Women

Resort-Owner Planning Beach for Muslim Women

August 4, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/197/story_19714_1.html

On August 4, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Hotels at an Italian seaside resort are eager to act on the town's decision to authorize the creation of all-female beach sections for Muslim women, with at least one hotel owner saying Friday that plans are already under way to open the first of such secluded areas next month. The city council of...

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"Fourth Wave" Feminism Incorporates Tides of Spiritual Peace Activism

August 2, 2006

Source: Feminist.com

http://www.feminist.com/resources/artspeech/insp/spiritualwave.html

Feminist.com reported, "On September 11, 2001, California psychotherapist Kathlyn Schaaf was overwhelmed by a powerful thought. Watching the violent images on television, she suddenly felt the time had come to 'gather the women.' She wasn’t alone. Schaaf and 11 others who shared her response soon created Gather the Women, a Web site and communications hub that...

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Study Group Finds Aceh's Women and Poor Suffering Under Enforcement of Shari'ah Law

July 31, 2006

Source: Khaleej Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2006/July/theworld_July918.xml&section=theworld&col=

On July 31, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "A rising moral vigilantism which has flared with the gradual implementation of Islamic law in Indonesia’s Aceh province has victimised women and the poor...

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New Baha'i Representative Begins at the United Nations

July 27, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/462

On July 27, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Bringing wide-ranging experience in women's issues, civil society organization, and international development, Fulya Vekiloglu has joined the United Nations Office of the Baha'i International Community in New York as a representative to the United Nations. A native of Turkey, Ms. Vekiloglu arrived in New York in June 2006. She will work alongside Bani Dugal, who is...

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Jerusalem Women Speak 12 to Focus on New England Communities

July 26, 2006

Source: Partners for Peace

http://www.partnersforpeace.org/pressreleases/db200607260/

The Twelfth national Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision tour organized by Partners for Peace focuses on communities in New England during October 2007.

The tour will feature the voices of three women, a Christian, a Jew, and a Muslim, who are living the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These women come to the United States to...

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New Brunswick Facility Provides Pool Time for Muslim Women and Children

July 24, 2006

Source: Home News Tribune

http://www.thnt.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060724/NEWS/607240409/1001

On July 24, 2006 the Home News Tribune reported, "Behind paper-covered windows, Muslim girls and women in stretch pants and T-shirts shed their headscarves one recent Sunday morning for two hours of splashing, swimming and socializing in the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center pool. Muslim women from across the state — lugging gym bags and directing...

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Muslim Women's Group Characterized by Youthful Energy, Leadership

July 24, 2006

Source: The Missourian

http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=20747

On July 24, 2006 The Missourian reported, "Despite the heat of the summer day, Fatouma Ibrahima poured herself a cup of steaming coffee before sitting down to take notes at a lecture at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri on Saturday. She’d already had a busy weekend with work and school. 'I haven’t slept in 48 hours, but I need this,' she said of the lecture — not the coffee...

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Muslim Women Earning Leadership Roles in Mosques and Islamic Organizations

July 16, 2006

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060716/LIFESTYLE04/607160328

On July 16, 2006 The Sacramento Bee reported, "The mosque -- or masjid in Davis, Calif., had become too small for the city's growing Muslim population, and a thorny debate arose over how to rectify the problem. The all-male mosque board was riven with politics, and when her husband quit, Dr. Shereen Zakauddin Vera volunteered to take...

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Conference Crafts Charter of Women's Rights in Islamic Societies

July 16, 2006

Source: Tehran Times

http://www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/16/2006&Cat=10&Num=3

On July 16, 2006 the Tehran Times reported, "The chairman of the World Forum for the Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Taskhiri, announced here on Saturday that an international charter of women’s rights in Islamic society is to be prepared. In an address to the First International Conference on Women’s Rights and...

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Outspoken Feminist Critic of Islam Frustrates Some, Fascinates Others

July 16, 2006

Source: Women's eNews

http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2816/context/archive

On July 16, 2006 Women's eNews reported, "While [Wafa] Sultan's focus on women's issues has received less attention in the West, she considers it one of her top priorities. Sultan argues that women in the Middle East are hostages to their religion and culture and believe they are less than men. The most bothersome thing, she says, is that 'they are slaves, but they...

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Islamic Authorities to Remove Sexist Hadith

July 16, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/14/AR2006071401381.html?nav=rss_opinions

On July 16, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "'Women are imperfect in intellect and religion.' 'The best of women are those who are like sheep.' 'If a woman doesn't satisfy her husband's desires, she should choose herself a place in hell.' 'If a husband's body is covered with pus and...

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Fifty Scholars from 25 Countries to Attend Conference on Women's Rights in Islam

July 12, 2006

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-235/0607128538152033.htm

On July 12, 2006 the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, "Fifty scholars from 25 countries throughout the world will participate in the International Conference on Women's Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic System slated for July 15-16 in Tehran. Iran-based World Assembly for Proximity of Islamic Sects in cooperation with the Center for Women and...

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Government Rethinks Religious Rape, Sex Laws After TV Program Airs

July 11, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0711/p01s03-wosc.html

On July 11, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "More than 1,000 female prisoners are expected to be released this week on bail in Pakistan following a decision by President Pervez Musharraf to review a controversial set of laws affecting women. Many of the female inmates are awaiting trial for violations under the Hudood Ordinances, which stipulate harsh penalties for...

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Amusement Park Worker Wins Right to Wear Hijab on the Job

July 10, 2006

Source: Garowe Online

http://www.garoweonline.com/2004pro/index.php?id=4281

On July 10, 2006 Garowe Online reported, "The largest theme park in Sweden changed its uniform regulations after a Muslim female worker who was banned from wearing the Hijab reported her managers to the discrimination ombudsman, SR International reported. The Muslim worker was denied a summer job at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg because she refused to take off her Islamic...

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