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Saudi women begin first-ever election campaign

Saudi women join the historic election campaign in a tentative step to forward women’s rights.Shoshana Miskin, 11/29/2015, 2:54 PM

Iran overrules husband in exit visa dispute

Tehran allows champion futsal player to attend competition in Guatemala, despite her husband's legal right to keep her home.Tova Dvorin, 11/24/2015, 7:56 AM

Iranian actress forced to flee to Dubai over hijab

Iran's ministry of culture targets Sadaf Taherian over bareheaded social media photos, exposes actress to public abuse.Tova Dvorin, 11/1/2015, 8:59 AM

Bill: Ban Chauvinist Parties from the Knesset

Bill on the table to ban parties from Knesset which refuse to include women - a practice notably and consistently held by haredi parties.Haim Lev, 10/18/2015, 1:11 PM

Husband Bans Iran Women's Soccer Captain from Game

AFC captain takes to media, social networking to protest her husband's confiscation of her passport, legal under Sharia law.Tova Dvorin, 9/16/2015, 5:28 PM

How (not) to be a Politically Correct Feminist

It doesn't matter what you have done for women; what matters is whether you are or are not pro-Obama and anti-Israel.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 9/8/2015, 12:44 PM

Iran to Confiscate Cars of 'Poorly Veiled' Women

Iran's police say women drivers in Tehran could have their cars impounded by police if they are caught driving with a poorly fixed veil.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2015, 3:46 AM

Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Run in Elections

Saudi Arabia allows women to register to stand in local elections for the first time.Ben Ariel, 8/31/2015, 2:42 AM

Clinton Foundation to Drop Saudi Donations

The Clinton Foundation will continue to accept donations from foreign countries – but not from Saudi Arabia.Yaakov Levi, 4/16/2015, 7:49 AM

Violence Against Women Part of Palestinian Culture

Expert to PA media: Palestinian men view women as property; most Palestinian women say domestic violence is justified.Tova Dvorin, 4/6/2015, 5:40 PM

Iranian Women Can Attend Sporting Events - Maybe

Iran's ayatollahs on Sunday permitted women to attend sporting events, from which they have been banned since 1979.Moshe Cohen, 4/5/2015, 6:58 PM

Women Remain Main Target of Discrimination

Equal Employment Opportunities Commission reports discrimination against women still their biggest problem.Gedalyah Reback, 4/3/2015, 4:16 AM

Syrian Army Drafting Women for Front Lines

The fight against rebel groups becomes egalitarian in Syria, as commanders say the issue is not a matter of gender, but courage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2015, 2:31 PM

Gaza Lecturer: Islam Defends the Rights of Women

Female lecturer from Gaza claims that Islam defends the rights of women and that it is, in fact, the West that doesn't.Ben Ariel, 3/27/2015, 6:44 AM

UN: Israel Greatest Violator of Women's Rights

UN's Commission on the Status of Women claims Israel "violates the right of Palestinian women", fails to mention Saudi Arabia and Iran.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/20/2015, 8:31 PM

Haredi Papers Reel at Order to Publish B'Zhutan Ad

Ads for haredi women's party 'like publishing an ad for Baruch Marzel in an Islamist Movement magazine,' Yated Ne'eman opines.Haim Lev and Tova Dvorin, 3/15/2015, 10:40 AM

Amnesty Decries Iranian 'Baby-Machine' Laws

Iran is considering two new laws that would discriminate against women without children in an attempt to increase population growth.Hillel Fendel, 3/11/2015, 2:13 AM

Meet B'Zhutan, The First Haredi Women's Party

Breakout party B'Zhutan speaks to Arutz Sheva about their platform, what inspires them - and why, this elections, 'enough was enough.'Tova Dvorin, 3/4/2015, 5:30 PM

ISIS 'Morality Police' Rules with Iron Fist

Modesty squad regularly beating women whose crimes include not having their eyes covered, NGO reveals.Dalit Halevi and Tova Dvorin, 2/16/2015, 12:37 PM

