July 2, 2019

‘Every day has been hell’ since ‘honour killing’ of Banaz Mahmod – BBC

The image above is a stock image. The sister of a Muslim woman murdered in a so-called honour […]
July 5, 2017

‘To Change People’s Minds’ Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali sees a better way to fight terrorism – Stanford Magazine

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been called the best-known feminist intellectual ever to come out of Africa. In the West, […]
March 24, 2015

Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

From Ayaan’s Desktop   I have dedicated my life to speaking out when my conscience guides me to […]
March 10, 2014

More than a decade after the removal of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime from power, basic women’s rights in the country remain extremely precarious.

More than a decade after the removal of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime from power, basic women’s rights in the […]
October 25, 2013

The Sultan of Brunei is to introduce a new code of sharia law which could see stonings introduced for adultery, amputations for thefts and public flogging for drinking alcohol; women’s rights advocates are concerned the changes will lead to a worse legal position for women.

The Sultan of Brunei is to introduce a new code of sharia law which could see stonings introduced […]
October 12, 2013

In the United Kingdom, a Bradford solicitor spoke of her “extreme concern” after an imam in Heckmondwike was apparently recorded agreeing to conduct a marriage ceremony involving a 14-year-old girl.

In the United Kingdom, a Bradford solicitor spoke of her “extreme concern” after an imam in Heckmondwike was […]
September 25, 2013

Representatives of the Egyptian Committee on Constitutional Reform say Article 219, which defines Islamic Sharia, must be dropped, potentially improving women’s official rights.

Representatives of the Egyptian Committee on Constitutional Reform say Article 219, which defines Islamic Sharia, must be dropped, […]
July 16, 2013

Afghan child bride Sahar Gul is appealing against the early release of the people who tortured her.

Afghan child bride Sahar Gul is appealing against the early release of the people who tortured her. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 1, 2013

In Egypt, the rise of Islamists to power has changed the fabric of society, now sharply split between fundamentalists, who favor the implementation of Islamic law, and moderates including women’s rights advocates who want secular government.

In Egypt, the rise of Islamists to power has changed the fabric of society, now sharply split between […]
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 […]
February 19, 2013

British activist Nahla Mahmoud writes that Shariah law discriminates against women and children.

In a guest post at Baroness Goudie’s blog, British activist Nahla Mahmoud writes that Shariah law discriminates against […]
January 23, 2013

In the New York Times, Ayaan Hirsi Ali criticizes Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi for his vitriolic rhetoric against Jews.

In the New York Times, Ayaan Hirsi Ali criticizes Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi for his vitriolic rhetoric against […]
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
January 23, 2013

Pakistani-born human rights campaigner Sabatina James explains the dire situation for those in Pakistan who do not accept Islam as their religion.

Pakistani-born human rights campaigner Sabatina James explains the dire situation for those in Pakistan who do not accept […]
January 23, 2013

British human rights campaigner Maryam Namazie lectures at the University of London on the threat of Sharia law to women’s rights.

British human rights campaigner Maryam Namazie lectures at the University of London on the threat of Sharia law […]
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 […]
November 13, 2012

Afghan women fear women’s rights will erode as U.S. troops leave.

Afghan women fear rights will erode as U.S. troops leave. Eleven years after the U.S. ousted the Taliban […]
October 19, 2012

Malala Yousafzai’s courage in the face of Taliban violence inspires us to act.

Malala Yousafzai’s courage in the face of Taliban violence inspires us to act. Read more here.
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