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Saudi husband demands divorce after wife removes veil

 This may sound bizarre but it is sadly true. In a shocking event of sorts, things turned pretty ugly after a Saudi groom divorced his wife on the wedding day itself.

Judiciary denies British-Iranian volleyball woman jailed

A top Iranian judiciary official on Monday denied that a British-Iranian woman, arrested in June after trying to attend a men`s volleyball match, had been sentenced to jail, media reported.

Syrian Kurds give women equal rights, snubbing jihadists

The local government in a majority Kurdish area of Syria has passed a decree granting women equal rights in what a monitoring group called "an affront" to discriminatory jihadist moves.

Slaying of Libya activist draws UN, Western condemnation

The slaying of a Libyan women`s rights activist in her home just hours after she voted in a general election drew Western and UN condemnation on Thursday.

Women running the Mumbai Marathon 2014

Here are marathoners from who you could draw a well of inspiration

Spain government takes tough stand on abortion

The Spanish government has given its consent to the tough abortion law that would not allow Spanish women to freely choose an abortion during the early stages of pregnancy.

Gay sex ruling: Activists pin hope on govt after SC verdict

Women rights activists asked government to file petition in Supreme Court seeking review of verdict upholding law criminalising homosexuality but address the grievances of the LGBT community.

Bill passed, law formed on women rights in J&K: Cong Minister

Lashing out at Narendra Modi for his "lack of knowledge", the Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said a Bill to provide "rights" to women even after their marriage outside the state had been passed and a law formed.

Malala Yousafzai not afraid of terror threats, says Mahatma Gandhi inspires her

Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by Taliban in October 2012, on Friday addressed the United Nations.

Committed to women rights: Maldives` President

Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed on Tuesday said that the country is a young democracy working to balance religious faith with new democratic values.

Bollywood supports US playwright Eve Ensler`s gender justice fight

American playwright and activist Eve Ensler, currently in India to gather support for her global movement to uproot violence against women, is also celebrating 10 years of her award-winning play `The Vagina Monologues` in the country.

US asks Iran to protect women`s rights

US urged Iran to protect women rights as it expressed concern over news reports that 36 Iranian universities have banned women from 77 fields of study.

Draft Maharashtra law widens women rights

A draft law prepared by the Maharashtra government sought to give women rights of an equal partner in husband`s property.

Actress Kamala Lopez defends women`s rights

Actress and filmmaker Kamala Lopez, a staunch defender of women`s rights, has become actively involved in a project that seeks to raise awareness about the need to amend the Constitution to guarantee equality.

Hugh Hefner on being women’s rights campaigner

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has refused to concede to the charge that his magazine objectifies women.

No women rights by destroying democracy: Sharad Joshi

Sharad Joshi, the lone Rajya
Sabha member who voted against the Women`s Reservation Bill,
on Wednesday said he would not like women rights to be given by
destroying democracy.

Domestic violence Act to be applied retrospectively: HC

The Bombay High Court on Saturday held that provisions of the Protection of Women against Domestic Violence (DV) Act, 2005, will apply retrospectively.