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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 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 […]
June 6, 2009

Feminists criticize Obama over veil

Several international feminist organizations have criticized President Obama’s recent statement on the veil: France’s group “Ni Putes ni […]
June 5, 2009

Court helps first Kirklees’ forced marriage victim

A forced marriage has been prevented by law for the first time in Kirklees (UK): a new law […]
June 5, 2009

Lord Tebbit compares Sharia law with Kray twins’ arbitration system

Lord Tebbit, an influential former British cabinet member, has expressed his strong dissatisfaction with the option of using […]
June 3, 2009

24-year rule affects marriage rates

The introduction of stringent family reunification measures in Denmark has halved the number of young women from immigrant […]
June 2, 2009

Proposal to Outlaw forced marriages in Sweden

Nearly 70,000 young Swedes feel they aren’t able to freely choose whom they want to marry, according to […]
June 2, 2009

A match made in the old ways

Rahila Muhibi, a native of Afghanistan and a recent college graduate in North Carolina, has no intentions of […]
June 1, 2009

Oklahoma Governor Henry signs budget bill

Oklahoma governor Brad Henry has signed House Bill 1834, which makes it a felony to engage in female […]
May 31, 2009

Ottawa man guilty in “honour” killings of sister, fiance

A “twisted sense of values” led an Ottawa, Canada man to murder his sister and the man she […]
May 30, 2009

FGM among Somali women living in the Netherlands

Four out of ten Somali and Ethiopian women who give birth in the Netherlands have been genitally mutilated. […]
May 27, 2009

Clinic in Spain offers hope for victims of FGM

A clinic in Barcelona, Spain, is offering reconstructive surgery of the clitoris to women who have been circumcised. […]
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