Saudi Arabia names first female ambassador

Princess Rima bint Bandar to serve as Saudi ambassador to the United States amid tensions over Khashoggi murder.Elad Benari, 2/24/2019, 6:44 AM

Haredi MK asks El Al to uphold women's rights

'There are women whose rights are trampled by fact they're forced to sit next to men,' MK Israel Eichler tells airline representatives.Hezki Baruch, 12/4/2018, 4:47 PM

Radical Islamists, women and little girls are not your toys

The world is ignoring the plight of Druze women kidnapped by ISIS, nor does it react to the way Muslim women are treated. Rachel Avraham, 7/31/2018, 8:37 AM

The great Hollywood con job - women's rights

Women in Hollywood, women in israel. Where would a woman rather be? Thank G-d for Israel. David Ben Horin, 6/29/2018, 11:12 AM

Saudi Princess promises more women's rights

Saudi top female official says kingdom is working to address deeper issues on the path to women's rights.Ben Ariel, 3/1/2018, 5:42 AM

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums

Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sports events in stadiums starting in 2018.Elad Benari, 10/30/2017, 5:13 AM

Saudi Arabia permits women to drive

New royal decree in Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive starting next June, ending notorious longtime ban.Elad Benari, 9/27/2017, 1:13 AM

Saudi cleric says women are 'quarter brained'

Saudi Arabian cleric banned for saying women should not be allowed to drive because they have a “quarter” of the brainpower of men.Elad Benari, 9/24/2017, 6:35 AM

Amid criticism, Rouhani appoints two female vice presidents

Iranian President appoints two female vice presidents after coming under fire for failing to include women ministers in his cabinet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2017, 5:43 AM

Marseilles' burqini holiday

Just another sign that Western relativism is now allied with fanatical Islam. Giulio Meotti, 8/9/2016, 2:20 PM

86% of Turkish women suffer domestic abuse

Turkish Family Ministry finds shockingly widespread physical and psychological violence, as Turkey follows trend of wider Muslim world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2016, 8:13 AM

20 women elected in landmark Saudi poll

Saudi voters elect 20 women for local government seats in the first election in which women were allowed to participate.Ben Ariel, 12/14/2015, 6:28 AM

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

Small victory: 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 Parties Who Don't Include Women 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

Iran Women's Soccer Captain Banned From Match - By Her Husband

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 Local 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 After Firestorm

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, Says Official

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

Female 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 Finds Greatest Violator of Women's Rights - Israel, Of Course

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 Insulted by Demand to Publish Women's Party Ads

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 Int'l Decries Proposed 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

'We Will Be the First Haredi Women's Party in the Knesset'

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

Saudi Paper Claims Women's Rights 'Reform' under Dead King

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 Orthodox 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 Made Against Hareidi Women Campaigning to Join Knesset

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 Says 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 Game

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

Canada: Crackdown on 'Barbaric' Islamist Practices 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

Iranian-British Woman Jailed for Attending Volleyball Game

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

Saudi Arabia 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

Employers Prejudiced Against Hareidi Men, Arabs, Working Mothers

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

Ministerial Bill Claims '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 Give Emotional Plea 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 Sparks Controversy in Cairo

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 Ranked as 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

Is the Saudi King Holding His 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 a Face 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 Campaigns 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