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Women Wearing Burqas in Public Face $990 Fine under Swiss Draft Law
Pak Private Schools Screens Anti-Malala Documentary Day after Her Visit
Nada Radwan Wins Women’s Gold at Arab Golf Championship
Al-Nassr, Sama to Kick off Inaugural Saudi Women’s Premier League On Thursday
Malala Visits Women in Pakistan's Flood Camps
Egyptian Women Play Prominent Role In Political, Legislative Life: Parliament
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Elnaaz Norouzi Strips In Support Of Protesting Iranian Women: ‘Not Promoting
Nudity but Freedom of Choice'
Elnaaz Norouzi, known for starring in Sacred Games, has shared a video in which
she stripped nude in support of the ongoing protests in Iran. Taking to
Instagram, Elnaaz posted a video in which she wore several outfits highlighting
that women have their own choice to wear whatever they want.
video started with Elnaaz wearing a Burqa covering her head and entire face
except for the eyes. She then took off the headscarf followed by the Burqa. She
wore a dress underneath the burqa and a denim shirt and pants under that.
that Elnaaz looked at the camera sporting a crop top and shorts. This was
followed by Elnaaz wearing undergarments. As the video ended, Elnaaz took off
her bikini top and covered her chest with her hands.
words 'my body, my choice' was written in the video followed by 'if this is
your choice, it's ok', 'and this is ok too', 'your choice, also ok', 'and so is
this', and 'and this is ok too'. The video ended with the words 'woman life
captioned the post, "Every Woman, anywhere in the world, regardless of
where she is from, should have the right to wear whatever she desires and when
or wherever she desires to wear it. No man nor any other woman has the right to
judge her or ask her to dress otherwise. Everyone has different views and
beliefs and they have to be respected."
added, "Democracy means the power to decide… Every Woman should have the
power to decide over her own body! (Muscles and collision emojis). I am not
promoting nudity, I am promoting freedom of choice!" She also added the
hashtags--Mahsa Amini, women, free Iran, women supporting women, women
empowerment, freedom, freedom of choice, freedom of speech, women, and my body
post comes in solidarity with protests that erupted in Iran after 22-year-old
Mahsa Amini died in custody after she was detained for allegedly violating
strict Islamic dress codes for women.
Wearing Burqas in Public Face $990 Fine under Swiss Draft Law
government has drafted a new law to issue 990 Swiss franc ($990) fines to women
wearing burqas in public. (Shutterstock)
Switzerland’s government has drafted a new law to issue 990 Swiss franc ($990)
fines to women wearing burqas in public.
the draft law sent to parliament on Wednesday does not mention the burqa by
name, and includes several exemptions for wearing face coverings on aircraft,
as well as in diplomatic premises and religious sites.
performances and advertising are also exempt from the ban.
5 percent of Switzerland’s population is Muslim, with many originating from
Turkey and Balkan states, including Bosnia and Kosovo.
Europe, Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands and Bulgaria have partial or complete
bans on wearing face coverings in public.
Swiss move was launched by the same political group that oversaw the 2009 ban
on new minarets in the country. The proposal to ban face coverings in public
was passed in a binding referendum in 2021.
political consultations this year, the Swiss Cabinet reduced the penalty for
breaking the burqa law from a proposed 10,000 Swiss francs.
Cabinet statement said: “The ban on covering faces aims to ensure public safety
and order. Punishment is not the priority.”
Private Schools Screens Anti-Malala Documentary Day After Her Visit
A private schools' association that claims to represent a combined 20 million students
in Pakistan held "I am not Malala Day" across schools on Wednesday in
response to Malala Yousafzai's controversial views on Islam and marriage, a day
after the Nobel laureate landed in her home country after more than four years.
Yousafzai arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday to inspect regions hit by the
cataclysmic floods and meet flood-hit victims.
than 1,700 people have been killed, 33 million displaced and a third of the
country submerged under water in the worst floods to hit Pakistan, which
brought about unprecedented rains since mid-June.
am not Malala Day" is an event named in reference to Ms Yousafzai's
autobiography titled "I am Malala," in which private schools in
Pakistan hold lectures and seminars to expose her "western agenda." The
All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF), an organisation that claims to
represent a combined 20 million students in Pakistan, also showed a documentary
film titled "I am not Malala-II".
this documentary, Malala's acts of attacking the institution of marriage and
family structure by advocating that people should live in sin, has been
highlighted," Kashif Mirza, president of All Pakistan Private Schools
Federation (APPSF) told PTI.
November 2021, Ms Yousafzai married Asser Malik at a private ceremony in
lectures and seminars, the APPSF has educated 26 million students through its
1.5 million teachers across 200,000 schools regarding Malala's controversial
views on marriage, Mr Mirza noted.
response to Ms Yousafzai declaring the Pakistan Army as 'terrorist' in her
book, Mr Mirza said:"October 12 is also observed as a black day and all
teachers of the private schools associated with the federation wear black
armbands condemning Ms Malala for her controversial views about Islamic
practices." YMs ousafzai, 25, last visited Pakistan in March 2018.
