group of Muslim women took to the steps of New York’s City Hall on Friday to
mark World Hijab Day, a worldwide advocacy campaign to help spread awareness
about the hijab and Islam.
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Doesn’t Hinder Women’s Progress: Minhaj ul Quran Women League
Hijab is not a hindrance in women’s progress but a symbol of their security and
glory, Minhaj ul Quran Women League (MWL) President Farah Naz has said.
at a special meeting held as part of the World Hijab Day on Friday, the MWL
president said Islamic teachings are a source of guidance for mankind, and the
moral values set by Islam are for the ultimate welfare of mankind.
said the first charter of feminism was introduced by Islam, adding that the
religion does not impose restrictions on women rights.
allows women to wear makeup, but not to show-off in public, Naz said.
is for security and well-being of women… and in no way a hindrance in their
progress or discriminatory,” she said.
argued that the west will soon recognise the importance of hijab.
this age of civil liberties and rights, no one can force women to wear a hijab
or not. It’s not mandatory or binding but her choice,” the MWL president said.
to Wikipedia, World Hijab Day takes place on February 1 each year in 140
countries worldwide. Its stated purpose is to encourage women of all religions
and backgrounds to wear and experience the hijab.
Lebanese author and activist Joumana Haddad and Iraqi writer Shahad Al Rawi
called for gender quality and right to education while speaking at the session
‘Women and War: The life and times of Arab women caught up in regional conflicts’
held as part of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters MBIFL’19 here on
said women in Arab countries deal with wars happening outside as well as inside
while Shahad recounted that she came under attack for writing a novel (The
Baghdad Clock) as majority believed that women could not write.
war broke out in my country, men are bullied and asked to be strong and take up
all financial responsibilities while women are silenced. But women rised above
the rest during testing times. The moment we realise each other’s strength and weakness,
there will no patriarchy,” said Haddad. Author and critic Meena T Pillai
moderated the session.
Sanyasiyum Manushyanum’ by M P Veerendra Kumar was released by former chief
secretary K Jayakumar on the second day of the fest. BJP state president PS
Sreedharan Pillai, DYFI state secretary AA Rahim and MLA VT Balram took part in
a talk. Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s film ‘Sukhanthyam’ was screened and Oorali
Express performed on day two. tnn
campaign began in 2013, and in 2017, World Hijab Day became a nonprofit
organization with a mission to fight discrimination against Muslim women
through awareness and education, according to its official webpage.
organization sets out every Feb. 1 to raise awareness about Muslim women who
wear the headscarf, who frequently face discrimination for doing so.
went through a lot of discrimination growing up,” said Nazma Khan, the founder
of World Hijab Day.
abuse was for many, many years. I don't want any other sister to go through
actually what I went through," she added.
who came to the U.S. from Bangladesh at the age of 11, said she had a very
difficult time in school being the only girl wearing a hijab, and that is why
she wanted to help others understand why she wears it.
marked the day on the steps of City Hall with other Muslim women who held signs
saying "Hijab is Our Modesty and Dignity" and "Hijab is my
will bring awareness to people. People will be educated about the hijab, and
hopefully, Inshallah, we will be able to reduce the discrimination against
Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab," she said.
to the organization's website, women in 190 countries take part in the annual
World Hijab Day. In 2017, the state of New York recognized the celebration of
the day and the UK House of Commons hosted an event commemorating the day.
even though the campaign has been successful, Khan noted that hate is
increasing as well.
insane. The amount of hate you are getting is incredible. We did not have this
five years ago, this much hate. Now, especially for the last two years, the
hate has taken a different height.”
to a study by the New America Foundation last year, the amount of
"anti-Muslim activities" in the U.S. has been increasing over the
last four years.
Syria: Four years after leaving Germany to live under the Islamic State group,
19-year-old Leonora has fled the extremists' last bastion in eastern Syria and
says it's time to go home.
was a little bit naive," she says in English, wearing a long billowing
black robe, and a beige headscarf with white spots.
forces are fighting the last Islamic State militants in a final shred of
territory in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, causing thousands of people
beyond the frontline village of Baghouz, Leonora and her two small children are
among the thousands of men, women and children to have scrambled out this week.
young German woman says she first came to Syria aged 15, just two months after
converting to Islam.
three days, I married my German husband," she tells AFP, at a screening
centre for the displaced run by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.
says she became the third wife of German extremist Martin Lemke, after he
travelled to Syria with his first two wives.
