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Bangladesh: Unite against government to fight fanatics
Women's organisations urge progressive, pro-liberation forces.
Malaysia: Religion and Women: the Feminist Experience in Islamic Malaysia
Patriarchal societies most often consider feminism to be a rebellious break away from culture and religious traditions.
Egypt: Women and strategies for change: An Egyptian model
Apart from international efforts to "rescue" women in the Middle East, female activists in Arab countries have been toiling for decades for reforms that achieve concrete gains for women.
"Shari'a", "Traditional Muslim Jurisprudence", "Muslim Laws": A Plea for Replacing the term "Islamic Law"
Political correctness has yet to stem the public use of language that reinforces very false ideas about Muslim people and Muslim contexts.
Malaysia: Sisterhood in Islam
Sisters in Islam (SIS) began in a living room with a group of women who got together to study the Quran because they were concerned about the oppression women faced in the name of Islam.
India: A Masjid For Sajida
A group of Muslims in Tamil Nadu is set to build the world's first women's-only mosque.
Arab Regional Conference Ten Years After Beijing: Call for Peace
Second Session of the ESCWA Committee on Women.
France: New publications about women, fundamentalisms and the state.
Short abstracts of two, recently published, controversial books.
Bangladesh: Playing with fire
There is a long-held and deeply cherished conviction among Bangladeshi Muslims that we are a tolerant and moderate people - an editorial by Zafar Sobhan.
France: A manifesto - to be from a Muslim culture and to be against misogyny, against homophobia, against anti-semitism and against political Islam.
”We are of Muslim culture, we oppose misogyny, homophobia, anti-Semitism and the political use of Islam. We reassert a living secularism.”
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