Women's rights

Turkey's gender gap widens, ranks 125 among 142 countries

TODAY'S ZAMAN 29 October 2014

Turkey fell five places this year to 125th in the Global Gender Gap Report, commissioned by the World Economic Forum and released on Tuesday. For 2014, 142 countries were


Shocking figures show more than 250 North women suffered female circumcision

Gazette Live 29 October 2014
By Helen Rae

New figures for the region show for the first time the scale of the ritual common in parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East


Pakistan: Women musicians speak out about ‘the gender challenge’

artsfreedom 29 October 2014
By Sabrina Toppa

In Pakistan today, women often find themselves unable to pursue music careers because of conservative family attitudes, political insecurity, and gender inequality. But


Efua Dorkenoo, Who Campaigned Against Genital Cutting, Dies at 65

The New York Times 29 October 2014

Efua Dorkenoo, who helped lead a successful 30-year campaign against the tradition of genital cutting of girls and women, mainly in Africa and the Middle East, by casting the


Inside Sharia law: SBS reporter Patrick Abboud reveals life under the morality police in Aceh

news.com.au 28 October 2014

THE woman is led arm-in-arm and forced to kneel. Behind her, a masked man holding a long cane prepares to whip her several times. Her punishment was selling food during


Study: 2000 Treated for Female Genital Mutilation in UK

News Max 27 October 2014
By John Blosser

A shocking study in England has revealed that the British National Health Service has treated nearly 2,000 women in the past six months who are victims of female genital


Explaining the Roots of Islamic Terror

The Algemeiner 27 October 2014
By Albert Wachtel

War is hateful, but when pitted against murderous aggressors, war must be fought. Northwestern Europe has not learned the lesson of the Chamberlain path to World War II. The


Bristol detective Leanne Pook wins an award for her fight against FGM

Bristol Post 27 October 2014

A detective in Bristol was recognised for her efforts in the fight to end female genital mutilation (FGM). Detective Chief Inspector Leanne Pook received the Thanks for


Man pleads guilty after 'marrying' 12yo

au.news 27 October 2014
By Lauren Farrow

A man charged with having sex with a 12-year-old girl whom he "married" in NSW is set to be sentenced next year. There was a long silence at Sydney's District Court on


Jerusalem Terrorist's Mother: 'Praise Allah He's a Martyr'

Israel National News 27 October 2014
By Shimon Cohen and Ari Yashar

The mother of Abdelrahman Shaludi, the Hamas terrorist who last Wednesday murdered three-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun hy''d and 22-year-old Karen Mosquera hy''d with his car in


Efua Dorkenoo, who fought female genital mutilation, dies at 65

The Washington Post 27 October 2014
By Emily Langer

Efua Dorkenoo, who for more than three decades waged an international campaign to eradicate the practice known as female genital mutilation, a centuries-old practice that


Yezidi sex slave: If you know where we are, bombard us, please.

Faith Freedom 27 October 2014

A young Yezidi woman begs the West to bomb the brothel where she and other sex slaves are held as captive. The desperate call came a few hours after IS militants had raped her


‘Burka Avenger’ joins fight against polio

The News 27 October 2014
By Myra Imran

With all her smartness, bravery and determination, ‘Burka Avenger,’ the animated character of a teacher-cum-female super hero, joined anti-polio campaign in Pakistan with the


Woman beheaded for killing ISIS member who attempted to rape her

Iraqi News 27 October 2014
By Abdelhak Mamoun

According to a security source in Diyala province, the terrorist organization ISIS beheaded a 30 year old woman for killing one its members as he attempted to rape her in her


Ten Obvious Reasons Why Islam is NOT a Religion of Peace

The Muslimim Issue 26 October 2014

#1: 18,000 deadly terror attacks committed explicitly in the name of Islam in just the last ten years. (Other religions combined for perhaps a dozen or so). #2: Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, had people killed for insulting him or for criticizing his religion. This included women. Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad.


Islamic State ally Turkey arrests woman for ‘red stilettos Koran’ tweet

The Muslimim Issue 26 October 2014

A Turkish woman was arrested on suspicion of blasphemy and inciting religious hatred after allegedly stepping on the Quran and then posting the picture on Twitter, media


Egyptian husbands to be allowed to have sex with dead wives

Islamic Terrorism 26 October 2014

Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives – for up to six hours after their death. The controversial new law is part of a raft of


Video: Pinoys, foreign maids endure abuse in UAE - HRW

abs-cbn news 26 October 2014

Foreign maids from impoverished countries endure physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the United Arab Emirates, trapped by a system that denies them protection, an international


Sheltered housemaids protest seeking early return home

The Himalayan Times 26 October 2014

A group of 28 Nepali housemaids who are taking shelter at the Nepali embassy in Kuwait have been staging protests for a week demanding their early return home. Emerging from


Muslims told to avoid interfaith marriage

The Jakarta Post 26 October 2014

Representatives of Muhammadiyah, one of the largest Muslim organizations in the country, testified on Wednesday at the Constitutional Court that Islam did not recognize

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