Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East
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TLC Launches Chat Show for Arab Women Across Middle East and North Africa ... - Variety

TLC Launches Chat Show for Arab Women Across Middle East and North Africa ... - Variety | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Discovery Communications-owned pay network TLC is launching a chat show for Arab women, its first local program for the Middle East, which marks a breakthrough of sorts. Hosted by Iraqi-American hu...
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22 women, child among 27 dead in Bangladesh charity stampede | Arab News - Arab News

22 women, child among 27 dead in Bangladesh charity stampede | Arab News - Arab News | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
DHAKA: A stampede during a Ramadan charity handout left at least 27 people dead in Bangladesh on Friday as hundreds of desperately poor people tried to get their hands on free clothing, police said.
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Families reject 40 Saudi women ex-convicts - MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - Arab News) Forty Saudi women released from prison recently have been rejected by their families and now live in a shelter run by the Ministry of Social Affairs.It was revealed by M
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Hollywood actress Salma Hayek determined to include Arab women in films - Al-Bawaba

Hollywood actress Salma Hayek determined to include Arab women in films - Al-Bawaba | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Hollywood actress Salma Hayek determined to include Arab women in films
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No room for girls at a 'women's conference' in Saudi: Is this ridiculous spectacle real? - Telegraph

No room for girls at a 'women's conference' in Saudi: Is this ridiculous spectacle real? - Telegraph | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
A picture of a conference in Saudi Arabia on 'women in society' – attended by men only – has gone viral. As absurd as it sounds, it reminds Louisa Peacock of a typical UK business conference.
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Religious Double Standards Leave Many Muslims Single | Womens eNews

Religious Double Standards Leave Many Muslims Single | Womens eNews | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Sex segregation can also make it hard for Muslim youth to get to know each other, leading to higher interfaith marriages, says a marriage counselor in this excerpt from Naomi Schaefer Riley's (RT @Womens_eNews: Religious double standard leaves many...
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The Forgotten Uprising in Eastern Saudi Arabia - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Forgotten Uprising in Eastern Saudi Arabia
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Implement the 2012 findings of a Riyadh-based think tank, the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies.
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Yes, Arab women marry later these days - Your Middle East

Yes, Arab women marry later these days
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Between 1959 and 1980, not much changed in terms of average age for first marriage among women. But the number of children grew drastically from 7.3 to 9.
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PAKISTAN: Do women have the right to live in Islamic societies - when the ... - Asian Human Rights Commission News (press release)

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Muslim women from new angles – a new online exhibition. Saudi ...

Muslim women from new angles Khaleej Times Artists in the UAE are calling people to visit a new online exhibition to expose themselves to the plight and success of Muslim women around the world, and challenge common ...
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Women's rights, a global responsibility? - Al-Arabiya

Women's rights, a global responsibility? - Al-Arabiya | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
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Working to empower Muslim women - The Buffalo News

Working to empower Muslim women  - The Buffalo News | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
American Muslims, and particularly the women among them, are doing “pretty well” despite the challenges they’ve faced in recent decades, a prominent Muslim lawyer and appointee of President Obama said at the Muslim Public Affairs Council of Western...
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Not 'brainwashed': American women who converted to Islam speak ...

Not 'brainwashed': American women who converted to Islam speak ... | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Muslims make up less than 1 percent of the U.S. population, according to studies by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. In 2011, about 1.8 million U.S. adults were Muslim, and about 20 percent had converted to the ...
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Jewish, Arab women establish protest tent outside PM's residence | +972 ... - +972 Magazine

Jewish, Arab women establish protest tent outside PM's residence | +972 ... - +972 Magazine | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
One year after Operation Protective Edge, a group of 30 women are fasting for the next month to pressure Prime Minister Netanyahu to return to negotiations.
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‘No representation, no vote’ say haredi women - Israel Elections - Jerusalem Post

‘No representation, no vote’ say haredi women - Israel Elections - Jerusalem Post | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
A campaign to secure a spot for haredi women on the electoral lists of the haredi United Torah Judaism and Shas parties for the upcoming elections has been launched.
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Fatima bin Zayed Initiative wins 'Arab Woman Awards'

Fatima bin Zayed Initiative wins 'Arab Woman Awards'
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Egypt: Epidemic of Sexual Violence | Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Egyptian officials and political leaders across the spectrum should condemn and take immediate steps to address the horrific levels of sexual violence against women in Tahrir Square.
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#MuslimahPride: Muslim Women Take On Topless Activists

#MuslimahPride: Muslim Women Take On Topless Activists | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
A group of Muslim women has taken to Facebook to express its anger with FEMEN, the Ukrainian feminist group famous for its topless protests.
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In Saudi Arabia, Science and Religion Collide Against Women - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

In Saudi Arabia, Science and Religion Collide Against Women - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
In Saudi Arabia, religious scholars are using forged academic studies to justify their stances depriving women of rights.
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At Dubai forum, Arab female entrepreneurs are urged to break from traditional ... - Your Middle East

At Dubai forum, Arab female entrepreneurs are urged to break from traditional ...
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Lawyer refuses to cross examine fully clad Muslim woman : Kaieteur ...

For the first time, Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond was faced with a sensitive situation on Tuesday—a lawyer who refuses to cross examine a Muslim witness because the woman, Khairoon Ali, insists on wearing her Hijab ...
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Empowered Women in the Age of the Harem - Patheos (blog)

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Empowered Women in the Age of the Harem
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That's what I discovered while reading a small booklet titled “Women and Urban Economy in Islamic Egypt,” a research paper published in 2006 by the Women and Memory Forum in Egypt.
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Case of jailed women's activists symbolizes Saudi Arabia's regression on rights - Washington Post

Case of jailed women's activists symbolizes Saudi Arabia's regression on rights Washington Post Joshua Muravchik is a fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and author of the forthcoming book “Trailblazers of the Arab...
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Study finds Muslim women wearing headscarfs face job discrimination

Study finds Muslim women wearing headscarfs face job discrimination | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
In a study, Assistant Professor Sonia Ghumman from the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business found that Hijabis (Muslim women who wear headscarfs) encountered discrimination when seeking employment. ...
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Looking for an authentic Muslim woman's voice? - The Commentator

Looking for an authentic Muslim woman's voice? - The Commentator | Religion, Empowerment, and Role of Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
How can women's rights advance if the mainstream idea of an authentic Muslim woman's voice is strictly confined to the oppressed?
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