed an act of “honor violence” towards her daughter by burning her with […]
March 18, 2013

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s strident statements against women’s rights in areas such as guardianship and domestic violence are reinforcing fears among many Egyptian liberals about the potential consequences of the Brotherhood’s rise to power.

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s strident statements against women’s rights in areas such as guardianship and domestic violence are […]
March 15, 2013

In an interview with the London Evening Standard, Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about ways to better prevent female genital mutilation in the UK and other Western countries.

In an interview with the London Evening Standard, Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about ways to better prevent female […]
February 19, 2013

Lebanese women are taking to the streets to demand that the government takes domestic violence seriously, by introducing laws to protect women from abusive partners.

Lebanese women are taking to the streets to demand that the government takes domestic violence seriously, by introducing […]
February 19, 2013

Iran has banned men and women from using educational facilities at the same time.

In line with its policy of introducing gender-segregation to every social environment, the Iranian government has banned men […]
February 19, 2013

Lauren Unger-Geoffroy, an international artist who lives in Cairo, writes about a frightening walk home in the new Egypt.

Lauren Unger-Geoffroy, an international artist who lives in Cairo, writes about a frightening walk home in the new […]
February 19, 2013

A survey among Irish General Practitioners reveals that medical doctors should receive more information pertaining to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Irish General Practitioners do not know how to recognize types of female genital mutilation or where to refer […]
February 19, 2013

For the first time, Egypt’s state-run National Council for Women has acknowledged sexual assaults on Egyptian female protesters and has called on the government to end sexual harrassment of protesters.

Sexual assaults on Egyptian female protesters have been led by organized gangs, the head of a government-backed women’s […]
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