Women

Kaurs Magazine Gives Voice to Sikh Women Worldwide

January 22, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/7752_1605210,004100180005.htm

On January 22, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "The Indo-Canadian community has been making news for some time for its so-called NRI marriages where 'phoren' Punjabi boys land in Punjab, marry local girls, collect their 'dowry' and disappear, leaving these poor brides in the lurch. Many of these women who manage to land in Canada are subjected to all sorts of...

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Sikh American Woman Named Majority Whip in South Carolina House

January 17, 2006

Source: Sikh News Sentinel/Tribune News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_752.shtml

On January 17, 2006 the Tribune News reported, "Nikki Randhawa Haley, a.k.a. Nimrata Randhawa-Haley, a Sikh American woman, has been named a majority whip for the House Republican Caucus in the South Carolina General Assembly. The Republican whips are the party leaders on the floor of the legislature, responsible for lining up votes in support of caucus priorities and setting the...

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Police Force Accepts Hijabs and Turbans as Part of its Uniform

January 13, 2006

Source: Sunday Times

http://www.sundaytimes.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,7034,17813812%255E2761,00.html

On January 13, 2006 the Sunday Times reported, "West Australian police have added turbans and hijabs to their list of accepted uniform items, in an effort to encourage more Sikh and Muslim people to join the force.

At today's launch of the additions to the traditional blue uniform, Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan...

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Muslim Women Form Group to Address HIV/AIDS

January 12, 2006

Source: Daily Monitor

http://www.monitor.co.ug/news/reg01128.php

On January 12, 2006 the Daily Monitor reported, "Muslim women in Seeta trading centre have formed an association to sensitise fellow Muslim women on sexually transmitted diseases and how to start income generating projects. The association called Seeta Womens' Development Association, was launched at Seeta Mosque on January 6. Speaking at the function, the association's Chairperson, Hajjati Nuulu Nabunya, said the...

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Pluralism Project Film Acting on Faith Screened at Glastonbury Abbey

January 12, 2006

Source: The Hingham Journal

http://www2.townonline.com/hingham/artsLifestyle/view.bg?articleid=407805

On January 12, 2006 The Hingham Journal reported, "Glastonbury Abbey's Inter-Religious Lecture Series, 'Listening to Other Voices: Religion and the World We Live In,' continues Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7:15 p.m. at Glastonbury Conference Center... The program features 'Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America,' a documentary...

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Jewish, Muslim Teenage Girls Collaborate on Homeless Shelter Project

January 7, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Wire Service: AP

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/news/nation/13571102.htm

On January 7, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "What started out as a modest effort to raise money for a homeless shelter has blossomed into a triumph of understanding and goodwill that managed to overcome centuries of conflict between two of the world's most antagonistic groups. Ten Muslim and ten Jewish teenage...

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Islamic Sorority Upholds Devotion to God

January 4, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/national/20060104-122658-7552r.htm

On January 4, 2006 The Washington Times reported, "America's first Islamic sorority is more about God than being Greek. There will be no beer at Gamma Gamma Chi functions, in obedience to Islamic law, nor will there be group fraternizing with the opposite sex... Thirteen women at the University of Kentucky will form the sorority's first college chapter this spring,...

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South Florida Latinas Convert to Islam, Reverting to Traditional Cultural Mores

January 3, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-pconverts03jan03,0,7380692.story

On January 3, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "When she converted to Islam in May, [Melissa] Matos, a Dominican-American raised as a Seventh-day Adventist, expected the passage to be lonely... [However,] scholars say Matos is part of a growing number of Latin women converting to Islam for its...

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Female Converts to Islam on the Rise, Some Counterrorism Officials Concerned

December 27, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1227/p01s04-woeu.html

On December 27, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Ms. [Mary] Fallot is a recent convert to Islam. In the eyes of the police, that makes her potentially dangerous. The death of Muriel Degauque, a Belgian convert who blew herself up in a suicide attack on US troops in Iraq last month, has drawn fresh attention to the rising number of Islamic converts in Europe, most of...

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Muslim Model Represents England in Miss World Beauty Pageant

December 10, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4515836.stm

On December 10, 2005 BBC News reported, "A teenager who fled the Taleban regime has made history by being the first Muslim to represent England in the Miss World beauty contest in China. Hammasa Kohistani, 18, had been third favourite but Misses Iceland, Mexico and Puerto Rico were voted top three. Islamic extremists had sent her death threats for taking part in the competition, watched by...

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Sikh Girls Train in Traditional Sikh Martial Arts

December 4, 2005

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_644.shtml

On December 4, 2005 Sikh Sangat News reported, "Students of Ramgarhia Girls Senior Secondary School, Millar Ganj, have another feather in their cap. A team of eight girls of the school is well-trained in gatka, the Sikh martial art, and have been applauded at various state level competitions conducted by Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). School Principal Kawaljit Kaur is proud of the...

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Education a "Passport to Freedom" for European Muslim Women

December 4, 2005

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/12/01/news/islam6.php

On December 4, 2005 the International Herald Tribune reported, "Hanife Karakus, the soft-spoken daughter of Turkish immigrants, is a thoroughly European Muslim. She covers her hair with a veil, but she also has a law degree and married the man of her choice...Adding to this mix, Karakus recently became the first woman to preside over one of France's 25 regional Islamic...

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