Tag archive for ‘Women’
By Editorial Team On Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Afghan Lawmakers Halt Debate On Women’s Rights Law

Schoolgirls talk with 17-year-old Shamsia, who was the victim of an acid attack in Afghanistan in 2008, as she rests on a hospital bed in Kabul. Lawmakers in the Afghan parliament have halted a debate on a law aimed More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Pakistani Women Hit The Campaign Trail

There are fears that Election Commission efforts to prevent candidates from providing transportation to their supporters to reach polling stations will deter many rural women from voting. (file photo) Election day More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Afghanistan: Woman Killed for “Dishonouring” Family

Authorities are still failing to tackle the shocking levels of gender-based violence in Afghanistan© SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images The woman, who has two children, was shot dead on Monday 22 April by her father in More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Saudi women to be granted national ID cards

Saudi women will be for the first time granted national identity cards, giving them the freedom to act independently. The move means women will no longer have to rely on a male family member to affirm their identity More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, March 17th, 2013

My broken dream for Iraqi Kurdistan

‘Honor’ killings are thought to be one of the leading causes of death for women in Iraqi Kurdistan. Photograph: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad/Guardian I thought that the people of Iraq could leave the atrocities More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Condemns UN Report on Women

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s largest organized Islamist movement, criticized a United Nations report that aimed to end violence against women and girls, saying it violates principles of Islamic More...