A court hearing in Saudi Arabia for women activists is drawing some international criticism for perceived flaws in the kingdom’s human rights record.
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Women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia appeared in a closed-door court hearing Wednesday on unknown charges after being detained in a crackdown last year.
Al-Hathloul was initially held in incommunicado and has been denied access to all legal support. She has also reportedly been subjected to severe torture.
Cameroon is celebrating women’s rights activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou after she won France’s inaugural Simone Veil Prize for promoting women’s rights.
On 15 August 2018, human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh in separate trial was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes in absentia.
Sudan sentenced nine women to a month’s imprisonment for taking part in anti-government protests, that called on autocratic president to step down.
Activists appear unveiled in Tehran, Iran on International Womens day calling on Iranians to support their defiance of mandatory veiling in Islamist nation.
A group of lawyers and judges— all of them female, are coming together to fight Spousal abusers, child abusers and even rapists, in Sierra Leone.
More women around the world are winning seats in their national parliaments, the best gains being made in countries that have well-designed quota systems.
Prominent Iran human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh who defended protesters against Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarves for women has been convicted.