United States Of America

Religious Divorce Dispute Leads to Secular Protest

Publication Date: 
January 3, 2011
The New York Times
Rabbi Jeremy Stern leading a protest to pressure Aharon Friedman to give his wife a religious divorce

This should have been a good New Year’s for Aharon Friedman, a 34-year-old tax counsel for the Republicans on the . He spent time with his 3-year-old daughter, and could have been thinking about the influence he will have starting Wednesday, when his boss, of Michigan, becomes chairman of the powerful tax-writing committee.

USA: Landmark legislation addresses sexual violence against native women

Publication Date: 
July 23, 2010
Amnesty International
Amnesty International

Amnesty International has welcomed groundbreaking legislation in the USA, which addresses the disturbing rates of acts of sexual violence committed with impunity against American Indian and Alaska Native women.

USA: Rights Activist Dis-invited as Keynote Speaker on Violence Against Women Due to Right Wing Pressure

Publication Date: 
June 2, 2010
Association for Women in Development (AWID)
Charlotte Bunch


Statement by Charlotte Bunch, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University

USA: Two Female Priests Buried as Church Outsiders

Publication Date: 
May 30, 2010
Mary Styne and Janine Denomme celebrating Mass

Female Catholic priests, deemed excommunicate by Rome, buried two of their own this month, neither one in a Catholic cemetery. "They threw us away," says a surviving member of Roman Catholic Womenpriests, which marked its first deaths.

USA: Equality Now Press Release on FGM

Publication Date: 
May 27, 2010
Equality Now
Equality Now

Equality now welcomes decision by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to withdraw its 2010 policy statement on female genital mutilation (FGM) that endorces pediatricians' "nicking" of girls' genitalia.

USA - Many Women Are Target of Sexual Advances by Faith Leaders - Survey

One in every 33 women who attend worship services regularly has been the target of sexual advances by a religious leader, a survey released Wednesday says.

Outrage over graphic T-shirts degrading women


T-SHIRT slogans condoning rape and featuring semi-naked and gagged women have outraged anti-exploitation advocates.

January 24, 2010

India - "Holiday Brides" Abandoned by Husbands in UK, US, Canada

Khan/Getty: "Holiday brides" in India have been deserted by husbands from the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

"Holiday brides" in India have been deserted by husbands from the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

By Soraya Roberts
November 23, 2009

A Collection of Statements Concerning the Murder of Aasiya Hassan

Many thanks to Muslimahmediawatch.org for linking to these statements.

From Muslimah Media Watch:

Update on Sandeela Kanwal Case

Police in Atlanta have been investigating the death of a 25-year-old Pakistani woman, who was allegedly murdered by her father in the name of family honor.