By Aneeqa Du Plessis The Wives of Paradise Foundation seminar series which focuses on spirituality through intimacy hosted the fourth, and final part of their workshop at the Tshisimani centre in Mowbray at the weekend. The lectures broached a variety of topics such as ‘how to enhance sexual relations within marriage’,[…]
Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday it would allow unmarried foreign couples to rent hotel rooms together as the kingdom begins offering up tourist visas for the first time. The tourism authority said in a statement published on Twitter that Saudi women travelling alone would also be able to check into[…]
India’s parliament has approved a bill that ultimately makes the practice of the “triple talaq” method, criminal. For those unfamiliar with the practice, the triple talaq method essentially refers to an instant divorce that can be achieved by saying the word “talaq” thrice. This practice has often been misused and[…]
A Muslim man in India can no longer divorce his wife by simply uttering “talaq” – the Arabic word for divorce – three times. If a husband tries to do that, he can now be jailed for up to three years. The so-called “triple-talaq” method of instant divorce has been criminalised by[…]
A controversial bill banning the practice of ‘triple Talaq’ divorce among muslims has passed India’s lower house of parliament by a resounding margin, amidst a walk-out by members of the opposition. The so-called Triple Talaq bill was passed on Thursday, with 302 votes in favor and 82 against. It seeks[…]
Arzo Kazmi has been looking for a husband for some time. But eight years of matchmakers, mutual friends, and dating websites have been futile in finding that special someone. “It feels like for ever,” says the 33-year-old financial adviser from Birmingham who is of Pakistani-Kashmiri heritage. As most of her[…]
Turkey’s government has withdrawn a controversial bill that could have overturned men’s convictions for child sex assault, following an angry public backlash. The controversial proposal sought to address whether all cases of marriage with people under the legal age of 18 should classify as “sexual assault”. Critics feared the proposal[…]
Dear Aunty, The biggest mistake I have seen mothers make when it comes to their daughters who are looking to get married is that mothers unreasonably pressure their daughters to change essential parts of their identities just for the sake of a “husband,” who is entirely abstract and imaginary at[…]
OPINION by Shafiq Morton Late Saturday night (6 February) my Blackberry vibrated with urgency on my night table. Oh no, not another Zuma moment, I thought, in deference to the fact that the embattled Presidency – in the belief that bad news and political skulduggery can be diluted – now[…]
Child marriage is a human rights violation and is illegal under international law. However, in some countries these laws are not enforced or exceptions are provided for parental consent or traditional and customary laws. Child marriage is said to impact over 15 million girls a year, but Jude Thaddeus from[…]
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