State had the year before swept across large swathes of Syria and neighbouring
Iraq, declaring a "caliphate" in areas it controlled.
first lived in the extremist group's de-facto Syrian capital of Raqa, but says
she was just a housewife.
was just at home, in (the) house cooking, cleaning - stuff like this,"
says the pale-faced German, clutching the youngest of her two children, an
infant aged just two weeks.
HOUSE EVERY WEEK"
Kurdish authorities hold hundreds of foreign alleged Islamic State fighters in
detention, as well as thousands of their wives and children in camps for the
Kurds have repeatedly urged Western governments to take back their nationals,
but these powers have been reluctant.
first life in Raqa was easy, Leonora says, but that changed when the SDF
started advancing against the extremists, with support from US-led coalition
Kurdish-led SDF overran Raqa in 2017, after years of what residents described
as IS's brutal rule, which included public beheading and crucifixions.
they lose Raqa, and we started to change our house every week because they lost
every week a city," she says.
they came under attack by the Kurdish-led SDF, Leonora says the Islamic State
fighters left their families to fend for themselves.
left the women alone, no food, they don't care about you," she says. The
enemy was advancing "and you were sitting alone in an empty city with your
ended up in a tiny patch on the eastern banks of the Euphrates in Deir Ezzor
SDF have cornered Islamic State into a patch of less than four square
kilometres (around 1.5 square miles) in recent days.
she says, she picked up her children, and fled with her husband, and his second
wife into SDF-held territory.
forces detained Lemke on Thursday.
claims Lemke worked mostly as a technician for Islamic State.
makes technical stuff, computer stuff, repairs computer, mobiles," she
investigations published in German newspapers portray Lemke, who is now
believed to be 28, as an influential figure among foreign extremists in Syria.
than 36,000 people have fled the SDF assault on the so-called "Hajin pocket"
since early December, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a
Britain-based war monitor that relies on a network of sources inside the
them, 3,200 have been detained as alleged jihadists.
arid farmland near Baghouz, a group of men sit on the ground as SDF and
coalition personnel stroll nearby.
far off, a group of women and their children - most from neighbouring Iraq -
wait to be driven north to a Kurdish-held camp for the displaced.
four years under a now near-extinct Islamic State caliphate, Leonora says she
wants to go home.
want to go back to Germany to my family, because I want my old life back,"
I know that it was a big, big mistake."
politician Raya Hassan made history on Thursday when she became the first woman
interior minister in the Arab world.
Hassan, 51, becomes the most senior of four women in the 30-strong government
formed by Prime Minister Saad Hariri after nine months of political wrangling.
of Lebanese women, proud of the four (female) ministers in the government,
proud of the first woman ointerior minister in the Arab world, proud of the
future, proud of Lebanon”, tweeted Mr Hariri on Friday.
Hassan also made headlines in 2009 when she became the first woman in the
region to be appointed finance minister.
be honest, it was a surprise, but I am proud too, of course,” she said of her
newest appointment. “Mr Hariri has trusted me twice [by giving me] two
difficult ministries. It demonstrates his trust in women’s capabilities.”
were also appointed to run the energy, administrative development and women’s
affairs portfolio. Mr Hariri’s previous Cabinet only included one woman in a
junior ministerial position.
member of Mr Hariri’s Future Movement, Mrs Hassan, a banker, has never been
mother-of-three worked as an adviser to the prime minister before being
appointed minister of finance in 2009.
recently, she has worked attracting business to Lebanon’s second-biggest city
is an incorruptible woman,” Antoine Amatoury, head of Gulftainer, a UAE based
company that operates the Port of Tripoli, told The National.
were many (illegal) ways to accelerate procedures for the Special Economic Zone
and she wouldn’t hear of it. She preferred working slowly but honestly.”
look forward to see her succeed,” said Ahmad Kamareddine, head of the Tripoli
municipality. “She’s an experienced and hard-working woman”.
