Iran: Strict Dress Code Campaign Enforced by Morality Police
High Price of "Bad Hejab": Morality police back with a vengeance, after apparent respite
When Iranian girls go out these days, their friends warn them they face trouble if they are wearing makeup or are fashionably dressed.
Lebanon: Lebanese women not satisfied with second class
Beirut - On 18 May, Samira Souedian, the Lebanese widow of an Egyptian, was refused the right to pass Lebanese citizenship to her four children by the Lebanese Court of Appeal, despite previously winning her case in a district court in June 2009.
Bangladesh: 'Eve teasing' craze takes a terrible toll
This Sunday (13 June) has been designated "Eve Teasing Protection Day" by the education ministry in Bangladesh.
The announcement reflects increasing concern over the worrying number of girls and women who have recently committed suicide in the country to escape "Eve teasing", a euphemism for sexual harassment.
Canada: Aqsa Parvez’s father and son have both been given life sentences for her murder
For years, Muhammad Parvez had been in absolute control of his family: he set the rules, he made the decisions and he told his eight children, including the adult ones, exactly how to live their lives.
Al-Jazeera is under scrutiny as female TV presenters quit
has, since its 1996 launch as an Arab-based international TV news network, been the subject of controversy. Much of the criticism has been the result of prejudice.
Egypt: Beneath the galabiya: Intersex operations in Assiut
Assiut--In the realm of sexual taboos in Egypt, the issue of "intersex individuals"--or those born with "ambiguous genitalia"--is certainly somewhere near the top of the list. While medical professionals take an impartial approach to treatment and surgical operations, social and cultural factors pose a challenge for affected individuals and their families.
UAE: Two Emirati women tap Twitter to try to delete the stereotypes
ABU DHABI// Frustrated by the presumptions people made about them because of their nationality, two Emirati women are using social media to break down stereotypes.
UK: Bristol women protest against genital mutilation
Women opposed to female genital mutilation have marched through Bristol in a protest against the practice.
Turkey and USA: American therapist calls solidarity of Turkish women ‘remarkable’
“The idea of namus may not, strictly speaking, be a Muslim idea. Usually translated as ‘honor,’ the word namus is actually a word with no direct translation in English.