Friday Links — December 26, 2008
on 26 Dec 2008 /
Islam in Europe highlights a
niqabi protest in Brussels
Two women in Iran
committed suicide in response to violence from their husbands
. May Allah give them peace.
Aaminah Hernàndez writes two
about how women are defined according to men.
has no place for Nujoods
. More from
Pakistan will issue a 10 rupee coin in
honor of Benazir Bhutto
Apparently, all it takes to be
desirable to women
is to throw your shoes at somebody.
The Angry Arab News Service argues that the Miss Pakistan
isn’t doing anybody any favors
. And speaking of Miss Pakistan, she
gives an interview
about Pakistani women and her plans as Miss Pakistan.
Pakistani Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman says that a nation
cannot afford to ignore half of its citizens (i.e., women)
Leora Tanenbaum looks at how Jewish, Christian, and Muslim women
are making a place for themselves in religious traditions
RH Reality Check examines
recent cases of South Asian honor killings
Muslim designers in the Indonesian market are
beginning to use spandex
, previously thought unsuitable for Islamic clothing.
Here’s a pretty ridiculous “new story” on how
Indian soap operas allegedly cause psychological problems
for Pakistani watchers.
new marriage contract in
India is giving women hope.
Two women in Pakistan have been
killed as part of an “exorcism.”
May Allah give them peace.
A British gallery is accused of hypocrisy after
hanging a painting
depicting a Muslim woman aiming a gun. The
painting has since been removed
Eight women and their children have been
in Pakistan. May Allah protect them.
A Ugandan MP urges Muslim women to
support laws mean to protect their rights
profiles the late
Elizabeth Warnock Fernea, an activist and scholar on Muslim
Islam on my Side
gives the movie
a talking to
for its portrayal of Muslim women.
reports on the
status of Esha Momeni and other Iranian women’s rights activists
shut down Iran’s largest human rights center
, run by Shirin Ebadi. AKI says that the office
will reopen soon
. CODEPINK has
created a petition
to demand the president allow women’s rights activists to continue their work. Somebody should have told CODEPINK that Ahmedinejad doesn’t run the country…
The Daily News
victories of Egyptian women
On the history of “patchitra,” a
traditional Bangladeshi art form
carried on by Muslim women in India.
alt.muslim looks at the
terrible ordeal of Dr. Humeyra Abedin
magazine says that
marriage between cousins
is acceptable from a scientific viewpoint. Something Muslims have known all along! (wink)
Al-Azhar university backs an
interpretation of the Qur’an
by Kariman Hamza. More on her from
The Daily News
A woman is among the nine
hung by Iran for murder.
Saudi women are demanding
permanent positions on Tawafah boards
, which look after Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.
‘Tis the season for
. Since there are
too many men in the U.A.E.
, why don’t they do the math?
Three Kurdish women in Iran have
committed suicide by self-immolation
. May Allah give them peace.
A Malaysian politican says that those who are HIV positive
should not marry
in order to prevent “sick children.”
In Saudi Arabia, a group of women have
opened a restaurant
that they own and manage entirely by themselves.
Thousands of women belonging to Indonesia’s conservative Hizb ut-Tahrir group have staged a protest during which they called for Indonesia to
become an Islamic state
A Russian officer who was convicted of killing a Chechen woman during an interrogation is to be
life thru dusty lenses examines the
stigma associated with Saudi women who go into medicine
Global Voices Online
of the Ottoman period. Via
navigate life in Europe.
Menassat’s Ola Madhoun recounts her
experiences as a journalist in Gaza
British model Sahar Daftary died after falling from a 12th story apartment. Coverage from the
the Daily Mail Online
. Oh, and a post is
The women’s branch of the Saudi Human Rights Commission will be
launching a campaign to raise awareness of women’s issues
Sabria Jawhar writes a
of the NYT’s piece on Emirati airline stewardesses.
Saudi religious police deny that there’s a ban on
female staff in lingerie shops
In January, the Arab Women’s Leadership Forum will
hold specialized workshops
for Dubai students and working women.
heart-breaking story of Marya Amal
and the latest on her treatment.
Dr. Najeeb Gallab writes about
why Yemeni women haven’t been successful in politics
The Yemen Times.
bill about reproductive health
rejected by the Azerbaijani parliament has caused a major rift in the country’s Parliament.
Social, verbal and economic abuse of women is
more widespread in Saudi society than physical and sexual abuse
, according to a study conducted by King Saud University.
Who is doing wrong to women?
Saudi women are
pushing for divorce reform
. More from the
Christian Science Monitor
An Indian woman has written the
longest English poem
in India’s history.
Female musicians are uniting to
overturn Algeria’s family code
. The website, for the International Museum of Women, also has an
of religion and women.
comes out during an interview
and reflects on the process.
Maryam Ismael writes about the
Islamophobic experiences of some women
who wear hejab in Dubai.
An airline employee has been
fired over wearing a headscarf
traditional women’s music
A profile of Hayat Sindi, a
scientist who works to empower women
profiles visa issues that arise with multiple wives
A 19-year-old woman is
murdered by her father
after she refuses to live with him. May Allah give her peace. Since I don’t have the whole story, this may or may not also
be the same girl
On Iraq’s first public bea
uty pageant since 2003
increase of Malaysian women
on mail-order bride sites.
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Labour confirms that
Saudi women’s chances of employment are doubling
An Egyptian woman
alleges that police have tortured her
while she has been in custody.
Two mothers in Irvine, California,
publish a book on Eid al-Adha
interviews a woman who
memorized the Qur’an at age 82
An Emirati woman complains about the
lack of opportunities to participate in sports
for women who wear abayas.
More coverage of
female filmmakers at Dubai’s Film Festival
attempting to ban female genital cutting
in Egypt moves to constitutional court. Womens rights activists in Egypt are
still fighting the practice
A woman’s flight from an abuse marriage
opens up a terrorism investigation
Miss Belgium 2009 is a
Turkish Belgian woman
A Chinese Muslim woman
works on behalf of China’s Uighur community and pays the price
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