December 6, 2011

First ‘Honor Killing’ Trial in Belgium’s History Places Entire Family on Dock

In what is believed to be the first ‘honor killing’ trial in Belgian history, an entire family has […]
September 16, 2011

Islamic Sharia law court opens in Belgium, raising questions about women’s rights

An Islamic Sharia law court has been established in Antwerp, the second-largest city in Belgium. The self-appointed Muslim judges […]
June 30, 2011

Forced marriage is “child abuse”, says EU hearing

Every year, thousands of European girls are sent out of Europe and forced to marry men they’ve never […]
April 23, 2010

Belgium in chaos as PM quits over burqa

The collapse of the Belgian coalition government has prevented the country’s parliament from voting in Europe’s first ban […]
March 31, 2010

Belgium moves towards public ban on burka and niqab

Belgium has moved to the forefront of a campaign to restrict the wearing of the Muslim veil by […]
September 28, 2009

“Unveil the girls and educate the boys”, say Belgian protesters

In a protest in Brussels, demonstrators called on Francophone authorities to ban religious symbols from public schools, using […]
September 11, 2009

Belgian schools ban Muslim headscarf: tribunal

Dutch-language public schools in Belgium will ban the wearing of Muslim headscarves in classes, school officials in the […]
July 13, 2009

Pakistani men held in Belgium in suspected honour killing

Two Pakistani brothers were being held in custody in Belgium on murder charges, a magistrate said Friday, on […]
April 15, 2008

17 honor killings in Belgium in five years

The Institute for Equality of Women and Men has filed an amicus brief in court in the case […]