Can you be a Muslim and be supportive of same-sex marriages? Why doesn’t forced marriage have anything to do with Islam? Was the Prophet’s wife a front runner regarding equal rights within marriage?
Meet three Muslim women who aren’t afraid of being controversial and who are anything but traditional and predictable.
The event is free of charge and will be held on Tuesday November 20th at the Black Diamond in Copenhagen.
Read more about the event and register at kvinfo.dk
Ramallah - Abeer Abu Ghaith, a poised young woman overflowing with optimism, works tirelessly to help Palestinian women achieve their dreams and improve their lives. She is just one of many women who are finding creative ways to overcome the restrictions Palestinians face in finding work and starting a business.
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Mona had been counting to 20 every day so she could show off to her new friends in class. So when her bus to the Hind bint Otaiba Centre for Adult Education arrived late on Tuesday, Mona, 40, worried she would miss the first half of her lesson when her teacher would test the class on numbers learnt the previous week.
Last year’s uprisings in the Middle East launched the region into a period of turmoil that’s continuing to boil. In the midst of dictators falling, economic uncertainty and fiery protests, an unlikely group is thriving – women entrepreneurs are pushing ahead as crises loom around them.
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Progress towards gender equality in Jordan remains “very slow”, women’s rights activists said on Sunday. Speaking at a panel discussion on gender equality, Layla Naffa, director of projects at the Arab Women’s Organisation, said that Kingdom needed to take further steps to improve women’s situation.
Read more at jordantimes.com
The demand for plastic surgery has been on the rise among both, men and women, but recent data shows that a record number of men now go in for such surgery. "The percentage of men in the Arab world seeking plastic surgery has increased from 5 percent to 25 percent of the total number of patients undergoing such a surgery.
Read more at kuwaittimes.net