Saudi women begin first-ever election campaignSaudi women join the historic election campaign in a tentative step to forward women’s rights.
Iran overrules husband in exit visa disputeTehran allows champion futsal player to attend competition in Guatemala, despite her husband's legal right to keep her home.
Iranian actress forced to flee to Dubai over hijabIran's ministry of culture targets Sadaf Taherian over bareheaded social media photos, exposes actress to public abuse.
Bill: Ban Chauvinist Parties from the KnessetBill on the table to ban parties from Knesset which refuse to include women - a practice notably and consistently held by haredi parties.
Husband Bans Iran Women's Soccer Captain from GameAFC captain takes to media, social networking to protest her husband's confiscation of her passport, legal under Sharia law.
How (not) to be a Politically Correct FeministIt doesn't matter what you have done for women; what matters is whether you are or are not pro-Obama and anti-Israel.
Iran to Confiscate Cars of 'Poorly Veiled' WomenIran's police say women drivers in Tehran could have their cars impounded by police if they are caught driving with a poorly fixed veil.
Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Run in ElectionsSaudi Arabia allows women to register to stand in local elections for the first time.
Clinton Foundation to Drop Saudi DonationsThe Clinton Foundation will continue to accept donations from foreign countries – but not from Saudi Arabia.
Violence Against Women Part of Palestinian CultureExpert to PA media: Palestinian men view women as property; most Palestinian women say domestic violence is justified.
Iranian Women Can Attend Sporting Events - MaybeIran's ayatollahs on Sunday permitted women to attend sporting events, from which they have been banned since 1979.
Women Remain Main Target of DiscriminationEqual Employment Opportunities Commission reports discrimination against women still their biggest problem.
Syrian Army Drafting Women for Front LinesThe fight against rebel groups becomes egalitarian in Syria, as commanders say the issue is not a matter of gender, but courage.
Gaza Lecturer: Islam Defends the Rights of WomenFemale lecturer from Gaza claims that Islam defends the rights of women and that it is, in fact, the West that doesn't.
UN: Israel Greatest Violator of Women's RightsUN's Commission on the Status of Women claims Israel "violates the right of Palestinian women", fails to mention Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Haredi Papers Reel at Order to Publish B'Zhutan AdAds for haredi women's party 'like publishing an ad for Baruch Marzel in an Islamist Movement magazine,' Yated Ne'eman opines.
Amnesty Decries Iranian 'Baby-Machine' LawsIran is considering two new laws that would discriminate against women without children in an attempt to increase population growth.
Meet B'Zhutan, The First Haredi Women's PartyBreakout party B'Zhutan speaks to Arutz Sheva about their platform, what inspires them - and why, this elections, 'enough was enough.'
ISIS 'Morality Police' Rules with Iron FistModesty squad regularly beating women whose crimes include not having their eyes covered, NGO reveals.
Saudis Claim Stellar Women's Rights under AbdullahNew King Salman to continue Abdullah's 'gradual reform,' claims monarchy paper - despite having among the worst records in Middle East.
Hareidi Women Launch Own Knesset PartyYet another party for the hareidi camp in the 2015 elections by hareidi women frustrated by discrimination in their communities.
Bringing Jewish Women to the Leadership TableInterview: Orthodox Jewish NSA officer explains why women could contribute a lot to Orthodox Jewish leadership.
Threats Against Hareidi Women's Campaign for MKsWomen who run for hareidi parties 'will have all their descendants thrown out of school,' hareidi politician threatens.
The Changed Status of American Jewish Womeninterview 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."
Hareidi Women Campaign for Right to Run for OfficeSocial media campaign for hareidi parties to allow female candidates picks up steam - but can it overcome a dominant social stigma?
Saudi Arabia Restaurants Ban Single WomenSeveral restaurants in Saudi Arabia display signs that say "women are not allowed", sparking outrage from human rights groups.
Erdogan: Women Can't be Treated Equal to MenTurkey’s President continues to stir up controversy, this time with claims that women cannot be treated as equal to men.
