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The Words We Need to Ban to Help End Violence Against Women

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
Natalie Pace

It's time to break the cycle of violence, which is often codified in church doctrines, even here, even now. And part of breaking that cycle of violence, particularly this week, is to accept the challenge to eliminate violence against women from our speech.

Sophia Jones

Video Appears To Show Islamic State Militants Stoning A Woman To Death | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- A gruesome video being circulated online by Syrian activists appears to show extremists from the hardline Islamic State group stoning a wo...

Effective Ways to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

Honor killings might not be preventable among the current generation of adult men, but certainly we can bring the new generation of young boys closer to understanding themselves and the other half of the universe made up of women and girls.

Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu Captivates Cannes: The Imagination as Rebellion

Karin Badt | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It is one of the most stunning films in the Cannes Competition this year: Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu, about individuals in Mali trying to maintain dignity and freedom despite the oppressive rules of the Jihadists invading their country.

United Nations No Defender of Muslim Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Although the UN does important humanitarian work, it is overgrown with the weeds of a dysfunctional bureaucracy and spineless leadership, and has become a watering hole for states that are prepared to sanction sex discrimination and extremist ideology without fear of serious challenge by the world body.

LISTEN: Anti-Gay Pundits Ponder 'Stoning Of A Homosexual' At Rose Bowl Parade

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A gay couple made history earlier this month when they married one another on top of a float in the Rose Bowl parade in front of millions, sparking ba...

Let's End Violence Against Women

Bianca Jagger | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Bianca Jagger

Violence is a cycle, and it perpetuates itself. It is not only our generation, but our daughters and granddaughters who will suffer if we do not stand up and call a halt to this epidemic. By doing nothing, we jeopardize their future.

Radical Islamic Group Stones Couple To Death

AP | BABA AHMED AND RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali -- A spokesman for the radical Islamic group controlling northern Mali says a couple who had an adulterous relationship was stoned to dea...

Sudan Sentences Woman To Death By Stoning

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

* Woman in jail with legs shackled, activists say * Lawyers have launched an appeal * Previous stoning sentences were no...

The "End of Stoning": Islamic Republic Style

Shadi Sadr | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Shadi Sadr

Stoning has been removed from the section of the code dealing with penalties for 'adultery.' However, sexual relation outside of marriage remains a crime.

Iran Set To Stone Woman To Death For Adultery

AP | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Authorities in Iran said Sunday they are again moving ahead with plans to execute a woman sentenced to death by stoning on an adultery...

Women Own 1% of the World's Property -- Occupy That

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

How much poorer do we want women to get in the world? It's really hard to imagine. Despite the successes of feminists during the past century, even in the U.S. we have a persistent and growing feminization of poverty.

Blasphemy and 'Sharia' Laws: Legitimizing Corruption and Cognitive Dissonance in Muslim Lands

Yursil Kidwai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Yursil Kidwai

It is high time for Muslims to accept that what is making Muslim states un-Islamic isn't a possible repeal of blasphemy laws.

Shame on You, Press TV

Bill Shipsey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Shipsey

Does no journalist at Press TV question or get to question the journalistic ethics of taking a person condemned to death and inviting them to incriminate themselves in a crime for which they have already been convicted?

Are We Accomplices to Violence Against Women?

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navi Pillay

The numbers are of pandemic proportions -- so large that, perversely, they distract us from the plight of the woman next door. Are we unconsciously shrugging it off as 'normal'?

Young Man Defies Iranian Regime's Attempt to Kill His Mother - People of Goodwill Can Show Support

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Sajjad Ghaderzah, 22, the son of Sakineh Ashtiani, an Iranian woman the regime has sentenced to death by stoning, has been "severely tortured" and rem...

And to Think That We Still Have to Argue Against the Death Penalty

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

There's Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, of course, condemned to be stoned and waiting, for the past four years, along with 23 other Iranians, to know if s...

Were Sakineh's Son and Attorney Arrested?

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

I scarcely dare imagine -- in truth, I cannot imagine -- the intellectual contortions Iranian "justice" will have to go through to justify such an extreme, arbitrary act.

There's No Stoning in Iran? Prove it, Mr. President

Marie-Josee Kravis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Josee Kravis

He came, he lied, he chuckled and he accused the West of fabricating a story about Sakinieh Mohamadi Ashtiani's death sentence by stoning. "Stoning does not exist in Iran," said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iranian Women Stand Against Misogynist Ahmadinejad

Soona Samsami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Soona Samsami

Those who now callously argue that criticism of the Iranian regime amounts to a preparation for war only serve to provide the regime with the "moral" cover it needs to continue its human rights atrocities.

Iran Stoning Sentence Stirs Internal Debate Of Koranic Interpretation, Foreign Policy Issues

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's hard-line government holds fast to the belief that relenting under international pressure is a great blunder because, ultimately, it just invit...

Sakineh Ashtiani & Iran's Media Blackout: No Coverage Of Adultery Death Sentence

The Guardian | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Newspapers, agencies and TV channels in Iran have been banned from reporting Mohammadi Ashtiani's death sentence, despite an international campaign la...

Who's Afraid of Shariah?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

How many of those anti-Islam protesters holding "No Sharia Law" signs (as if anyone were advocating shariah law in the U.S.) actually know what the word means? I'd say, oh, none.

Afghan Stoning

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Couple Stoned To Death By Taliban

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban militants in northern Afghanistan stoned a young couple to death for adultery, which a rights group said was the fi...