is naive to think the Taliban have changed their stance on women's rights, says
Kabul restaurateur Laila Haidari, who like many educated Afghan women fears any
peace deal between the militants and the US could erode hard-won freedoms.
rules that once forced half the population behind closed doors ─ barred from education and work ─ have been chipped away in the nearly two
decades since the US-led invasion that swept the Taliban from power.
they return, women will have to leave the public space," Haidari tells AFP
from the restaurant she runs in Kabul, one of the few places in the capital
where men and women dine together.
launched the #MeTooAfghanistan movement which she and others hope will be a
vanguard of Afghan women who can hold the line against Taliban power.
never want to go back. We never want to lose our freedom," says Mina
Rezaee, the owner of another cafe in Kabul, where music ─ banned under the Taliban ─ plays in the background.
six days of negotiations in Qatar, the US and Taliban have agreed a draft
framework for a deal which could pave the way for the insurgents to hold peace
talks with Kabul.
the US desperate to withdraw from Afghanistan, and the Taliban in control of
vast parts of the country, it is unclear what a post-conflict government would
participation by the Taliban, however, frightens many women.
being toppled by the US invasion of 2001, the Taliban governed Afghanistan for
nearly five years with a strict interpretation of Shariah law.
still remember how hard it was to be a woman under Taliban rule," says
Naweeda Bayat, a 25-year-old from central Jaghori district.
was a kid, but I remember they burned our school right in front of our
government in Kabul controls less than two-thirds of the country, according to
a US estimate ─
and in Taliban-controlled
areas nothing has changed.
have either burned girls' schools or don't allow women to work," Bayat
says. "This tells us how they might be if they come back."
women have even more reason to worry if they are "shut out of the
negotiation process, as they mostly have been," says Heather Barr, a
senior women's rights researcher.
Taliban's attitude toward women has moderated slightly since 2001, but it is
still a million miles away from the equal rights women are granted under
Afghanistan's constitution," she observes.
position of women in Afghanistan has undeniably improved since 2001.
than 2.5 million of the 8m schoolchildren are girls, according to the United
Nations. More than a quarter of the seats in parliament are reserved for women
and in 2016 they made up nearly a fifth of the workforce.
despite the progress ─
and millions spent by Western aid programmes since 2001 ─ Afghanistan ranks last in the Georgetown
Institute for Women, Peace and Security index which measures well-being and self-reliance.
fears of educated women in the capital are shared by those in rural areas,
where the literacy rate can be less than two percent and rights are often even
more constrained by conservative tradition.
a 32-year-old mother of one in the disputed southern province of Helmand, says
she dreads going backwards. "We are worried and afraid for our
lives," she says.
the Taliban come back and ban schools for my children, or don't allow me to go
out without my husband, this is not acceptable for me," says Nazia Rezaee,
a 35-year-old in the central city of Ghazni.
women 'have changed'
feminist activists told AFP they believe the country has changed and Afghan
women will not allow their rights to be taken away without a fight.
women are stronger, more informed, more educated than ever, and no one,
including men, will agree to return to what Afghanistan was in 1998," says
Fawzia Koofi,who heads the parliamentary Committee on Women and Human Rights.
Attia Mehraban feels the same. "I dream of peace, like millions of other
Afghans, but I dream more vividly of my freedom and rights as a 21st Century
human being," she told AFP.
price of peace cannot be limitless."
message to the Taliban, she said, is "Afghan women have changed... If you
think you can come back with the same ideology ... you are wrong, you will be
facing a formidable force of well-educated Afghan women who are conscious of
their rights and who will not give in to oppression."
Andar, a businesswoman in her 40s, said she could "not imagine the world
would abandon us once again".
am an optimist," she told AFP. "They will stay with us."
women in Ireland have urged non-Muslims in their communities to “look beyond
the veil” and to see beyond negative stereotypes of the hijab.
