Updates from Elsewhere

We're sharing some excerpts today from a few different stories that relate to things we've covered recently on MMW.  Enjoy!The editors of Love, InshAllah, which Merium reviewed in February, wrote an article for International Women's Day about the importance of listening to Muslim women's diverse stories: There is no denying that there is subjugation and oppression of women committed by Muslims, in the name of Islam, the world over -- just as we know there is injustice occurring everyday … [Read more...]

“Saving Face” May be a Saving Grace for Women Victims of Acid Attacks

Update: This film won the Oscar for its category. Congratulations to those involved in its creation!For the first time in the history of the Academy Awards a Pakistani filmmaker has been nominated for an Oscar. The 2012 Oscar’s “Best Documentary Short” category features a 40 minute short film by journalist and investigative filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.Ms. Chinoy is known for making hard-hitting documentaries such as Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret and Pakistan: The Taliban Ge … [Read more...]


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