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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…

In The U.K., Muslim Women Don The Veil To Declare Faith Amidst Intolerance

Reuters  | By Belinda Goldsmith & Olivia Harris Posted: 08/22/2014 10:13 am EDT  (Reuters) – When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was…

Iranian Woman wins Highest Prize in Math – Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani, a Professor at Stanford, was one of four winners honored Wednesday at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul. Maryam Mirzakhani Becomes First Woman To Win Prestigious Fields…

Why are so many people obsessed with Muslim women’s wardrobes?

It’s dangerous to target a minority of women for the way they dress, argues Shaista Aziz If someone asked you to list the most sinister developments of our time, I…

Islamic State ‘fatwa’ ordering FGM ‘likely to be a hoax’

The Telegraph: by Richard Spencer — A “fatwa” by the extremist group Islamic State ordering women in areas of Iraq under its control to undergo female genital mutilation is now…

Women Form A Negative View Of Other Women More Quickly Than Men Do Of Men

Source: Forbes By Peggy Drexler Contributor: I write about gender, work and the modern family. I wrote about the increase in the numbers of “queen bees” in the workplace, women who aim…

Man tore off woman’s hijab in Long Beach hate crime; suspect sought

he Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who committed a hate crime against a Muslim woman in the Bixby Knolls area. Authorities said…

Local Attorney to Present “Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women” Today

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…

Muslim groups slam new call for UK burka ban

Muslim groups across the UK have hit out against a campaign to ban burkas, saying the “dangerous” move would fuel Islamophobia at a time of increasing racial tensions in Britain.…

Church Of England To Vote On Consecrating Women Bishops, Raising Activists’ Hopes

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…

Local Attorney to Present “Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women”

When the Iranian revolution of 1979 took place, Nadia Shahram was a student in Buffalo, New York, far away from her family in Iran. But her mother and sisters were…

U.S. justices uphold firms’ religious objections to contraception

Reuters.com: by Lawrence Hurley — WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that owners of private companies can object on religious grounds to a provision of President…

Islam’s Way to End Violence Against Women? Civilized Men

Huff Post: by Qasim Rashid — A woman’s dress, marital status, and lifestyle do not inspire violence against women. Violence against women exists because the men in their lives —…

Another Factor Said to Sway Judges to Rule for Women’s Rights: A Daughter

NY Times: WASHINGTON — It was, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg later said, “such a delightful surprise.” In a 2003 Supreme Court opinion, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist suddenly turned into a feminist,…

Hijab protests rock East Jerusalem’s Christian schools

The church-run schools in East Jerusalem are considered the best schools in that part of the city — some would say in the entire city. Their Christian administrators are proud…

Kirstie Allsopp – Are her views on women for real?

The Telegraph: by Emma Barnett — If we all lived by Kirstie Allsopp’s view of the world, why bother giving girls an education at all, asks Emma Barnett Does she…

Honour abuse doesn’t just happen abroad – it’s here on our doorsteps

Telegraph: by Jasvinder Sanghera As the world learns of Farzana Parveen’s fate, a pregnant woman who was stoned and beaten to death by her own family in Lahore, Jasvinder Sanghera…

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