Despite positive reforms in Tunisia, more democratic changes are needed

Tunisia is once again lauded for its progress in human rights. President Beji Caid Essebsi last week scrapped a 44-year-old bill prohibiting marriage between Muslim women and non-Muslim men. Despite such a progressive move, many in Tunisia still feel that their country faces issues that threaten democracy and equality in their country. Tunisia is often… Read More Despite positive reforms in Tunisia, more democratic changes are needed

Tunisian president vows to usher in new era of gender equality

Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi has vowed to increase gender equality in the country, on Sunday proposing to scrap imbalanced inheritance laws and to allow Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men. At a speech for national women’s day on Sunday, the president pledged to take legislative steps to remove the laws, which comes on the… Read More Tunisian president vows to usher in new era of gender equality

A plague is afflicting Pakistan – its abuses on Women

Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology has sparked an outrage, after permitting husbands to ‘lightly hit’ their wives. This barely scratches the surface of abuses within Pakistan however. The world has seen remarkable transformations to women’s rights in many regions, particularly in the West. In other parts, this is simply not the case. In fact, many… Read More A plague is afflicting Pakistan – its abuses on Women