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This week, the execution of an Iranian woman was postponed for ten days. Reyhaneh Jabbari was scheduled to be hanged last Tuesday for killing the man who tried to sexually abuse her.
Online abuse aimed at Pakistani women often turns into violence in the “real” world; activists are calling on social media companies to be more proactive in stopping the online abuse of women, in particularly Pakistan.
This week a 15-year-old British girl has gone missing, and she is believed to be on her way to Syria to join ISIS. Meanwhile, another teenage girl, Nora, who left France to join rebels in Syria, wants to return home, but the rebels won’t let her, her family says. Another woman, a Kyrgyz convert to Islam, claims she has joined ISIS in Syria, because they offer the best place to raise children.
Militants from the Al Shabaab group have stoned a woman to death in Somalia for allegedly being married to multiple men.
Women wearing the face veil visiting the public galleries of the Australian parliament, now will have to be seated in a special shielded area. With tensions in the community at a high, critics of the decision say it will only create a greater divide.
The BBC shares the story of a young Ethiopian woman, who was abused by her employers in Saudi Arabia.
Nadje Al-Ali, Gender Professor at the University of London, tries to explain how we should understand and fight sexualized violence in Iraq.
A million Tajik men are currently working as labour migrants in Russia, which has left many young Tajik women without any suitable candidates for marriage.
Tunisian elections are scheduled for next month, but the number of women placed on top of the constituency lists is low, despite a law that calls for gender parity in all elected bodies.
The Sydney Morning Herald features an item on the Indonesian jilboob phenomenon: tight clothing in combination with a headscarf.
Afghanistan’s new first lady is Christian Lebanese Rula Saade, who is being compared to the controversial Afghan queen Soraya, who wasn’t of Afghani descent herself and was said to be passionate about the issues of Afghan women.
Seven young women in Kyrgyzstan have been arrested for allegedly being active members of Hizb-ul-Tahrir, an Islamic group that is banned in the Central Asian country.
Next week is the premiere of the documentary Into the Sea on the topic of female surfers in Iran.
Kenyan court has issued a temporary ruling which bans Muslim girls, who attend the St. Paul’s school in Isiolo County, from wearing the hijab and long pants.