- Somalia’s women’s minister, Asha Osman Aqil, has been kidnapped by Al Shabab. God keep her safe.
- Egyptian women take a stand against harassment with HarassMap.
- Emirati women will enjoy full participation in an upcoming election to be held in September; they may both vote and run in the election.
- How the Muslim community rose to Rumana Monzur’s defense after her husband attacked her.
- A Muslim woman says she won’t fall victim to fear or hate after surviving a brutal assault.
- The Star looks at the powerful women of Turkey’s Dinçer family.
- A review of the play Dirty Paki Lingerie, written and performed by Aizzah Fatima.
- Common Ground News Service looks at the gains women are making toward the right to drive in Saudi Arabia.
- Newsweek looks at the controversy surrounding FIFA and Iran. AltMuslimah covers recent hijab-in-sports controversies.
- EgyptAir flight attendants organized a protest outside the Ministry of Civil Aviation to demand their right to wear a hijab while working.
- Iraqi security forces have been training women in an effort to enhance security amid Al Qaida strikes.
- A woman died following clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters in Bahrain. May Allah give her peace and justice.
- Nigerian women have been charged to embrace non-interest banking in an effort to boost the nation’s economy.
- A federal jury awarded $20,000 in compensatory damages to a woman who was not hired to work at a local Abercrombie Kids store because she wears a headscarf.
- A Muslim woman and her Christian husband were forced to flee their town because of threats from neighbors.
- New York City police are investigating whether an attack on a 56-year-old niqab-wearing woman was a hate crime. Uh…YES, IT WAS.
- Get your surprised face on: women in Turkey who wear headscarves are discriminated against.
- Arab News reports that Egyptian women demand a greater role in government.
If you see any news about Muslim women from this week that we missed, feel free to leave links in the comments!
A special thanks to Anneke ban den Berg for her help with this week’s links!