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Some Call Huggies Diapers Ad in Israel Sexually Suggestive
Samantha Lewthwaite, White Widow

Feminisation of Pharmacies, Jewellery Stores in Two Years in Saudi Arabia

Conflicting Reports on Death Row Woman, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, Reflect Sudan 'Confusion'

2,100 nurses coming from India and Philippines to Saudi Kingdom

Cunning White Widow ‘Posed as UN Aid Worker in a Bid to Blow up Kenyan Soldiers’

Over 4,500 Saudi Women Register For Pap Smear Screening

Iranian Media Smears Champion of Unveiled Women

Achievements Made By Moroccan Women Showcased In London

Mohammad Sijam Married 72 Times, 'TTE' Gets Jail Ticket

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Bring Back Our Girls Protests Banned in Nigeria’s Capital
Farzana Iqbal

Underage Marriage Increases in Morocco: Minister of Justice

Iranian State-run TV’s Disinformation Encourages Violence against Women

Stark Images of Bangladesh Dowry Death Reveal Severe Injustice

Up In Arms: Protesters Lament Society’s Apathy in Farzana’s Murder

8 Moroccans among 2014′S 50 Most Influential Arab Women

I Never Expected To Suffer Like This in My Life Says Chibok Girl

Pakistan’s Slow but Steady Progress on Ending Child Marriage

GCC Best Place for Mothers in Arab World

Plight of Refugee Women Stuck In Conflict Zones

Sudan Apostasy: Meriam Ibrahim's Lawyers Take Case to International Commission

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Pakistan's Honour Killing Epidemic
Rabia Mehmood

How many Farzanas and Zeenats will catch the public's eye or have their murders highlighted so that we may see the perpetrators charged is a problem that unfortunately in the foreseeable future I do not see any resolution for. I am not wondering about an eradication of honour killing entirely because that would be just my fantasy…..

 

Stoning of Pregnant Pakistani Woman -Killing the Honour in Islam
Umm Reem

More importantly, the Islamic law of blood money is abused in order to maintain the male thrust of controlling women. When men feel dishonoured due to the actions of any woman of their family, they take the matters into their own hands by having the woman murdered by one of the male members of the family, and later the other members of the family take the blood money or “pardon” ('Efaaf) the crime, abusing the Islamic law……

The Stoning of Farzana Parveen, bashed to death with bricks by her brothers and uncles because she dared to marry of her own choice
Bina Shah

It reminds me of the famous case of Saima Sarwar of Peshawar, who sought legal help from famed human rights lawyer Asma Jehangir, in fighting her own case against her family to divorce her chosen husband and marry a man of her own choice. Saima’s mother and uncle showed up in Asma Jehangir’s office while Saima was there, and her uncle shot her in the head. Saima died, and the uncle was never prosecuted because Saima’s family “forgave” him for the crime…..

 

Eighty Seven Percent Female Students of Imam Saud University ‘Abused By Faculty Staff’
Rosmah, Datuk Seri Najib’s Wife

Outrage over ‘Modesty’ Signs at Saudi Girls’ Schools

DR Congo: Rape 'Routine' In Prisons

Sudanese Government Denies Imprisoned Pregnant Woman to Be Freed

The Continuing Battle for Girls' Education in Pakistan

Israel Ministers Approve Surrogacy for Singles, Same-Sex Couples

Education and Equality Rising For Women in the Middle East

Yemeni Women Fight Back Against Sexual Harassment

Jeddah: Three Girls to Get Prison, Lashes for Elopement

Pregnant Woman Stoned To Death by Her Own Husband NOT By Her Father and Brothers

Rosmah, Datuk Seri Najib’s Wife to Attend Summit, Host Fashion Show in Paris

Facebook Initiative to Help Jordanian Young People Marry

Iran to Set Up Interfaith Workgroup for Women's Issues

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Aide in Negotiation to Free Kidnapped Girls

65,000 Saudi Women Replace Male Staff in 13,000 Accessory Shops

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Many people believe that the Islamic veil represents extremism, that it is a symbol of oppressing women. In April 2011, we saw France becoming the first European nation to ban the wearing of the veil in public. Several other countries, like Germany, Italy and Belgium among others, took inspiration from France and passed legislations banning the ‘Hijab’. The irony is that even in the so-called Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a few schools forbid the wearing of the veil......

The Death of a Woman and Pakistan
Feisal Naqvi

What I can speak to is the aftermath. Right after the killing, there was silence. As much as I detest suo motto actions, this was perhaps one moment when the chief justice of Pakistan should have demanded answers. But he didn’t. Even the chief justice of the Lahore High Court, the head of the august institution to which Farzana had turned for justice, said nothing.....

