Women

Muslim Women Awards Dinner Held in Yonkers

September 16, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050916/NEWS02/509160360/1018

On September 16, 2005 The Journal News reported, "The American Muslim Women's Association, a Westchester-based group, will have its second annual awards dinner Sunday in Yonkers. Aisha Al-Adawiya, founder and director of Women in Islam, a human-rights organization based in New York City, will be the speaker. AMWA, which...

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Opinion: MPs Calling for Ban on Headscarves Are Inciting Hatred

September 10, 2005

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2005/08/29/1125302509116.html

On September 10, 2005 The Age ran an opinion piece by Iktimal Hage-Ali, the deputy chairwoman of the NSW Youth Advisory Council, on the recent proposal to ban Muslim headscarves in Australia. Hage-Ali writes, "As a young Muslim woman, born and bred in this great country, I find it ironic that on one side of the debate you have political leaders calling for harmony and integration...

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Sultaana Freeman Loses Appeal to Wear Headscarf in Driver's License Photo

September 7, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/174/story_17449_1.html

On September 7, 2005 United Press International reported, "A Muslim woman in Florida has lost a state appeal to allow her to wear a veil for her driver's license photograph. The 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach upheld an Orlando civil trial court's decision that enforcing the full face photo requirement did not violate the state's...

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Hindu Women Infuse Traditional Festival with a Political Subtext

September 5, 2005

Source: Nepal Times

http://www.nepalitimes.com/issue263/tij.htm

On September 5, 2005 the Nepal Times reported, "On Tuesday, 6 September, the whirling dancers at Pashupati will be dressed in different hues of red: the married will be draped in maroon, burgundy and orange saris and the unwed clad in lavender, pink and peach kurthas. As bangles clink and anklets ring, they will sing as their sisters have for centuries about their personal lives: their devotion to their husbands,...

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For the Hui, Women Imams and Women's Mosques

September 4, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/guardianweekly/story/0,12674,1555527,00.html

On September 4, 2005 The Guardian reported, "The Hui form a community of about 10 million people spread over several provinces [of China]... The Hui would be just another Sunni [Muslim] community, albeit somewhat exotic compared with those in the Middle Eastern Islamic world, were it not for the fact that they have instituted a tradition that is almost unknown...

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9/11 Commemorative Quilt Made by Muslim Women Could be Lost

August 30, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/08/30/911_commemoration_quilt_could_be_lost_cause/

On August 30, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Days before a quilt created by local Muslim women was set to go on display at the Peabody Essex Museum, it has disappeared -- possibly carried away with the trash. The elaborate quilt, designed in part by Clara Wainwright, an artist who founded the New Year...

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Exiled Tibetan Nuns Thrive in Seattle

August 29, 2005

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/238407_nuns29.html

On August 29, 2005 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "The photographs of women on the walls of the Tibetan Nuns Project -- which came home to Seattle this spring -- are of young novices and wizened veterans with shaved heads erupting in laughter in their red-and-saffron robes. A video of their life in exile shows similarly animated nuns doing farming and debating...

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Government Rejects Headscarf Ban

August 29, 2005

Source: Aljazeera

Wire Service: AFP

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AD105A1C-7FB0-4A75-B5F1-3AFF011072F6.htm

On August 29, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Australian Prime Minister John Howard has rejected suggestions by some ruling party lawmakers that Muslim girls should be banned from wearing Islamic headscarves in public schools. Howard, who held a landmark meeting with Muslim leaders last week...

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Buddhist Center for Women’s Ordination Opens in Fremont

August 22, 2005

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_2962203

On August 22, 2005 the Tri-Valley Herald reported, "In a nondescript two-story house in a residential neighborhood... two women with shaved heads wearing rust and saffron robes sit on mats and meditate... [Bhikkhuni Sister Tathaaloka] is one of two fully ordained female Buddhist bhikkhunis who spent much of last week turning [a] rented home on Essanay Place in...

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Issue of Sikh Women Performing Kirtan to be Taken Up Again

August 18, 2005

Source: SikhSangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_311.shtml

On August 18, 2005 SikhSangat reported, "Despite a lot of pressure, the Sikh clergy today refused to toe the line of the SGPC for giving a final nod to baptised Sikh women for performing kirtan in the sanctum sanctorum of Harmandar Sahib. It is learnt that Bibi Jagir Kaur, SGPC President, personally spoke to Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht for constituting a committee for a code...

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Bill Gives Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist Women Equal Property Rights in India

August 16, 2005

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: PTI

http://sify.com/news/othernews/fullstory.php?id=13918853

On August 16, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "A landmark legislation aimed at giving Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh women equal rights in inheritance of property was passed by the Rajya Sabha today. The Hindu Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2004, moved by Law Minister H R Bhardwaj, proposes to remove the discrimination contained in...

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