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San Francisco priest bars altar girls, sparks another controversy

Libby Lane: First female Church of England bishop consecrated

Continue reading the main story in BBC Women bishops The issues behind women bishops vote Female bishop ‘next year’ Saying yes to women bishops Two views: Women bishops The Church…

14-year-old defies marriage, exceeds father’s expectations

The Express Tribune — BANGLADESH: The entire village gathered at Based Ali’s house to celebrate something he never wanted, something he had struggled to admit for many years. “Parents generally help…

Women shouldn’t need special train cars to avoid harassers. Men need to leave women in peace

Source: theguardian.com Dated: 07.01.15 If you would have told me as a subway-riding teenager that there was a women-only car on the Manhattan-bound N-train, I would have been thrilled.. More…http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/07/gender-segregated-transport-women-men-behaving-badly…

A Book to Improve Marital Harmony: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, an enormously popular book by author John Gray, contains many suggestions for improving relationships between men and women through understanding the communication…

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

By Dr Amtul Qudoos Farhat National Publications Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association, Canada Epigraph: Allah forbids you not, respecting those who have not fought against you on account of your…

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…

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