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KLADESHOLMEN, SWEDEN - FEBRUARY 10: Refugee women take pictures by the sea on February 10, 2016 in Kladesholmen, Sweden. Last year Sweden received 162,877 asylum applications, more than any European country proportionate to its population. According to the Swedish Migration Agency, Sweden housed more than 180,000 people in 2015, more …

Town Launched Gender Segregated Asylum Homes After Child Sex Abuse

The Swedish municipality of Falkenberg is one of the few local governments to implement female-only asylum homes for underage girls, after a number of cases of sexual abuse by young boys. The gender segregation has been in place in the municipality

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Saudi Academic: End Gender Segregation In Islam

TEL AVIV – A Saudi academic has called on Muslims to adapt themselves to the modern age by reforming mosques to be more like churches, with mixed prayers, seating and dim lighting, and to change the “fanatical and sexualized” perception

A Saudi man browses through twitter on his desktop in Riyadh, on January 30, 2013. Twitter's unmatched platform for public opinion is emboldening Gulf Arabs to exchange views on delicate issues in the deeply conservative region, despite strict censorship that controls old media. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read …

Saudi Teen Arrested for Online Flirting with U.S. Girl

When a teenager in Saudi Arabia began chatting up an American woman online, he first found fame and then notoriety before he was arrested over concerns that his clumsy cyber flirtation violated the kingdom’s conservative norms.


Men-Only Swimming At Public Luton Pool A ‘Cultural Thing’

A public swimming pool in Luton is holding gender-segregated swimming sessions on a Friday, with staff stating it is a “cultural thing”. Bathers were given sudden notice that from the 29th of July the competitive pool at Inspire Sports Village in Luton

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Segregation: Glastonbury Introduces Women And ‘Queer’-Only Stage

For the first time Glastonbury, one of the world’s largest music festivals, will have a “secret” segregated stage for women, “queers”, and the transgendered because of “sexual violence”, the “gender pay gap” and the “global struggle to end oppression”. The


Education Commissioner Bans Mentions Of Islamist ‘Trojan Horse’ Plot

Birmingham’s education commissioner has banned teachers from mentioning the ‘Trojan Horse’ Islamist plot in the very schools that hardline Muslim teachers and parents attempted to take over. Sir Mike Tomlinson, who was appointed in the wake of the controversy, said the

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First-Ever Boys’ School Headmistress Appointed in UAE

JAFFA, ISRAEL – A woman has been selected to head a boys’ school in the United Arab Emirates because of the lack of suitable male candidates, the local press has reported.  The unprecedented appointment of Ras al-Khaima went through smoothly,


Austrian Integration Minister Slams Single Sex Courses for Mid East Immigrants

Austria’s integration minister has slammed the country’s national employment service for offering segregated courses to Middle Eastern immigrants. He said that the move undermined Austria’s fundamental values and sent the wrong message to newly-arrived immigrants. The courses, run by The