June 25, 2009

Why I, as a British Muslim woman, want the burkha banned from our streets

Behind the closed doors of some Muslim houses in the UK, countless young women are told to wear […]
June 25, 2009

Woman power in Iran

Iranian women have played a prominent role in the protests against the government. via:[,7340,L-3737144,00.html]
June 25, 2009

Fitness center for Muslim women opens in Moscow

A new fitness center has opened in Moscow for Muslim women: all trainers, administrator and security guard are […]
June 25, 2009

‘The Stoning of Soraya M.’ is compelling and unsettling

The new film ‘The Stoning of Soraya M.’ is profoundly compelling in its focus on Zahra’s courageous stance […]
June 24, 2009

Aid agency calls for FGM legislation in Ireland

An aid agency is calling for specific legislation on Female Genital Mutilation to protect women and girls in […]
June 23, 2009

In battle of the burqa, Obama and Sarkozy differ

In the battle of the burqa, the presidents from two international defenders of freedom, France and America, are […]
June 22, 2009

Sarkozy says burqas are ‘not welcome’ in France

President Nicolas Sarkozy lashed out Monday at the practice of wearing the Muslim burqa, insisting the full-body religious […]
June 22, 2009

100 women in Cambridgeshire escape forced marriages – thanks to an ‘honour’ crime hotline.

100 women in Cambridgeshire, UK have escaped or avoided a forced marriages thanks to an ‘honour’ crime hotline […]
June 19, 2009

France Moves to Impose Ban on Burqa

The French government says it may impose restrictions on wearing the burqa, or face-and-body-covering veil, if a parliamentary […]
June 17, 2009

French legislators worried about rise of burqa use

French legislators said on Wednesday that more and more Muslim women in France were wearing full burqas that […]
June 17, 2009

Finland’s ombudsman allows separate swimming times for Muslim women

Reserving a separate time at swimming pools for Muslim women does not constitute discrimination, Finland’s deputy parliamentary ombudsman […]
June 17, 2009

Michigan judges get discretion after Muslim veil flap

The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday voted to give judges considerable discretion over how witnesses dress in court […]
June 15, 2009

Reconciling faith, feminism, and Islam

In pushing for change within her hometown mosque in Morgantown (West Virginia), journalist and author Asra Nomani opted […]
June 12, 2009

Islamic countries reject monitor for discrimination against women

During the Annual Full-day Meeting on Women’s Human Rights held last week at the United Nations Human Rights […]
June 8, 2009

Saudi woman minister needs permission to be on TV

Saudi Arabia’s first woman cabinet minister cannot appear on television without permission, a newspaper quoted her as saying […]