Friday Links — January 9, 2009

  • An interesting film on hejab made by a group of Muslim girls in London.
  • A young man suspected of participating in last week’s attack on two girls who weren’t wearing hejab is released.
  • The Christian Science Monitor profiles Egyptian activist Nora Younis.
  • At the suggestion of an Iraqi women’s group, the U.S. military recently bought 50 cows for 50 Iraqi widows in an effort to provide them with economic stability and revitalize the area’s dairy industry. This comes after Iraqi women’s groups express concern that Iraqi widows are suffering from harassment and intimidation from government officials.
  • The Yemen Times profiles Shada Nasser as their Person of the Year.
  • I don’t mean to be snarky (oh, who are we kidding?), but this is a big DUH.
  • Anisa Osman Mohamed is missing. May Allah protect her.
  • Omani nurses come to Texas to observe international nursing practices. Yee haw!
  • A Muslim woman sues a Belgian gym because they won’t allow her to wear a headscarf while exercising.
  • Jordan’s Princess Haya received threats when she announced she wanted to become a professional showjumper.
  • A woman who was threatened and sexually harassed has quit her studies under pressure from authorities at the university whose Deputy of Security harassed her.
  • Sunny Hundal attempts to determine the reason that South Asian women in Britain are more likely to commit suicide.
  • According to the Aurat Foundation Resident Director, the conviction rate in violence against women in Pakistan is not more than one to two per cent.
  • The family of a 14-year-old rape victim may be prosecuted for getting her an abortion the only way they were able. She is in critical condition. May Allah protect her. More from IRIN.
  • A 19-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her brother during an argument. May Allah give her peace and justice.
  • How Muslim women may have indirectly saved people in the Mumbai attacks.
  • A U.S. youth delegation that includes several Muslim women will visit the U.A.E. next week.

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  • http://www.stop-stoning.org Rochelle

    “A 19-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her brother during an argument. May Allah give her peace and justice”

    Do you have a link for this?

    Thanks!

  • Dude

    “64 women have been elected to the Bangladeshi parliament. This is a record.”

    Just for comparison:

    http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

  • http://achelois.wordpress.com/ Achelois

    Fatemeh, I must thank you for doing an excellent job with the Friday links. They are so comprehensive and so interesting. I always enjoy them and thought I had to tell you directly how much your efforts are appreciated. Thank you!

  • http://muslimahmediawatch.org/ Fatemeh

    Whoops! The link’s up now, plus a few more.


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