Tag: Women

Episode 07: Muslim Women’s Experiences in Germany and the U.S.


Muslims have lived in Germany in significant numbers for decades; in 1961 the Federal Republic concluded an agreement with Turkey that would ultimately bring nearly a million Turkish workers to Germany by 1973.  The relationship of these migrants to broader German society changed—many put down roots, formed families, and have been in Germany for three or four generations.  Today, 4 million Muslims live in Germany….more  .aicgs.org

Non-Muslim women take on Ramadan hijab challenge

Non-Muslim women take on Ramadan hijab challengeLloyd, a British Christian, will be covering her head for the entire duration of the holy month this year in solidarity with Muslim women who face discrimination for wearing the hijab.

“I feel very strongly about this,” said Lloyd, the youngest participant of the 30-day Ramadan hijab challenge, a yearly initiative by the non-profit World Hijab Day (WHD) organisation, inviting women of all faiths to wear the headscarf for a month….more:  .aljazeera

UK Imam Message for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an incredibly important date, which should act as a reminder that we must live its values on every other day of the year. This year, more than ever, men have a responsibility to take part in the conversation, and have a responsibility to do what they can to further women’s rights. It is not women’s responsibility alone….MORE:independent

GOP Senate candidate flips out over ‘women’s rights’: ‘I want to come home to a cooked dinner every night’

In a statement posted to Facebook on Tuesday, Sykes said that he had been asked if he “supports women’s rights.” “I want to come home to a home cooked dinner every night at six,” Sykes said, referring to demands he makes of his girlfriend. “One that she fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives.”…. Rawstory –huffingtonpos

Why Women Drivers is Only the Start of Serious Saudi Change

Image result for Why women drivers is only the start of serious Saudi change…the 32-year-old who effectively runs the country in his father’s name, just placed a big bet on his millennial peers. By ending the world’s only ban on women driving cars, the crown prince has upset plenty of people in this Islamic kingdom, founded on a pact between clerics and the royal family.

He may be calculating that an even larger number of Saudis are ready to go along for the ride.

Will it work? It’s hard to gauge the mood of a country with little freedom of expression or opinion polling,..more: nypost.com