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Malala and Kailash Satyarthi receive joint Nobel award

BBC: Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi have received the Nobel Peace Prize awards. The Nobel committee described both laureates as “champions of peace”.…

Turkey president Erdogan: Women are not equal to men

Source: BBC Related Stories Erdogan’s ‘New Turkey’ drifts towards isolation Muslims found Americas, says Erdogan Turkey Erdogan palace costs to soar Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said women cannot…

Restaurants In Saudi Arabia Asked To Remove Signs Banning Women

Huff Post: by Rachel Moss — Women should not be allowed to eat in restaurants unless accompanied by their husband or a male guardian. That’s according to sexist restaurant owners in Saudi Arabia…

Women’s Contribution to Peace Conference Today in Canada – What Does Your Religion Say

Epigraph: Allah forbids you not, respecting those who have not fought against you on account of your religion, and who have not driven you forth from your homes, that you…

IRAN: Old challenges continue for women under new president

Womensnewsnetwork.net: by Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia –– A woman nurse in Iran checks IV fluid for infants at the Imam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran. Recent October 2013 protests by nurses…

Why is the language of human rights still ignoring women?

Womennewsnetwork.net: by Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis (WNN) Santa Rosa, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: It was when I began to have images of women from around the world who are suffering flash…

How The Gender Pay Gap Harms Women’s Retirement

Forbes: by Divya Raghavan — Women make up nearly half the U.S. workforce, receive more college degrees than men and are the sole breadwinners in four of 10 American households.…

Let Muslim primary school teachers wear full-face veil in class – Rowan Williams

The Telegrapgh Former Archbishop of Canterbury says ‘panic’ about the niqab is ‘largely misplaced’ even if young children cannot see their teacher’s face There is no need to “panic” about…

Rula Ghani, the woman making waves as Afghanistan’s new first lady

theguardian: by Sune Engel Rasmussen — Rula Ghani, the Afghan first lady, in the presidential palace in Kabul When Ashraf Ghani gave his inaugural speech as he entered Afghanistan’s presidential palace in…

Western Women Coming to Islam

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…

I’m a feminist, and I converted to Islam

By Theresa Corbin Editor’s note: Theresa Corbin is a writer living in New Orleans. She is the founder of Islamwich and a contributor to On Islam and Aquila Style. A version…

The new women’s issues

msnbc.com: by Alex Seitz-Wald — Gubernatorial Democratic candidate and Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks about a recent Supreme Court ruling on easing HB2, a Texas state abortion law, on…

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…

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