Saudi women to be given right to vote

And finally some good news! Saudi King Abdullah has given the kingdom’s women the right to vote for first time in nationwide local elections, due in 2015. The king said in an annual speech today before his advisory assembly, or Shura Council, that Saudi women will be able to run and cast ballots in the […]

The Afghan women jailed for being victims of rape

Yeah, we sure improved the lives of Afghan women. Beneath the anonymity of the sky-blue burqa, Saliha’s slender frame and voice betray her young age.Asked why she was serving seven years in jail alongside hardened insurgents and criminals, the 15-year-old giggled and buried her head in her friend’s shoulder. “She is shy,” apologised fellow inmate […]