Mirror.co.uk Sharia Law just means less human rights especially for women Mirror.co.uk If I were found cheating on my husband, I'd expect screaming matches, icy silences and the threat of being booted out the house.
Americans came to Kyrgyzstan to fight terrorism, but the standoff against this global evil lead to horrible results. Local residents will remember the NATO aviation base located on the territory of Kyrgyzstan for a long time due to the irreparable environmental damage, violence towards the local women, the killing of a Kyrgyz citizen and all that went unpunished. Below is the chronology of the American crimes described by Bakyt Aman, VR’s Kyrgyzstani correspondent.
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Rich women hold top jobs but the picture is different lower down the social ladder.
Workplace discrimination against Chinese women is still rife, in spite of a slew of positive women-in-work news stories published in the country's tightly controlled official media for International Women's Day, experts said on Friday.
"Discrimination against women in China is extremely common," said Li Qiang, who heads the U.S.-based rights group China Labor Watch. "There is a lack of law enforcement measures taken to protect equality in women's employment."
He said that while Chinese women enjoy labor law protection on paper, such rules are frequently flouted by companies seeking to minimize the cost of maternity leave and other family-linked benefits.
Mao Zedong's phrase, "Women hold up half the sky" made its obligatory appearance in at least two stories from Xinhua news agency, the official news outlet of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, on Friday.
The China News Service website reported on initiatives by a number of Chinese cities to redress workplace discrimination by holding women-only recruitment fairs, while a number of state-run papers gave top billing to a survey showing that the proportion of women in senior management posts in China rose to 51 percent from 25 percent in 2012.
Nanchang, Suzhou, Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Kunming and Changchun are among the cities hosting all-female recruitment fairs, in a bid to boost employment rates among women.
American not-for-profit Arzu Studio Hope has launched a ‘Masters Collection’ of 10 woolen rugs designed by legendary architects. Afghan women are weaving the designs of Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Michael Graves rugs, giving the women meaningf ...
On top of providing jobs and making rugs, Chicago-based Arzu – which means ‘hope’ in Dari – bases its business on a model of social entrepreneurship. The organisation strives to improve access to clean water, health care, education, shelter and other basic necessities for those in Afghanistan
Some Muslim women in Indonesia are shedding their traditional background role by promoting pro-radical views online and even offering shelter to families of jailed extremists, Singapore-based paper theStraits Times reports.
One woman writing under the pseudonym Ummu Fauzi interviewed the wives of men convicted of terrorist acts and posted them on extremist websites “to highlight the ‘bravery’ of these wives,” said the report.
Noor Huda Ismail, a terrorism analyst and founder of the Institute for International Peace Building (YPP), said authorities often forget about the wives because they are too caught up looking for leaders of extremist networks.
“(The women) are the dot-connectors who play a crucial role to keep the networks going,” he was quoted as saying.
Ismail also told TrustLaw in an interview in 2011 that corruption in Indonesian jails stokes extremism and could lead to the emergence of new radicalist cells.
Since the 2002 bombings in the popular tourist island of Bali, Indonesia has arrested more than 800 people on extremism charges, and there have been no major attacks for almost four years.
Concerns remain, however, that terror cells may be regrouping.
According to the Straits Times, Ummu Fauzi has interviewed Madam Nusaibah, the wife of Abdullah Sonata, who was jailed for 10 years for planning mass attacks; and Madam Osama, the wife of Sheikh Omar Bakri, leader of a banned radical group in Britain with ties to al-Qaeda.
Radicalisation of Indonesian women is a very dangerous trend indeed.
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Nesrine Malik: For all the progress on some minor points, touchstone issues such as the ban on women driving are barely addressed
The latest reports of Saudi concessions on human rights might as well be called Operation Rebrand Saudi Arabia. Of 225 demands issued by the UN human rights council in 2013, the Saudi delegation conceded to 180. Over the past couple of days, Saudi representatives have been on BBC's Newsnight, CNN's Amanpour and other outlets billing this as a landmark step in the right direction, sanctioned by no less a person than the king himself.
However, look into the fine print and problems arise. There is a great deal of language that sounds like kicking the human rights can further down the road. Lots of "in principles" and "under reviews" and "holistic approaches".
First, however, the good news. Saudi Arabia has, "in principle", accepted one of the most comprehensive overhauls of its human rights system in history, conceding that aspects of law enforcement and regulation of political assembly and freedom of speech should be brought in line with international standards. This is an admission that there are serious problems, a rare acknowledgement from a country so characteristically precious about its internal affairs.
But what about women's rights? The right to drive and the male guardianship system? These are the totems of the country's backwardness in the international community. There is some strong, encouraging language about guardianship, where Saudi proposes "phasing out" the guardianship system altogether.
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 file photo, a Libyan woman wearing a depiction of the national flag bearing the words, "hold your head high, you are Libyan," attends commemorations to mark the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi in Benghazi, Libya. Women played a major role in the 8-month civil war against dictator Moammar Gadhafi, massing for protests against his regime, selling jewelry to fund rebels, helping treat the wounded, smuggling weapons across enemy lines to rebels. But since Gadhafi’s fall more than 18 months ago, women have been rewarded by seeing rights they enjoyed under his rule hemmed in and restricted. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)
On her way back from her job as a lecturer at a university near Tripoli, Libyan poet Aicha Almagrabi was stopped by a group of bearded militiamen. They kicked her car, beat up her driver and threatened to do the same to her. Her offense: being alone in a car with men without a male relative as a guardian.
"You have violated the law of God," the militiamen told her, Almagrabi said.
"I said, I teach male students, so should I bring a male guardian with me to classroom?" she told The Associated Press.
Not that the university is immune to increasingly bold conservatives' views on the role of women. Almagrabi said one student recently told her she shouldn't be giving lectures because a woman's voice is "awra" — too intimate and shameful to be exposed in public
"Women fear worse may yet to come. The country is soon to begin work drafting a new constitution, which activists fear will enshrine the relegation of women to second-class status, given the influence of hard-line Islamists."
Nirbhaya, the Delhi gang-rape victim, has been honoured with a US "woman of courage" award posthumously for "inspiring people to work together to end violence against women in India and around the world."...
US first lady Michelle Obama joined secretary of state John Kerry as he praised the determination and courage of "a woman known simply as Nirbhaya - braveheart, fearless" at the State Department presentation ceremony Friday on International Women's Day.
"Her bravery inspired millions of women and men to come together with a simple message: No more. No more looking the other way when gender-based violence happens. No more stigma against victims or survivors," said Kerry.
"Nirbhaya's fight survives her," he said announcing the award "for inspiring people to work together to end violence against women in India and around the world by displaying immense courage in demanding justice."
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