Friday Links — February 13, 2009
on 13 Feb 2009 /
On Syrian TV dramas and
their portrayal of women
Two women are
holding a workship for aspiring writers
of Arabic children’s books in Sharjah, U.A.E.
IslamOnline covers the
recent submission to parliament of a headscarf ban in Danish courts
In an attempt to attract more women to use public transportation, Dubai will soon launch
pink buses for women
A new book
discusses the space that women are making for themselves
WLUML reports that there is worrisome
political interference in Mukhtar Mai’s case against her rapists
. More from
Several countries called for an end to human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia,
urging the country to give women more rights
Farzana Rahman has created
Islamic-themed dolls to go on sale in British markets
choice is important for all women
Princess Amira al-Taweel is
down with getting into the driver’s seat in Saudi Arabia
. More from
the Daily Mail
The Huffington Post
. And more from
A mother and her three daughters have been
held in detention illegally
The Iranian Women’s Tennis team
wins battles large and small
in the Australian women’s cup. Of course, the newspaper still had to use the eyerollingly-overplayed phrase, “lifing the veil”. Scoff!
Brazilian jiu-jitsu lessons in the Emirates
struggle to keep girls (and their families) interested
More gossip about
Rachida Dati’s baby daddy
Negative attitudes toward women’s participation in sports are
Benazir Bhutto’s children
will decide for themselves if and when to enter politics
, says the Pakistan People’s Party chairperson.
The outlawing of female genital cutting has
driven the practice underground
in West African countries, not stopped it.
Latifa Al Shaikh won Bahrain’s women’s racing competition
basketball star Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir
, who also gets some play from
More women are chewing qat
Iran’s civil rights movement isn’t about race. According to Vermont Public Radio,
it’s about gender
A prominent Kuwaiti women’s group has
attacked a draft law
to protect women’s rights as “not going far enough.”
WLUML reports that
marriage of young girls in Ethiopia leads to early pregnancies that often result in death, disability, and lifelong health problems
Al-Nisah, a new online Islamic clothing store based in the U.K., has
prevalence of religious laws over women’s lives creates problems
for women of every faith in Syria and Jordan.
Danish police will not follow other Scandinavian countries’ examples in
allowing headscarves in police uniforms
One daring woman
explores Saudi culture as a man
basketball star Ahllam Berri.
Electronic blackmail using images of women from their cell phones or online accounts is
in Saudi Arabia.
An Afghan woman sets out to
find the man who wronged her and bring him to justice
. Get ‘im, sister!
Observations of Jordanian
discusses the alarming rise of honor killings
in the kingdom. Via
Global Voices Online
Despite several special incentives offered for the job, the
Karachi police department has failed to attract women
A Qatari woman
goes on trial for passing the HIV virus
to three men, who are also on trial.
Yemen’s Minister of Human Rights says that
women should be guaranteed 21 seats in Parliament
The UN CEDAW committee reports that
women’s human rights were seriously violated during the Gaza attack
discusses her fear about anti-terror legislation
in the U.K.
Nzingha’s Soapbox relates the
difficulty that Saudi women have in finding jobs
during the worldwide recession.
Via Global Voices Online
Payvand News puts together an
essay reflecting on Iranian women
on the Islamic republic’s 30th anniversary.
According to a study by Freedom House, women in the Gulf are
making small but notable gains in freedoms
a British play that feels like a “Muslim
Bridget Jones’ Diary
A woman who survived a horrific torching
takes her perpetrator in court
. May Allah give her justice.
The Toronto Rape Crisis Center is holding a
(FUN!) at the end of February.
are popping up in Egypt. More from the
Shirin Ebadi writes on
efforts to legally mislead Iranian women
Part Two of Aaminah Hernández’s
interview with Izzy Mo
The University of College Dublin
holds a women-only fashion show
, showcasing Muslim women’s fashions.
Via Islam in Europe.
Abeer Mishkhas writes about
Saudi opinion of underage marraige
interviews Fatemeh Eshraqi
about her grandfather.
The delay in the construction of the Friendship Causeway that would link Bahrain and Qatar has
also put on hold plans for Bahraini and Saudi women to travel on their own
A man has been arrested in Holland on suspicion of
having his daughter circumcised
Islam in Europe
A young woman was
murdered with her father’s blessing
. May Allah give her peace and justice.
Qatar launches its
first women’s cycling tour
Hamida Ghafour asserts that we
should not blame the victims
Saudi Arabia is considering
legislating laws aimed at tackling sexual harassment
Hamidah Osman, Malaysian assemblywoman,
apologizes for the recent use of a racial slur
that offended the Indian community.
Islam in Europe reports that integration minister of the Netherlands, Eberhard van del Laan, says that
gyms should not ban headscarves
says that British Muslim mothers are being trained to
spot extremism through their childrens’ internet use
A new Saudi campaign to encourage university staff and students to lead healthier lives
does not target men and women equally
tortures and kills his wife
. May Allah give her peace and justice.
Nesrine Malik writes for
how women are often the enforcers of patriarchal structural oppression
OneWorld.net describes the
brave battles Afghan women continue to fight
for their rights.
Japanese women experts in business administration will
train young Saudi women how to start small and medium-size enterprises
this week in Riyadh.
on a recent Saudi campaign against high dowries.
is disgustingly biased, the story itself is disgusting enough. May Allah protect this woman and give her justice.
high-profile Middle Eastern women in politics.
Islam in Europe discusses the
Norwegian debate around headscarves in police uniforms
The recent resignation in protest by the Iraqi Minister of Women’s Affairs
raises questions about the Iraqi government’s sincerity when it comes to women’s issues
In France, the man who married a 14-year-old girl in a religious ceremony has been
sentenced to 2.5 years in prison
Dr. Fatimah Abdullah Al-Saleem has been
appointed cultural attaché at the Saudi Embassy in Canada
by the Ministry of Higher Education.
A woman in
suing a college in Sweden
for not allowing her to wear a niqab to class.
notes that, while
early marriage is harmful to society
, the Yemeni parliament has
amendment raising the minimum marriage age
South Asian Times
interviewed Dilara Hafiz and her family. You can download the issue
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