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.
October 9, 2012

In Newsweek, Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes about Islamist rage in the Middle East and what can be done to end it.

In Newsweek, Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes about Islamist rage in the Middle East: “America needs to empower those […]
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 […]
October 9, 2012

Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine profiles the lives of Salafists’ wives.

Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine profiles the lives of Salafists’ wives. The two friends now live in a completely […]
September 18, 2012

In Newsweek, Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes about the importance of defending freedom of speech against attacks.

In Newsweek, Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes about the importance of defending freedom of speech against attacks. Link: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/09/16/ayaan-hirsi-ali-on-the-islamists-final-stand.html
September 5, 2012

A girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan may have been framed by Muslim cleric.

A girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan may have been framed by Muslim cleric. Under Pakistani law, anyone […]
August 14, 2012

In Egypt, the number of disappearances and abductions among Coptic Christian women is on the rise, all with the goal of converting the women to Islam.

Coptic Christians make up the largest Christian community in the Middle East, which also makes them sitting targets […]
July 7, 2012

At CNN, Dalia Ziada writes that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, for many decades, has not respected equal rights for women.

At CNN, Dalia Ziada writes that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, for many decades, has not respected women’s equal rights. […]
July 7, 2012

An Australian family lawyer has spoken out against the use of Sharia law in Australian divorce cases, calling it “bad for women”.

Family lawyer James Antonenas, who works in Bankstown in Sydney’s southwest and regularly acts for Muslim clients, said […]
July 7, 2012

Michael Nazir-Ali writes the enforcement of Sharia law in Egypt “would restrict the freedom of expression and mobility for Muslims, especially women”.

Now Mohammed Morsi is Egypt’s new president an Islamist heads the largest Arab nation. His approach to Sharia, […]
July 7, 2012

Libya’s outgoing National Transitional Council said on Thursday that Sharia law should be the “main” source of legislation, worrying women’s rights advocates.

Libya’s outgoing National Transitional Council said on Thursday that Islamic law (sharia) should be the “main” source of […]
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 […]
June 25, 2012

In a survey of five Arab countries, Gallup found that those who want no legislative role at all for Sharia are in a small minority in every country.

Gallup surveys in five Arab countries found Arab women are as likely as Arab men in their countries […]
June 25, 2012

There is deep concern among women’s rights advocates over the victory of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi in Egypt’s Presidential elections and the future of women’s rights in Egypt.

There is deep concern among women’s rights advocates over the victory of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi in […]
June 21, 2012

In Germany, a parallel Islamic court system on the basis of Sharia law has arisen in which women enjoy fewer rights in matters of child custody, marital arbitration and protection from violence.

For years, Islamic mediators have been stepping in to solve family disputes and marital problems among Muslims in […]
June 4, 2012

Saudi woman defies Saudi religious police over nail polish

A Saudi woman has defied Saudi religious police over the issue of wearing nail polish. Via:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpUUOYRLW3k&feature=player_embedded]
May 11, 2012

Afghan women fade from White House focus as troops exit nears

Obama’s lack of overt attention to Afghan women has led many to fear their hard-fought gains will slip […]
May 8, 2012

UPI’s James Zumwalt writes that women’s rights may well disappear under the new Egyptian Constitution.

James Zumwalt writes that with women holding less than 2 percent of parliamentary seats based on the recent […]
May 8, 2012

In Egypt’s Presidential race, the battle is joined on Islam’s role.

In Egypt’s Presidential race, the battle is joined on Islam’s role. The winner could set the course for […]
May 8, 2012

Egyptian-American writer Mona Elthawy writes that women have not yet benefited from the revolution and the women’s revolution won’t begin “until the rage shifts from the oppressors in our presidential palaces to the oppressors on our streets and in our homes.”

Eltahawy writes that women have not yet benefited from the revolution and the women’s revolution won’t begin “until […]
Donate