Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Nightmare: Arab Militias Go Rape-Crazy in Darfur

Sexual violence is now an integral and devastating part of the conflict aimed at breaking the will of the local people, humiliating them so that they will abandon their lands and weakening tribal ethnic lines....

Until a few weeks ago women who sought medical help after being raped were actually arrested by the Sudanese security forces. Previously: Sudan Butcher Set to Lead African Union

Syria Bans Feminist's Anti-Hijab Book

In the book, first published in France in 2003, Chadortt, who lives in Paris, condemns the use of the Muslim headscarf throughout the world and criticises Islam's view of women. She has reportedly received several threatening telephone calls on account of this.

Saudis Let Women Attend Soccer Match -- But No Mingling

The ban on women spectators caused an upset in Sweden, one of the world's leading nations on gender equality, where 45 percent of MPs are female.