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Lisa Schlein’s article on African gender inequality brings forward the impact of equality on a country’s economy and on its social aspects. Although some African countries are starting to experience positive changes due to their progress on gender equality, the majority still needs to address these issues to allow economic growth and human development. 

July 2016 - 64th CEDAW Session, Geneva, Switzerland

July 2016 - 64th CEDAW Session, Geneva, Switzerland

July 2016 - 64th CEDAW Session, Geneva, Switzerland

This article expresses concerns about the rejection of Islamic feminism in Western countries. It states that feminism is indeed compatible with Islam.
The article calls to embrace the diversity of feminism and to strengthen the voice of Muslim women at an international level.

The fear of Sharia is founded on misconceptions. This article written by Asifa Quraishi-Landes dismantles the five myths sustaining incomprehension towards what Sharia is and what it's not.

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Bina Shah's review on musawah advocate Asma Lamrabet's book, Women in the Qur'an: An Emancipatory Reading, focuses on the author's anger towards subjective patriarchy-based human interpretation of the Holy Qur'an and rejects the archetypes it generates.

Asma's arguments are based on the women in the Holy Qur'an, life chronicles of early Muslim women, and on verses of the Holy Qur'an.

Through his satire, Professor Muhammad Khalid Masud explains why and how, in a land far far away, a new Fatwa permitting husbands to beat their wives lightly, heavily boosted the local and the global economy. These measures allowed husbands to deal with their wives' disobedience, while respecting the fundamentals of women's rights.

This story has a questionable happy ending.

July 2016

This Human Rights Watch report focuses on the ways in which Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system denies women access to basic human rights.

3 February 2016

Activist group Anonymous quoted Musawah Advocate Ziba Mir-Hosseini in their online blog-post 'Gender Equality: Muslim Women Question the Way the Quran is Interpreted'.

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