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‘Men don’t have to worry about being caught’: Sex mobs target Egypt’s women

December 5, 2012


Source Charlene Gubash / NBC News Volunteers scan a crowd in an effort to detect and prevent sexual harassment during a demonstration against President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday.   Updated at 7:48 a.m. ET: CAIRO – Walaa Al Momtaz doesn’t leave her home for up to five days at a time. […]

Saudi Arabia’s judoka strikes blow for women’s rights at Olympics

August 3, 2012


Source: The Guardian  by Esther Addley Wojdan Shaherkani has become the first Saudi woman to compete at the Games in London Saudi Arabia’s Wojdan Shaherkani has struck a blow for gender equality at the Olympics. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters A 16-year-old girl who has never before competed in an international competition has struck a blow for […]

Now a panchayat issues ‘code of conduct’ for men

July 22, 2012


July 22, 2012 LUCKNOW: The khap and akhara panchayats in west Uttar Pradesh (UP) districts have been in the news of late for issuing Taliban-like diktats restricting movement of girls and women. However, now a panchayat held at Haibatpur in Muzaffarnagar district has come out with a ‘code of coduct’ putting restrictions on the men. […]

8 Stories of “Vanishing” Muslim Women (Slideshow)

July 16, 2012


While Muslim women aren’t simply vanishing into thin air as this graphic suggests, it seems that their rights are — if, that is, they even had any in the first place. Whether we’re talking about honor killings in Pakistan, punishment for “moral crimes” in Afghanistan, exclusion from sports and driving in Saudi Arabia, or beheadings […]

Saudi Arabia Women Defy Driving Ban

July 15, 2012


In this Friday, June 17, 2011 file image made from video released by, a Saudi Arabian woman drives a car as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/, File) It’s a Saudi sit-in. Except these women aren’t occupying King Abdullah Street… they’re sitting […]

Arranged marriages or nothing in the Indian village that banned love

July 13, 2012


By Barney Henderson A world away from the skyscrapers and Bollywood romance of Mumbai, a village in the heart of rural India has banned love. According to the Press Trust of India, the council in the predominantly Muslim village Asara in Uttar Pradesh state have insisted that women cover their heads in public Photo: ALAMY Police […]

UP panchayat bans love marriages, bars women from using mobile phones

July 12, 2012


The panchayat also banned women and girls below 40 years of age from going to markets unescorted. In what could be termed as a strange diktat by a village panchayatin the Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh, girls were ordered not to use mobile phones on the streets and women less than 40-year-old were banned from […]