We’re Under Construction!

March 10th, 2009

This site is under construction … we’ll be completed near then end of March. Please bookmark us and check back later.

Afghan MP is successful woman but victim of tradition

March 10th, 2009

KABUL (AFP) Rarely seen without a smile on her face, Shukria Barakzai is one of the most successful women in male-dominated Afghanistan — a member of parliament who hopes one day to be president.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gOBNy9FXd8qHT59Ghdsw0xgVgf6Q

Polygamy battle continues in Canada

March 10th, 2009

Chad Groening – OneNewsNow – 3/6/2009

A poll conducted by Compass Research for CFAC shows that 85 percent of Canadians do not want the government to legalize polygamy.

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=437514

Women in Morocco progress but ‘could do better’: activist

March 10th, 2009

CASABLANCA, Morocco (AFP) It was backed by the king and finally passed, a hotly disputed reform to empower women, cast off their vulnerability and set a trend in Muslim North Africa — Morocco’s landmark 2004 family law.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jCcvvfe-yMuH8NLmYpQCCAnV2INQ

Polygamy breeds strange alliances

March 10th, 2009

Christians side with Muslims on decriminalization
John Ivison, National Post
Published: Thursday, March 05, 20

Polygamy came to Parliament Hill yesterday, as opponents of decriminalization opened a political front in their campaign to ensure that marriage remains a union limited to two people.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1354438

Masruchah’s work on gender equality

March 10th, 2009

Sun, 03/08/2009 12:45 PM

The Jakarta chapter of the Independent Journalists Alliance (AJI Jakarta) presented the SK Trimurti Award last year to the secretary-general of the Indonesian Women’s Coalition (KPI) Masruchah in recognition of her excellent work and dedication to women’s empowerment.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/03/08/masruchah039s-work-gender-equality.html

Masruchah: Secret marriage not an Islamic tradition

March 10th, 2009

Kurniawan Hari ,  THE JAKARTA POST ,  JAKARTA   |  Sun, 03/08/2009

The Religious Affairs Ministry recently submitted the religious court on marriage bill to the State Secretariat for the President to endorse. Once the President endorses the draft bill, the House of Representatives still needs to approve it before it becomes law. If the bill is passed into law, the practice of nikah siri (unregistered marriage) will be banned and men will have to comply with certain requirements if they want to take a second wife.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/03/08/masruchah-secret-marriage-not-islamic-tradition.html

Iran’s Women Are Taking On The Mullahs

March 10th, 2009

In Iran, a woman can to be stoned to death for committing adultery, whereas a man can have up to four wives and any number of “temporary” wives. A woman must cover her head and body at all times in public, and if she refuses can be punished, sometimes in seventh-century fashion, by flogging.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/26/irans-women-are-taking-on_n_170138.html

Accused polygamist looking for legal aid from B.C.

March 10th, 2009

Winston Blackmore has yet to enter his plea to the criminal charge of practising polygamy, but he’s already on his third lawyer, has filed for legal aid and asked Utah’s attorney-general for help in having his bail conditions amended.

http://www.vancouversun.com/Life/Accused+polygamist+looking+legal+from/1330684/story.html

Bias lawsuit in FLDS firing may finally be going to trial

March 10th, 2009

A federal discrimination lawsuit filed against a business linked to the
Fundamentalist LDS Church appears to finally be headed to trial.

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705287446,00.html