Wednesday, she visited flood-affected district of Dadu, in Sindh province.
timing of her return to Pakistan coincides with rise in terror incidents in her
hometown in Swat Valley.
Monday, unknown terrorists opened fire at a school van taking school students
to Gulibagh area in the Swat Valley, which killed the driver and injured two
latest attack has brought residents to streets, who are demanding justice to the
victims and an end to the unrelenting wave of terror attacks in the restive
region. Overall, this is her second visit to Pakistan since she survived a
Taliban attack in Swat Valley in October 2012, following which she was flown to
a specialised hospital in Birmingham in the UK.
her recovery, Ms Yousafzai announced that she would launch a movement for the
promotion of girls' education.
December 2014, Ms Yousafzai aged 17, became the youngest to become the Nobel
Radwan wins women’s gold at Arab Golf Championship
Qatar’s Nada Radwan claimed the gold medal of women’s event at the 2022 Arab
Golf Championships held in Tunisia with participation of 100 players from 11
Radwan took the first place ahead of Alia Al Emadi of United Arab Emirates in
the second place while Kenza Ladhari of Tunisia finished third.
Faisal Al Naimi, Board Member of the Qatar Golf Association (QGA) congratulated
Nada Radwan on her achievement and stressed that team Qatar has showed a great
level in the championship.
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Sama to kick off inaugural Saudi Women’s Premier League on Thursday
The inaugural Saudi Women’s Premier League will kick off on Thursday when
Al-Nassr take on Sama at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium’s reserve pitch in
historic fixture will mark the start of the new competition organized by the
Saudi Arabian Football Federation, which will include eight teams facing each
other on a home-and-away basis over a total of 56 matches.
2020, the Women’s Football League, established by the Saudi Sports for All
Federation, took place and that was followed last year by the SAFF Regional
revamp of the women’s football pyramid in the Kingdom means that alongside the
eight-team Premier League, the SAFF Regional Football League will now be known
as the First Division and will include 17 teams competing across three cities.
SAFF also announced that ticket prices for the Premier League would be set at
two Premier League fixtures will see Al-Yamamah face Eastern Flames
(Al-Sharqiya), also at the reserve pitch of Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, and
Al-Shabab take on Al-Hilal at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
final match of the opening round will see Al-Ittihad meet Al-Ahly on Saturday
at King Abdullah Sports City.
SAFF has set aside total prize money of almost $370,000 for the competition,
with the winners walking way with $133,000. Second place will receive around
$80,000, and third $53,000.
clubs finishing in fourth to eighth positions will receive prizes ranging from
$27,000 to $16,000.
visits women in Pakistan's flood camps
Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai met Wednesday with victims of Pakistan's
devastating monsoon floods, in only the second visit to her home country since
being shot by the Taliban a decade ago.
flooding this summer put one-third of Pakistan under water, displaced eight
million people, and caused at least an estimated $28 billion in damage.
visited camps in rural Sindh province where she met families who have fled
their submerged villages.
scale of the destruction is astounding and the psychosocial and economic impact
on the lives of people, especially women and girls cannot be overstated,"
Yousafzai said in a statement released by her organisation, the Malala Fund.
leaders must step up, accelerate their response plans and mobilise funds needed
to help Pakistan rebuild and support impacted populations."
Malala Fund has committed up to $700,000 to organisations in Pakistan.
than three million children have also had their education disrupted while
thousands of schools have been damaged.
are also battling a health crisis of malaria, dengue and malnutrition that has
broken out among flood victims living in thousands of makeshift camps across
was 15 years old when the Pakistani Taliban –- an independent group that shares
an ideology with the Afghan Taliban –- shot her in the head over her campaign
for girls' education in the Swat Valley.
was flown to Britain for life-saving treatment and went on to become a global
education advocate and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner.
militant group, known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), waged a
years-long insurgency that ended with a major military crackdown in 2014.
the group has surged again in the region since the Taliban returned to power in
Kabul last year, with thousands of people protesting on Tuesday against the
deterioration in security.
women play prominent role in political, legislative life: Parliament speaker
a meeting held by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on ‘The Role of Parliaments in
Promoting Gender Equality’ in Rwanda on Wednesday, Gibali said "women have
always represented a basic cornerstone of progress and human prosperity, not to
mention an effective force in building up world civilisations."
have even become a basic guarantee and vital condition for the durability and
stability of nations and peoples," said Gibali.
for Egyptian women, they have always been a unique icon and an effective
player, and thanks to initiatives taken by the country's political leadership
in recent years, they have gained a lot of political, economic and legislative
rights," said Gibali.
explained that "Egypt's constitution and legislations have banned all of
forms of gender inequality, allowing women to actively play political,
legislative and economic roles in all sectors and perform all kinds of public
jobs and responsibilities."
urged the parliaments of all world countries to do more to empower women,
adding that current global challenges should not stand as an obstacle in the
way of allowing women to play active roles on all fronts, as this is a basic
guarantee for the progress of societies.
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