Muslim women and men gathered for a breakfast event on Friday to celebrate
World Hijab Day, which is marked around the world on February 1st.
event was hosted by Muslim Sisters of Éire, a voluntary organisation which
provides support to women (in particular Muslim women), and to encourage
of the organisation Lorraine O’Connor from Dublin converted to Islam in 2005
from a predominantly Catholic background.
noticed when I became Muslim and I started wearing the hijab that there was
quite a lot of hostility so I decided to wear my hijab and to be Irish I needed
to kind of be proactive,” she said.
and others established Muslim Sisters of Éire in 2010 with a mission to “break
stereotypes” and to combat negative public discourse, she says.
of its visions was to bring Muslims together on World Hijab Day to celebrate
the wearing of the veil.
about women coming together and celebrating that they wear their hijab and they
are doing talks and educating people, helping them understand because there is
a lot of public discourse out there and there are a lot of people who don’t
like hijab,” Ms O’Connor says.
the most controversial piece of cloth in the whole of Europe at the moment.
It’s helping them to understand, to look beyond the veil at who we are. We are
women underneath this veil, so don’t judge me for the veil I’m wearing, judge
me for the woman I am.”
speaking at the event was Amilah Ali, a second generation Muslim woman from
Dublin. She works in the women’s community welfare department of the Islamic
Cultural Centre of Ireland.
people focus disproportionately on the head covering...forgetting the person
who is underneath the veil,” she said.
told guests it was important to “look underneath the surface” and to find out
more about Muslim women within their community.
not just about the dress, it’s also about how we conduct ourselves as Muslim
women. I feel that it’s important for us to leave a legacy behind us for our
daughters, for those young women within our communities, so that they feel that
there is no fear in wearing the hijab and also that they are not just defined
by the hijab.”
Babiker from Naas, a student of history and political science in Trinity
College Dublin, said she and her friends got empowerment and freedom from their
believe that our religion gives balance between all aspects of ourselves, our
body, our soul, our mind, between men and women.”
first annual World Hijab Day was marked on February 1st 2013 in recognition of
millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab and live a life of
was established by New York resident, Nazma Khan, who came up with the idea as
a means to foster religious tolerance and understanding by inviting non-Muslim
women to experience the hijab for one day.
women from various religious and ethnic backgrounds celebrated World Hijab Day
(WHD) with a special event in the capital Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
Hijab Day became a non-profit organization in 2017 aiming to fight
discrimination against Muslim women through awareness and education, according
to the NGO’s website.
a press release read out at the event, the NGO stressed the importance of
“breaking stereotypes, shattering boundaries” -- which is the motto for 2019 --
and reducing barriers that hijabi women face in social life.
the occasion, women shared their experiences and stories about reactions they
got from their families and community when they start wearing hijabs.
the end of the event, three Muslim and non-Muslim women were recognized with
believe women should support each other whatever their circumstances. Hijabi
women need to be heard. As a non-Muslim woman, I want to be part of it,” Bkay
Nair, one of the honorees, told Anadolu Agency.
also said wearing a hijab for even a day to support the campaign made her
friends act differently, adding: “But finally, my family and close friends
understand the reason behind my support.”
Hijab Day was initiated in 2013 to encourage women of all religions and
backgrounds to wear the hijab on Feb. 1 in support of Muslim women worldwide.
women in the British capital gathered on a wintry Friday evening to commemorate
World Hijab Day, which celebrates the head covering and the women who wear it.
the annual event for the first time in London, the women came together to
discuss the issues faced by those who wear the hijab and how the rise in
Islamophobia in the UK has inspired them to take pride in wearing the headscarf
and see it as central to their identity.
a charity worker at the Human Relief Foundation and volunteer at the World
Hijab Day event, spoke of the importance of understanding what the hijab means
to Muslim women who wear it and how a day such as this is essential in
overcoming discrimination and ignorance.
think it is really important to have a day where the hijab is recognized,
especially in the current climate where Islamophobia is on the rise and there
is a lot of ignorance surrounding the hijab and why Muslim women wear it,” she
of peoples’ views regarding the hijab, Saima said “there are two ends of the
spectrum; on one end, there are those who see it as a piece of cloth which
means nothing and which is why it is so easy for them to say ‘Why don’t you
remove it?’ or ‘Why don’t you take it off?’”
on the other end, it is not seen for its materialistic aspect; rather, it
transcends materialism and holds a deeper meaning to the individual, and rather
than being an article of clothing, the hijab plays a key role in the
who has been wearing the hijab for two years, spoke of her reservations when
she first began donning the headscarf and the worry that her non-Muslim friends
would treat her differently. Those fears were unfounded, however, as she spoke
of her friends’ acceptance of her decision to wear the hijab.
issues faced by Muslim women such as in the workplace and other public areas of
life, one pressing concern was the high level of ignorance within the Muslim
community regarding the hijab and the difficulty for Muslim women who want to
wear it to communicate with those closest to them.
