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Islam, Women and Feminism

More Than 50 Women to Run For Lebanon Parliamentary Polls
Sherry Rahman

Pakistan Ambassador to US, Sherry Rehman Resigns

Award Goes To Pakistani Girl Malala Yousafzai, Shot By Taliban

Police Arrest Woman over Dubai Jewellery Thefts

Pakistani Woman Gulps Acid after Clash with Husband

Women Fight for Equal Rights in Post Mubarak Egypt

London Conference to Promote Partnership between G8 and Arab Businesswomen

Indonesian Female Candidates Rush To Learn Campaign Strategies

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Muslim Teens Not Exempt from Swim Lessons: Switzerland’s Highest Court
Umme Fardina Adil

Assam’s First Muslim IAS Woman Fardina Felicitated

Indian Women Entering Bahrain on Forged Visas

Indonesian Woman Accused of Selling Illegitimate Baby for Dh4, 000

Women Felicitate PML – (Nawaz) and Urge the Leaders to Comply With Manifesto

Women Make Up 72% of Kuwait Teachers

State Train Operator Scraps Women-Only Train

Islamic Woman Boxer Takes Fight into the Ring

Women Participate Enthusiastically In Pakistan Elections

Gunmen Kidnap Wife, Daughter of Judge in Nigeria

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Women, Veil and Equality
Nastik Durrani, New Age Islam

In the west, the freedom of women and the end of slavery did not come about on religious grounds. The reason behind equality is also not religious. The end of apartheid and racism was also not achieved on religious grounds. All this happened because of the progress in political and economic sciences. In the west, equality was implemented only when the western nations became convinced that this equality was necessary for the progress and security of the society….

Indo-Pak Women Artisans Join Hands to Stitch Together ‘Peace’
Ruqayya Hashmi

Syrian Refugees 'Sold For Marriage' In Jordan

Turkish Airlines Reverses Lipstick Ban for Flight Attendants

Woman Agent of Gulf-Based Sex Racket Arrested

Lower Dir: Key Political Parties to Bar Women Voters

Kuwait Launches Sports Clubs for Women

Arrests Mar Landmark Jerusalem Women's Prayers

Islam Gives Complete Freedom of Business and Work to Women: Zahra Zamani

Zahra, a 52-year-old: A Dark Horse Candidate in Tehran

Ruqayya Hashmi Fights for Shia Hazara Community in Balochistan

‘Badam Zari Goes More On Air than On Campaigning’

Jeddah Call Center Girls Seek Better Working Conditions

Female Garment Workers of Bangladesh Bear Brunt of Tragedy

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Majorities in Iraq and Afghanistan Agree Women Should Be Killed for Adultery
Mehriban Aliyeva, the wife of President Ilham Aliy

Afghan Schoolgirls Poisoned by Taliban

Saudi Women to Operate Metro Rail at PNU

Is 'Lad Culture' Causing A Surge In Student Feminist Societies?

Azerbaijan First Lady Inspires Mass Prisoner Release

Covered, Yet Empowered: By The Women, For The Women

For Mideast Women, Achieving Equality Won't Be Easy

Bangladeshi Wife Remanded In Saudi Expat Killing Case

Madonna auctions painting to raise money for girls’ education in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Indonesian Woman Suspected of Abuse in Death of 6-Year-Old Stepdaughter

Islam and the West through the Eyes of Women

Shariah Banking Market Share Reaches New Height

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Khudai Khidmatgaar Pushing Haryana Panchayats to Pass Resolution against Female Feticide
Khurshid Begum

CAIR Urges to Call Company behind ‘Terrorist Girl’ Greeting Card To Condemn

Patriarchy Makes It Impossible To Apply Pro-Women Laws in Pakistan

Southeast Asia: Sex Workers' Art Exhibition Supported By the U N

A Glance at Sindh’s Female Election Hopefuls

Racial Attack on Muslim Women in Edinburgh

Khurshid Begum: The Woman Who Defied the Taliban Threats

Mini Garment Factory, Big Help to Poor Women in Bangladesh

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The restricted mobility of women is because of the notion of Izzat (honour). Izzat is intrinsically linked to a woman’s behaviour. Since a woman is considered to be the keeper of the family’s honour, her mobility is strictly controlled. This is fine so long as such restrictions do not impede her rights — public representation, electoral rights and participation in the country’s political process.....


Saudis Allow Sports for Some Schoolgirls
Moska Najib

Delhi-Based Afghan Woman Moska Najib Shortlisted For 'World's Best Job'

J&K Women Candidates Post Best Ever Result In UPSC This Year

Saudi Women Seek Driving Licenses in UAE

Shafia Bibi Determined To Vote for PPP for Giving Her Monthly Grant of Rs 1000/=

4 Women among 5 Shot Dead in Karachi

Girls School Buildings in Saudi Kingdom to Undergo Safety Checks

It’s Still a Struggle for Women Politicians in Malaysia

Bangladesh Building Collapse Victim’s Wife Sues Rana, 2 others

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Saudi Women Edge toward Equal Rights Reform
Ida Lichter

Saudi Arabia funds mosques and Islamic studies in many countries, a mission rooted in the mid 18th century agreement between Prince Muhammad Ibn Saud and a Muslim cleric, Muhammad Ibn Abd-al-Wahhab. The alliance legitimized the House of Saud's custody of Islam's holy cities of Mecca and Medina in exchange for the advance of Wahhabi Islam, a more extremist form of the religion.....


