Muslimahs: “Stop sexual harassment in mosques”

Muslimahs: “Stop sexual harassment in mosques”

This is the natural development of the previous article: Women are confessing about being sexually harassed during Mecca pilgrimage (“Hajj”) On the social networks of Islamic countries, the hashtag #MosqueMeToo goes crazy, by which Muslim women report the harassment suffered in mosques or at Mecca An anti-violence campaign entirely internal to... Continua »
Women are confessing about being sexually harassed during Mecca pilgrimage (“Hajj”)

Women are confessing about being sexually harassed during Mecca pilgrimage (“Hajj”)

While one might think that men would tame their vile urges while performing their religious Islamic duties in the holy city of Mecca, the reality is quite disturbing. Women have recently been speaking out about their experiences with sexual harassment while carrying out tawaf around the Kaaba during their pilgrimage to Mecca. It all started when Pakistani Sabica Khan shared a... Continua »
How girls in Delhi are fighting street harassment

How girls in Delhi are fighting street harassment

When Pooja, a teenager in New Delhi, was 15, she would walk a roundabout route home from school. That way she could avoid harassment from boys lurking in a shadowy lane nearby. “That corner over there, I wouldn’t take that right,” she said, pointing at a street near her home in a... Continua »
Six Out of 10 Indian Men Admit Violence Against Wives

Six Out of 10 Indian Men Admit Violence Against Wives

While 80 percent of Bangladeshi married women are abused by husbands, India – always careful not to fall too far behind in – “only” gets 60 percent of wives abused by husbands. Six out of 10 Indian men admit to having perpetrated violence against their wives or partners, with men who experienced... Continua »
India: Sex with wife below 18 years of age is rape

India: Sex with wife below 18 years of age is rape

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday 11/10 ruled that sex with wife aged below 18 years would be a punishable offence under the Indian Penal Code. A public interest litigation was filed in the apex court seeking to allow a bride below 18 years of age to file a FIR... Continua »
What Gurmehar teaches us all

What Gurmehar teaches us all

Ever since Gurmehar participated in an online campaign in support of the students of Ramjas College, Delhi University, she has found herself at the centre of a storm of abuse and vilification by the nazist supporters of the current Government of India. Gurmehar’s expression of protest started with changing her... Continua »
Rohingya: Chased from Myanmar, unwelcome in Bangladesh and anywhere

Rohingya: Chased from Myanmar, unwelcome in Bangladesh and anywhere

Ethnic Bengalis of Muslim faith, the Rohingyas live in the western region of Myanmar bordering the mother land Bangladesh as well as the hilly area of the Chittagong Hill Tract, where normally they deal with drugs smuggling, theft, robbery, racketeering and rapes of young (male and female). The main community... Continua »
Indian police and that mass rape during operation against indigenous

Indian police and that mass rape during operation against indigenous

India’s human rights watchdog said more than a dozen indigenous women were raped by police in restive Chhattisgarh state with the victims’ lawyer slamming authorities over delays in arresting the accused. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Sunday at least 16 women were “victims of rape, sexual and... Continua »