Hijab Day was founded in 2013 by Nazma Khan, a Muslim woman from Bangladesh
living in New York City, and is commemorated every year in over 150 countries
across the globe. The initiative encourages all women, regardless of faith or
background, to wear the hijab and experience a day in the life of a Muslim
up in the Bronx, in New York City, I experienced a great deal of discrimination
due to my hijab,” Khan said.
middle school, I was ‘Batman’ or ‘ninja’. When I entered university after 9/11,
I was called ‘Osama bin Laden’ or ‘terrorist’. It was awful. I figured the only
way to end discrimination is if we ask our fellow sisters to experience the
hijab themselves,” Khan said in a statement.
event is held on Feb. 1 every year and aims to end negative stereotypes
surrounding Muslim women who wear the hijab. Each year focuses on a theme, with
2019 looking at “Breaking Stereotypes; Shattering Boundaries”.
human rights activist Israa al-Ghomgham will not face the death penalty as
feared, according to rights groups.
since 2015 over her campaigning on behalf of Saudi Arabia's Shia minority,
rights groups have warned Ghomgham could become one of the first Saudi women to
rights groups on Friday said that she would no longer be facing the death
penalty. There has been no official comment from the Saudi authorities.
European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights said that, according to the Saudi
prosecution, the recommendation of a death penalty had been replaced with
replacement of the death penalty with a 'lighter charge' is not justice,"
the group said in a statement.
is a continuation of the violations that she has already been subjected to,
especially when taking into consideration that her charges are related to her
peaceful activism and freedom of expression."
group also said there were "serious
questions" about the fates of four others being tried together with
Ghomgham, who were still facing the death penalty.
the main reason for this change is expected to be due to pressure on the Saudi
government, the fate of 58 detainees facing death sentences at various levels
of litigation remains unknown, although most of them face charges that do not
meet the criteria of the 'most serious of crimes' and have been sentenced
following unfair trials."
to the group, Saudi Arabia has carried out 22 executions in 2019.
International hailed the news as a "relief".
that Saudi Arabia’s authorities have dropped their outrageous call for Israa
al-Ghomgham to be executed comes as a huge relief," said Amnesty's Middle
East campaign head Samah Hadid.
Hadid added, "she is still facing a ludicrous prison sentence simply for
participating in peaceful demonstrations".
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has projected himself as a reformer,
lifting a long-standing ban on female drivers, opening cinemas for the first
time and attempting to ween the kingdom off its reliance on oil, the changes
have come with a severe clamping down on critical voices.
of executives, former government officials, religious leaders and activists,
including the women who first pushed for the driving ban to be lifted, have
the arrests of the businessmen and former officials, originally held at
Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel, were portrayed as an anti-corruption drive,
critics say the detentions all serve to snuff out voices critical of the young
activists detained by the Saudi authorities have reportedly been tortured and
faced sexual abuse.
is believed to have been targeted as a result of her leading role in the anti-government
protests that have erupted in the Qatif region since 2011, demanding an end to
discrimination against the Shia minority in the country and the release of
belonging to the Shia sect – who make up nearly 10 percent of the population -
have historically suffered marginalisation in the Sunni-majority Gulf Kingdom.
targeting of the Shia community in Saudi Arabia has escalated in recent years,
with a surge in death sentences primarily targeting Shia political activists.
The majority of political prisoners currently on death row are Shia, while most
of the executions carried out in 2018 targeted Shia activists, according to
Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime
Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has paid tribute to all the women in
his social media accounts, he posted a video with a poem that he wrote that is
sung by Arab musician Kadim Al Saher. The song is an ode to women and to Dubai;
the video shows glimpses of the beauty the emirate has to offer.
