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Holy crap! It’s June! Muslimah Media Watch would like to congratulate all of our readers who are graduating this month (or graduated next month). Including meeeeeeeeeeee! Congratulations, ladies (and gentlemen)!
• Meet a female director in Egypt who uses her camera to candidly explore the varied lives of women.
• The Daily Mail profiles a homeless woman who lives at Heathrow airport, and isn’t the only one. May Allah protect her.
• Canada gets its first Muslim Girl Guide Group.
• Afghan women are increasingly turning to art to express themselves.
• Hwaa Irfan talks about Muslim women’s sexuality.
• Bangladesh’s former prime minister Khaleda Zia began her corruption trial on Wednesday.
• Kiran Ansari talks about Muslims on the silver screen.
• The Earth Times examines how Moroccan women navigate both Islam and feminism.
• The Gazette speaks to local Muslim women in Colorado Springs about inequalities they see applied to their faith in things like mosque culture.
• Miss Conduct looks at fashion blogs for Muslim women. Plus, she gives us some link love!
• The New York Times follows U.S. women’s colleges as they recruit students in the Middle East.
• RadioFreeEurope examines the outcry after Turkey’s Diyanet published a list of “Dos & Don’ts” for women.
• Turkish courts annul the decision to allow headscarves at universities.
• Dr. Hayat Sindi kicks major ass. Generally so, but specifically at an award ceremony in Saudi Arabia.
• A woman in Kabul, Afghanistan was killed by a bomb blast. May Allah give her peace.
• The number of women who commit suicide in Iraq is increasing, and has prompted Safiya al-Suhayl, an independent member of the Iraqi Parliament, to appeal for a national solution.
• Voice of America looks at Condolezza Rice’s “One Woman Initative,” which aims to support women’s empowerment in countries with large Muslim populations.