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What Is the Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is any violent or aggressive behavior by one person against another within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. These behaviors, used by one person in a relationship to control the other, occur in many forms; physical violence, verbal violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse.   All these...
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What Is the View toward Divorce in Islam?

Marriage is the tradition of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and a sacred union in Islam [1]. Islamic culture tries very hard to safeguard the family and its stability. In the first place, it tells us that we should be very careful when we want to choose our mate. It also gives us a clue as to what characteristics...
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International Women’s Day 2019: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, which will take place on 8 March, is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. The theme will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure....
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Gender Equality

The unfinished business of our time Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development. Moreover, it has been shown that empowering women spurs productivity and economic...
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The Etiology of Organized Sexual Crimes

Abstract Today, organized crimes are increasing‌ for several reasons. Organized groups use complex strategies to achieve their criminal goals‌ and create public insecurity‌. Among‌ these crimes are forced marriage or sales of women, and human trafficking for sexual oppression and exploitation. Sexual crimes are among the crimes that may be reduced and detected by entrapment‌....
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World AIDS Day Statement by the Executive Director: Know your HIV status, make informed choices

Statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on World AIDS Day, 1 December   World AIDS Day focuses our attention both on successes, and on those whose needs remain urgent and unmet. Although successful strategies have halved AIDS-related deaths since 2004 and increased access to treatment for those living with...
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Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family and manage the house. In many cases this...
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Non-financial rights of women in an international documents and Islamic teachings

Non-financial rights of women in an international documents and Islamic teachings The writer: Monireh Akhavan (Lecturer at Islamic Azad University) Abstract Women’s deprivation of their human rights throughout history has been one of the most challenging human rights issues. In the mean time the non-financial rights of women is neglected to the extent that they...
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