Friday Links — March 20, 2009

  • Female Yemeni journalists demanded better participation in the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate and call for the allocation of 20% of seats to women.
  • AIM Magazine looks at the CineForum event, which aims to help Muslim women get ahead in the media industry. Incidentally, MMW is looking for someone to cover this event. Email us if you’re interested.
  • On the fifth anniversary of the hijab ban, French students protest the law.
  • Sheema Khan tells the Globe and Mail that yes, Muslim women are smart enough to math and anything else we put our minds to.
  • Sabria Jawhar weighs in on the arrest and sentencing of an elderly Syrian woman in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Jeans gives his take, too.
  • An ayatollah’s recommendation to grant amnestyto Ashraf Kalhor, sentenced to stoning for adultery and accesory to murder, was rejected by the Judicial Commission for Amnesty and Clemency. May Allah keep her.
  • More fuckery from the Commission to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice.
  • Laila Paaitae Daoh, a prominent Muslim women’s rights activist and peace advocate in Thailand, has been murdered. May Allah give her peace and justice.
  • Mukhtar Mai is married. But read the article before you get all excited. May Allah give her happiness: her pre-nuptial agreement didn’t even focus on herself, subhanallah.
  • Fahima Vorgetts, a humanitarian who has been working for women’s rights in Afghanistan, will speak in New York today.

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