On April 5th, 2023, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) issued a press release stating that it has suspended its activities in Afghanistan until further notice. The reason for this suspension is the prohibition of female UN staff members by the Islamic Emirate from working in UN offices. Subsequently, UNAMA issued another statement […]
Interview with Dr. Nazreen Nawaz to Discuss How are the Rights of Women Defined by our Blessed Shari’ah? The Shari’ah (Islamic Law) preserves the honor and dignity bestowed upon mankind by the Creator. These laws stem from the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ which detail the immutable rights of every human being. […]
“The Role of Muslim Women in the Revival of this Ummah” Bilal Abdul-Kareem from On the Ground News interviews Dr. Nazreen Nawaz, Director of the Women’s Section in the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir, regarding what role Muslim women can play in the revival of the Ummah.
On March 10, 2022, Bangladesh Nari Pragati Sangha (BNPS), a local women’s rights organization, has demanded amendment of the existing family laws and enact a new one in Bangladesh to ensure equal rights for women in inheritance and family property. At the event, they vented their anger on Islam by saying that no civil or […]
When we as Muslims think about the woman’s role in media, there are two prevalent realities that come to mind. The first is based on the current reality which we see across the world where women and girls are most often objectified and exploited across the various mediums of media, by being dressed in revealing […]
During these dark years, women’s problems received increasing attention from international forums such as the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Human Rights Committee, which took upon itself the adoption of agreements and declarations related to women and their rights, such as the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against […]
American President Joe Biden on Wednesday, 9 February 2022 issued a statement entitled, “Statement by President Biden on the Introduction of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022.” He ended his statement by saying that, “Combatting domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking should not be a Democratic issue or Republican issue. […]
Bangladesh’s education department has instructed all secondary schools in the country to provide adolescent sexual and reproductive health education, effective January 2022. Authorities say the initiative is aimed at creating health awareness among adolescents. Teachers say that they have already completed the materials for teaching Shahana cartoons in the class. Bangladesh’s Department of Secondary and […]
The BBC reported on the 19th of December that an Indian lawmaker, K.R. Ramesh, in the Southern State of Karnataka, advised women that in cases where physical violations may be inevitable, try to be positive in the process. The comment has come at a time where abuse of women in the world’s largest Democracy has […]
EU Announces Funding for Global Gateway to Rival China BRI This week, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced €300 billion funding for the Global Gateway programme that is the EU’s response to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The EC President said, “We will support smart investments in quality infrastructure, respecting the highest social […]
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said two Metropolitan Police officers, and one from each of the forces in Sussex, Dorset and Avon and Somerset will be subject to misconduct proceedings. Five police officers from four different forces are facing disciplinary action over messages about Wayne Couzens.
At regular and well-planned intervals, the Danish government presents policy initiatives aimed at demonizing Muslims as well as diverting attention from significant societal issues. Most recently, the Prime Minister has stated that a commission should be set up focusing on Muslim women. In her speech at the opening of the Danish Parliament on Tuesday 5 […]
Abortion rights in the USA are being debated once again centering around Texas which has put forward a law which will stop women from getting an abortion after 6 weeks. Apart from the time limit, another controversial aspect of this law is the allowance of private citizens, as opposed to state officials, to bring cases […]
US President Joe Biden commended the courage of Sudanese women, and said during his speech yesterday before the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters: “It lives in the brave women of Sudan who withstood violence and oppression to push a genocidal dictator from power and who keep working every day to defend […]
The situation with the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan was one of the main topics of the first G20 conference on gender equality. It takes place in Italy. Prime Minister of the Republic, Mario Draghi, in his address to delegates, called on to do everything possible to protect the fundamental rights of Afghan […]
At the introduction meeting of “4th National Action Plan with the Struggle Against violence to women” President Erdogan underlined the following words: “It should be remembered that the struggle against violence against women is also the struggle to protect the right, law and honour of our mother, wife and daughter, each of whom is a […]
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok renewed the transitional government’s commitment to empowering women politically and economically and enhancing their participation in public life, pointing to their leading role in the glorious December revolution. This came when he met in the Council of Ministers, with Women of Sudan, in order to reflect on the Prime Minister’s initiative […]
The Cabinet meeting authorized the signing of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) with reservations on Articles (2), (16), (29/1) (Sudan News Agency, 28 April 2021).
The Sudanese Minister of Justice, Nasreddin Abdel Bari, said that the inclusion of the gender equality provision is a fundamental pillar in the legal reform process undertaken by the ministry. Abdel Bari added that the legislative system based on gender equality will guarantee the rights of women in the future and not repeat the oppression […]
The death of a British woman whose body was found a week after her disappearance while walking home in London has caused outrage. “The UK is currently facing a reckoning on gender-based violence in the wake of the murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard earlier this month, and anger over the way that London police broke […]
The 8th of March this year marked the 110th International Women’s Day (IWD). It is a day on which many organisations and individuals try to raise awareness about the many struggles and problems facing women globally, and to call for greater gender parity in political, economic and social life.