Saudis Claim Stellar Women's Rights under Abdullah

New King Salman to continue Abdullah's 'gradual reform,' claims monarchy paper - despite having among the worst records in Middle East.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 1/30/2015, 12:26 PM

Hareidi Women Launch Own Knesset Party

Yet another party for the hareidi camp in the 2015 elections by hareidi women frustrated by discrimination in their communities.Tova Dvorin, 1/19/2015, 8:38 PM

Bringing Jewish Women to the Leadership Table

Interview: Orthodox Jewish NSA officer explains why women could contribute a lot to Orthodox Jewish leadership.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 1/2/2015, 11:37 AM

Threats Against Hareidi Women's Campaign for MKs

Women who run for hareidi parties 'will have all their descendants thrown out of school,' hareidi politician threatens.Tova Dvorin, 12/8/2014, 10:05 AM

The Changed Status of American Jewish Women

interview with Prof. Rela Mintz Geffen: "There are already several hundred Jewish women teachers holding doctorates in Jewish studies who are university scholars. This also impacts the way Jewish history is taught."Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 12/8/2014, 8:11 AM

Hareidi Women Campaign for Right to Run for Office

Social media campaign for hareidi parties to allow female candidates picks up steam - but can it overcome a dominant social stigma?Tova Dvorin, 12/7/2014, 1:08 PM

Saudi Arabia Restaurants Ban Single Women

Several restaurants in Saudi Arabia display signs that say "women are not allowed", sparking outrage from human rights groups.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2014, 5:44 AM

Erdogan: Women Can't be Treated Equal to Men

Turkey’s President continues to stir up controversy, this time with claims that women cannot be treated as equal to men.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2014, 5:42 AM

Iran Releases Woman Jailed Over Volleyball

Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman who was detained after attending a men's volleyball match, freed on bail.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2014, 3:12 AM

CA: Crackdown on 'Barbaric' Violence Against Women

'Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act' to crack down on forced marriage, 'honor killings,' underage marriage.Dalit Halevy and Tova Dvorin, 11/9/2014, 8:22 AM

Woman Jailed for Protesting Ban Against Women

Ghoncheh Ghavami was sentenced by Iranian court to a year in jail for protesting the ban on women from attending sporting events.Cynthia Blank, 11/2/2014, 2:18 PM

Saudis to Deal 'Strictly' with Female Drivers

Authorities in Riyadh threaten strict measures against women drivers as annual campaign urges females to defy driving ban.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/24/2014, 5:42 AM

Study Finds Women Don't Belong in Combat

New book shows women in combat suffer much more serious non-combat injuries, alleges IDF cover-up.Gil Ronen, 6/11/2014, 2:46 PM

Anti-Israel Speakers Headline Feminist Confab

National Women’s Studies Association annual meeting features 'Stalinized, Palestinianized' agenda.Gil Ronen , 6/8/2014, 7:38 PM

Egypt Criminalizes Sexual Harassment

Landmark law punishes sexual predators for the first time, in one of the worst countries in the world for women's rights.Tova Dvorin, 6/6/2014, 12:04 PM

Women's Day Highlights Conflicting Stances in Iran

Is gender equality in Iran an issue or not? That depends on who you ask.Tova Dvorin, 4/23/2014, 10:09 AM

Lebanon Makes Domestic Violence a Criminal Offense

Lebanon passes a law making domestic violence a criminal offense, days after man sentenced to death over killing his wife.Elad Benari, 4/2/2014, 5:16 AM

Iran Calls Obama 'Two-Faced' On Saudi Rights

Tehran slams Obama's 'hypocrisy' for not raising Saudi human rights breaches during visit last week, accuses US and Israel of 'terror.'Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 3/31/2014, 8:22 AM

Poll: Israeli Workforce Riddled with Prejudice

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission survey reveals gender, religious discrimination. But is it due to change?Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 3/30/2014, 12:01 PM

'Separate But Equal is Not Equal'

