Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, an Indian organization, recently completed a survey on the aspirations of Muslim women. They want to “study, work, explore the world.”
Bureaucracy in the West Bank is hindering Palestinian women’s progress.
Six Saudi sisters are likely to file a lawsuit against their father for not allowing them to get married.
- Libya’s new nationality law grants women married to foreign spouses the right to pass their own nationality to their children.
Carla Bruni doesn’t want Sakineh Ashtiani to be stoned, and so an Iranian newspaper calls her prostitute. Uh…
- Watford Muslim Women’s organization raises £11,500 for Pakistan floods.
- Quick! Go get your surprised face! Abercrombie & Fitch is being sued over a hijab…again!
- Saudi Arabia has banned Moroccan women of a certain age from the umra pilgrimage.
- Newsweek profiles great female artists in Pakistan.
- How women adapt to Ramadan in Tanzania.
- Blood tests have confirmed that a mysterious series of cases of mass sickness at girls’ schools across the country over the last two years were caused by a powerful poison gas. May Allah keep them and give them justice.
- Hey! I wrote an article! For CNN! About media obsession with Muslim women’s appearances.
- A Taiwanese garment factory owner was sentenced to six months in jail for forcing three Muslim women on her staff to eat pork.
- In Nigeria, Islamic officials are debating about niqab.
- ILLUME profiles Afghanistan’s Women’s National Boxing Team and the increasing role of women in Youth Olympics.
- The Norwegian Equality Tribunal ruled a ban on Norwegian female police officers wearing Islamic headscarves is illegal. More from The Sydney Morning Herald.
- Because many salons in the Gulf have male hairdressers, some women avoid the salon during Ramadan.
- At Salon, Judy Mandelbaum looks at how the Pakistan floods are affecting women.
- The lives of four Arab-Israeli women spanning three generations against the backdrop of conflict are at the center of Miral, a film based on Rula Jebreal’s book.
- An Australian Muslim woman who sought permission to keep her face and head covered while she gives evidence at an upcoming trial was told by a judge she would have to remove her veil.
- Bab Rizq Jameel has launched an employment center for women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Related: another store in Saudi Arabia has started employing female cashiers.
- An interesting road to economic empowerment: In a Turkish city, men get salary incentives or penalties for how they treat their female family members.
- The bodies of five male volunteers working for a female MP have been found riddled with bullets in western Afghanistan. May Allah give them peace and justice.
- Women rights activists in Jordan are trying to overturn a legal clause which allows girls as young as 15 to be married off.
- An Israeli soldier who murdered a Palestinian girl has been acquitted. May Allah give her justice.
- The Global Post examines transsexual brothels in Turkey.
- A Kurdish community in Turkey launches an LGBT magazine.
If we’ve missed any news stories about Muslim women from this week, feel free to post links in the comments!