Decrease Font Size Reset Font Size to Default Increase Font Size

Homepage / News & Analysis / Issues and Analysis

Issues and Analysis

Miss Landmine Cambodia Pageant: Provocative Art or Pejorative ‘Project’?

FRIDAY FILE: Did Miss Landmine Cambodia – a beauty pageant for women who lost limbs in landmine explosions – mock, exploit and unjustly sexualize women with disabilities there?

Read more...

Women Don’t Need to Accept Polygamy - Activists

MANAMA, Jul 22, 2010 (IPS) - In her 30s, Muza has been married for years but has managed to remain financially independent. In fact, she was even able to help build the home she has with her husband, using the money she earned as a teacher.

Read more...

Pakistan: Exploit Trans People, Collect More Taxes?

The New York Times reported last week on the ghastly inefficient taxation system in Pakistan, where less than two percent of the population pays income tax – least especially the wealthiest. Pakistan has the lowest rate of tax collection in the world.

Read more...

Gender and Media Misrepresentation in the Global South

FRIDAY FILE: In the struggle for gender equality, the media should be a powerful ally. Unfortunately it strongly reinforces the status quo, particularly in the Global South.

Read more...

Turkey, the head scarf & secularism

Some Turks fear a drift toward theocracy. Others believe Turkey is mature enough to permit some freedom of religious expression.

Read more...

Malaysia: Two in five of first wives in polygamous marriages forced to find extra income

BANGI, July 15 — A study on polygamy, which is allowed only for Muslims here, showed that 44 per cent of first wives are forced to find extra work after their husbands take on a second wife.

Read more...

Celebrity sex-tapes case a test for Indonesia's anti-pornography law

Indonesia has recently been in the thrall of its first celebrity sex-tape scandal. The now-notorious sex tapes allegedly show pop singer Nazril "Ariel" Ilham engaged in sex acts with actresses Luna Maya and Cut Tari (in separate tapes).

Read more...

Uncertain Role for Female Shariah Judges in Malaysia

Women’s groups have applauded the recent appointment of two female judges to Islamic courts in Malaysia, but its significance is not yet clear: The new judges will have to wait a month before finding out whether they will be prevented from hearing certain cases.

Read more...

Sex workers abused by Cambodian officials - HRW

PHNOM PENH, 20 July 2010 (IRIN) - Sex workers in Cambodia face rape, arbitrary arrest, extortion and other abuses at the hands of the authorities, according to a 20 July Human Rights Watch (HRW) report.

Read more...

BBC Interview: African Christianity and women's rights

Pentecostalism & Charismatic Christianity is one of the fastest-growing areas of global Christianity, and nowhere quicker than on the continent of Africa. Churches preach a message of hope of wealth, miracles and positive change.

Read more...

Comments

Log in or create a user account to comment.