Afghan Women Protest Against Compulsory Hijab Wearing

A group of women took to the streets in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday to advocate for equal rights with men and strongly opposed compulsory wearing of Hijab. The Taliban’s Ministry of Virtue and Vice had recently placed posters …

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Yemeni Journalist Detained Over Social Post, Says Watchdog

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Monday said that the Yemeni security forces arrested a female journalist Hala Fouad Badawi, calling on the authorities to set her free immediately.   Badawi has been under detention since 30 December by …

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Saudi Princess, Daughter Released After Nearly 3-Year In Jail

Saudi authorities released a Saudi Princess, Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 57, and her daughter, Souhoud Al Sharif after almost three years in prison, her lawyer confirmed. Basmah’s legal adviser, Henri Estramant said that the two were released …

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Saudi Women Can Obtain Taxi License

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that women are now allowed to hold taxi driving licenses for the first time in history, where the Kingdom ended a decades-old ban on women’s driving and public participation. The Saudi General Directorate of …

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UN Renews Call For Inclusive Govt. in Afghanistan

Addressing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Afghanistan, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, briefed the participants on the situation in Afghanistan, renewed the call for an inclusive government in the country. Lyons went on …

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Afghan Women Protest for Right to Education and Work

Dozens of Afghan women, including female social activities, took out to the streets demanding the right to education and work. The protest took place in Kabul, the Afghan capital city after the Taliban prevented older girls from attending schools and …

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Russia Seeks to Close Top Human Rights Group Memorial

Russia seeks to shut down Memorial, one of the country’s most prominent human rights groups, under the controversial law on “foreign agents.” Memorial announced in a statement on Nov. 11 that it had received notification from the Supreme Court that …

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Transgender Teen Sues Tennessee Over Anti-Trans School Sports Ban

Civil rights groups on Nov. 4 filed a lawsuit on behalf of a transgender teen to challenge a controversial Tennessee law that restricts transgender youth from participating in school sports. Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the …

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