Friday Links — April 17, 2009
on 17 Apr 2009 /
epiphanies critically looks at Swedish women’s groups’
messages to Muslim women
A nurse in Zaria, Nigeria
has been fired
from the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital because of
issues with her hejab
. Muslim organizations have
demanded her reinstatement
. The nurse in question
speaks out here
, while the officials who fired her
clarify their position
two-year-old girl’s aunt beats her to death
and then is
forced to remove her hejab for her mugshot
. May Allah give the girl peace and justice. Ray Hanania responds
highlights two recent cases in Saudi Arabia that
highlight the dangers of male guardians refusing to allow women to marry
A new initiative in Pakistan focuses on all the women of the country’s journalism and
profiles them all in a new diary
A Jordanian man
confesses to murdering his pregnant sister
. May Allah give her peace and justice. Via
tries to figure out
what Islamic fashion actually is
Iran’s Guardian Council says there are
no restrictions on women running for president
Omayma Abdel-Latif writes about
sisters in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood
A Saudi judge has refused–for a second time–to
annul the marriage of an eight-year-old girl
to a 47-year-old man. Via
. More from
. Following this decision, the Justice Ministry says it’s going to
…Close, but not close enough. More at
A family in France was
denied housing because of the mother’s burqa
Islam in Europe
whether Iraq will cut down on sex trafficking
Improvisations: Arab Woman Progressive Voice highlights
Samar Rabah’s fight against gender segregation
in Saudi Arabia.
Nuseiba writes about
through the lens of the Swat whipping.
Times of India
polls some Muslim women about their thoughts on voting and elections
and comes up with a disastrously misleading headline.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell,
the alliance of Christian and Muslim Liberian women against violence in their country
must be part of the peace process
, say the Nobel Women’s Initiative.
recounts her attempt at reality TV
and the lessons she’s learned from it.
Malika Hamidi speaks about
the emergence of a feminist consciousnes among European Muslim women
social taboos are stifling female Arab writers.
The Muthabara Foundation says that private firms should encourage Emirati women to
join the workforce and nurture their professional development.
Tehran’s Al Zahra University will hold a
seminar to celebrate the world’s Persian-speaking female poets
about her life and career.
struggles with female genital cutting
The Morung Express
the history of Pakistani women’s rights
and their struggles.
Sitara Achakzai, an Afghan women’s rights activist,
last Sunday in Kandahar. May Allah give her peace and justice. More
troubling social and cultural traditions in Yemeni society that harm girls
Firoza Bibi, a politician in rural India,
aids survivors of sexual violence
From one Bibi to another: IPS
looks at Mukhtaran Mai’s recent marriage
An Emirati police officer
attempted to rape a woman
after offering her a ride home.
A father in Russia is
charged with hiring men to kill his daughter
for wearing a mini-skirt. May Allah give her peace and justice.
It’s been one year since Nujood busted herself out of a marriage she didn’t want. But
what about all the other Yemeni girls who are still in her situation
Officials in Kanpur, India, have dispensed female police personnel during upcoming elections to
ensure female voter participation.
Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Dubai
opens a major gynecology hospital
The Huffington Post
gives us a
guide to women’s rights in Afghanistan
underwent trial in Iran
; the verdict will come within a few weeks.
“Open Shutters Iraq” project gave Iraqi women cameras
and had them document the war through their own realities.
air the same story. What’s different is reader’s reactions…
An anti-hijab bill in Okhahoma is
dismissed on the grounds that it violates religious freedom
Feministe has a great post about
women who come to the West on spousal/dependant visas
cover the story of two lovers in Afghanistan who were murdered as they attempted to elope. May Allah give them peace and justice. Via
Speaking of Afghanistan, women
turned out in droves to protest the Shi’a law
this week, where counter-protesters
at them. You can see video
. Feministe has
set up a donation fund
, and The Feminist School issues a
statement of support
. Meanwhile, a cleric says that
the law doesn’t allow rape
, but his reasoning isn’t quite right…
Mona El Tahawy comes out with
that illustrates her piece, “The Happy Muslim Men an Women who Confuse You.”
Conservative Somali administrators have
ordered Somali women to wear veils
Umar Lee publishes a
woman’s experience converting to Islam during the American Salafi movement
in the 1980s.
Delara Darabi is
scheduled to be hung within the week
. May Allah save her.
Alicia takes a look at
polygamy in Indonesian media
Yet another article about
hijabs and sports
reports that air raids in Iraq
kill mostly women and children
remaking my favorite sitcom
from the ’80s:
Nahid Abu T’eima writes
an open letter to President Mahmoud Abbas
about the killing of women.
Maytha discusses her
personal exeriences with the abaya
NPR looks at
opium and heroin addiction
in Afghanistan, and how it affects children.
Yvonne Ridley writes about
being the victim of Islamophobia
Global Voices Online introduces us to some
more awesome hijab bloggers
Egypt launches a
campaign against the niqab
. Really, Egypt?
The Evening Telegraph
takes a look at the
Husseini Women’s Group i
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