May 20, 2013

Girls in Saudi Arabia are to be allowed to take part in school sports for the first time in the latest sign that the Islamic kingdom is inching forward in the domain of women’s rights.

Girls in Saudi Arabia are to be allowed to take part in school sports for the first time […]
March 20, 2013

Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani student and women’s-education activist, returned to the classroom for the first time today since being shot in the head by a member of the Taliban in October.

Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani student and women’s-education activist, has returned to the classroom for the first time […]
February 19, 2013

Australia’s ABC News profiles Colonel Latifa Nabizada, Afghanistan’s first woman military helicopter pilot.

Australia’s ABC News profiles Colonel Latifa Nabizada, Afghanistan’s first woman military helicopter pilot. Read her remarkable story here: […]
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 […]
October 9, 2012

Female students in Iran have been barred from more than 70 university degree courses.

Female students in Iran have been barred from more than 70 university degree courses in an officially-approved act […]
July 7, 2012

The UK continues to crack down on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), issuing a pocket guide designed to slip in the back of a passport allowing girls to present it as a formal document to friends or family reminding them that FGM is against the law in the UK.

A new pocket guide to the UK law on female genital mutilation will be soon be made available […]
April 18, 2012

In Afghanistan, a water tank poisoning illustrates the risks women face in pursuing an education.

Educating girls is such an important step in empowering them. We’re saddened to hear about the dangers girls […]
April 3, 2012

Anti female genital mutilation sessions for men in Bristol

Sessions to encourage men to help stop female genital mutilation (FGM) will be held in Bristol, it is […]
October 18, 2011

In Gambia, health workers trained on risks of FGM

In Gambia, 35 health workers drawn from all parts of the Central River Region (CRR) recently concluded a […]
February 22, 2011

Four men slashed teacher’s face and left him with fractured skull ‘for teaching other religions to Muslim girls’

In East London, four men launched a horrific attack on a teacher in which they slashed his face […]
January 3, 2011

Kabul women-only park reopens thanks to USAID

� A women-only park that was closed under Taliban rule and turned into a garbage dump has new […]
December 14, 2010

Modern Dutch Muslim women can’t find suitable partners

The Dutch newspaper Spits reports that it is becoming increasingly difficult for Dutch Muslim women to find suitable […]
November 21, 2010

UK: Muslim pupils learn to cut off hands of thieves

Up to 5,000 pupils attending weekend schools across Britain are being exposed to textbooks claiming that some Jews […]
November 5, 2010

Religious demands rise in French state schools: study

Muslim school students and parents in France are increasingly making religious demands on the state school system that […]
October 27, 2010

Sharia: VC bans hugging of female students

In line with the provision of the Islamic legal code, the Vice Chancellor of the Niger State government-owned […]
October 18, 2010

GW University starts female-only swim hours

At George Washington University, the Muslim Students’ Association and the University opened up “Sisters’ Splash,” a female-only hour […]
September 13, 2010

Zainab’s Story

The father of Zainab Bangura was a strict Muslim cleric who did not believe in educating women beyond […]
August 25, 2010

Officials: Schoolgirls, teachers sick from poison gas

In Afghanistan, Dozens of schoolgirls and teachers have been sickened by poison gas in Afghanistan, medical and government […]
July 1, 2010

Muslim pupils taken out of music lessons ‘because Islam forbids playing an instrument’

Some Muslim students in British schools are being withdrawn from music lessons because some Islamic beliefs forbid followers […]
June 21, 2010

Immigrant women in Denmark run into language barrier

Language schools are failing to teach Danish to women with an immigrant background causing issues with the integration […]