Ministers Limor Livnat and Tzipi Livni propose bill to hold ministers responsible for women's rights in their respective departments.Hezki Baruch, 3/30/2014, 9:09 AM

Imprisoned Saudi Princesses Cry for Help

Princesses allegedly locked in a Jeddah palace say royal family is starving them, call on world leaders to stop 'gender apartheid.'Tova Dvorin, 3/30/2014, 8:46 AM

Sexual Harassment Video Explodes Across Egypt

Viral video shows woman fleeing from baying mob at Cairo University, as law school dean implies victim partially to blame.Tova Dvorin, 3/19/2014, 5:06 PM

Israel Best Country for Women in Middle East

World Economic Forum poll puts Israel way ahead of its Muslim neighbors in terms of women's basic rights and freedoms.Tova Dvorin, 3/14/2014, 12:04 PM

Saudi King Holding Daughters Against Their Will?

UN receives complaints about Saudi princesses being held against their will, but it could be a while before anything is done.Elad Benari, 3/13/2014, 5:42 AM

Saudi Schools Ban Females Who Don't Wear Veil

Education departments in Saudi Arabia ban females who do not wear a face veil from entering girls’ schools.Elad Benari, 2/25/2014, 4:45 AM

Senior Hamas Official Against 'Honor Killings'

In surprising move, high-ranking Hamas official calls for Palestinian Arabs guilty of promiscuity to marry - not die.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 2/24/2014, 11:30 PM

Women's Rights Advance in Morocco

MPs in Morocco vote to ban antiquated loophole allowing men guilty of sexual assault to evade jail time if they marry their victims.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 2/24/2014, 11:13 PM

MK Feiglin: 'Married? You're a Sucker!'

Likud MK wants to revolutionize Knesset committee structure, establish a unified Committee for the Family.Gil Ronen, 2/24/2014, 9:59 AM

Saudi Arabia Gets First Female Newspaper Editor

The English-language Saudi Gazette appoints woman as its editor, a step forward in a country where women are repressed.Elad Benari, 2/17/2014, 4:46 AM

Exposé: Divorced Kids Forced to 'Contact Centers'

Proportion of parents, mostly dads, who see their children under these humiliating conditions is 10-20 times that in the US.Avraham Ben Horin, 2/15/2014, 9:01 PM

First Female Police Chief in Afghanistan

A landmark move for women: Afghanistan appoints its first-ever female police chief.Tova Dvorin, 1/19/2014, 1:38 PM

Survey: Egypt Overtaking Saudis In Conservativism

Survey of 7 Arab countries: Saudis think women should cover all but eyes in public, yet half for women choosing clothes.Ari Yashar, 1/12/2014, 9:46 AM

First Female Lawyer in Saudi Arabia

Royal decree allows first female Saudi lawyer. She wears a full face covering, raising doubts of change amid poor Saudi rights record.Ari Yashar, 1/6/2014, 1:22 PM

Fathers' Activist Suing over Feminist MK's Remark

MK Orly Abekasis alleged that father's rights activists sent her a picture of a gun. Haaretz, which quoted her, is being sued.Gil Ronen, 12/30/2013, 3:27 PM

MK Tells Fellow Feminists: Equality Costs

Dep. Min. Gila Gamliel was shocked to find feminist MKs oppose equality when it comes to custody in divorce.Arutz Sheva staff, 12/25/2013, 5:36 PM

Two Saudi Women Detained for Driving

Saudi activists say that police have detained two women in Riyadh caught breaking an official ban on females driving.Elad Benari, 12/12/2013, 5:44 AM

Report: Top NGOs Failing Middle Eastern Women

NGO Monitor report finds Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are failing to advocate women's rights in the region.Ari Yashar, 12/10/2013, 6:38 PM

Islamists: 'Women's Freedom Only in Islam'

Hizb ut-Tahrir continues extensive campaign in Judea, Samaria against 'Western values'; 13 year-old speaker condemns women who report abuse.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 12/2/2013, 5:53 PM