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Women’s rights: what have we achieved in the last 20 years?

theguardian: by Natricia Duncan – Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the historic fourth World Conference on Women and the launch of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, when…

Muslim Women In The Islamic World

St.LouisPublicRadio: by Camille Philips — In Western media, we hear reports that Muslim women are relegated to a second class, largely powerless status and are denied education, independence and employment. We…

At the Supreme Court, a potential catastrophe for women’s rights

Washington Post: by Sandra Fluke — A pair of potentially catastrophic cases will be argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. These cases are brought by privately held, for-profit corporations that are…

Obama Ends Overseas Trip With International Women of Courage Award for Saudi

The NewYork Times: by Michael D. Shear — RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Obama ended his weeklong trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning with a brief private…

Carter: Snowden’s leaks ‘good for Americans to know’

Source: USA Today NEW YORK — Former president Jimmy Carter defended the disclosures by fugitive NSA contractor Edward Snowden on Monday, saying revelations that U.S. intelligence agencies were collecting meta-data…

“80% of the Muslim world do not practice FGM”

Your MiddleEast: by Farppq Aftab — WOMEN’S RIGHTS: Earlier this week thousands of British Muslim men that make up the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, the UK’s largest and oldest Muslim…

Jimmy Carter Speaks Out On Religion And Equality For Women; Slams Sexist Biblical Interpretations

Huff Post: — Former President Jimmy Carter is issuing a call to action for religions to stop using scripture to trample on women’s rights. He spoke about his new book…

‘Cloth’ Video Art Piece By LSE Students Will Make You Question Your Assumptions About The Veil

Huff Post — A veil is just a piece of cloth, but it often takes on enormous political and social implications that can fail to take the agency of the…

Women’s World Congress – Hyderabad INDIA

Women’s Worlds Congress International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women – a brief The first Women’s Worlds Congress was held at Haifa University in December of 1981. It was the first world-wide…

Does Islam Condone Domestic Violence?

Written by Dr. Lutf U Rehman. Nashville, TN, USA Place of women in the religion of Islam has been the subject of much debate in recent years. There is a…

The Awesome Lesson This Team Taught Us About Equality

Huff Post: by Yasmine Hafiz — This is what being a team looks like. When Samah Aidah was prohibited by soccer referees in Aurora, Colo. from playing in a game…

Bid to boost feminism among Muslim women

Source: The Guardian By Tracy McVeigh “The media portray Muslim women as oppressed and subjugated and Islam is often presented as misogynist and patriarchal,” she said, and her book was…

Hijab: Ahmadiyya Muslim Perspective

On Islam and Feminism

Huff Post: by Sami H. Elmansouri — For those who may use this piece to attempt to demonize over one billion Muslims, know this: I am not your ally. Although…

The Problem With Banning the Burqa

The Huffington Post, By Craig, Considine When I was recently invited to speak at a debate at Ireland’s University College of Cork on banning the burqa, I was a bit…

Celebrating Mighty Girl Heroes: Ten Women You Might Not Know, But Should

A Mighty Girl: by Jennifer de Beer —  Do you know the name of the Polish social worker who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII? How…

The Islamic Solution to Stop Domestic Violence

Source: The Huffington Post By Qasim Rashid: Author, ‘The Wrong Kind of Muslim’ Critics incorrectly allege that Islam commands husbands to beat their wives, often citing the Quran verse 4:34. Unfortunately, like…

Working Against the Oppression of Women Around the World

Women’s Rights Worldwide —   “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” – The lyrics to Maurice Chevalier’s most enduring song describe an idyllic view of little girls and the women they become.…

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