women’s rights

Taliban decree orders women in Afghanistan to cover their faces
Middle East

Taliban decree orders women in Afghanistan to cover their faces

(CNN) – Women in Afghanistan must cover their faces in public, according to a decree issued by the Taliban on…
‘In Paris it’s about race, in Nigeria it’s about gender’: Singer Aṣa opens up about prejudice
World

‘In Paris it’s about race, in Nigeria it’s about gender’: Singer Aṣa opens up about prejudice

(CNN) – Superstar singer Aṣa has spoken about her battles against different types of prejudice in her home city, Paris,…
Taliban postpones return to school for Afghan girls above 6th grade
Middle East

Taliban postpones return to school for Afghan girls above 6th grade

(CNN) – The Taliban prevented girls above the 6th grade in Afghanistan from making their much-anticipated return to school on…
Colombia becomes latest Latin American country to partially decriminalize abortion
World

Colombia becomes latest Latin American country to partially decriminalize abortion

Bogota, Colombia (CNN) – Colombia became the latest country in Latin America to partially decriminalize abortion on Monday, marking a…
First home delivery woman in Suez urges women to work in any field
Egypt

First home delivery woman in Suez urges women to work in any field

Shaima al-Mahrizy, a 25 year old delivery woman working from Suez – the first ever – has called on women…
Violence against women insults God, pope says in New Year’s message
World

Violence against women insults God, pope says in New Year’s message

VATICAN CITY, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Pope Francis used his New Year’s message on Saturday to issue a clarion call…
After UAE law change, out-of-wedlock babies still in shadows
Middle East

After UAE law change, out-of-wedlock babies still in shadows

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Over a dozen unmarried women huddled in a jail cell south of Dubai last…
Turkish police break up ‘violence against women’ protest
Middle East

Turkish police break up ‘violence against women’ protest

ISTANBUL, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Riot police fired pepper gas to disperse demonstrators who gathered in Istanbul on Thursday to…
Hamas ‘guardian’ law keeps Gaza woman from studying abroad
Middle East

Hamas ‘guardian’ law keeps Gaza woman from studying abroad

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Afaf al-Najar had found a way out of Gaza. The 19-year-old won a scholarship…
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