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This month, Act Together: Women's Action for Iraq is hosting Iraqi women’s rights activist Sundus Abbas, Director of Women in Leadership Institute, Baghdad.
Act Together: Women’s Action for Iraq together with several other Iraqi and British women’s organisations, artists and activists organized a vigil to draw attention to the plight of Iraqi widows.
Again, the network Women Living Under Muslim Laws extends its deepest condolences to the families of those killed and to those who suffered terrible injuries in the appalling bomb attacks in London on 7 July 2005.
EuroPride 2006 was billed as a Pride of diversity. Watching the morning march, with its float of gay Muslim groups Safra & Imaan, and Beit Klal Yisrael, Black Lesbians UK, as well as trans, BDSM, & many other groups, the diversity motto seemed convincing.
The horror of the London bombings raises critical questions for all of us. What are the root causes of this tragedy and what role did political Islam play in these events? Is political Islam an inevitable reaction to the “Global War on Terror”?
You are invited to participate in workshops held on 20, 21 and 22 June from 11am-11pm at the ACAVA Studios in London in support of the vigil on 23 June.
The Home Office has decided a specific law to ban forced marriages in the UK is not needed. It is thought the disadvantages of a new law would outweigh the advantages, and possibly drive the practice of forced marriages underground.
According to official and NGO sources, more than 90 Iraqi women become widows each day due to continuing violence across the country.
Awaaz - South Asia Watch urges the re-opening of the exhibition of Indian artist, MF Husain. Awaaz condemns the closure of the exhibition following violence, harassment & intimidation by fundamentalists claiming to represent the views of British Hindus.
The Satanic Verses, Behzti, Submission, Jerry Springer: The Opera, the Danish cartoons of Muhammad ... now we can add the London exhibition of the work of Maqbool Fida Husain to the rapidly expanding list of art and satire targeted by militant religion.
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