Traditionally, Muslim women have not been allowed to marry outside of their faith.
After receiving medical treatment in Singapore, the female physiotherapy student who was beaten and gang raped in Delhi in mid-December died the 29th. There have been protests and vigils across India ever since the attack. In Mumbai, there was a vigil commemorating her death--on that "Black Saturday".
by Junjie Jiang
A new infographic from the Doha Debates, a series funded by the Qatar Foundation and televised on BBC World News, examines whether people in the Arab world believe women in the region will better or worse off after the Arab revolution. Most Arabs believe women will be better off in post-revolutionary states, according to the graphic. At the same time, women in the region consider intimidation and harassment to be their biggest threats.
The West Bank, and Palestine as a whole, faces a broken political system, rife with problems of representation and corruption. In this context, it’s easy to see female political representation as an issue best left for "later." But as all-female groups are showing, addressing the issue of women in politics has the potential to revolutionize the way that politics are conducted overall.