Afghan Father Guns Down Daughter over 'Affair' On Taliban Clerics Advice
Turkish Airlines

Secular Turks See Red over Airline’s Lipstick Ban

First Woman Added To FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List

Muslim Woman Faces ‘Blasphemy’ Rap after Myanmar Unrest

Women’s Political Participation High Priority for UN

Woman Arrested After Foetus Found Dead

Palestinian Female Halts Israeli Arrest Of a Child

Woman Dies Five Years After She Was Wounded In Jaipur Blast

Bullet ‘Souvenir’ Brings Asian Woman Dh3, 000k Fine

Philippine ARMM Deploys All-Women Police Company to Help Prevent Failure of Elections

PML-N Women Wing President Joins PTI

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Saudi Women Victims of ‘Restriction for Protection’
Badria Al-Bishr

How can Muslims defend this logic? How could women go out, 1,400 years ago, five times a day to the mosque to pray with men without barriers or dividers, only protected by the saying of the Prophet (pbuh): “Do not stop Allah's [Islam’s] women from going to Allah's mosques.” Today, women do not go to mosques, but are rather warned by sheikhs that that they might be harassed even if their guardians accompany them....


From war to politics to art, shock tactics can be useful, powerful tools. They force the opposed to take notice, to hopefully retreat, to surrender their advantage. In the arena of human and women's rights, they are a staple -- from the burning of draft cards during the anti-Vietnam war protests of the 1960s to bra burning (myth or no) to Mohamed Bouazizi, the street vendor who set himself on fire and inadvertently roused the Tunisian Revolution --…


Meet Shereen El Feki, the Woman Calling For an Arab Sexual Revolution
Jennifer O'Mahony

It is, she says, "Incumbent on us as Muslims to think about our faith," and to move away from the model whereby Muslims "Recite Qu’ran but they don’t have the intellectual freedom or the mental space to ask hard questions. "It’s much easier for them to send in a message on the internet or call in a TV sheikh who will spout some sort of fatwa."....


Boston Accused wife Not 'brainwashed': American women who converted to Islam speak out
Katherine Russell

Saudi anti-domestic violence campaign sparks media buzz

'Sisters' directed to back of theatre for lecture, 'brothers' to the front, University VC conceded error

Are Islamic Women Allowed to Have Piercings?

Women-Only Bus Trialled in Egypt to Curb Sexual Harassment

Shabnam Hashmi’s Struggle to Battle Hate through NGO, ANHAD

Five Years Each For Men Who Forced UAE Maid into Prostitution

Beauty Business Owners in Saudi Arabia Call For Urgent Relief

Ignorance of Law Leads To Losses, Businesswomen In Jeddah Told

We Have Helpers, Not Maids

Smoking in Pregnancy Triples Baby’s Risk of Meningitis: Researchers

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Facebook, SMS Talaq Troubles India Muslims
Parwaz Hussein

New Jersey Parents Demand Girls’ Right to Wear Strapless Dresses

Palestinian Female Singer Holds Rare Concert In Gaza

Kurdish Singer Sparks Identity Debate on ‘Arab Idol’

Breathable Nail Polish a Hit with Muslim Women

Saudi Women Victims of ‘Restriction for Protection’

Girl’s College Closure Decision Condemned

Women Urged To Play Role in Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan

To Help Afghan Women, Keep Sending the Boys to School

Nigeria: Hajj 2013 - Planning for Women

WFP Project Lifts 30,000 Women Out Of Extreme Poverty  

Girl’s Schools of Jeddah Stage Sports Events

Madinah Fire Victim Had Created 64,000 Jobs for Needy Women

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Increased Conservatives in Egypt Endanger ‘Stop FGM’ Efforts
Rigoberta Menchú TUM

Female genital mutilation, FGM, is an ancient custom in Egypt, with references pre-dating both Islam and Christianity. The practice remains widespread, with estimates today suggesting as many as 90 percent of Egyptian women are affected. Egypt criminalised all forms of FGM in 2008 and rights monitors say the number of girls undergoing the operation has dropped by about one third.....


Pakistan Elections:  Manifestos and Women
Zubeida Mustafa

The authors want gender equality to be integrated in each and every sector of national life. They are right in demanding that every party manifesto should integrate a gender perspective in its vision statement, goals and objectives....


