September/October, 2002


 Volume III, Number 13





Anything Goes






Host: MIS




The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.  It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.


Iran's parliament approves bill allowing women equal divorce right

 Iran's parliament has approved a bill giving women equal right for divorce, a lawmaker said Monday. The bill, approved by the 290-seat parliament Sunday, amends Iran's Civil Code and allows women to seek divorce in court, a right previously available only to men, female lawmaker Elaheh Koolaee told The Associated Press.


 Clash between religion and secularism in Turkey

On the streets of Istanbul, Muslim girls march in defiance of the Turkish state. They are demanding the right to wear a headscarf when they go to school. I don't feel I have to comply with what the state says. This is my faith - and I want to live by my faith.


Woman forced to commit Sati in India

Police in Madhya Pradesh arrested 15 people on Wednesday for allegedly forcing a woman to burn herself to death by sitting on her husband's funeral pyre.


Chastity Houses, Iran

Loosely veiled and wearing heavy makeup, young women line the main streets in northern Tehran, looking out for prosperous customers in new cars.



Exporting young girls to other countries, Iran

Police busted several prostitution rings sending young Iranian girls to France, Britain, Turkey and Arab countries of the Gulf  (Persian Gulf) and arrested more than 100 people, the daily Entekhab said Wednesday. The paper said the rings were based on 30 brothels in Tehran