January/February, 2003

 Volume III, Number 15

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.


'Honor killings' rise in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- 'Honor killings' have risen in Pakistan, with 461 women murdered by family members in 2002 for immoral behavior ranging from adultery, being raped or even cooking poorly, the country's main human rights body says. (In Full)


Law and custom - the oppression of women in the family
A new society can only be built on new values

Once the Islamic Republic took roots, the question of “women”, or more precisely the deep inequality of the two sexes and the repression of women slowly entered Iranian political and social discourse, not least by progressive political forces.  (In Full )


Muslim women seek positive image

Muslim women from around the world are gathering in the Spanish city of Cordoba for a two-day conference on how to improve the negative image of Islam and the role of Islamic women in society.   (In Full)



Spanish women's fury at Islamic advice

Critics say the book incites violence against women

An association of women's groups in Spain is presenting a lawsuit against a Muslim leader whose book, Women in Islam, gives advice on wife-beating.   (In Full )