Women

A recent conference in Tunisia was attended by delegates from other Arab countries involved in the Arab Spring and from EU and US to undermine the achievements of Tunisian women in the revolution.

A senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without fear of violence, stressing that their right to take part in the country's public life must be protected.

The 5th Quranic course or women began in the holy city of Karbala on Saturday, July 6.

 With the aim of describing women dignity and encouraging the culture of dignifying women in family and society, Iranian Presidential Center of Women and Families Affairs is organizing a conference on July 20th to honor the active media in the realm of women and family studies.

Lakshmi Puri

The UN has appointed LLakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director, as the Acting Head of UN Women to replace departing Michelle Bachelet, as of March 2013.

Saudi demonstrators have held rallies to condemn the regime’s detention of women and political prisoners.

Violence against women has become a global health problem of epidemic proportions with one out of every three women experiencing some form of physical  violence, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In recent weeks, two Muslim women were left ‘traumatised’ after an eight and fourteen year old hurled racist abuse at them and pulled their hijabs off in Edinburgh.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned a series of deadly attacks targeting a bus, a hospital facility and a historic house in Pakistan, which killed at least 20 civilians, many of whom were female students.

The head of the Russian Muslim Women’s Union, Nailya Ziganshina, has voiced support for the right of Muslim women to wear a headscarf in public, ITAR-TASS reports.

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