Don’t tell Muslim women what to wear

Don’t tell Muslim women what to wear

Frida Ghitis – CNN – Thursday, 07 November 2013 (originally published  04 Nov) (CNN) — When a police officer demanded that she cover her hair, Amira Osman Hamed simply refused. “I’m Muslim, and I’m not going to cover my head,” she declared. For that, the 35-year-old Sudanese engineer was arrested last August and charged with […]

Thousands of Tunisians Rally For Women’s Rights

Thousands of Tunisians Rally For Women’s Rights

Rachel George – Policymic – Monday, 19 August 2013 (originally publish 15 Aug) Over six thousand Tunisians — most of them women — rallied this week to protest against a major question of word choice. After a years-long effort to create a suitable constitution to bring Tunisia forward in its Arab Spring transition, a newly proposed constitutional draft would […]

Equality Now petitions ‘equality for all’ for Egypt’s brand new constitution

Equality Now petitions ‘equality for all’ for Egypt’s brand new constitution

WNN Breaking (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT: As a new Constitution for Egypt is looming, women and human rights organizations are particularly concerned about the inclusion of articles stipulating the importance of gender equality. Advocates are calling for both women with men, in all spheres of Egyptian life be treated under the law equally. This includes equal […]

Egypt women face uncertain future as constitution draws near

Egypt women face uncertain future as constitution draws near

Manar Ammar with Joseph Mayton – WNN Breaking (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT: Many have called women’s status in the currently drafted Egyptian constitution to be “disappointing and shocking” while others have dubbed it a “male-only” constitution. It is a work in progress, but for women here, it is all in the wrong direction to where women […]

IRAN: Mourning Mothers human rights leader sentenced to prison without parole

IRAN: Mourning Mothers human rights leader sentenced to prison without parole

WNN Breaking (WNN/Hrana) Tehran, IRAN:  Human rights activist and 55-year-old supporter of the Mourning Mothers of Iran, Ms. Mansoureh Behkish, has been sentenced to prison in Iran for 4.5 years without parole. Her sentence, which was made last December 2011, has come through the 15th branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran. The Mourning Mothers […]