14-Year-Old Pakistani Wants Her Father Punished For Forcefully Marrying Her Off
Nahla Al-Anbar

Sudan: Woman on Death Row to Be Freed     

Female Activists ‘Doing Harm To Women’s Rights’: Nahla Al-Anbar

Pakistani Female Civil Servant Challenges Termination

Saudi Couple 'Breastfed by Same Woman' Ordered To Separate After 25 Yrs

Jolie in Crackdown on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Women Workers Must Dress Modestly: Saudi Ministry

In US and Abroad, New Focus on Anti-Women Violence

Israel's Female Combat Soldiers Complete Training with 20km March

Female Boxing Kicks Off On Small Scale

Afghan Girls Strive For a Bright Future at Refurbished High School

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
A Province for Women
Rafia Zakaria

A Province for Women
Rafia Zakaria

One of the first stories written in English by a South Asian woman was Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain’s Sultana’s Dream. This piece of science fiction imagines, delightfully, a world where women and not men dominate the public space, with the latter confined in Purdah. In this blissful world, there is little crime, and much peace and harmony......

Pakistan: A Country of Dead Women
Rafia Zakaria

In the aftermath of the grotesque stoning, that grim indictment of a country that no longer knows moral outrage, whose institutions exist only to pad the pockets of its most perfidious, the question is not about family honour or apathetic police. The question is instead, whether as a country, Pakistan can consider to put in place a moratorium on stoning…..

 

Photo of Israeli Couple Kissing During Meeting with Abbas in Ramallah Sparks Uproar
Indian Film Actress Monica

Saudi Religious Police Arrests 60 Female Students for Attending Mixed Party

Indian Film Actress Monica Converts to Islam and Quits Films

Iran Population Drive Bugs Women’s Rights, Health Advocates

Standing by the Education Rights of Schoolgirls

Niger Sees First Slavery Conviction over 'Fifth Wife'

‘Loud Minority’ Opposes Saudi Women’s Employment, Lobbyist Says

Women from Broken Homes More Prone To Domestic Abuse

One Man, Two Wives and Many Accepted Forms of Violence in Pakistan

Islamic Childhood Centre Open To All Cultures

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Qatar ‘Dress Code’ Gets Wide Welcome
Lubna Olayan

Saudi Arabia Should Recruit Expat Female House Drivers

Arab Women Make the Cut on Forbes Power List

Saudi Businesswoman Olayan among 100 Most Powerful Women

Sabahi Daughter Says Father Fought ‘Unequal’ Election Battle

In Pakistan, 1,000 Women Die In ‘Honor Killings’ Annually. Why Is This Happening?

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Female Soldiers Join Army Ranks in Somalia, Break Barriers in Islamic Society
Basmah Omair, CEO of Khwailid Centre

Four Nigerian Girls Escape Boko Haram Captors: Official

Saudis Back Women's Role in Public Life

Stoning In Pakistan Renews Rights Rhetoric

Saudi Arabia Said To Ban Women from Working at Night

Apostasy Woman in Sudan Sentenced To Death Forced To Give Birth 'With Her Legs Chained'

Drive-By Targeting Muslim Women May Be Hate Crime

Female Pioneers in the UAE Urge Women to Play a Role in Society

Women’s Rights in Brunei Are Highly Threatened – ASEAN Women’s Caucus

Second Season For Abu Dhabi Sports Awards for Women

Pakistani Female Judokas to Help Indian Athletes Prepare For Commonwealth Games

Iranian Women's Magazine Zanan Makes Comeback

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Rebelling Against Abuse, Afghan Women See Signs of Change
Alissa J. Rubin

For some here, the case illuminates both the promise and the limits of Western-inspired protections for women. A dozen years ago, there would have been no women’s shelter here, nor female police officers to hear testimony in such cases. But despite those changes, many Afghan women are still being abused with impunity…..

 

Chhattisgarh HC: Muslim Women Can Claim Maintenance under CrPC
Marian Taher Al-Saleh, Saudi female broadcaster

Ban The Bikini! Kuwait in Nudity Crackdown

Italy's Far Right Protests Muslim Women Swim

Muslims Protest Christian School in Jerusalem over Hijab Ban

Iran’s Population Drive Worries Women’s Rights, Health Advocates

Dr. Khoja Receives Youngest Saudi Female Broadcaster, Marian Taher Al-Saleh

Crime-busting Saudi female investigators now an ‘urgent need’

Saudi Women Hit Back At Twitter Critics

Imam Prays For the Girls of Nigeria

Women in Iran's Factories Face Hardship, Discrimination

156 Children Sent Back To Mukkam Muslim Orphanage

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Girl Stoned To Death outside Lahore High Court for Love Marriage
Meriam Ibrahim, Sudanese Woman

Facebook Campaign to Punish Immodest Iranian Women Vanishes

Social Stigma, Religious Culture Hinder Women’s Sexual Health, Says Hope for Women

Afghanistan's Women Emerge

Nigeria: Al-Habibiyah Women Wing Tasks Govt on Security

Quota for Women on Boards of Family Businesses Urged

Divorcees Complain Of Legal Costs

Paid Nursing Time for Mothers of Newborns under Study

‘57% of Women in Arab World Motivated At Work’

