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Mohja Kahf discusses how Muslim women are viewed in U.S. media.
Alefia Hussain of the Daily Times looks at what Pakistani elections have to offer women.
The Dutch government decides not to enact an outright ban on the burqa, but seeks to discourage women from wearing it.
Sultan Qaboos University in Oman studies women’s participation in sports.
Muslim women in Calgary, Canada, defend their mosque from complaints of gender-related breaches of human rights.
One woman’s horrific battle with an abusive husband.
An Indonesian woman who was reported as executed turns up at the Indonesian embassy—alive.
Al-Qaeda sends death threats to Asala Nasri warning her not to perform in Yemen on Valentine’s Day. But they didn’t send any threats to her male stage partner.
Spain’s Partido Popular (a conservative party) plans on banning head scarves (among other things) if they gain power in the March 9 elections.
U.S.-style universities in Qatar build bridges for women’s education.
Maura J. Casey discusses the closure of Iranian feminist magazine Zanan.
Remember those awesome posts we wrote about veil fetish art? The Pinup Shop Blog has an interesting take on veil fetishes. Caution: maybe not safe for work.
Rajaa Alsanea describes what Valentine’s Day means to her as a Saudi woman.
Malalai Joya speaks to The Independent about how men in Afghanistan are twisting Islam to take rights away from women.
Muslim women in India learn about the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act.
Saudi women look for jobs in Kuwait: brain drain or Gulf countries looking out for each other?
One young girl hopes to become Afghanistan’s next singing superstar.
Alleged assault of women and girls who lived/worked at a Muslim-owned bakery went on for more than thirty years before anyone did anything about it.
Film director Hana Makhhmalbaf kicks ass at this year’s film festival in Berlin, Germany.
MidEastYouth interviews Samira, an electronica artist.
A Saudi woman seeks a divorce from her French husband.
An Iranian woman who was convicted of murdering her husband’s first wife is let off for “flaws in the original investigation.”
The New York Times profiles Turkish lawyer Fatma Benli.
The emirate of Sharjah, UAE, bans female mannequins.
A Saudi woman who was accused of practicing witchcraft will be executed. Human Rights Watch has appealed to the king to stop her execution. I wasn’t able to find anything on the site that describes how we can help, so if you have any links to information or petitions, post ‘em!
Bilkis Bano, a woman who endured serious attacks during the Gujarat rampage a few years ago, still fights for her justice. May Allah grant it to her!
Eleven Muslim women in Mississauga, Canada, graduate from their lifeguard training program. Their aim is
to give Muslim women a women-only space to swim. Barikallah!
Photographer Tasha Hakeem discusses her art, which aim to humanize women in the Middle East and Brazil.
UNICEF finds that rape is becoming an epidemic in war zones like Sudan.