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World 11 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Saleh is gone, but Yemen women's struggle goes on

SANAA (Reuters) - When Sara Ahmed joined a protest in November to demand the resignation of Yemen's president, she and the other women marched at the very front of the crowd. But no sooner had they set off through the capital than they were shepherded towards the back.

Letters 06 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

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World 16 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Morocco says to take tougher line on rape-marriages

RABAT, (Reuters): Morocco on Thursday said it would amend a law allowing rapists to marry their underage female victims after the suicide of a teenage girl raised doubts about the effectiveness of reforms to women's rights in the country.

Nation 07 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

No change in minimum marriage age

KUALA LUMPUR: The minimum marriage age for Muslims and non-Muslims remains unchanged although the Government has withdrawn its reservation to Article 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

World 02 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

France to bar polygamy, sharia on Mayotte islands

PARIS (Reuters) - New polygamous marriages and sharia courts will be banned on France's Indian Ocean territory of Mayotte when it becomes a department of the French state next year, according to a draft ordinance presented on Wednesday.

Opinion 11 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

In a twist over tying the knot

More and more Malaysian Chinese women are opting to remain single because they have difficulty finding men who are more capable and wealthier than they are.

Letters 11 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

In a twist over tying the knot

More and more Malaysian Chinese women are opting to remain single because they have difficulty finding men who are more capable and wealthier than they are.

Musings 17 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Gender equality still falls short

Two child brides made the news lately, one only after she was found in a semi-conscious state; and in each case their father had consented to the marriage.

Letters 17 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Gender equality still falls short

Two child brides made the news lately, one only after she was found in a semi-conscious state; and in each case their father had consented to the marriage.

Nation 11 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

More getting married later or not at all

KUALA LUMPUR: Fewer Malaysian men and women want to tie the knot now compared with 10 years ago.