Celebrated annually on 8 March, the 2014 theme for International Women’s Day is: “Equality for women is progress for all”.

A new publication by Heinrich Boll Foundation on the status of women in African countries and the problem of justice focuses on the customary and statutory justice system in the continent.

The World Muslim Unity Women issued its final statement in the second day of the 27th International Islamic Unity Conference. What follow is some parts proposed in the statement:

“You don’t need this.” These are the words that will probably always represent my first experience with hijab. Though I was only four years old and in kindergarten, my mother would cover my hair with a headscarf before I left to school each morning. My former Christian parents accepted Islam the year I was born, and they wanted their children to be known as Muslims when they went to American public school.

Investing in adolescent girls in developing countries can help drive progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) according to the UN Secretary-General.

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission says violent crime against Afghan women has hit record levels, adding the crime became increasingly brutal in 2013.

President of Kyrgyzstans Congress of Women said the status of Iranian women was elevated after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

A new study has found that women in many countries do not report cases of abuse or violence.

UN experts warned Azerbaijan government about its accountability for violence’s against women in this country.

United Nations humanitarian agencies have expressed concern over the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic, saying it was hampering delivery of assistance to nearly 2.6 million people.


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