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There is no honour in ‘honour killing’

There is no honour in ‘honour killing’

Majd Shafiq, 27 November 2009

Subjects: 16 Days: activism against gender violence

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India - "Holiday Brides" Abandoned by Husbands in UK, US, Canada

"Holiday brides" in India have been deserted by husbands from the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

By Soraya Roberts
November 23, 2009

Kenya - FGM - 350 girls to face the knife

November 25, 2009
By PHILEMON SUTER

At least 350 teenage girls are to be circumcised in the next two weeks in Marakwet East and Pokot Central districts.

16 DAYS CAMPAIGN COMMENCES NOVEMBER 25

16 DAYS CAMPAIGN COMMENCES NOVEMBER 25
Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ USA

Commit Act Demand: We CAN End Violence Against Women!

Ugandan gays and Muslim women:a common struggle to redefine family

Ugandan gays and Muslim women:a common struggle to redefine family

Cassandra Balchin, 9 November 2009

Bangladesh - Deceived Hindu Girl of Fradulent Muslim Conversion & Marriage - Abandoned by All

Deceived Hindu Girl moving on the street for justice because Muslim boy married her with fraudulent means and also on false personification in Khulna-Bangladesh

INDIA - LOST BRIDES - ARRANGED MARRIAGES GONE AWRY

India Brides Left Behind by Overseas Husbands

Sandeep Kaur calls the volume that holds her 30-page collection of wedding photos a book of lies.

Broaching Birth Control With Afghan Mullahs

Broaching Birth Control With Afghan Mullahs
By SABRINA TAVERNISE

India's third gender gets own identity in voter rolls

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- Indian election authorities Thursday granted what they called an independent identity to intersex and transsexuals in the country's voter lists.

Indonesia expected to ditch stoning law

By Saeed Ahmed
CNN
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Pakistan - Higher Penalty for Women’s Harassment Approved

Pakistan - Higher Penalty for Women’s Harassment Approved

By Raja Asghar
05 November 2009

"Guardian Angel" of Gulf Transsexuals

Inter Press Service News Agency

"Guardian Angel" of Gulf Transsexuals

Suad Hamada interviews Bahraini lawyer FAWZIYA JANAHI

Egypt: Niqab, Chador, Burqa Debate - Divisive Views

 

Hijab, chador, burqa or niqab?

The veiling of Muslim women continues to provoke controversy. This time it is the niqab, or face veil, at the center of the conflict-charged fundamental debate. The bone of contention is none less than the Grand Imam of Cairo University and the Al-Azhar Mosque. Mohammed Sayed al-Tantawi, one of the most senior legal scholars in Sunni Islam, declared that a veil that covers a woman's face leaving only a slit for the eyes is not religiously permissible.