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The Doyennes of Learning

| July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first university in the world was founded by a Muslim woman. One of the Arab world’s most prestigious and oldest universities was also founded by an Arab princess. Women had a remarkable role in building schools and patronising the sciences throughout Islamic history. By Tharwat Al-Batawi Of the many contradictions in the way we […]

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Indonesian Women Ulema Hold National Gathering

Indonesian Women Ulema Hold National Gathering

| July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Women ulema or Muslim clerics from across Indonesia recently held their first major national gathering in Cirebon, West Java. Women ulema or Muslim clerics from across Indonesia recently held their first major national gathering in Cirebon, West Java. The goal was two fold: to gain recognition for women religious scholars, and to advance women’s rights […]

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Emancipation in Afghanistan

Emancipation in Afghanistan

| July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

By teaching girls programming and computer literacy, two sisters in Afghanistan have triggered something of a digital revolution. By Jennifer Collins and Storay Karimi Groups of teenage girls huddle around computers in a bright blue classroom, some typing furiously, others browsing blogs with the latest fashion trends. Just outside, people go about their daily business […]

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Women Free To Marry Of Their Will: Saudi Scholar

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Saudi religious scholar has issued a fatwa that women are free to marry of their own free will. According to Saudi newspapers, member of Council of Senior Scholars, Sheikh Abdullah Al Menia has said in his fatwa that women above 25 years of age possess the right to marry of their own free will. […]

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UN Chief Selects  Malala Yousafzai as  UN Messenger of Peace

UN Chief Selects Malala Yousafzai as UN Messenger of Peace

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai to be a UN messenger of peace, the highest honour bestowed by the UN chief on a global citizen. UN spokesman, Stephane Dujarric announced that the 19-year-old education advocate will focus worldwide attention on the need for all girls to go to […]

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I wear Hijab, I am Liberated

I wear Hijab, I am Liberated

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am a teenager, nobody forced me to cover myself. It’s my choice. But, the people around me tend to mistake my dress for oppression. By Zahra Afreen I heard a snigger from behind, I turned. Oh, the usual. I was wearing my usual attire of loose, black clothing and a head cover. I turned […]

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Girl from North-east Appointed NYT Reporter

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guwahati: Ayesha Rahman, currently in the 4th sem at Centre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development at Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Guwahati, has been appointed as the International Reporter of the New York Times for Environment and Climate Change. She will be covering South Asia and Asia. Ayesha is from Guwahati from where […]

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KSWFWD Reconstituted

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Wakf Foundation for Women Development (KSWFWD) has been reconstituted with the following being appointed members: Salma Taj, Bengaluru; Farhana Taj, Ramanagram; Afzalunnisa, Ramanagram; Gulnaz Begum, Chikkballapur; Sakeena D. Patil, Kalburgi; Raziya Begum, Koppla; Shireen Taj A. Shaikh, Haveri. Besides Secretary to Govt Dept. of Minority Welfare; Principal Secretary, Hajj and Awkaf; […]

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Bangladesh’s Parliament- Women Hold the Top Four Positions

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Speaker: Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury. Leader of the House: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Opposition Leader: Raushan Ershad. Deputy Leader of Parliament: Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was the first woman prime minister of Bangladesh.

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First Woman to Head Police Rescue Department in Oman

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Muscat: The Royal Oman Police (ROP) recently appointed an Omani female officer as the Director of the Police Rescue Department for the first time. Lieutenant Colonel Hanan Al Salimi says: “I feel happy and proud to hold this position, which shows the trust of the police command in Omani policewomen”. She added that Omani policewomen […]

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