Al Jazeera reports that the Egyptian Council of State's vote to bar women from making judicial decisions attracted only 80 protestors to a demonstration against the unconstitutional ruling.
Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia (a nation not famed for its brilliant track record on women's rights), a tiny victory looks set to be won for women lawyers. The deeply conservative state is considering passing legislation to allow them to argue 'family related' cases in court for the first time.
[This blog has been on hiatus for a while as I thought about whether I wanted to continue with it and what I'd do with it if I resurrected it. Honestly, I'm still deciding so in the meantime I'm going to commit to updating at least once or twice a week. Wish me luck!]