Religion is being used in Afghanistan to deny women their rights

Religion is being used in Afghanistan to deny women their rights

Spogmay Waziri Kakar – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/PWV) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Even though the vast majority of Afghanistan’s population professes to be the followers of Islam, women are not given their rights that Islam guarantees them. Mostly, women are mistreated in Afghanistan due to the traditions that undermine the basic human rights of women. […]

Documentary: (Un)veiled: Muslim Women Talk About Hijab

Documentary: (Un)veiled: Muslim Women Talk About Hijab

Claire Panetta – WNN Review (Un)veiled is a new documentary that looks at the role of the hijab, or veil, in the lives of Muslim women. Through interviews with a group of women living in Dubai and excerpts from a lecture given on the topic at the University of Sharjah, the film attempts to provide […]

For Turkish women, hijabs are strictly personal

For Turkish women, hijabs are strictly personal

Benjamin Peim – Kuwait Times – Thursday, 23 December (originally published 21 Dec) In October, Turkish President Abdullah Gul’s Republic Day reception was boycotted by the army and opposition politicians because the first lady wore a headscarf to the event. Indeed, Ms Gul’s headscarf nearly cost her husband his bid for the presidency three years […]