Lebanon’s newly formed government has a record number of women ministers.
political factions agreed Thursday to form a new government, breaking a
nine-month deadlock that only deepened the country’ economic woes.
the first time, the cabinet includes four women ministers, doubling their
representation. They include Raya Al Hassan, who was named to the powerful
Ministry of Interior in charge of internal security.
Hassan, a member of Hariri’s party, was a former Cabinet minister.
Premier Sa’ad Hariri’s party also named Violette Safadi to be state minister
for women’s affairs, a post previously held by a man.
Chidiac, who lost her arm and leg in an assassination attempt in a 2005
bombing, was named state minister for administrative development by the
Christian Lebanese Forces group.
woman, Nada Bustani, was named by the president’s political faction to hold the
strategic post of energy minister.
broke out after the announcement, including huge fireworks that lit up the
Beirut sky, and rallies in support of Hariri.
called the new government “a reflection of Lebanon’s image in 2019.”
announcement was expected to ease anxiety over Lebanon’s sinking economic
credentials after international agencies downgraded the country’s credit
ratings over concerns about the government’s ability to pay its massive debt.
political groups had been locked in disagreement over the make-up of a new
government since May, after the country’s first parliamentary elections in nine
powerful Shiite group Hezbollah made significant gains at the expense of the largest
Sunni party, headed by Hariri, further contributing to traditional horse
trading among rival factions to form governments in Lebanon.
breakthrough became possible after weeks of backroom deals as economic
rival factions worked out a compromise allowing representation of Sunni
lawmakers backed by Hezbollah, increasing the group’s allies in the government.
The new government will be headed by Hariri, the Western-backed Sunni
politician who has held the job since 2016.
post always goes to a Sunni politician under the country’s political system.
The 30-seat government sees an increase in the number of ministries affiliated
with the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group, which is under tightening sanctions
from the United States that labels the group a terrorist organisation.
the first time, the group now holds the Ministry of Health, which has one of
the country’s largest budgets. Hariri had warned against Hezbollah holding the
Health Ministry fearing it would be hit with sanctions too.
new health minister, Jamil Jabbak, is not a member of Hezbollah but is believed
to be close to the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, and was his personal
physician at one point.
Finance Ministry remained in the hands of a Hezbollah ally, Ali Hassan Khalil.
Gebran Bassil, the son-in-law of the Lebanese president, remains foreign
upward trend in the suicide of women indicates the excessive pressures on women
and girls in Iran. At least seven young women, including three teenage girls at
the age of 16, have ended their lives in recent days.
Parisa Ravandi (daughter of Ayyub), 23, from Oshnavieh, ended her life on
Friday, January 25, 2019, through an injection. The body of this young woman
was found at home on Sunday, January 27, 2019.
Tehran, a 34-year-old woman hung herself in a filmmaking office on January 27,
2019. She did not have a place to sleep in Tehran and spent nights in the
office. (The state-run Rokna News Agency – January 27, 2019)
Zaban-Ran, a 23-year-old from Malekshahi, in Ilam Province, hung herself a week
after her marriage and ended her life on Monday, January 21, 2019.
reported case was the suicide of a young woman through air injection while she
was in an automobile next to a petrol station in Sowme’eh Sara. (The state-run
Tabnak Website – January 20, 2019)
Friday, January 17, 2019, a 16-year-old girl named Aida Alizadeh in Ravansar
hung herself and ended her life. On Saturday, January 12, 2019, a 16-year-old
girl named Sara in Sanandaj also hung herself and ended her life. Around the
end of December 2018, another 16-year-old girl in Sanandaj named Shima Amjadi
attempted suicide by hanging herself because of economic problems and died in
the medical center several days after admission.
to the annual statistics released by the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
in September 2018, in Iran, women’s suicide rates in 2017 alone were more than
1,365 people, at least 4 women per day.
and experts in the regime have repeatedly acknowledged that suicide rates in
Iran are not fully reported and announced, and the statistics reported by
government authorities should be considered as a minimum.
to a social pathologist, last year, woman’s suicide rate in Iran increased by
66 percent during a five-year period. (The state-run Khabar Online – November
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