Sudanese Woman Sentenced To Death for Apostasy Gives Birth

Textbooks Must Reflect Appropriate Values In Child's Mind

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Bangladesh: A Praiseworthy Bid to Make Girls Self-Reliant

Two Women Shot Dead For ‘Honour’ In Mardan, Pakistan

Finnish Muslimahs Come Together To Raise Hijab Awareness

Muslim Groups Join In ‘Jihad’ To Outlaw Female Mutilation

Impart Islamic Education to Girls: Dukhtar-e-Millat Chairperson

Principal in Australia Transfers Students for Wearing Hijab in School

Voices Raised For Return of Abducted Nigerian Girls

Experts Want Saudi Women to Handle ‘Sensitive’ Work

Saudi Businesswomen Like To Invest In Education

Jordanian Women Raise Academic Bar

Female Genital Mutilation in Western Countries

Nearly 370,000 Kids ‘Will Miss’ Pakistan Polio Drive

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

I Am Not Dishonourable, Debased and Contemptible
Juggun Kazim

The word Beyghairat stuck in my head. I gave my friend Ejaz Haider, a famous journalist and television anchor, a call and asked him to explain the word to me in English. This is what he said: “Beyghairat has a particular meaning that no word in English can really capture. The closest that comes to it is ‘dishonourable’. But in reality, Beyghairat is a combination of dishonourable, debased and contemptible.”....

Kidnapped Girls Become Tools of US Imperial Policy in Africa
Samia Azizi Sadat, Afghan lawmaker

Show Respect! Qatar ‘Dress Code’ Shocks Expats

Dyana Not the Only Victim of Sexism in Politics: Malaysian Women Leaders

Sharif’s Daughter Calls for Economic Bloc

Gains — and Danger — Spur Women in Afghanistan

Saudi Business Women Take Expo-Planning Market By Storm

Qatari Women Nudge Their Way into Office

Youth Generation at Risk in Afghanistan

Delhi's Cops Help Woman from Kabul 'Escape'

When Saudi Women’s Wealth Is Stuck In Bank Accounts

‘Nearly 5,000 Fistula Cases Surface Every Year in Pakistan’

Jailed: Ranya Al-Huthaili, the Saudi Woman Who Robbed 5 U.S. Banks

Report highlights plight of Pakistani children

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Of Islam, Boko Haram and Sexual Slavery
Kashif N Chaudhry

Islam offered many ways for former slaves to be incorporated into society. One such means was marriage. No Arab noble would have ever conceived of marrying a slave but Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) broke this taboo with his own example. He inspired a new way of thinking in Arab society. He taught: “He who has a slave girl, educates and treats her nicely and then marries her will get a double reward.”….

Democratising Muslim Girls' Education
Nushin Arbabzadah

The first thing that struck me was the eerie quiet of the schoolyard. It was break time but unlike in my time in the 1980s, the girls were not running about, playing tag, shrieking and laughing. As we all know, playing is a crucial part of children's education, it encourages not only creativity but also social interaction and negotiation skills. But the young girls of my former school were not playful and through their controlled, quiet, adult-like demeanour they displayed submissiveness as if this was the price they had to pay in return for the privilege of attending school…..

 

[DV is a range of exploitation that happens in the house, amongst family members or couples. The distinctive appearance of DV involves an adult male culprit and a female victim. Any form of forcefulness committed by family or group member towards another could come under domestic violence (DV). So, a house can be considered as one of the most unsafe places for a woman….

Syrian Refugee Brides Advertised On Facebook
Leila Hatami, Iranian actress

Student Group Calls for Iranian Actress to Be Flogged Following Cannes Kiss

Jirga Orders Man to Barter Teenage Sister in Marriage

Toulouse Killer Mohamed Merah's Sister 'Escapes French Police into Syria'

70pc of new schools in KP will be for girls

Many Saudi women becoming sole breadwinners

NCSW Urges Steps to Curb Violence against Women, Minorities in Pakistan

Afghan Women: the Kill List We Don't Talk About

Spain's Anti-Abortion Activists Turn to Violence

Transgender Malaysians Await Court Decision

More Trained Midwives a Must: Bangladesh Speakers Tell AUW Seminar

Call for Enforcing Breastfeeding Laws in Pakistan

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Turkish Actress Becomes Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF
Tuba Büyüküstün, Turkish actress

UN Slams Sudan for Order to Hang Christian Woman for Apostasy

FGM Led To the Death of an Egyptian Girl, Her Doctor Stands Trial in Landmark Case

Lawyer for Pregnant Woman Due To Hang Is Threatened

Abuja School Kids Demand Immediate Release of Abducted Girls

No Dress Codes for Pakistani Women

Women-Only Immigration Counters at Jeddah Airport

Saudi Businesswomen Call For Level-Playing Field

Taif Hospital Waives SR128, 000 Bill for Pak Baby

Release Kidnapped Nigerian Girls- Ugandan Women

Malaysian Court to Decide If Sharia Law That Criminalises Transwomen Violates Their Rights

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 


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