- Veils that cover the face will be officially illegal in France beginning next month. And just in time, France is rolling out a new anti-niqab campaign.
- Two prominent Malaysian women, Zainah Anwar and Marina Mahathir, were included on a New York-based global advocacy’s list of 100 most inspiring people around the world for their work in advocating the rights of women and girls.
- Women in Yemen are joining the wave of protests against President Saleh. Common Ground News explains how one woman in particular is fueling the protests.
- Bangladeshi women use micro-credit to finance themselves out of poverty and into success.
- All of the protests for rights in the MENA region have bypassed the rights of the region’s domestic workers.
- Radio Netherlands interviews the Libyan woman who lead the first sit-in at Benghazi’s legal offices.
- Women’s experiences of violence and ‘suicide terrorism’ in the Palestinian territories.
- Francis Hasso on Riz Khan, talking about Islamic feminism.
Have you noticed that our Friday Links have been short lately? So have we!
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