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More than a decade after the removal of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime from power, basic women’s rights in the country remain extremely precarious.

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More than a decade after the removal of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime from power, basic women’s rights in the country remain extremely precarious.

Read more here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/frustration-hangs-heavy-over-afghanistan-s-women-s-rights-struggle-1.1720265

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The Sultan of Brunei is to introduce a new code of sharia law which could see stonings introduced for adultery, amputations for thefts and public flogging for drinking alcohol; women’s rights advocates are concerned the changes will lead to a worse legal position for women.

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The Sultan of Brunei is to introduce a new code of sharia law which could see stonings introduced for adultery, amputations for thefts and public flogging for drinking alcohol; women’s rights advocates are concerned the changes will lead to a worse legal position for women.

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In the United Kingdom, a Bradford solicitor spoke of her “extreme concern” after an imam in Heckmondwike was apparently recorded agreeing to conduct a marriage ceremony involving a 14-year-old girl.

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In the United Kingdom, a Bradford solicitor spoke of her “extreme concern” after an imam in Heckmondwike was apparently recorded agreeing to conduct a marriage ceremony involving a 14-year-old girl.

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Representatives of the Egyptian Committee on Constitutional Reform say Article 219, which defines Islamic Sharia, must be dropped, potentially improving women’s official rights.

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Representatives of the Egyptian Committee on Constitutional Reform say Article 219, which defines Islamic Sharia, must be dropped, potentially improving women’s official rights.

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Afghan child bride Sahar Gul is appealing against the early release of the people who tortured her.

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Afghan child bride Sahar Gul is appealing against the early release of the people who tortured her. The BBC’s Sanjoy Majumder in Kabul considers what it means for the future of women’s rights in the country.

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23311414

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Girls in Saudi Arabia are to be allowed to take part in school sports for the first time in the latest sign that the Islamic kingdom is inching forward in the domain of women’s rights.

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Girls in Saudi Arabia are to be allowed to take part in school sports for the first time in the latest sign that the Islamic kingdom is inching forward on the contentious issue of women’s rights.

Link: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/06/18085419-saudi-arabia-relaxes-ban-on-school-sports-for-girls?lite

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A new Pew Forum survey reveals that large majorities in the Muslim world want the Islamic legal and moral code of sharia as the official law in their countries, a finding that is of significant concern to those who favor the equal treatment of women..

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A new Pew Forum survey reveals that large majorities in the Muslim world want the Islamic legal and moral code of sharia as the official law in their countries, a finding that is of significant concern to those who favor the equal treatment of women.

Link: http://www.pewforum.org/Muslim/the-worlds-muslims-religion-politics-society-exec.aspx

 

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In Egypt, the rise of Islamists to power has changed the fabric of society, now sharply split between fundamentalists, who favor the implementation of Islamic law, and moderates including women’s rights advocates who want secular government.

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In Egypt, the rise of Islamists to power has changed the fabric of society, now sharply split between fundamentalists, who favor the implementation of Islamic law, and moderates including women’s rights advocates who want secular government.

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For the first time, Egypt’s state-run National Council for Women has acknowledged sexual assaults on Egyptian female protesters and has called on the government to end sexual harrassment of protesters.

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Sexual assaults on Egyptian female protesters have been led by organized gangs, the head of a government-backed women’s rights panel said, in what appears to be the first such acknowledgment by officials relating to crimes that have gained increasing prominence.

“All regulations since the revolution have undermined women’s rights,” said Mervat Tallawy, head of the state-run National Council for Women. “Now is the time we stand united, men and women, to end sexual harassment”.

Read more here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-10/egypt-sexual-assaults-politically-motivated-council-says.html

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British activist Nahla Mahmoud writes that Shariah law discriminates against women and children.

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In a guest post at Baroness Goudie’s blog, British activist Nahla Mahmoud writes that Shariah law discriminates against women and children.

Read her arguments against Shariah law here: http://www.baronessgoudie.com/2013/02/13/sharia-law-discriminates-against-women-and-children/

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