The news that some Muslim organisations in British universities organise gender-segregated events, where women are at times not even allowed to speak up, has sparked outrage in the UK.
Al Jazeera features the story of a “forgotten” 12-year-old rape survivor in India, who 16 months after she was gang-raped in her village in Rajastan, has undergone 19 surgeries in attempt to restore her injuries.
Internally displaced women in Darfur, Sudan camps experience violence daily, a Darfur camp spokesperson has said. Last week ten women were gang-raped by militiamen and one woman was assaulted by militiamen just outside a southern Darfur camp.
Many fear for the future of Afghanistan’s female detainees after foreign troops leave Afghanistan in 2014.
Rohingya women living in camps for internally displaced people in Myanmar/Burma share their stories and the hopelessness of their situation.
There were six women among the sixteen Uyghurs killed last Sunday during a raiding of a house by Chinese police. The extended family in the home was busy with wedding preparations when the raid took place.
A new video has appeared on the internet, showing the “honor beating” of a female Kyrgyz migrant worker in Russia by fellow countrymen, for allegedly having sexual relations with non-Kyrgyz men.
After the 2011 revolution in Yemen, things have gone downhill in the country, especially for women.
The so-called Muslim Sisterhood is now taking the lead in many of the protests within Egypt, but their increasing aggressiveness doesn’t always sit well with the general public. Al Monitor speaks to some of the Egyptian female released protestors, who are determined to return to oppose military rule. [Read more...]