Women’s Voice

In a historic vote recently, the parliament of the Maldives confirmed the president’s nominationsof former judges, Dr Azmiralda Zahir and Aisha Shujune Mohamed as the first female justices of the country’s Supreme Court. Shujune, whore signed from the civil court in 2014, was among the first two female judges appointed to the bench in 2007. […]

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Girl who cried over felled trees made Manipur Green Ambassador The Manipur government has appointed a nine-year-old girl as the state’s green ambassador, less than a week after a video of her crying for two trees axed for a road-widening project went viral. An order from H. Balkrisna Singh, Manipur’s Director of Information and Public […]

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New Zealand Muslim Widow Rebuilds Her Life Christchurch widow Ambreen Naeem is learning to drive at the age of 45. It has been several months since a terrorist attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 51, including Ambreen’s husband and son, injuring 49, and leaving thousands in trauma. “I lost half my family. We […]

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She needed support at first, now Yusra assists other struggling refugees in Malaysia. Mention basketball and Yusra Ali Saif Salem’s eyes light up. She hasn’t played her favourite sport in more than 30 years, and says, “it’s like holding a diamond in my hands,” because it reminds her of her childhood in Yemen, where she […]

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Bahrain is one of the top 10 startup ecosystems with the largest share of female founders, according to the 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER), launched at the recent TNW conference in Amsterdam. Described as ‘the world’s most comprehensive and widely-read research on startups’, the report is produced by StartUp Genome in partnership with the […]

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By Ravik Bhattacharya Two heritage mosques in Kolkata are making provisions, including separate entries, special halls and washrooms, for Muslim women to offer namaz on the premises through the year. Authorities of the Nakhoda mosque and Tipu Sultan mosque are creating separate halls and washrooms for women after a written request by the Bengal Imam […]

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