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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…

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…

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