Women's rights

Chicago-area imam charged with sex abuse at Islamic school

WHDH-TV 18 February 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The longtime head of a suburban Chicago Islamic school has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman who worked there, and a civil suit filed Tuesday accuses


ISIS rules for women now include double veil, 'guardian'

ANSAmed 18 February 2015

The Islamic State (ISIS) is now imposing a harsher dress code on women in its territory, as well as requiring them to travel only in the company of a male 'guardian'. The


60% of families in Oyo State in Nigeria still engage in female genital mutilation

spyghana.com 17 February 2015

The President of Nigeria Inter-Africa Committee on Campaigns against Harmful Traditional Practices against Women and Girls, Modupe Onadeko, ha said that 60 per cent of families in Oyo


Sex-abuse allegations against Chicago Muslim religious leader roil community

Arab News 16 February 2015
By Kevin Sullivan

Allegations of sexual abuse by the longtime president of a leading Chicago-area Islamic school have roiled the region’s Muslims and raised questions about the reporting of


Rotherham Victim: We Were ‘Sacrificed’ by British Left

Frontpage Mag 13 February 2015
By Arnold Ahlert

The horrific story of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, England has taken another tawdry turn. "Jessica,” who was victimized as a child, insists local politicians "buried


Islamic faith school slammed for limiting girls to ‘knitting and sewing’

Luton Today 13 February 2015

Gender inequalities still persist at an Islamic faith school which limits girls’ technology curriculum to knitting and sewing, according to Ofsted. In June our sister paper


How the Turkish state takes care of its kids

Hurriyet Daily News 13 February 2015
By Burak Bekdil

In 2012, the infant mortality rate in Turkey (for children under 1 year of age) was 0.12 percent. Between 2002 and 2012, child labor accounted for 2.6 percent of the labor


The cruellest cut

The Economist 13 February 2015

On february 6th police arrested a British woman at Heathrow Airport for conspiring to commit female genital mutilation. She had been about to board a flight to Ghana with an


Saudi historian claims Western women drive because they 'don’t care about being raped'

independent.ie 13 February 2015
By Heather Saul

A Saudi historian has sparked outrage by claiming Western women drive cars because they do not care if they are "raped by the roadside”. Dr Saleh al-Saadoon appeared to justify


• Historical Documentation: The Jihad That Led to the Crusades

Center for the Study of Political Islam 12 February 2015
By Dr. Bill Warner

Obama’s remarks about the evil of the Crusades, needs to be factually examined in detail. Here is such a list: 0355 After removing a Roman temple from the site (possibly the


Report: Sudanese forces rape 221 women, girls in mass attack

WRAL.com 12 February 2015
By Cara Anna

Sudanese army troops raped at least 221 women and girls in a Darfur village in a series of organized, house-to-house attacks last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report released


Iran: Hassan Rouhani government will not permit women to sing, minister says

NCRI 12 February 2015

Hassan Rouhani’s government will not issue permits for women to sing solo, Ali Jannati, the minister of Culture and Guidance has declared. Speaking in Isfahan on Friday, Ali Jannati said:


Islamic State Disfigure 15 Women With Acid

BasNews 12 February 2015
By Hazhar Mamuzini

Al-Khansa, the all-female Islamic State (IS) brigade, have arrested and punished 15 women in Mosul. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official from Mosul Saed


Saudi Historian: Our Women Should Not Be Allowed to Drive Lest They Get Raped

youtube 11 February 2015

During a TV show, Saudi historian Saleh Al-Saadoon said that women should not be allowed to drive on the grounds that they might get raped if their car broke down on the


Ministry figures: 933 killed ‘for honour’ in two years

tribune.com.pk 11 February 2015
By Azam Khan

ISLAMABAD: Some 933 people were killed across the country in the name of honour during the past two years while 83 non-Muslims were also reported to be killed during the


60% Of Families In Oyo Still Carry Out Female private part Mutilation – Expert

Information Nigeria 11 February 2015

The President of Nigeria Inter-Africa Committee on Campaigns against Harmful Traditional Practices against Women and Girls, Modupe Onadeko, has said that 60 per cent of


Islamic State Beheads Elderly Man on Charges of Witchcraft

the Clarion Project 11 February 2015

The Islamic State publicly beheaded an older man in Aldbsa, Syria, a city west of Raqqa, the terror group's de facto capital. The man was charged with witchcraft and "invoking


Bail denied for man accused of threatening to burn wife's genitals, rape

Kathleen Frenette 10 February 2015
By Kathleen Frenette

QUEBEC CITY - There will be no bail for a Quebec City man who is accused of threatening to burn his wife’s face and genitals with acid, forcing her to have sex and citing the


Activist Who Underwent Female Genital Mutilation Helps Girls Escape Practice, Child Marriage

The Huffington Post 10 February 2015
By Kira Brekke

Kenyan activist Agnes Pareyio opened up to HuffPost Live about undergoing female genital mutilation, or FGM, and why she's since dedicated her life to abolishing the practice,

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