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Kanela Zuko
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Bosnia Elects First Veiled MP
SARAJEVO – Sending a message of hope to Bosnian Muslim women, a veiled woman was elected to the House of Representatives in October's elections, becoming the first woman to enter the parliament with the Islamic headscarf. "I think my being elected...
Friday, July 05, 2013
Morocco modifies gender equality plan
Morocco's Islamist-led government on Friday presented a new European Union-funded plan to promote women's rights and equality, but without earlier measures to legalize abortion and support single mothers. The plan, which is funded with 45 million...
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Nude Feminism Challenges Islamist Discourse
In the aftermath of the wave of uprisings that took place across the Arab world in 2011, women were placed under the spotlight of post-revolution political discussion. During the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, the contribution of Arab women to...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Shirin Ebadi Urges Arab Women to Keep the Faith
 "The main obstacle for post-revolutionary Arab women is a "patriarchal culture" that imposes a false interpretation on Islam." On the sideline of an April 2 conference hosted by Columbia University Law School, Shirin Ebadi, who in 2003 became the...