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More than a third of Turkish women have experienced sexual and physical violence at some point, but an anti-violence law was watered down in Turkey last March. Activists now fear the erosion of women’s rights and increasing gender based violence.
While violence between the Buddhist majority and Muslim minority in Burma/Myanmar is still increasing, neighbouring Bangladesh turned eight boats, carrying over 300 (mainly women and children) Rohingya refugees, away.
A young Afghan woman says that her husband shot her, because she failed to have any children after seven years of marriage.
Tens of thousands of women in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo are traumatised by wartime sexual assaults; many of them are breaking the silence just now.
Omaima Hassan, the wife of Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, allegedly sent out a message last week praising the role Muslim women have played and are playing in the Arab Spring movement, and promises that the Arab Spring will soon turn to an Islamic Spring.
A study has shown that almost 80% of all Saudi female graduates are unemployed.
With a conflict in the north of the country, maternal health has slipped down the agenda in Mali; the country has one of the least developed health care systems in the world, according to the UN Development Index.
A mob sexually assaulted a small group of Egyptian women protesting to end sexual harrassment last Friday.
Three Saudi women arriving at a Paris airport were denied entry to France, as they were unwilling to remove their face veils, according to French police.
A large group of Indian women protested in the streets of Ahmedabad, India, demanding codification of Muslim Personal Law, after Indian High Court decided that last week that the marriage of a 15-year-old Muslim girl was valid, as she had reached puberty already.
Afghan female rapper Susan Firouz raps about her life as a Afghan refugee in Iran.
Aisyiah, an Indonesian Muslim women’s organization, is training activists, mainly housewives, to help fight TB. TB is considered a disease of the poor in Indonesia, and many people are ashamed to admit that they suffer from this disease.
A cinema in Tehran, Iran was closed for selling tickets for Euro 2012 to women. Iranian women are not allowed to watch Euro 2012 screenings in public spaces, as male supporters could become rowdy.
Lebanese women married to Palestinians and living in Gaza are having difficulties returning to Lebanon to visit their families and in particularly getting visas for their children to accompany them.
During the annual meeting, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) announced its decision to reserve 20% of its seats for women. The MCB is the largest Muslim umbrella body in the UK
Euronews.com features the story of two Iraqi widows, struggling to survive in a country in turmoil.
In the recent months, discussions about LGBT rights in Malaysia have increased, and a Malaysian lesbian couple is positive that attitudes towards the LGBT community will continue to change for the better.
Saudi activist Manal Al-Sharif is paying a high price for her work in the spotlight; she has lost her job and finds it too dangerous to travel.
Al Jazeera features a documentary on the website of a Canadian woman investigating the mysteries surrounding the death of her Kurdish aunt, 30 years ago in Turkey.
Saudi scholars are said to meet shortly to discuss the question whether or not it is permissible for Syrian women raped by Al Assad loyalists to undergo abortion.
The number of single Iranian women, living by themselves, is increasing fast, but Iranian society struggles to accept these independent women, for whom a marriage and a family often is not the first priority.
WalesOnline features an article on Welsh golfer Sahra Hassan, who was recently honoured by the Muslim Women’s Sport Foundation.