It has been reported Boko Haram, the Islamist group predominantly active in Nigeria, forces girls to convert to Islam and join their group as “slave-wives.”
According to a study, Muslim women are more likely to be subjected to Islamophobic attacks than Muslim men.
A group of housewives in the Neelum valley in Pakistani-administered Kashmir fights the activity of Islamic militants in the region, saying that it only attracts Indian fire.
Mauritanian rapper Leila Moulaye has been arrested after she appeared in a music video without her hijab.
A senior member of the Turkish AKP party has created a new flood of criticism and debate, after a remark that it was a “big mistake” to allow boys and girls to study together.
Once a female rebel actively involved in the Syrian conflict, Khowleh lives now the life of a refugee in Jordan and dreams of a moderate Syria.
After the arrest of many Muslim Brotherhood officials in Egypt and the removal of Mohammed Morsi as president, the female branch of the Muslim Brotherhood has taken on a more political role.
A Somali woman, who said in a recent online video interview that she was raped at gunpoint by her colleagues, has been arrested. The interviewing journalist has been arrested too.
HIV infections are on the rise in Iran, but life is especially hard for HIV-positive women, who face ignorance and isolation.
Authorities in Niger have announced that they have dismantled the trafficking ring thought to be guilty of the death of 92 people, predominantly women and children, earlier this year close to the Algerian border. [Read more...]