VATICAN CITY (RNS) – In a school in downtown Rome on Friday (Dec. 6), the “bravest woman in Afghanistan” spoke to students about her faith, the Trump administration and the difficult legacy of four decades of war in her home country.
(RNS) — Sister Orla Treacy received a Women of Courage Award from the U.S. State Department for her efforts to educate girls in a war-torn country that values brides over female scholars.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (RNS) — With sermons and through local media, Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan has made it his mission to convince parents and girls in his country that FGM is a cultural practice, not a religious one.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The priests threatened to stop rituals and prayers in the Sabarimala temple in southern Kerala state if women ages 10-50 tried to enter the shrine.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Some 1,000 police officers cleared protesters from the vicinity of the Sabarimala temple in Kerala state on Wednesday, hours before the temple's doors were to open to females ages 10 to 50.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — After a lawsuit was filed, the station began permitting women to speak during limited hours, "and only on stereotypically female topics like recipes or education,” said an activist.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (RNS) — Placing menstruating girls and women in sheds or huts is a centuries-old tradition called chhaupadi, practiced throughout the Hindu-majority country. But on Aug. 17, it became an offense.
(RNS) — Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has ignited widespread speculation about the future of Roe v. Wade. Roughly two generations after the landmark decision on abortion, how would overturning Roe change women's lives?
TUNIS, Tunisia (RNS) — But Islamic conservatives aim to undo the repeal of the law, which they maintain was based on Muslim teaching.
(AP) — Muslim men were allowed to marry non-Muslim women, but not the other way around.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An initiative by Tunisia's president to make inheritance and marriage rules fairer to women is reverberating around the Muslim world and risks dividing his country.
MUMBAI, India (RNS) In August, Bombay’s highest court agreed that nothing in Islam forbids their entry and that safety concerns were unsubstantiated.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Anyone who deems a liberal political objective 'inevitable' hasn’t paid enough attention to the legacy of Phyllis Schlafly.
(RNS) A new law aims to protect women in Pakistan, but religious hard-liners say it will lead to divorce.
JERUSALEM (RNS) An Israeli women’s rights organization says the administrator of the Western Wall lacks the legal authority to withhold Torah scrolls from any Jewish worshipper.
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