Tags: Violence against Women
Posted: Wed, 03 May 2017
A large-scale survey of views in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine has reported extensive anti-women views and widespread tolerance of domestic violence.
Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2016
Plans to protect women and promote gender equality in Pakistan and Nigeria have generated a huge religious backlash – with Muslim and Christian senators saying the Nigerian law was an attack on religion.
Birmingham Central Mosque leaders accused of downplaying domestic violence, forced marriage and extremism
Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2016
Labour MP Khalid Mahmood has called on the embattled trustees of Birmingham Central Mosque to "consider their positions" after the mosque chairman was accused of dismissing concerns about domestic violence.
Fears for women’s rights in Turkey as Justice Ministry “to classify violence against women as a ‘petty crime’”
Posted: Fri, 06 Nov 2015
Proposals by the Turkish Ministry of Justice to treat sexual harassment and violence against women less severely have drawn widespread condemnation from campaigners.
Posted: Sun, 08 Mar 2015
On Tuesday 10 March the European Parliament will vote on a report about gender equality in the EU. NGOs are concerned that religious groups may defeat the report, and are appealing for support.
Posted: Mon, 10 Jun 2013
Joan Smith, an honorary associate of the National Secular Society, has been announced as the new co-chair of the Mayor of London's Violence Against Women and Girls Panel.
Posted: Wed, 05 Dec 2012
The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution condemning female genital mutilation, the first time the practice has been denounced at such a high level.