Public Execution of 25-Year-Old Woman, Carried Out By Religious Clerics in Afghanistan
Malala Yousafzai

Taliban, Taboos Bar Millions Of Women From Pakistan Vote

Rights Group Urges Safe Toilets for Afghan Policewomen

First Girls-Only Law Faculty at Taibah University in Medina

Children Of Saudi Women Married To Foreigners May Receive Pension

Women's Fight for Equal Prayer Rights Divides Global Jewish Community

Activist Malala Yousafzai Launches Football for Peace Initiative

Cross-Dressing Kurdish Men Champion Women’s Rights

First Afghan Women's Cycling Team Sets Sights on Rio

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Misery Memoirs: Why Is It Different For Muslim Women?
Samira Ahmed

This suggests to me that Muslim women – in this case Iranian women – can't write a credible memoir of suffering without it being wrapped up in the struggles of a nation, which certainly was never the case with McCourt or Peltzer. Even if we ignore such attitudes, the uncomfortable reality is that the western publishing world is fascinated by such tales of female suffering and misery....


Making Women’s Rights a Global Priority: Islam Supports Family Planning
Gamal Serour

With the world’s Muslim population expected to reach approximately 2.2 billion by 2030 and the MDGs deadline fast approaching, this is the time to act for the girls and women of the Muslim world. It cannot be denied that Muslim girls and women in the Eastern Mediterranean and elsewhere are subject to a unique and complex web of political, social, cultural, and religious factors, but this does not mean that the battle for their health and rights is lost....

Saudi-Funded Nursing College Opens In Kerala
Malala Yousufzai

Afghan Women Escape Marriage through Suicide

80% of Large Jails Have Women Staff in Saudi Kingdom

Malala Yousufzai among Time’s Most Influential List

Two Expats Jailed For Forcing Widow into Prostitution

Man Assaults Muslim Woman Following Reports of ‘Dark-Skinned’ Boston Bombing Suspect

Cherie Blair Lauds Nigerian First Lady’s Diplomacy in Aiding Women

Malala to Make UN Speech in July

At Tenafly Church, Interfaith Panel Discuss Women's Role in Religion

Transgender Sanam Determined To Give Rivals a Tough Time in Pak Elections

Pakistan’s Medical Schools: Where the Women Rule

Woman Complains To Mecca NSHR against ‘Pervert’ Husband

Iran Police Dress Suspect in Women’s Clothing, Parade Him in Public

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Right of Talaq given in Islam being misused by men: Woman member of AIMPLB
Jharna Begum

Women Call For 41-Day National Sex, Housework Strike against Endemic Violence

School Refuses To Relax Dress Code for Muslim Girl in Assam, India

Jharna rescued a policeman from the brutality of Shibir activists

Women Sports Clubs in Jeddah Begin Licensing Procedures

New Survey Shows FGM in Somalia on Decline

Women in Bangladesh Getting Self-Reliant By Doing Embroidery Works

We Must Stop An Inhuman Penalty Against Women: Iran’s Execution by Stoning

Hijab in France Is a Feminist Issue, a Secular Issue or Just Plain Bigotry

Effat signs cooperation deal with Syracuse University to help Saudi women

Women Are Set To Assume More Leadership Positions in Africa, In Future

More Work Needs to Be Done to Empower Women in Indonesia

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Marriage with Muslim minor girl valid if wedlock subsists when she turns 18: HC
Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie

Girl develops first android app on Kashmir

"Hasten to Establish the Khilafah to Protect the Honourable Women of Al-Sham (Syria)": Hizb ut Tahrir

Veiled Fury in Pakistan as Students Forced To Show Faces

Kashmir helps acid attack victim with treatment, job offer

In Indonesia Series of Underage Brief Marriages for Sex under Islamic Law

Kamila Shamsie on Granta best young novelists list

Female Journalist Breaks Gender Barrier to Cover Shoura

Saudi Girls Raise Voice against Racism

Saudi Women Can Now Sponsor Sons, Husbands

In Saudi Arabia Better Working Conditions for Women Suggested

Walking Is New Buzzword in KSA among Health-Conscious Women

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Women and Social Convention: A Lesson for Indonesia
Dewi Anggraeni

When a young teenage girl became pregnant and her boyfriend showed no intention of marrying her, it would be like a non-swimmer being thrown into the merciless sea: nothing to hang on to, and unless she grabbed at something, anything, fast, she would drown. Her family had either turned her out, or she was too scared to tell them. So, most likely in desperation, she’d go to one of the charitable houses she knew, run by government or religious institutions....


More Muslim Women Go Online To Find Grooms, Somewhat Coyly

35 Women in Aceh Netted for Straddling Motorcycles by Shariah Police

Human Rights Watch watchdog says 'huge obstacles' face Saudi female lawyer

Bangladeshi Maids Ready for Jobs in Saudi Arabia

“Medical Miracle” First Womb Transplant Woman Pregnant

Allow Women to Pass On Nationality, Says Oman MP

Al-Aqusa University’s Islamic Dress Code Call Riles Gaza Students

Five Women Found Dead Over the Past Three Weeks in Afghan Province

Indian Woman Denies Prostitution, Admits To Overstaying In Saudi Kingdom

Spotted At Fashion Week: Dr Fauzia Siddiqui Of The Aafia Movement!

Two Harrovians vie for Asian Women of Achievement Awards

Mumbai Gets Its First All-Woman Post Office on GPO's 100 Years

160,000 Saudi Women in Private Firms

One Up On Einstein: UK-based Neha Ramu in League of Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates

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