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Islam, Women and Feminism

France's Burqa Ban Gets New Scrutiny in European Court
Haifa and Noura Leading Thinnkers

Fiqh Academy of Maldives Reveals Opinion on Abortion

Bali Gears Up To Be Top Wedding Destination

Two Arab Women In List Of ‘Leading Global Thinkers’

Alarm Rises For Afghan Women Prisoners After Western Troops Leave

Women Are the Real Victims of the Arab Spring

Tanzania: 'TV Plays Greatly Contribute to Marginalisation of Women'

Saudi Women Employed As Janitors at SR1, 500

Desi Entertainers Proudly Tribute 'Women Of Today'

Afghan Woman Flown To Turkey after Husband 'Slices Off Her Nose'

Uganda Commended For Fighting Gender Based Violence

Aisha's Story - How Grassroots Education Can Change Perceptions of HIV/Aids in Nigeria

Yemen: 'Nothing Much Has Changed For Women'

Yemeni Dad Demands 1 Mln Facebook Likes As Dowry for His Daughter

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Yemen's Women Struggle To Reap Benefits of Arab Spring
Shaimaa Khalil

When you take a walk in the streets of Sanaa, the women you see are covered in black from head-to-toe. That is why the whole world took notice when Yemeni women were at the forefront of the demonstrations that eventually ousted long-time president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and brought in a new government……


Turkish Female Deputies Protest Use of ‘Obscene’ Language in Parliament
Misbah Syed a first-year student of MBBS

Yemen's Women Struggle To Reap Benefits of Arab Spring

Pakistani Teacher ‘Thrashes’ Girl after Argument on Veil

Nigeria: Women's Associations Appeals to Schools over Hijab

38 Arrested In Tanzania for Female Genital Mutilation: Mayor

Resolution of Domestic Abuse Cases Raises Rights Concerns in Saudi Arabia

Shops Can’t Find Saudi Women Dressmakers

Expatriate Female Teachers in Dilemma over Iqama Transfer Issue

First Saudi Woman to Earn PhD from KAUST

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Women: Towards Reconciliation and Liberation
Tariq Ramadan

Women must struggle against all formalist dictatorships: both those that impose the headscarf without belief in the practice coming from the heart and those that imagine all objectified female bodies fit into a size six dress; those that compel women to stay at home for religious reasons and those that send them back home after the age of 45 for aesthetic reasons…..


2013 Was a Big Year for Feminism, But the Movement Still Alienates Minorities
Erika L Sánchez

......we should celebrate feminism's various triumphs: women everywhere spoke out against rape culture, Wendy Davis kicked some serious ass on the Texas Senate floor, ultra-precocious 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai gave a speech at the United Nations, and the Solidarity is for White Women hashtag on Twitter got people all hot and bothered, and caused many of us to have important and difficult conversations…..


‘Land Distribution among Women Reducing Cases of Domestic Violence’, In Pakistan

All-Women Eatery Opens in Taif

College Women Tunisia Have Diverse Opinions on Islamic Dress

Saudi Scholarship Student Rescues 3 Saudi Women from House Fire in Indiana, USA

Despite Their Absence, Rural Pakistani Women Impress Through Work

Burqa and Pakistani Women

DI Khan By-Polls: Women Prevented From Voting In Garhi Shamozai

Muslim Girls of Palanpur, India, Take To Martial Arts for Empowerment

First Ever School For Muslim Girls in Mumbai to Turn 75

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


In Taking Jobs, Women Take On a Saudi Taboo
France's Burqua Ban

French Panel: Let Muslims Wear Head Scarves in School

Muslim Woman Challenging France's Burqua Avoids Being 'A Sign of Islamisation'

2 Saudi Women Arrested For Driving

Forums to Help Women Build Cohesive Families

Over 5,000 Turkish Women Applied For Help Due To Violence in 2012: Ministry

England Women's Team Demands Gender Test on Pakistan Players

Universities UK Withdraws Advice on Gender Segregation in Lectures

Women Islamists Challenge Egypt’s Army-Backed Rule

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


A Secret History of Women’s Freedom
Gillian Tett

....what the long-forgotten Silk Road tale also shows is that women’s status and rights can sometimes change, even in unexpected places; the west does not have a monopoly on promoting gender reform. More important still, campaigns to improve women’s rights never occur in a vacuum; they shake the nails of our social structures too. Which is what can sometimes make the issue so exhilarating, emotive and deeply challenging – in the modern world as in 1920s Samarkand….


