September 25, 2013

Women’s rights activist Phyllis Chesler describes her life in Afghanistan in the 1960s.

In a new book, An American Bride in Kabul, Phyllis Chesler writes about five months she spent in […]
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 […]
January 23, 2013

Indonesia sees a rise of laws inspired by Shariah law.

Indonesia sees a rise of laws inspired by Shariah law. Link: http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/bikes-quads-karts/new-law-women-must-ride-side-saddle-1.1448392#.UP_kSugaryc
December 7, 2012

At a London conference, founder of the AHA Foundation Ayaan Hirsi Ali proposed to end placing women under the control of male guardians.

At a London conference on the rights of women in the Middle East, founder of the AHA Foundation […]
December 7, 2012

Qatar’s tourism authority has called on foreign women to dress “modestly”.

Qatar’s tourism authority has called on foreign women to dress “modestly”. Some observers of Qatari society say Qatar […]
October 9, 2012

Ikea has apologised for airbrushing women out of the Saudi version of its furniture magazine – which was previously identical across the world.

Ikea has apologised for airbrushing women out of the Saudi version of its furniture magazine – which was […]
October 9, 2012

Egyptian women fear regression on rights

Egyptian liberal women fear an impending setback to gains women achieved in recent years under Hosni Mubarak, the […]
September 5, 2012

Italian police have charged a Moroccan man for recently severely injuring his daughter when he beat her in a shopping mall in northern Italy for not wearing a veil.

Italian police have charged a Moroccan man for recently severely injuring his daughter when he beat her in […]
September 5, 2012

A children’s play center in the UK has banned fathers from the premises to avoid offending Muslim women.

A children’s play center in the UK has banned fathers from the premises to avoid offending Muslim women. […]
August 14, 2012

Women fight Sharia dress code in Iran

Mandatory female covering known as hijab has been a defining element of Iran since the Islamic Revolution in […]
August 14, 2012

The women of Egypt’s Maria TV only wear full Islamic attire, in a sign of changing values following Egypt’s Revolution.

Wearing veils and dressed in black from head to toe, these women are symbols of Egypt’s cultural revolution […]
August 14, 2012

Police unions in France are furious after three officers were injured trying to check the identity of a woman flouting the country’s burka ban and who was later released to “appease tensions during Ramadan”.

Police unions in France are furious after three officers were injured trying to check the identity of a […]
July 7, 2012

‘Sharia Harassment’ plagues Egyptian women

Several areas in Egypt are currently witnessing a rise in the phenomenon some are calling “Sharia harassment.” Veiled […]
May 8, 2012

New York Times reports on all-female prom for Muslim girls in Michigan

The New York Times reports on an all-female prom at a school in Michigan for Muslim girls that […]
August 12, 2011

In Austria, a majority supports a burka ban

A vast majority of Austrians want an anti-burka law, according to a new poll. Via:[http://austrianindependent.com/news/Politics/2011-08-08/8665/Seven_in_10_back_burka_ban]
June 21, 2011

Muslim Woman Escapes Jail by Remaining Behind Her Burqa Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/muslim/2011/06/21/muslim-woman-escapes-jail-remaining-behind-her-burqa#ixzz1Q2BK7pJD

In Australia, a Muslim woman has escaped jail by remaining behind her burqa: the woman in question had […]
May 31, 2011

Egyptians decry “virginity tests” on detained protesters, urge military rulers to investigate

Activists and bloggers are pressing Egypt’s military rulers to investigate accusations of serious abuses against protesters, including claims […]
May 31, 2011

Egyptian general admits ‘virginity checks’ conducted on protesters

A senior Egyptian general admits that “virginity checks” were performed on women arrested at a demonstration this spring, […]
April 17, 2011

Radial Islamist groups gaining stranglehold in Egypt

The rapid spread of Muslim political parties ahead of September’s parliamentary elections has strengthened fears that Egyptian democracy […]
April 13, 2011

Pearson: We too should ban the burka

Allison Pearson writes on why Britain should follow France and act against the burka. via:[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/allison-pearson/8449101/We-too-should-ban-the-burka.html]
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