Womens rights

Saudi Arabia lifts travel restriction on its women

Saudi Arabia will allow women to travel abroad without approval from a male “guardian”, the government has announced, ending a restriction that drew international censure and prompted extreme attempts to flee the kingdom. The decree announced on Friday comes after high-profile attempts by women to escape their guardians, despite a string of reforms[…]

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Somaliland passes first law against rape

For the first time in its history, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a law against rape. In the past, a victim’s family could force them to marry their rapist to avoid being shamed. Rapists now stand to face at least 30 years in prison. Somaliland declared itself independent[…]

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Fasiha Hassan on women’s right and activism

Prominent student activist Fasiha Hassan says Imam Abdullah Haron is testament to the fact that the practise of Islam should not be separate to one’s activism. She was addressing a packed crowd at Solly and Zahrah Noor auditorium at Islamia College last night, for the annual Imam Haron Memorial lecture.[…]

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