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Acid Attacks on Colombian Women

May 22, 2012


by Meghan LewisMay 21, 2012 Latin America doesn’t generally pop into my mind when it comes to acid attacks on women. There’s usually some news flash or article detailing the sadly disturbing story of a woman from a fundamentalist Muslim society being doused with vitriol by a male member of her community. The possible offenses […]

Indonesia Islamists Stall Gender Equality Bill

May 9, 2012


Kafil Yamin | May 09, 2012 The fate of a gender equality bill pending in Indonesia’s parliament and aligned with the United Nations convention on the elimination of all forms discrimination against women (CEDAW) has become uncertain after falling afoul of powerful Islamist groups. No fewer than six major Islamic organizations have formally objected to […]

Does Radical Feminism Advance Arab Women’s Rights?

May 2, 2012


Sahar AzizAssociate Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law Posted: 05/ 1/2012 Last week, Mona Eltahawy triggered a polemic firestorm with her blanket assertion that Arab men’s hatred of women explains the abysmal gender inequities found in the Middle East. Many Arab women are perturbed that her article “Why Do They Hate Us?” […]

Women’s rights in Mali ‘set back 50 years’ by new ‘Family Code’ law

May 1, 2012


Opposition to legislation dashes equality hopes in West African country’s strongly patriarchal society Soumaila T Diarra Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 1 May 2012 Village voice … Binta Samake: ‘We are different from men; we don’t have the power of decision’. Photograph: Andrew Esiebo/Panos Farima Samake, a widow living in the village of Gwelekoro in the south […]

A false analysis of Islam and feminism by Muslims and Non-Muslims

April 30, 2012


By Hamzah Saif, April 29, 2012 “Gender is not the study of what is evident, it is an analysis of how what is evident came to be,” said Maya Mikdashi at her recent 10-point reminder on studying gender in the Middle East. Unfortunately, an influential strand of observers remains steadfastly deaf to her admonition, peddling […]

Female British Muslims are at last finding their voice

April 28, 2012


A new generation of fearless Muslim women are actively starting to challenge inequalities that have faced them for generations Sara Khan, Saturday 28 April 2012 ‘It is heartening to see a proliferation in Muslim women’s networks and forums right across the UK.’ Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Anyone who has worked in British […]

Female circumcision anger aired in India #FGM

April 27, 2012


Reblogged from kractivist By Rupam Jain Nair | AFP – Tue, Apr 24, 2012 AFP Eleven years ago, Farida Bano was circumcised by an aunt on a bunk bed in her family home at the end of her 10th birthday party. The mutilation occurred not in Africa, where the practice is most prevalent, but in […]