Tehran, Iran -An Iranian female football fan, who was detained for dressing as a man to sneak into a football stadium, has died a week after setting herself on fire. Sahar Khodayari self-immolated in front of a court in Tehran last week after she found out she could face a two-year sentence for[…]
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[…]
The trial of Loujain al-Hathloul, one of nearly a dozen prominent Saudi Arabian women’s rights activists detained since last year, will begin on Wednesday, her family said. Dozens of other activists, intellectuals and clerics have been arrested separately in the past two years in an apparent bid to stamp out[…]
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[…]
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.[…]
After a ten-year wait, the request to recognize Muslim marriages is on Tuesday being heard in the Western Cape High Court. The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) is taking the South African Government to court for failing to pass legislation that will give recognition to Muslim marriages. The court is scheduled[…]
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