Monday, 13 September 2010 12:36 GMT
600 victims of assault detained
Female Afghan prisoners play volleyball at a prison in Heart, Afghanistan
Kabul – Arabstoday
The number of women jailed in Afghanistan for "moral crimes" such as fleeing abusive husbands has risen sharply, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, undermining claims that the status of women Read more...
Amina Tyler arrested during Salafist protest
Amina Tyler (L) speaking to a journalist in an undisclosed location
Tunis - Arabstoday
A young Tunisian women's rights activist, who was arrested at the weekend while protesting against hardline Islamists, has been charged with possessing pepper spray, her lawyer said on Thursday.
Family centre’s combat divorce in Morocco
Moroccan government will place more importance on role of housewives
Casablanca - Said Bounowar
The Moroccan Justice and Development Party has demanded the establishment of family support clinics in Morocco be speeded up.
The centre’s will focus on informing and guiding
German chancellor wins title for 3rd time
Angela Merkel (r) and Dilma Rouseff give a conference in Hanover, Germany
New York – Arabstoday
German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped Forbes's list of the world's most powerful women for the third consecutive year, followed by Brazil's Dilma Rousseff
Chime for Change June 2
Beyonce will headline the women’s concert on Sunday
London - Arabstoday
The Women's Concert for Change: Live from London is the centerpiece of Chime for Change, a new campaign to raise funds and awareness for
Child abductions in Morocco
Moroccan women demonstrate for equal rights
Agadir - Mohammed Al Fakeer
Several protests were held in Agadir city, Morroco on Monday, led by women demanding better security in the region.
The civil unrest was sparked Read More...
Women in the News
The Centre of Egyptian Women Issues demanded new legal restrictions on polygamy in Egypt at a conference on Wednesday.
The meeting in Cairo, Egypt was attended by a number of representatives from Arab countries to discuss the introduction of a new family legislation which prohibits men from marrying again without permission from their wife.
President of the centre, Azza Suleiman said during Read More...
Also in the News
Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayyeb said a document on women's rights will be issued soon.
"Al-Azhar has taken major steps towards this document," el-Tayyeb told a delegation of the Arab parliament.
He denied he was facing pressure to halt issuing the document.
Tayyeb slammed the communities that deprive Read More...
An Indian woman who lost her leg after she was thrown from a moving train two years ago has become the first female amputee to climb Everest, expedition organisers said Wednesday.
Arunima Sinha, 26, from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, reached the peak on Tuesday Read More...
Women could be allowed in to football stadiums in Saudi Arabia in the near future after the head of the country's football federation said he was in favour of the idea.
Ahmed Eid said such access could be granted "soon", raising the possibility that 15 percent Read More...
As Chairperson of the National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA), Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended today part of the council’s annual board meeting to discuss its achievements and projects for the upcoming year.
Dr. Rajai Al Muasher, vice chairman of the board, briefed Queen Read More...
A woman's immunity stays younger longer and this may contribute to women living longer than men, researchers in Japan say.
Katsuiku Hirokawa of the Tokyo Medical & Dental University Open Laboratory said the research team looked at the blood of healthy volunteers in Japan, ages 20-90 Read More...
he poorest countries in the world are lagging behind higher-income developing countries in meeting the demand for modern contraception, U.S. researchers say.
Jacqueline E. Darroch and Susheela Singh at the Guttmacher Institute in New York said between 2003 and 12 the total number Read More...
Small amounts of formula during an infant's first days may improve how long a mother breastfeeds for newborns with early weight loss, U.S. researchers say.
Lead author Dr. Valerie Flaherman of the University of California, San Francisco, and a pediatrician at Benioff Children's Read More...
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