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The Law Society withdraws controversial Sharia guidance and apologises

The Law Society withdraws controversial Sharia guidance and apologises

Posted: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:21

The sharia succession practice note has been withdrawn by the Law Society, following widespread criticism for gender discrimination.

Attempts to protect women’s rights in Afghanistan have been blocked by clerics in the parliament

Attempts to protect women’s rights in Afghanistan have been blocked by clerics in the parliament

Posted: Tue, 21 May 2013 15:24

Khalil Ahmad Shaheedzada, a conservative lawmaker for the Herat province, said parliament withdrew the legislation because of opposition from religious parties that considered the law un-Islamic.

Desperate Egyptian Christians discover the value of secularism

Desperate Egyptian Christians discover the value of secularism

Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:16

Egypt's newly-elected Coptic Christian pope said on Monday that he was alarmed at the overtly religious nature of the country's proposed new constitution.

Peers call for action over 'religious courts'

Peers call for action over 'religious courts'

Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:41

Peers in the House of Lords have expressed overwhelming support for a bill to limit the power of self styled 'religious courts'.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish misogyny on the rise in Israel

Posted: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 13:51

Concerns are rising that gender segregation is on the increase inIsrael, especially in Jerusalem where ultra-Orthodox Jews are growing in numbers and strength.