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 […]

Breaking the myths of sharia law, women and Islam

Breaking the myths of sharia law, women and Islam

Dr. Julie Macfarlane – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) Kingsville, Ontario, CANADA: Recently, Florida’s House of Representatives passed a bill (which later died in the state Senate) to ban the use of “foreign law” in domestic courtrooms. Such a bill may seem innocuous but according to the Miami Herald, flyers have circulated in Senate offices describing sharia […]

Sharia (Divorce): A law unto itself?

Sharia (Divorce): A law unto itself?

Jonathan Wynne-Jones – The Telegraph – Friday, 19 August 2011 (originally published 14 Aug)   After being beaten repeatedly by her husband — who had also threatened to kill her — Jameela turned to her local Sharia council in a desperate bid for a way out of her marriage. Today she discovers the verdict. Playing nervously […]

Kashmir’s half-widows considered only half in society

Kashmir’s half-widows considered only half in society

Kashmir correspondent Aliya Bashir – WNN Features Journalist, Aliya Bashir, talks with families whose husbands, brothers and sons have disappeared during years of conflict in Kashmir. (WNN) Srinagar – Indian-Administered Kashmir: Twenty-eight year old Haleema (name changed) is a resident of the predominately Muslim Anantnag district of southern Kashmir. In a region where the literacy […]