Notably absent from recent headlines about the potential withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is talk of the dangerous consequences such a decision could have for women and girls in the region—and the lack of women’s representation in the ongoing “peace talks” between the Trump administration and leaders of the Taliban.
AAPI Equal Pay Day usually passes without much notice. But as a Muslim American who has experienced unequal pay and religious discrimination, it’s personal for me.
The Guru Granth Sahib says in Sikh scripture: “None may exist without a woman.” That’s a nice goal—but gender equality, Seetal Ahluwalia says, “is not where it could be or should be.” That’s why she created Young Khalsa Girls when she was just 10 years old.
In an exclusive clip for Ms. readers, Asghar reads four poems from her debut collection out now.
The fury in my feed was so visceral that I felt I had to find out what lay beneath it. I was determined to discover the roots of this rage. To film “White Right: Meeting The Enemy,” I walked into the belly of the beast.
Saudi women bravely organized to end the kingdom’s driving ban over many years, repeatedly facing arrest—and it is their hard-fought victory that should be celebrated on June 24, when women will finally be able to take the wheel.
Women shaped Tunisia’s constitution into arguably the most progressive of the Arab world. Thanks to their persistence and political savvy, Tunisia’s constitution now enshrines an Islamic country operating as a civil state—supporting moderation, tolerance and human rights; and protecting the equal rights and duties of women and men.
A woman was arrested in Saudi Arabia earlier this week for wearing a skirt and crop top with uncovered hair.
In Afghanistan, women and girls are referred to by the name of the eldest male in their nuclear family. A new social media campaign confronts and pushes back on that tradition.
In the midst of war, an ever-expanding network of dedicated Syrians have been working to heal the torn society. At the center is Ghada Rifai, a trained architect who has built a human network rooted in the values of peace, diversity and non-violence.