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Senior Hamas Official Against 'Honor Killings'

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, 24/02/2014 23:30
Women's Rights Advance in Morocco

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, 24/02/2014 23:13
MK Feiglin: 'Married? You're a Sucker!'

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

Likud MK wants to revolutionize Knesset committee structure, establish a unified Committee for the Family.Gil Ronen, 24/02/2014 09:59
Saudi Arabia Gets First Female Newspaper Editor

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, 17/02/2014 04:46
Exposé: Divorced Kids Forced to 'Contact Centers'

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, 15/02/2014 21:01
First Female Police Chief in Afghanistan

First Female Police Chief in Afghanistan

A landmark move for women: Afghanistan appoints its first-ever female police chief.Tova Dvorin, 19/01/2014 13:38
Survey: Egypt Overtaking Saudis In Conservativism

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, 12/01/2014 09:46
First Female Lawyer in Saudi Arabia

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, 06/01/2014 13:22
Fathers' Activist Suing over Feminist MK's Remark

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, 30/12/2013 15:27
MK Tells Fellow Feminists: Equality Costs

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, 25/12/2013 17:36
Two Saudi Women Detained for Driving

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 05:44
Report: Top NGOs Failing Middle Eastern Women

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, 10/12/2013 18:38
Islamists: 'Women's Freedom Only in Islam'

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, 02/12/2013 17:53
Saudi Cleric: Driving Ban Protects Against Evil

Saudi Cleric: Driving Ban Protects Against Evil

The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia says the country's long-standing ban on women driving protects society from "evil".Elad Benari, 29/11/2013 06:14
Israel Gets Gender Equality Prize From Europe

Israel Gets Gender Equality Prize From Europe

European Parliament to give Israel prize as the leading Middle East nation in gender equality at Women in Parliaments conference.Ari Yashar, 27/11/2013 11:20
Egypt: Women's Rights Worst in Arab World

Egypt: Women's Rights Worst in Arab World

Study finds Egypt beats Iraq for worst women's rights in Arab world; 99.3% Egyptian women sexually harassed.Ari Yashar, 12/11/2013 17:53
Hamas Lawmaker Blamed in ‘Honor Killing'

Hamas Lawmaker Blamed in ‘Honor Killing'

Hamas lawmaker allegedly coerced PA man into taking his daughter’s life.Maayana Miskin, 24/09/2013 21:07
Bennett Fights for Women's Rights in the Workplace

Bennett Fights for Women's Rights in the Workplace

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett has revealed plans to strengthen and encourage the integration of women at work.Hezki Baruch, 09/09/2013 15:29
Ariel: If We Don’t get Rights – Don’t Tax Us

Ariel: If We Don’t get Rights – Don’t Tax Us

Minister accuses opponents of Judea and Samaria women’s rights bill of hypocrisy.Maayana Miskin, 01/09/2013 14:01
Fears PM will Boycott Judea, Samaria Rights Bill

Fears PM will Boycott Judea, Samaria Rights Bill

Netanyahu may avoid vote on a bill for women’s rights in Judea and Samaria. MK Struk urges: ‘Don’t give in to the extreme left.’Maayana Miskin, 01/09/2013 11:36
Saar: Don't Vote for 'Female Challenged' Parties

Saar: Don't Vote for 'Female Challenged' Parties

Interior Minister Gideon Saar urged Israelis not to vote for parties that were not running women in upcoming municipal electionsDavid Lev, 22/07/2013 19:03
MK Struk: Do Politics Trump Human Rights?

MK Struk: Do Politics Trump Human Rights?

MK Struk hopes left-wing MKs will join her in extending women’s rights to Judea and Samaria., 09/04/2013 17:33
Women Burn ‘Flag of Islam’ in Paris

Women Burn ‘Flag of Islam’ in Paris

Arab women burn ‘flag of Islam’ in France to protest against gender oppression in the Muslim world. Maayana Miskin, 05/04/2013 11:58
Law Would Require Women on Rabbi Appointment Panel

Law Would Require Women on Rabbi Appointment Panel

Under a law proposed by MKs from Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi, the Rabbinate's Dayanim Committee would include four women.David Lev, 03/03/2013 17:01
Israel Celebrates 'Family Day' – Sort Of

Israel Celebrates 'Family Day' – Sort Of

Israeli feminists abolished Mother's Day and added a holiday that most do not realize has communist origins.Rachel Sylvetsky, 10/02/2013 18:21
Archives Reveal: Likud MK, Not Rabbi, ‘Anti Women’

Archives Reveal: Likud MK, Not Rabbi, ‘Anti Women’

It was a Likud MK, not Rabbi Ben-Dahan, who proposed cancelling the Knesset committee on women’s affairs.Maayana Miskin, 20/01/2013 13:15
Likud Entering 'Panic Mode' Over Bayit Yehudi Gain

Likud Entering 'Panic Mode' Over Bayit Yehudi Gain

The Likud renewed and amplified one of its main claims against Bayit Yehudi – that the party did not believe in women's rightsDavid Lev, 14/01/2013 21:25
Anti Militant Feminism MK Leaving Kadima

Anti Militant Feminism MK Leaving Kadima

Yulia Shamalov-Berkovich leaving Kadima, will announce Sunday where she is headed.Arutz Sheva, 25/10/2012 17:54
Knesset in Last-Minute Battered Women Legislation

Knesset in Last-Minute Battered Women Legislation

Bill grants NIS 8,000 to 10,000 bonus for women who stay in battered women's shelters, in what critics see as anti-family legislation. Gil Ronen, 15/10/2012 15:16
Iran Bars Women from Public Live Screening of Euro

Iran Bars Women from Public Live Screening of Euro

Iran, where Ahmadinejad has said women are highly respected, bars them from watching public live screenings of Euro.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/06/2012 20:40
Ramallah Women’s Lib Revolt: Men Barred from Café

Ramallah Women’s Lib Revolt: Men Barred from Café

Ramallah Arab women, fed up with men-only cafes, have opened one of their own. No males allowed, except for the chef – for the time being.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 05/06/2012 12:14
Documentary on Father's Rights Causes Change

Documentary on Father's Rights Causes Change

False claims of child abuse, sexual molestation or domestic violence by wives are being debated in the Knesset due to this film. Jacob Kahn, 26/08/2011 16:19