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Saudi Woman Elected in UN Gender Discrimination Elimination Committee A UN committee on the elimination of discrimination against women elected Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Tamadur bint Yousef al-Rammah, the country’s Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development, as a member, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The news comes as another Saudi woman, Basmah al-Mayman, won […]

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A Muslim woman honoured by the British Queen with an MBE hopes her award “silences the haters” who contribute to an environment of Islamophobia. Akeela Ahmed said she accepted her MBE for services to Muslim women on behalf of those she works with through the “She Speaks We Hear” online platform she founded, describing them […]

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A senior Saudi cleric ​recently ​ called for the appointment of female Islamic scholars or “muftis” within Saudi Arabia’s Council of Senior Scholars. Muftis are jurists qualified to give authoritative legal opinions known as fatwas while interpreting Islamic law. Sheikh Abduallah Al Mutlaq, a member of the council, said female muftis would offer fatwas particularly […]

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20th Century Muslim Women Who Broke Societal Barriers New Delhi: Far from the commonly held impression of silenced, cloistered and acquiescent Muslim women, an exhibition reminds Indians of the post-Independence contribution of some women who became role models for new generations. Titled “Pathbreakers”, the exhibition was organised by Muslim Women’s Forum in partnership with UN Women at India Habitat Centre to […]

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Jewish women marched alongside their Muslim and Christian peers in a show of force in central London, calling for greater equality, 100 years after women were finally given the vote. Women of faith marched under the Nisa-Nashim banner, the Muslim-Jewish women’s network having only recently won the Interfaith Award at the Jewish News-LABS ‘Night of […]

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Saudi Arabia has taken a major step in its bid to welcome more women into the workforce by hosting its first-ever business forum for women. The Women in Leadership Economic Forum, called “Let’s Talk About Tomorrow,” aims to showcase the Kingdom’s foremost female business leaders and demonstrate the important role of women in driving the […]

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