I Never Understood the ‘Feminist Types’
Rumana Husain

That We women, notwithstanding a small number of exceptions, were made for and are naturally suited to fulfil roles like those of a nurse, a cook, a seamstress, a washerwoman, all of which can (or must) be taken up within the secure boundaries of the house. And leave the world outside to be run by men, as disastrously as can be seen all around us! Really?....


Disadvantaged Saudi Women, yet They Call Us “Queens”
Candemir Çelik Headscarved Lawmaker

Child Marriage a Taboo For Turkey, Dutch Princess Says

UNICEF Award for Nine Brave Indian Young Girls

Our Borderline Is Driving Quad Bikes: Saudi Women

Hijab Liberated Me: Malaysian Playboy Model

Headscarved Women Can Become Turkish Ambassadors

Private Firms Open the Door to Saudi Women

Headscarved Lawmaker Takes the Floor for First Time at Turkish Parliament

Dearths Of Muslim Career Women

Turkish Fashion Label Wins Islamic Art Prize

Montana Woman Admits Pushing Husband off A Cliff to His Death

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


A Non-Muslim, I’m Wearing a Hijab to Make a Statement
Nora Jaffary

Every colleague I spoke to was supportive. And since that first day wearing the Hijab, I have been wearing it at Concordia, in my workplace, every working day since. Some students seem surprised. I’m not sure if they think this is what a professor should be doing, or if they believe that it is an inappropriate action for a non-Muslim….

Skydiving: Aseefa Zardari 'Jumps For Humanity'
Aseefa Zardari

Release of Alexandria Girls Sparks More Controversy

Baroness Warsi arrives in Dhaka

Demand for Women-Only Buses in Istanbul

In Afghanistan, Women's Progress in Freefall

League in Harmony As Girls Take To the Field in Australia

Political Will Needed to Tackle Violence against Women and Children in Africa

Tanzania: FGM - When Women Suffer in the Name of Tradition

Parents Worry over Invasion of Children’s Privacy from Online Learning, Says Survey

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


How One Tiny Radio Station Hopes To Change the Way Palestine Treats Its Women
Louisa Peacock

Perhaps surprisingly, Gangat tells me she rarely receives any criticism or complaints about what is broadcast, or the nature of the topics talked about. "Of course it's a challenge, but we are very sensitive to the environment we're in. We're trying to create a gradual evolution – [male] taxi drivers, public transport workers – they all listen to us."....


Law Students of Saudi Arabia Raise Awareness on Abuse Laws
Afghan student Farishta Hellali

‘State Of Women in the Pakistan Punjab Is Deplorable’

Somalia Court Sentences 'Rape Victim'

UNFPA calls for review of judicial practices surrounding sexual behaviour in the Maldives

Key trial challenges legality of French veil ban

Watchdog fines Turkey’s ‘Desperate Housewives’ over sexual innuendo

Why the UK Needs To Help Deliver on Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

Pak Government Urged To Eradicate Discrimination against Women

One Billion Rising’s Bid To End Violence Against Women

5 Great Female Human Rights Activists in MENA

Arab Ambassadors' Wives Visit Needy Beijing Children

Top NGOs Failing Middle Eastern Women

Afghan Student from the University Of Bath Wants To Help Rebuild Her Country

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


In Afghanistan, Women Betrayed
Heather Barr

For vulnerable Afghan women, things are only getting worse. One recently proposed law revision would ban victims of crime from testifying against family members — effectively preventing all prosecutions for domestic violence and forced or underage marriage....

Muslims should abandon or compromise their beliefs, but, it is about being consistent, practical and realistic with our efforts to positively integrate and contribute while being faithful to our unique religious identity. Most, if not all Muslims living in the UK consider Britain to be their home; this is where they were born and Allāh knows best if they will also die here; therefore we must behave and carry ourselves in a manner that is conducive to our faith and our context……


Egypt's Trouble with Women
Alaa Al Aswany

Why is it that men did not harass Egyptian women when they wore short skirts but that sexual harassment has increased against women in head scarves? When ultraconservative doctrine dehumanizes women, reducing them to objects, it legitimizes acts of sexual aggression against them.....

Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?
Amal Awad

From exhibitions and seminars that tout hackneyed phrases like "beyond the veil" and or calls to feminist arms from western "sisters" who want to free the oppressed Muslim woman, there seems little real interest in the intricacies of the lives of Muslim women. For the most part, these nods to Muslim women's humanity seem piecemeal and tokenistic…….


Throughout the Muslim world, a groundswell of feminist sentiment is growing among women who are seeking to reclaim Islam and the Quran for themselves. For decades, many women believed they had to choose between their Muslim identity and their belief in gender equality. It was an impossible choice—one that involved betraying either their faith or their feminist consciousness. Four years ago, a global movement called Musawah—“equality” in Arabic—began to make the case that women can fight for justice and equality from within Islamic tradition. For many Muslim women, this came as a revelation…….

16 Pregnant Teenagers Rescued From Nigeria 'Baby Factory'
Hijab for Muslim police officers, as depicted in t

Brazil: Prostitute Aged 14 Used By Workers at England World Cup Venue

Female Genital Mutilation a 'Huge Problem' In U.K

Canadian Non-Muslim Woman Wears A Hijab to Make A Statement

20 Saudi Women Fill Jobs Left By Expat Engineers

Court Verdicts In Favour Of Women ‘Not Being Enforced’

Edmonton Police Approve Newly Designed Uniform Hijab for Female Officers

Afghan Law Barring Violence against Women Stalls, UN Says

Tanzania: How FGM Rituals Keep Maasai Women At Bay

Pakistan Fashion Casts Off 'Dark Cloud' Of Extremism

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


(Don't wait too long, or else he/she will be taken). This old saying from a song is totally unsuitable for early marriages among teenagers nowadays ... Pure nonsense!," says National Council of Women's Organisations Malaysia (NCWO) deputy president, Dato' Faridah Khalid to Malaysian Digest yesterday. She was shocked and sad with some of the teenagers who marry young and think that they are not qualified to assume the responsibilities of married couples. They are like little children who still need care. They're not ready for any eventuality. They do not know the real responsibilities as husband and wife......

Poor and Vulnerable, Syrian Refugee Families Push Girls into Early Marriage
Shamima Ali

Poor Children, Women Used As Proxy Activists during Strikes in Bangladesh

Beauticians in Saudi Arabia Want Work Permits without Sponsor

Arab Nations Adopt Declaration against Gender-Based Violence

Malaysia: Disallowing Child Marriages Is the Right Thing to Do

Arab Women Have Strong Potential of Raising the Standard Of Living

ESCWA Meeting Focuses On Arab Women Empowerment, Gender Equality

'Women Were Beaten In the Queues' - Kenyan Politician Speaks About 2013 Elections

Somaliland's First Maternity Hospital Gives Hope to Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Somewhere On the Internet, Muslim Women Are Being Shamed
Rabia Chaudry

I am really sorry that you vivacious, happy, dynamic, stylish, and I’m sure very bright young women are being brutally examined and analyzed with laser-like tenacity, and about as much empathy. It stinks to high heaven that you are being accused of promoting racism (poor song choice, but I know it had little to do with you), elitism, classism, fat shaming, immodesty, and essentially the downfall of our entire Ummah…..

Why Islam Needs More 'Mipsterz'
Yasmine Hafiz

Muslims believe that God is our only judge. Let's take that to heart, shall we? I applaud Mipsterz for their initiative and creativity. The Muslim community needs more innovation, more risks, more boundary-pushing; because the response to this video is a wake-up call to what American Islam really needs-- an open mind.…..

Memorial for Girl, 7, Believed To Have Been Killed By Her Pakistani Father
Samiyeh Balochzehi, 26, mayor of Kalat

Malala Awarded 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize

Video of Fun-Loving Veiled U.S. Muslims Goes Viral

Baluchi Sunni Woman Elected Mayor Is First For Iran

Afghan Policewoman Is Killed, Fourth in Last Six Months

UN Mission Pushes To Improve the Role of Women In Somalia

Swat princess, Musarrat Ahmed Zeb promotes education

Morocco Islamists under Fire over Women Bill

Thirty seven thousand women were raped in the suburbs of Damascus only - Bianca Madia

Nelson Mandela Daughters Asked For Film Premiere to Go On

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


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