Empowerment

Walking a Tightrope: Women and Veiling in the United Kingdom by Ayesha Salma Kariapper examines the ways in which public debates over the headscarf and the full-face veil have shaped the strategies of women from Muslim communities, strategies developed to deal with the limitations imposed on them in the name of religion, culture, tradition and identity within the community, and with racism and exclusion from mainstream society. You can now download the book for free!

The exhibition looks at women's dress in some Muslim countries and communities and is a snapshot of diversities and commonalities through space and time. These highlight the influence of many forces – class, status, region, work, religious interpretation, ethnicity, urban/rural, politics, fashion, climate.

(Beirut) – Saudi authorities, in ending the ban on women driving, should not impose any additional restrictions that it does not impose on men, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities announced on September 26, 2017, that the government would end the longstanding ban on women driving cars in Saudi Arabia.

 

The building of a civil society rests upon public participation, on the way society is currently being run, on the values being promoted, and on how resources are currently being distributed. 

However, governments, politicians, elites, often give the false impression that only they are qualified for political and social participation and that ordinary people have little to contribute besides electing them to the office. Such attitudes have silenced many voices form expressing their concerns. 

‘Hijab Day’ in Paris 2016

by Lalia Ducos and Zazi Sadou, Algerian feminists

Introduction by Marieme Helie Lucas

April 24, 2016 

"The reality for Iranian women is that the signs effectively say 'Men Only.'"

 11/10/2015 07:31 am ET | Updated Nov 12, 2015

 

Author: Perrine MassyPosted February 2, 2016

The situation of unmarried mothers, faced with a delicate dilemma and deprived of rights, makes a telling allegory for modern Tunisia — a country increasingly liberated but that still promotes conservative values.  

أشاد الامين العام للامم المتحدة بان كي مون الخميس بقرار الحكومة الصومالية تشكيل برلمان جديد هذه السنة يتألف من مجلسين تشغل النساء 30% من مقاعدهما.

وقال بان في بيان ان هذا القرار "يمهد الطريق امام عملية انتقالية نحو نهاية ولاية المؤسسات الراهنة".

واضاف ان البرلمان الجديد لن ينبثق عن انتخابات عامة مباشرة بل عن انتخابات ستجري "على أساس شمولي وتمثيلي" لجميع اطياف المجتمع بما في ذلك النساء اللواتي "سيشغلن 30% من هذا البرلمان الجديد".

تقرير: التار ولد أحمده

نواكشوط (CNN)-- يرتبط اسم "آمنة منت المختار" لدي الموريتانيين بالتضحية والنضال والوقوف مع الضعفاء والمظلومين، فنصف قرن من الزمن من التعاطي والاهتمام بمشاكل الفقراء وقضاياهم كانت فترة كافية لتجعل منها أيقونة النضال النسوي في بلادها.

نشطت آمنة في كل القضايا الإنسانية العادلة، سواء الاجتماعية أو السياسية، أو الاقتصادية، فكانت تؤازر كل مضطهد وتقف مع كل مظلوم، وفي سبيل ذلك واجهت أصناف التضييق وأنواع القمع و التنكيل وفي بعض الأحيان السجن، ممّا دفع عدة منظمات حقوقية إلى الإشادة بها.

Hala Aldosari | 13 Dec 2015 13:38 GMT

Votes continue to be counted in Saudi Arabia's municipal elections, in which women were allowed for the first time to cast ballots. According to official figures, 130,000 women registered to vote in Saturday's poll, compared with 1.35 million men.

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