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6/29/2001 - Egyptian Feminist Faces Forced Divorce
If veteran feminist, doctor, and sociologist Nawal Saadawi is tried under hisba, she and her husband of 37 years could be forcibly divorced....

6/6/2001 - Taliban Imposes Islamic Rule on Foreigners
The Taliban announced this week that it will imposes its extreme, fundamentalist interpretation of Islamic law on foreigners in Afghanistan, even going so far as to require foreigners to sign an agreement to obey Islamic laws before entering the country....

5/18/2001 - PHR Reports Afghans Oppose Talibans Restrictions on Women
The rights of women are strongly supported by more than 90% of the Afghan women and men included in the recent survey conducted in Afghanistan by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)....

3/29/2001 - Taliban Publicly Lashes Woman Accused of Extra-Marital Sex
The terrorist Taliban regime publicly lashed a woman accused of having sex with a man who was not her husband....

1/22/2001 - Bariya Ibrahim Magazu Receives Inhumane Flogging
On January 19, in oil-rich Nigeria, the most populous country on the continent of Africa, an Islamic Court in the north carried out a Sharia sentence of 100 lashes with a cane on 13-year old Bariya Ibrahim Magazu on charges of premarital sex (zina) and making false charges against the three men she claimed raped her....

12/7/2000 - Islamic Court Sentence 17-Year Old Nigerian Girl To 180 Lashes
A 17-year-old pregnant Nigerian girl was sentenced to 180 lashes (flogging) between forty days and two months after delivery for her so called disobedience to Islamic Sharia law....

10/13/2000 - Setback For Women In Kano State, Nigeria
Kano State in Nigeria took a major step toward limiting women's rights this week....

9/11/2000 - Sudan High Court Temporarily Suspends Women's Work Ban
According to BBC World Service on September 9th, the Constitutional Court of Sudan suspended the women's work ban upon further investigation of it legality....

9/8/2000 - UNICEF Condemns Women's Employment Ban In Sudan
Deputy Director of UNICEF Karin Sham Poo condemned the decree barring women from working in public places....

9/7/2000 - UNICEF Condemns Women's Employment Ban In Sudan
Deputy Director of UNICEF Karin Sham Poo condemned the decree barring women from working in public places....

8/25/2000 - Saudi Arabia Will Sign CEDAW, With Restrictions
Saudi Arabia announced earlier this week that it would sign the Convention On the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)....

8/11/2000 - Women In The Middle East Fight To Boost Their Status And Human Rights
Womens rights advocates in the Middle East are fighting to end honor killings, polygamy, and repressive marriage laws....

7/25/2000 - Women NGO Workers Fight for Safety in Pakistan
The safety of NGO workers in Peshawar, Pakistan is endangered by Islamic extremists who charge that NGO activities violate the codes of Islam....

7/25/2000 - Spanish Women Sue Islamic Author For Wife-Beating Advice
Spanish women's organizations sued a prominent Islamic leader for writing a book that offers detailed instructions on wife-beating....

7/24/2000 - Taliban Holds Public Execution in Afghanistan
In Kabul this past weekend, a crowd of thousands watched the first public execution in Afghanistan since an Afghan woman was stoned to death in May for adultery....

7/17/2000 - U.N. Urges Taliban to Reverse Ban on Women Aid Workers
The United Nations has begun formal talks with the Taliban to convince them to reverse their ban on Afghan women working for international relief agencies....