December 2009

Belgium: Muslim Woman Fined for Wearing Burka in Public

A Belgian Muslim woman was ordered to pay 200 euros ($300) for wearing a burka, a Islamic outfit that covers everything but the eyes, in a public place, the La Capital paper reported on Thursday.

Arrest of Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi's Sister

Increased Intimidation, Political Violence, and Clampdowns on Iranian Human Rights Activists

December 29, 2009

Amnesty International - Iran: End slide to more bloodshed


28 December 2009

Iran: End slide to more bloodshed

Indonesia: Will women still be bargaining chips?

Ati Nurbati , Jakarta | Mon, 12/21/2009

bagaining chips

Uganda bans female genital mutilation

Ugandan MPs have voted to outlaw female genital mutilation - also known as female circumcision.

Iran: Women human rights defender, Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh, has been arrested

The Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) international solidarity network is gravely concerned to learn of the arrest of our colleague, friend and networker, Ms.

Lebanon - Hidden Domestic Abuse revealed in Photo Display - Proposed new Domestive Violence Law

Lebanon's hidden problem of domestic abuse revealed through photo exhibit

By Natalia Antelava - BBC News, Beirut

Spain: Men Charged in Unofficial Islamic Court

Nine men are awaiting trial in eastern Spain after allegedly sentencing a woman to death for adultery in an unofficial Islamic law court, a police spokeswoman said Monday.