ANALYSIS: Iran’s leadership feels the wrath of its youth

Friday, 2 February 2018

Recent unrest in Iran shows that the country’s present leadership is completely out of touch with the aspirations of the younger generation. With over two-thirds of the population being under the age of thirty, the regime is now under attack mainly from this section of the population.Due to its lack of understanding of the younger generation’s aspirations, the regime of elderly politicians seems impervious to the growing number of the country’s unemployed youth.In the heady ...

Mohammed bin Salman: Not reinterpreting Islam, but restoring it to its origins

Friday, 24 November 2017

Mohammed bin Salman, in his interview to the New York Times, raised explained his position on several issues that have regional and global ramifications. One of the more fundamental subject he tackled was that of the interpretation of Islam, which has been a matter of debate in recent times. The article suggests that Mohammed bin Salman is on a mission to bring Saudi Islam back to the center. According to the article, he has not only curbed the authority of the once feared Saudi religious police ...

ANALYSIS: Iranian regime and its appalling violation of children’s rights

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Children are the most vulnerable members of society and international institutions have taken many measures to enhance their security and welfare. In fact, November 20 is being celebrated as the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day.However, Iranian regime is one of the most heinous violators of children’s rights. Since the time it seized power in 1979, it has victimized children by denying them their right to decent education in modern schools and has indoctrinated them ...

How Tunisian women inspired monogamy in Islam centuries ago

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Many Tunisians have set a rare precedent of monogamy in the Muslim world since the early centuries of Islamic history. Enshrining the rights of women through the instrument of the celebrated ‘Kairouan dowry’, Tunisians have practiced a tradition of according respect and equality to their women through a novel form of marital contract through the ages. Historical precedent for women’s empowerment It all began in the eighth century, when the future Abbasid caliph Abu Jaafar ...

Lebanese shocked by rape of 16-year-old girl

Monday, 11 July 2016

A 16-year-old girl was drugged and raped by three men in Lebanon’s city of Koura, Dahr al Ain, Lebanon Files has reported

Pakistan teen burned alive for refusing marriage proposal

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

It was the second time in just over a month that a Pakistani woman had been murdered over a marriage issue

Does the suit really make the MP?

Monday, 16 November 2015

Despite progress, female representations in parliaments across the world remain dismal

Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'Bare With Us'

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Dozens attended a "Bare With Us" rally to educate the public about women's right to go shirtless

Secret detentions rise in Egypt as officers ‘operate outside the law’

Saturday, 25 July 2015

In the report, published this week by Human Rights Watch, five such cases are mentioned, and local groups who have documented more than 100 instances are cited

Tunisia's state of emergency must respect rights: HRW

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Eight days after the June 26 gun attack, President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday decreed a state of emergency for 30 days.

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