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Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh detained at protest against acid attacks on women

theguardian: by Emma Graham-Harrison — Iranian authorities have arrested a photographer who documented a string of acid attacks on women, and detained a top human rights lawyer at a protest…

Neither a Burqa nor a Bikini

Source: The Huffington Post By Zehra Mehdi-Barlas, Media Relations Manager, Communications Specialist and certified news-junkie   Yes, I was fortunate enough to be born in a country and into a family…

Muslim women say the ‘ban the burqa’ debate is inspiring positive conversation in Adelaide

Adelaidenow.com: by Amy Moran — Kathryn Jones, of Park Holme, with son Bilal, 4, says the recent controversy over the proposed burqa ban in Parliament House has made Muslim women…

Three Hijabis: The Three Muslim Women, Who Received Nobel Prize

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Shirin Ebadi was the first and only Iranian to receive a Nobel Prize in 2003. She was also the first…

Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development

Huff Post: by Dr. Gary L. Darmstadt — It is well-recognized that gender inequalities exist around the world. Evidence has also mounted showing that the marginalization and neglect of the…

London Council Removes Ultra-Orthodox Jews’ Signs Banishing Women To One Side Of The Road

Huffington Post  | By Carol Kuruvilla Residents of a London neighborhood were shocked after noticing street signs banishing women to one side of the road. The Hackney Council removed the controversial…

Emma Watson latest celeb to use star power to help women

Epigraph: But whoso does good works, whether male or female, and is a believer, such shall enter Heaven, and shall not be wronged even as much as the little hollow…

While Most Kids Wrapped Up 1st Week Of School, 31 Million Girls Were Kept Out Of Classrooms

Huff Post: by Eleanor Goldberg — Across the globe, students stocked up on fresh supplies and caught up with old classmates last week. But for 31 million girls, there were no…

Why global violence against women and girls must become new UK priority

theguardian: by Bethan Cansfield — A recent UN study found that one in 10 girls face sexual abuse. While these statistics may be shocking, they are not surprising. Violence against women and…

Facts About Women – Top 10 Facts About Women and Women’s Issues

About News: by Linda Lowen — When it comes to the facts about women’s lives, we don’t need to focus on women’s issues, do we? Nowadays, women and men are…

Africa Union troops ‘raped’ girls in Mogadishu, Somalia

African Union (AU) troops raped women and girls seeking medical aid or water from their bases in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, a rights group says. The troops had “misused” their power…

It Isn’t Easy For A Single Muslim Girl

Domestic violence is a problem we are barely managing. But we need to end it

Epigraph: It is lawful for you to make love to your wives on the night of the fast. They are a garment for you, and you are a garment for…

1 in 5 U.S. Women Are Raped at Some Point, Report Says

Epigraph: And say to the believing women that they restrain their eyes and guard their private parts, and that they disclose not their natural and artificial beauty except that which…

One in 10 girls sexually abused, says UN report

About 120 million girls around the world – slightly more than one in 10 – have been raped or sexually assaulted by the age of 20, a UN report says.…

Muhammad (sa) – The Liberator of Women

Review of Religions: August 2014 Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad – Khalifatul Masih II(ra) Hazrat Mirza Bashir-Ud-Din Mahmud Ahmadra (1889–1965) was the second Successor of the Promised Messiahas and he was the…

Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi woman who dared to drive

The Struggle of Muslim Women to Fit in

By Maliha Fatima Rahman Coming of Faith brings the voices of Muslim American women to the world through multidimensional storytelling and empowerment initiatives. This post was originally published on Coming of Faith. I was…

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