Friday Links — December 4, 2009

  • A campaign to free Atefeh Nabavi, the first woman to receive a prison sentence in relation to charges brought against her for participating in protests following the presidential elections in June 2009, is launched.
  • Meem publishes a book devoted to Lebanese women’s stories discussing “coming out, religion, family and emigration.”
  • What do Afghan women want? Recovery, according to Women’s eNews.
  • Princess Ferial of Egypt died and was buried this week. May Allah give her peace.
  • Amal weighs in on the recent stonings of “adulteresses” in Somalia.
  • Tasnim writes a kick-ass paper on “Postcolonial and diasphoric representation of Muslim women.”
  • The New Straits Times reports on last weeks Islamic Fashion Festival in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Women in Syria are facing a deliberate campaign by religious conservatives, supported by the government, to cut down their social freedoms, according to a new report published by a leading Syrian rights group.
  • Some Algerian wives have been thrown out of their homes by their Egyptian husbands after the Algeria-Egypt soccer match. May Allah keep them.
  • A recent spate of suicides by foreign maids in Lebanon is prompting outrage among human rights groups, who say the government is doing too little to protect migrant domestic workers from severe abuse.

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