Police approved a uniform Hijab more than 10 years ago
Mounties Allow Women Officers to Wear Hijab
Woman Fined and Forced To Remove Burkini by French Police Officials Armed With
Women’s Bodies Are Not Spaces to Fight People’s Bigotry
Muslim Women Talk about How It Feels to Be Constantly Spoken For
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Effect? 5 In 1,000 Muslim Women Divorced in India
and separation rates are higher among Christians and Buddhists, and lowest
among Jains, according to freshly released Census 2011 data. Although
separation rates are higher for Hindus than Muslims, divorce is more prevalent
among the latter.
share of those who have lost a spouse to death is the highest among Buddhists,
followed by Christians. Widowhood rates are much higher among Hindus and Sikhs
complex web of religious and social factors is responsible for these trends,
which are similar to those discovered in the previous Census. Although divorce
is legally allowed for Hindus, it may still carry social stigma. This could be
the reason why the separation rate for Hindus was 5.5 per thousand married
people, while the divorce rate was pegged at just 1.8 per thousand. Separation
includes wives abandoned by husbands.
Muslims, it seems the triple Talaq provision pushed up the share of female
divorcees to five per thousand, against 2-3 per thousand for Hindus, Sikhs and
Jains. However, Christians and Buddhists have similar rates of women divorcees.
The rate of widowhood is directly linked to the well known demographic fact
that women live longer than men. This results in two to three times the number
of widows compared to widowers across all communities.
factor at work is life expectancy. Muslims have the lowest average life
expectancy of all communities and this results in the least number of widowed
people, at about 73 per thousand married persons. Among Hindus and Sikhs, the
share is about 88 per thousand, while it is higher for Christians (97) and
interesting dimension of the marital status details released by the Census
relates to never-married persons across different communities. Among those who
have attained the marriageable age, that is, 21 years for men and 18 years for
women, Hindus have the lowest share, at 16% unmarried men and just 10%
unmarried women. This indicates a very high drive towards early marriage, with
many tying the knot before attaining the legal marriage age.
have the highest rate of unmarried persons of marriageable age, at 21% among
men and 18% among women. But across all communities, a smaller share of women
is still unmarried after the legal age than men, indicating the relentless
pressure on women to get married.
(AFP) - Hoping to boost recruiting of Muslim women, the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police is allowing its officers to wear Hijabs as part of their uniforms, the
government said Tuesday.
commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police recently approved this
addition to the uniform," Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale's spokesman
Scott Bardsley told AFP.
report at: yahoo.com/news/canadas-mounties-allow-women-officers-wear-hijab-161051711.html
Woman Fined and Forced To Remove Burkini By French Police Officials Armed With
police officials armed with pepper sprays and batons marched onto a beach today
and asked a woman to strip off. A middle-aged woman was quietly sunbathing on
Promenade des Anglais Beach in Nice, when she was asked by four cops to take
her Muslim-style garment off.
French ban on burkini is slowly in turning into crude characterization.
report at: india.com/news/world/france-muslim-woman-fined-and-forced-to-remove-burkini-by-cops-1430492/
in Johannesburg, I usually get to go to the beach once a year. When I swim in a
public place I wear full-length leggings, a long-sleeved top, and either a hat
or a scarf tied in a turban while I swim, to cover my hair (which is something
I do all the time). I dress like this in accordance with the rules of Hijab, a
code of modesty and behaviour outlined for me by my religion. It is my choice
to dress this way.
report at: thedailyvox.co.za/burkini-france-nice-muslim-womens-bodies-not-spaces-fight-peoples-bigotry/
young Muslim woman can attest to, growing up post-7/7 hasn't been easy. I would
know: we're the subject of countless headlines, from being told to learn
English or face deportation, having to contend with endless calls to ban the Hijab,
to supposedly having "split loyalties". Full report at: vice.com/en_uk/read/how-british-muslim-women-feel-about-constantly-being-spoken-for
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