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Media scares about ‘sharia marriages’ miss the point

Source: The Guardian, UK By Shaista Gohir R ecent press coverage on Muslim weddings no longer describes them as religious, Muslim or even Islamic marriages. Instead they are being referred…

10 Totally Badass Female Muslim Politicians You Should Know

Brown Girl Magazine  |  By Nishi Fatima Posted: 06/24/2015 11:06 am EDT This article originally appeared on Brown Girl Magazine. Given the rise of hate crimes and misunderstandings that the…

Empowering Women Requires Collaborative Solutions

Huff Post: by Catherine Russell — Recently Jack Ma called women executives “the secret sauce” of his company Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant. His sentiment is one that research proves…

Buddhist monks seek to ban schoolgirls from wearing headscarves in Burma

theguardian: by Simon Lewis — Influential group of monks also plans to encourage people to vote for candidates who ‘will not let our race and religion disappear’ in this year’s…

Michelle Obama’s Powerful Message To Young Muslim Women In East London

The Huffington Post  |  By Carol Kuruvilla Posted: 06/17/2015  First lady Michelle Obama is promoting a new campaign called Let Girls Learn, with the goal of making sure young women…

Turkey elections mark the start of a revolution for women

Source: The Guardian: By Semanur Karaman With more female MPs than ever before and the success of a political party that supports women, Turkey is on the threshold of a…

Finally! Woman to be on new $10 bill

Source: CNN Money Move over Alexander Hamilton. You’re getting company on the $10 bill and her name is … On Wednesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said a woman will…

Angelina Jolie’s Feminist Speech on Sexual Violence Deserves a Standing Ovation

mic.com: by Natasha Noman — Late last week, Angelina Jolie gave a rabble-rousing speech on sexual violence at the African Union summit in Johannesburg. She said, in no uncertain terms, that ending…

‘Covering One’s Face Does Not Render One Silent Or Stupid’

Huff Post: by Zianab bint Younus — Muslim women and the niqab are always a hot topic, always some good clickbait. There is always someone excited to go ‘behind the…

View from abroad: I wrote this column — despite being a woman

Dawn.com: by Shada Islam —   YES, let’s make fun of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sexist praise of his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, for being tough on terror “despite…

Breaking the taboo: the Moscow women taking a stand against domestic violence

Source: The Guardian By Amelia Gentlemen — When Anna Zhavnerovich wrote about a beating she received from her boyfriend, it triggered a huge reaction. Now there are signs of a…

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect’s female driver ban ‘unlawful and discriminatory’

Equality and Human Rights Commission tells Belz sect its ruling that women could not drive their children to its schools in North London is illegal Source: The Guardian By Jane…

Chinese university bans hijab for Muslims

World Bulletin / News Desk A university in central China has sparked controversy after issuing a rare order banning female students from wearing headscarves on campus. Shaanxi Normal University in…

Jewish Hasidic sect in Stamford Hill, UK ‘bans’ women from driving

Source: The Independent The leaders of an Orthodox Jewish sect in north London have reportedly declared that women should not be allowed to drive in a letter sent out to…

Viewpoint: Islam v feminism?

Source: BBC By Huda Jawad Why on earth would any girl abandon the liberties of a modern democracy to join the dark ages of IS? Huda Jawad attempts to offer…

Happy Mother’s Day to All the Mothers of the World

Epigraph: And We (Allah) have enjoined on man to be good to his parents. His mother bears him with pain, and brings him forth with pain. And the bearing of him…

Thoraya Obaid: First woman to head Shoura rights panel (in Saudi Arabia)

JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Published — Wednesday 6 May 2015 Thoraya Obaid has become the first woman to be appointed as the head of the human rights committee at the Shoura…

Women Rights and Islam

Epigraph: The Prophet is nearer to the believers than their own selves, and his wives are as mothers to them. And blood relations are nearer to one another, according to…

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