Several hundred women, mostly Muslim, were expected to attend the first International Muslimah Fashion Week (IMFW) from March 20 through March 23 in Hersey, PA. The event, which had been planned for a year and widely promoted online, never took place. The show supposed to feature 20 designers representing 11 countries along international […]
On March 15 2004, French Senate passed a law banning the wearing of religious signs in public schools. The law came to adoption after several attempts to prevent Muslim female students to wear the Islamic veil – hijab – in public schools. Although the law bans visible signs from any religion, Muslims have been under […]
A Facebook group called Egypt’s Queens: Imprisoned has been keeping an online list of women detained by Egyptian security forces since the July 2013 military ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. The group says more than 2,500 peaceful protestors, men and women, have been killed and at least 15,000 political opponents have been detained, persecuted and tortured since […]
Emna Mansour, chairwoman of Tunisia’s Democratic Movement of Building and Reforms, announced Feb. 24 that she will be running for presidency, Tunisie Numerique (French) reported. In an interview given to the radio station Mosaique FM, Mansour criticized the lack of women in top positions. « Women are still marginalized, » she said, adding that she is working […]
Muslim women around the world celebrated the hijab on Feb. 1. Muslim and non-Muslim women were invited to wear the headscarf and live the experience for one day. In New York, several events took place at the occasion of what has been named World Hijab Day.