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An increasing number of swimming pools in Sweden are offering gender-segregated hours in order to encourage more women to visit. The rise in women-only swimming hours has been linked to the growing Muslim population in Sweden.
The Saverah Women Expo in London showcased Muslim businesses aimed at women. Organizers say the Saverah Expo is aimed at empowering Muslim women: ‘We have a voice and a lifestyle, we start businesses, we don’t fit the stereotype’.
In April, the digital marketing agency NativeVML teamed up with the People Against Suffering Oppression and Poverty for an #IamMuslim social media campaign. The five-photo series featured women from several countries draping themselves in the colors of their countries’ flag, worn in the form of a hijab.
Majd Abdulghani is a young woman from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who dreams of becoming a scientist — while her parents hope to arrange her marriage. Radio Diaries outlines some scenes from her diary, which began on Oct. 31, 2013.
The European Union have ruled that companies can refuse to employ Muslim women for wearing headscarves, in a landmark and heavily criticized case. The ruling is not yet binding and judges are now mulling over the final form it will take.
A black Muslim student at the North West University’s Potchefstroom campus was allegedly told to remove her hijab before an examination on Monday, and then forced to sign an “irregularity” form when she refused to do so.
Over 50,000 Muslims have signed a petition spearheaded by Indian Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) seeking a ban on triple talaq. The BMMA wrote to the National Commission for Women and sought its support to make the practice that “destroys the life of women” as illegal.