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.
Quatre ans après les soulèvements populaires qui ont conduit au départ du dictateur Zine El Abidine Ben Ali en janvier 2011, la Tunisie a observé pour la première fois dans l’histoire de son pays des élections présidentielles libres et démocratiques en décembre 2014.
Exhausted from days of fighting, Kurdish women are leading a pincer movement against Isis at the northern end of the road that leads to the jihadists’ Syrian capital. They speak to Patrick Cockburn in Ras al-Ayn, Syria.
Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich created the non-profit Skateistan in 2007, a grassroots project that connects youth and education through skateboarding in Afghanistan. The organization, which has since grown to an award-winning international NGO, caught the attention of London-based photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson and inspired her to visit the program in Kabul in 2012—especially after learning 45% of the students were female.
From 1991 through 2001, a series of conflicts, including the Bosnian War, were fought on the territory of the Former Yugoslavia. During that time, ethnic, sexual and economic violence against women was rampant and rape was used as a tool for “ethnic cleansing”. Neither international nor domestic trials adequately addressed these multiple forms of violence against women, and neither was focused on the interests of victims. It was evident that a court designed by and for women was needed in order to develop a feminist approach to justice in this context.
Gain some insight into the troubles currently facing Egypt with this feature doc that showcases conversations between 4 Egyptian women of different political and religious stripe. Whether Muslim, Christian or non-religious, the women are first and foremost friends, and their confrontation redefines tolerance. How do we get along when our views collide? A universal and very timely question.
هذا الفيديو يعرض ما تتعرض له مصر من مشاكل من خلال اربعة سيدات من مختلف الخلفيات السياسية والدينية. هم أصدقاء سواء كانوا مسلمات أو مسيحيات أو غير متدينات؛ صداقتهن فوق كل شئ.
وفرت التكنولوجيا الحديثة قدرات جديدة وقوية للتنصت وجمع البيانات عن الناس الأبرياء. الدفاع عن النفس ضد الرقابة هو دليل من EFF لتدافع عن نفسك وعن أصدقائك ضد الرقابة عن طريق استخدام تقنيات آمنة وتطوير ممارسات حذرة. المزيد