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Yvonne Ridley: finding feminism in Islam

March 17, 2012

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Posted on 16 March 2012.Lucy Miller WVoN co-editor Yvonne Ridley is a journalist, author, peace activist and film-maker. She was captured by the Taliban in September 2001 after crossing the Afghan border wearing a burqa. After her release she read the Qur’an and subsequently converted to Islam. WVoN spoke to her about feminism, faith and […]

NEPAL: Emerging from menstrual quarantine

August 6, 2011

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Photo: Amy Lieberman/IRINKamala inside her ‘goth’ MANGALSEN, 3 August 2011 (IRIN) – Every month, for one week,14-year-old Kamala Vishwarkarmas returns from school to sleep alone in a dark, windowless mud hut. She is forbidden from entering her family’s house during her menstrual cycle for fear of what might happen. “I’ll stay here in the ‘goth’ […]

NEPAL: Emerging from menstrual quarantine

August 6, 2011

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Photo: Amy Lieberman/IRINKamala inside her ‘goth’ MANGALSEN, 3 August 2011 (IRIN) – Every month, for one week,14-year-old Kamala Vishwarkarmas returns from school to sleep alone in a dark, windowless mud hut. She is forbidden from entering her family’s house during her menstrual cycle for fear of what might happen. “I’ll stay here in the ‘goth’ […]

Bangladesh: Protect Women Against ‘Fatwa’ Violence

July 7, 2011

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Despite Court Orders, Government Has Failed to Intervene July 6, 2011 These private punishments significantly harm women’s and girls’ lives and health. Instead of intervening and taking active measures to prevent these abuses, the Bangladesh authorities have been mute bystanders. Aruna Kashyap, Asia women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. (Dhaka) – The Bangladesh government […]