Iran Releases Woman Jailed Over VolleyballGhoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman who was detained after attending a men's volleyball match, freed on bail.
CA: Crackdown on 'Barbaric' Violence Against Women'Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act' to crack down on forced marriage, 'honor killings,' underage marriage.
Woman Jailed for Protesting Ban Against WomenGhoncheh Ghavami was sentenced by Iranian court to a year in jail for protesting the ban on women from attending sporting events.
Saudis to Deal 'Strictly' with Female DriversAuthorities in Riyadh threaten strict measures against women drivers as annual campaign urges females to defy driving ban.
Study Finds Women Don't Belong in CombatNew book shows women in combat suffer much more serious non-combat injuries, alleges IDF cover-up.
Anti-Israel Speakers Headline Feminist ConfabNational Women’s Studies Association annual meeting features 'Stalinized, Palestinianized' agenda.
Egypt Criminalizes Sexual HarassmentLandmark law punishes sexual predators for the first time, in one of the worst countries in the world for women's rights.
Women's Day Highlights Conflicting Stances in IranIs gender equality in Iran an issue or not? That depends on who you ask.
Lebanon Makes Domestic Violence a Criminal OffenseLebanon passes a law making domestic violence a criminal offense, days after man sentenced to death over killing his wife.
Iran Calls Obama 'Two-Faced' On Saudi RightsTehran slams Obama's 'hypocrisy' for not raising Saudi human rights breaches during visit last week, accuses US and Israel of 'terror.'
Poll: Israeli Workforce Riddled with PrejudiceEqual Employment Opportunity Commission survey reveals gender, religious discrimination. But is it due to change?
'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.
Imprisoned Saudi Princesses Cry for HelpPrincesses allegedly locked in a Jeddah palace say royal family is starving them, call on world leaders to stop 'gender apartheid.'
Sexual Harassment Video Explodes Across EgyptViral video shows woman fleeing from baying mob at Cairo University, as law school dean implies victim partially to blame.
Israel Best Country for Women in Middle EastWorld Economic Forum poll puts Israel way ahead of its Muslim neighbors in terms of women's basic rights and freedoms.
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.
Saudi Schools Ban Females Who Don't Wear VeilEducation departments in Saudi Arabia ban females who do not wear a face veil from entering girls’ schools.
Senior Hamas Official Against 'Honor Killings'In surprising move, high-ranking Hamas official calls for Palestinian Arabs guilty of promiscuity to marry - not die.
Women's Rights Advance in MoroccoMPs in Morocco vote to ban antiquated loophole allowing men guilty of sexual assault to evade jail time if they marry their victims.
MK Feiglin: 'Married? You're a Sucker!'Likud MK wants to revolutionize Knesset committee structure, establish a unified Committee for the Family.
Saudi Arabia Gets First Female Newspaper EditorThe English-language Saudi Gazette appoints woman as its editor, a step forward in a country where women are repressed.
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.
First Female Police Chief in AfghanistanA landmark move for women: Afghanistan appoints its first-ever female police chief.
Survey: Egypt Overtaking Saudis In ConservativismSurvey of 7 Arab countries: Saudis think women should cover all but eyes in public, yet half for women choosing clothes.
First Female Lawyer in Saudi ArabiaRoyal decree allows first female Saudi lawyer. She wears a full face covering, raising doubts of change amid poor Saudi rights record.
Fathers' Activist Suing over Feminist MK's RemarkMK Orly Abekasis alleged that father's rights activists sent her a picture of a gun. Haaretz, which quoted her, is being sued.
MK Tells Fellow Feminists: Equality CostsDep. Min. Gila Gamliel was shocked to find feminist MKs oppose equality when it comes to custody in divorce.
Two Saudi Women Detained for DrivingSaudi activists say that police have detained two women in Riyadh caught breaking an official ban on females driving.
Report: Top NGOs Failing Middle Eastern WomenNGO Monitor report finds Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are failing to advocate women's rights in the region.
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.