WLUML website summary of news items for August 2009

Afghanistan: Women’s Participation in the Election Process & in Political Leadership (WUNRN)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565131

Afghanistan: UPDATE: Law Curbing Women’s Rights Takes Effect (Human Rights Watch)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565139

Arab Countries: Call for applications for grants (AHRF)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565203

Bahrain: Temporary marriages over email and text messaging (WUNRN via IPS News)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565179

Bahrain: Seeking Gender Equality in Quran (IPS)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565217

Bangladesh: Gang rape of a Dalit girl (OMCT)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565175

Bangladesh: Ruling on extra-judicial punishments by beating and lashing in Shalish (WLUML Networkers)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565206

DRC: Voices of Grassroots Congolese Women on the Crisis in the DRC (VDAY via AWID)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565185

India: Girl beheaded by neighbour to ‘help conception’ (The Telegraph via WUNRN)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565103

India: Human rights defenders detained for protesting state violence (Frontline)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565180

International: Statement in Support of Mary Robinson, Presidential Medal of Honor http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565082

International: Muslim academic claims homosexuality can be compatible with Islam (Indianspice via The Inner Circle)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565121

International: New report on advocacy for development cooperation and gender (AWID)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565183

International: 15 years of UN SR on VAW Report (UN)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565221

Iran: Woman at risk of execution by stoning (Amnesty International via IMHRO)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565178

Iran: Senior clerics oppose nominations of women ministers (Gulf in the Media)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565198

Iraq: Report: “‘They Want Us Exterminated’: Murder, Torture, Sexual Orientation and Gender in Iraq” (Human Rights Watch)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565156

Jordan: Woman killed for marrying without permission (The Vancouver Sun)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565137

Kenya: Doctors Asked To Stop FGM In Clinics (WUNRN)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565154

Malaysia: Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf: “Authorities should reconsider law on alcohol” (The Star)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565041

Malaysia: Court allows religious councils to be interveners in a newspaper case (Sun2Surf)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565072

Malaysia: UPDATE: Warrant of arrest issued for woman drinking alcohol (New Straits Times / The Star)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565166

Malaysia: UPDATE: Kartika has been released (The Star)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565199

Mali: Threats of violence greet new family code (IRIN)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565099

Mali: UPDATE: Women’s rights bill blocked (BBC News)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565224

Pakistan: Introduction of the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill (Dawn via WUNRN)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565163

Pakistan: Attacks on minorities for alleged blasphemy (HOTLINE ASIA)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565187

Pakistan: ‘Dealing with’ the Hijra Problem (Sherryx Weblog)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565225

Palestine: Young woman killed by father in the name of honour (OMCT)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565171

Russian Federation: Burning of the office of human rights organisation, Mothers of Dagestan (Frontline)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565181

Saudi Arabia: Op-Ed: “Saudi Women Can Drive, Just Let Them” (Washington Post)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565174

Senegal: Court to Try Teenagers for Homosexuality (VOA News)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565207

South Africa: Caster Semenya and Gender Discrimination (Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565222

Sri Lanka: UNIFEM report: Gender Profile of the Conflict in Sri Lanka (UNIFEM via WUNRN )
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565186

Sudan: Statement by Sudanese women activists (WLUML Networkers)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565042

Sudan: Tunisian solidarity with women in Sudan (Magharebia / AWID / Front Line)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565060

Sudan: Lubna Hussein to be tried on 7 September for wearing trousers (The Observer)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565059


Syria: No Exceptions for “Honour Killings” (Human Rights Watch)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565097

Thailand: Constitution is no place for Buddhism (The Nation)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565176

Turkey: Interviewing men in prison for ‘honour killings’ (Women’s e-News)
http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/4014/context/jounalistofthemonth

Turkey: Member of Women’s Movement raped and tortured by police. (WLUML Networkers)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565043

UAE: Bank says female staff must wear abayas (Gulf News)
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565197

Zimbabwe: Women rise against sexual violence (WITNESS )
http://www.wluml.org/english/newsfulltxt.shtml?cmd%5B157%5D=x-157-565177



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