Empowerment

Ambiance de fête sur fond de revendications.
Le président sénégalais Abdoulaye Wade a souligné vendredi à Dakar l'existence irréfutable "d'un lien entre développement et égalité des genres" à l'ouverture de la première Conférence de l'Union africaine des ministres chargés de la Femme et du genre.
Anna Guerrero vient de monter le premier comité Ni putes ni soumises en Espagne.
Le mouvement tient ses rencontres-débats à Dourdan avec des intervenantes internationales.
For more than three decades now, I have given these three words a great deal of earnest consideration: Islam, Gender and Justice.
Salma Qureshi, a computer programmer and British Muslim, tells the BBC of her ambition to become one of the UK's first female imams.
The aim of this initiative is to make known the emerging movement of Muslim women in favour of gender equality and to seek greater coordination between Muslim women and the international feminist movement. It will take place in Barcelona - 27-29 October.

The Unholy Alliance between some progressives and the fundamentalists has sought to take advantage of state policies of multiculturalism and the painful realities of continuing racial discrimination to demand special rights for the ‘Muslim community ’. But these special rights inevitably involve anti-women practices and highly regressive interpretations of Islam. They also unquestioningly presume that all migrants from Muslim contexts identify as Muslim.

An analysis of the history and the strains within a small Iraqi and non-Iraqi women's association in the UK.
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