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AP launches online ‘awareness’ drive against domestic violence

ALWALEED Philanthropies (AP), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, has launched an online awareness campaign against domestic violence in cooperation with the National Family Safety Program to highlight domestic violence and encourage battered and abused women to speak up. The social media campaign began on Dec …

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Saudi mother of six reinterprets Sharia

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Nov 7, (AP): When Souad al-Shammary posted a series of tweets about the thick beards worn by Saudi clerics, she never imagined she would land in jail. She put up images of several men with beards: An Orthodox Jew, a hipster, a communist, an Ottoman Caliph, a …

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Egyptian lawmaker’s call for virginity tests draws fire – Agena harming reputation of women, men and country: Morsi

CAIRO, Oct 2, (AP): A women’s rights group has filed a legal complaint against an Egyptian lawmaker who called for mandatory virginity tests for women seeking university admission, the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported Sunday. It quoted Maya Morsi, head of the state-sanctioned National Council for Women, as saying the complaint …

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Saudi petition urges guardianship end – ‘Full rights for women’

RIYADH, Sept 27, (AFP): Thousands of Saudis have signed a petition urging an end to the guardianship system that gives men control over the study, marriage and travel of female relatives, activists said Tuesday. The petition calls for the kingdom’s women to be treated “as a full citizen, and decide …

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‘Help women in Gulf jails’

CHENNAI, India, May 23, (RTRS): Women domestic workers from India’s southern Andhra Pradesh are languishing in jails in Gulf states after attempting to flee abusive employers or overstaying their visas, said an Indian state minister, urging the national government to help them. In a letter to India’s foreign minister, Sushma …

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Need to tackle issue of violence against women in Kuwait: experts

KUWAIT CITY, May 11, (KUNA): Despite being a problem affecting some 70 percent of women worldwide, violence against women in Kuwait had been one of these topics that are usually “swept under the rug” for various reasons, mostly connected with social considerations. In 1993, the UN General Assembly adopted the …

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Muslim leader under fire over female genital mutilation

MUMBAI, April 30, (RTRS): The leader of the only South Asian Muslim community known to practise female genital mutilation (FGM) came under criticism on Friday by campaigers who accused him of urging followers to continue the centuries-old custom. Little is known about FGM in India, where it is carried out …

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Panel discusses plans for giving women more power – Panel discusses plans for giving women more power

KUWAIT CITY, April 24: The parliamentary Women and Family Affairs Committee discussed various issues concerning women and plans of Kuwait to empower women in different fields and improve their position in society with Deputy Resident Representative of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the State of Kuwait Dima Al-Khatib and …

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Kuwait leads Gulf in women in workforce

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Kuwait’s decision to allow women to join the security forces is considered a breakthrough in a generally conservative society that did not easily accept changes, especially when it comes to the status of women. In a report published by gulfnews.com on Saturday, Noof, a fresh military …

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Woman burnt alive in India

A woman was burnt to death by her brothers for marrying a man belonging to a different caste, police said Sunday, in the latest incident of a so-called honour killing in India. Rama Kunwar, 30, had eloped with her lover eight years ago and returned to her village in western …

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