Friday Links — January 30, 2009
on 30 Jan 2009 /
Sweden’s Cherine Awad, one of the Halal TV hosts, may be
Sweden’s first lawyer who wears a headscarf
sentenced a mother
for the female genital cutting of her daughters. More from the
Some Qatari women are insisting that
clauses assuring them a separate home from their in-laws
be included in their marriage contracts.
speaks on Gaza
Women’s rights supporters gather in Bahrain to
discuss aiding survivors of domestic violence
A court in Pakistan has ruled that
murder in order to protect a woman’s honor
(i.e., self defense) is “no crime.”
forced marriages in Syria
may be driving
by the end of the year. Via
love, women, and the cinema
speaks with Hijabtrendz.
The Taleban in Pakistan’ Swat valley have
murdered a dancer and warned others
The Emirates’ Tawteen program helps girls
learn skills to succeed in the business world
Morocco’s Union of Women’s Action holds seminars to
educate Moroccans about domestic violence
as the government fashions a bill to tackle the violence harder.
couples wed in a mass marriage ceremony
A Welsh Muslim woman’s savvy business skills help her
juggle five children and hair salon
clothing styles and hejab
Male traffic officers in Bahrain will not be able to
force veiled women drivers
to show their face.
The Australian cleric who has recently come under fire for his views on marital rape comes out with
more astounding opinions
raised money for Gaza aid
A bus offering information and advice about cervical cancer will
tour Dubai in coming weeks
to educate women about the disease.
women “in every third household” face violence
Female unemployment is high
in Syria. More from
Middle East Online
Women in Afghanistan
still cover their heads
Rachida Dati has been
forced to resign
from Sarkozy’s government.
Contrary to popular belief,
divorce rates are not on the rise
Sherry Rehman speaks out on
women’s political representation
without language skills
Canada extends a welcome mat to
, granddaughter of Afghanistan’s last king.
Dekha Ibrahim Abdi
shares her history and her role as peacemaker
Menassat profiles Salwa al Neimi’s new book,
Proof of Honey
Dubai’s only women’s shelter has
started a campaign
against domestic violence, using a makeup case.
A young mother is
murdered in her apartment
. May Allah give her peace and justice.
Cambridge University has unveiled a pilot study examining the
multiple struggles that European Muslim women face
as they seek equality. More
In the wake of the attacks on Shirin Ebadi’s home and office,
supporters showed up with roses
to remind her that her work is appreciated. Via
Global Voices Online
Three defence lawyers wore headscarves in a Danish court
in protest over a parliamentary proposal to ban religious symbols in court.
Women in Kerala fight against
A Kuwaiti justice insists that
gender equality is pivotal to social development
. A Pakistani minister is
singing the same tune
rise of religious schools
A bright young girl is
patronized by the wife
of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum.
Times of India
Women Without Borders
, an initiative to stop extremism.
donate expensive bags to charity
no longer served at some restaurants
in Quetta, Pakistan.
Ombak Bukan Biru
asks if women marginalized by political parties will
form their own
. That. Sounds. AWESOME.
Albanian Muslims can now
wear headscarves in their ID photos
. More from
Bahraini women are
fighting an abused Family Law
that allows husbands to extort money from divorced wives.
designs the gown that the wife of the Vice President of the U.S. wore.
Another article about how
Muslim women are fashionable under their abayas
The Dubai Women’s Establishment and the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research agree to
Religious discrimination in the American workplace is being met increasingly with
In an effort to curb divorce rates, the Abu Dhabi General Women’s Union will
offer classes to help married couples
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
met with female Afghan lawyers
Sakena Yacoobi will
speak at the University of Washington
the first week of February.
İzgi Güngör believes that women should
play a larger role in water management
Women in Bahrain complain that
roads are never named after women
In Burkina Faso, practitioners are
performing female genital cutting on babies
instead of girls to escape increased legal scrutiny.
me and the site
! Yippee skippee!
inefficacy of raids
in stopping sex trafficking.
The Washington Post
writes about how Pakistan’s girls
aren’t getting the education they deserve
because of the Taleban.
mixed gender soccer game
in Iran is getting lots of people in trouble. More
Anisa Mohammed was named the Trinidad and Tobago
Women’s Cricket Board of Control Player of the Year
, an Emirati renaissance woman.
in London’s Saatchi Gallery.
Because Saudi Arabia will not allow women to drive or compete in driving races, the
FIA will not sponsor their races
the state of women in Pakistan
How the One Million Signatures Campaign may have
changed one woman’s life already
hejab goes green
Racism on a Canadian college campus
concerns Muslim students
IslamOnline examines the difficult road ahead for
female Iraqi politicians
Muslim and Mormon women
gather together for charity.
On how media reports
mess up the facts
on human trafficking.
no snow here gives information on
how to help Palestinian women
Twenty percent of Bangladesh’s parliamentary seats
are to be filled by women.
A Yemeni politician affirms that
women’s rights are supported by the parliament
There is a growing demand for fitness centers in Saudi Arabia, and
one chain aims to please
Saudi wives wish their husbands just call to say “
I love you
An Emirati graduate who was offered a trip to Australia as part of an academic award
turned it down
to prove to her employers that she was committed to her new job.
According to the president of Italy’s Association for Moroccoan Women,
600 girls are at risk for infibulation
Another Islamic swimsuit
makes a splash in the market
The University of Toronto
holds a forum
to help dispel steroetypes about Muslim women.
interesting photo questioning hejab
is making the rounds with Iranians.
phenomenon of marriages of convenience
for the LGBT Muslim community.
Marian Zeila, chairperson of the Somali Media Women’s Association, says
she’s not afraid of Al-Shabab
Thousands of women are
running in Baghdad elections
speaks with the
author of a book
that discusses how Iraqi women’s rights have been set back.
Two Algerian women have
accused a CIA officer of rape
. More from
The New York Times
The Washington Independent
A bill in Nigeria aims to
prohibit same-sex marriage
A new publication
discusses strategies to end discrimination
An interview with
the director of
The Qatari cabinet
approves a final draft
of a bill for the elimination of all forms of discrimination agaisnt women.
women-only photography studio
Omid Memarian writes about
how neo-c0lonial feminism hurts women’s rights in Iran
A woman flees to a shelter to escape her husband, only to find that the
shelter she’s run to is incredibly strict
Women’s groups meet in Tunisia to
call for the end of inheritance discrimination
A Canadian play about the life of an upper-class Iranian woman
opens in Tehran
writes about arranged marriages
Harassment in Afghanistan
often keeps girls away from school
Gaza women tell
give their accounts
of the Israeli attacks.
Iranian women and
the revolution of empty promises
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