Two teenage girls in Morocco face up to three years in jail on homosexuality charges after they were caught kissing. According to Article 489 of the Moroccan Penal Code, any person who ‘commits an unnatural act’ with an individual of the same sex may be sentenced to six months to three years of imprisonment.
In a headscarf and a long robe, Lawyer Reema Shamasneh fights for Arab women in the most intimate arena of their lives: Marriage and divorce. One case and one client at a time, from a West Bank courtroom, she challenges the gender roles at the foundation of Arab families.
Gang-raped and paraded naked in public 14 years ago, Mukhtar Mai walked the fashion runway during Pakistan’s fashion week on Tuesday. In 2002, Mai was sentenced by a local council of tribal elders to be gang raped and publicly humiliated as punishment for her brother’s perceived insult to a rival family.
Despite their differences, Naeema Kishwar and Sughra Imam share one thing: they have spent their political careers fighting for women; working to pass a historic law to protect women from murder by members of their own families.
Ilhan Omar, a 33 years old Somali-American woman, has become an icon in Minnesota. She is the director of policy initiatives at Women Organizing Women. She is also launched a platform that focuses on economic, social, racial, and environmental justice.
Business is often said to be a male-dominated world, and in the Muslim community one might think that was doubly the case. However, a new crop of female Muslim entrepreneurs is defying this stereotype while cashing in on the rapidly growing market for Muslim-focused consumer goods.
A hijab-wearing beauty blogger has joined the ranks of supermodels and pop stars as the latest person to be named as a brand ambassador for Cover Girl cosmetics. Nura Afia will appear in commercials and on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square wearing a hijab while promoting one of the largest cosmetics companies in the US.