Friday Links — October 17, 2008
on 17 Oct 2008 /
Al Ahram Weekly
looks at the
sexual assaults during Eid
in Egypt. Two suspects are
a female suicide bombers in Gaza. Via
writes more about the history of women in suicide bombing.
against the anti-pornography bill
On November 24-25, the
Second Ministerial Meeting on Women
, organized by the Organization of the Islamic Conference will be held in Cairo.
Women Without Borders will
launch Sisters Against Violence Extremism (SAVE)
to come up with community-based solutions to terrorism.
Global Voices Online looks at the
“We are all Laila” initiative
among Egyptian bloggers.
The Sugar Cubes details
Domestic Violence Awareness month in Jordan
Global Voices Online
Islam in Europe looks at
mediation to prevent honor killings
IslamOnline discusses how poverty in Egypt leads to
between local women and Gulf men.
A Muslim woman was
in the women’s bathroom of an Illinois college.
, has more.
the Islamic Women’s Soccer Competition held last week in Tehran.
Fauzia Tehseen, a female Muslim Member of Legislative Council of Maharashtra, has
donated five acres of land
to set up a university.
A blast in the Upper Dir district of Pakistan killed 12 people,
four of them school girls
. May Allah give the victims peace.
More threats against
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
argues against pre-marital medical testing
discusses the dangers of uneducated sheikhs
Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani
appears in the U.S. without a headscarf
, and everybody overreacts. More from the
Eyes Wide Shut
Cycads sounds off on
Arab-American Muslim fashion designer
A domestic worker in Dubai
gives her side
new Muslim women’s shelter opens
in Baltimore, Maryland. Via
A Hijabee in DC
The High Authority for the Fight Against Discrimination and for Equality in France
rules that the burqa “violates French values
and inhibits integration into French society”. Oh, the irony.
Muslim women in Hyderabad, India, are
volunteering to undergo tubal ligations
Hanan al-Wadee breaks down polygamy for
The Yemen Times,
an open letter
to non-Muslim white western feminists.
More of Suheir Hammad being awesome. Via
organize a campaign against lingerie stores
that haven’t replaced male staff with female staff, including a boycott.
Global Voices Online sheds some light on a
Syrian woman’s campaign
to get men to “cover up and lower their gaze.”
the politics of niqab and raising children
in Australia. Via
Saudi Aramco World
the fascinating story of Lady Evelyn Cobbold
, the first British-born Muslim women to perform pilgrimage to Mecca. Via
Saudi women are
dominating the scholarship candidacies
for master’s and research programs abroad.
The Pakistani embassy in the U.S. has asked the U.S. government to
allow Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s mother and sister to visit her
Women Without Borders
surveyed male and female university students
in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates and publishes their findings on gender equity. Via
wins the Robert F. Kenney Human Rights Award
for 2008. Barikallah!
Women’s Media Center
alerts us to the
sexual harassment that female journalists experience
family laws surrounding divorce
The New York Times
profile of Havva Yilmaz and other women in Turkey
who are fighting for the right to wear a headscarf, and
highlight the debate around featuring a woman on Turkey’s currency
. IslamOnline also features
a profile of Havva Yilmaz
The Feminist School features an interview with
Mahnaz Afkami about the Family Protection Law
looks at “
modern day hijabis
Globe and Mail
a proud member of the Canadian Forces.
For the first time in Britain,
a woman will lead prayers
. More from
A great article on how
cultural stereotypes hurt women the most
A man accused of
coercing young girls into sexual behavior
(the allegations aren’t specified) in a mosque will stand trial in November.
Muslim women in India are warming up to
tailored marriage contracts
to ensure their rights.
Saudi Arabian authorities have
arrested a woman for “arranging pleasure marriages.”
lack of a substantial barrier between single men and families
at an Eid festival in Riyadh stirred up debate.
tells Laila’s story
in response to the idea that the male guardianship system is immune from criticism.
A community in Uganda has come to a consensus and
banned female genital cutting
Belgian politicians want to stop “
state subsidy of virginity operations
Nashwa al Ruwaini
, who heads her own company, runs a talk show that discusses tough topics, and is directing the Middle East International Film Festival
Achelois highlights discussions about
women and sexual terms
, a new fashion label, launches in Dubai. Via
The Prince Sultan Center for Hemophilia and Cancer (PSHC) at King Fahd Medical City in Riyadh is
hosting a three-day international conference on breast cancer
For the first time,
Iran and the Philippines will be represented
in soccer’s AFC U19 Women’s Championship 2009 Qualifiers.
Rural women in Syria often
miss out on their right to own property
takes issue with Mohja Kahf’s
A new Tunisian film is
calling attention to inheritance rights
and how they might disproportionately affect women. Via
the standards for looking a suitable Pakistani bride haven’t changed
much in a more modern age.
A group of Egyptian women have
created their own radio station
, “Banat w Bus.”
Dr. Mohammed Baobaid has been presented with the Everyday Hero Award
for his work as project coordinator
of the Muslim Family Safety Project in Ontario, Canada.
Muslim women will be fined if they violate a dress code
while working in any office.
On the professional development of
Dubai female film executives
Sana Saeed writes about
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