Frightening reading... Although much progress was made in Europe throughout the 20th Century gender based discrimination, abuse, and violence is still rife in European society. We must do more to address this completely unacceptable situation. Survey factsheet: http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra-2014-vaw-survey-factsheet_en.pdf Violence against women: an EU-wide survey - Main Results: http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra-2014-vaw-survey-main-results-apr14_en.pdf
Contrary to what some think and even in some cases (shockingly) preach, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, condemned the beating of women. "How does anyone of you beat his wife as he beats the stallion camel and then he may embrace (sleep with) her?" ~ Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. (Bukhari 8.68) As…Read more Real Men Don’t Hit Women!
"Men are the support of women as God gives some more means than others, and because they spend of their wealth (to provide for them). So women who are virtuous are obedient to God* and guard the hidden as God has guarded it. As for women you feel are averse,** talk to them suasively; then…Read more Does Islam permit the beating of Women?