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.
75 community members greeted each other and quietly took their seats as Muslim women were given microphones. For two hours of uninterrupted time, the speakers shared about their lives, their faith, the challenges they face and ways everyone in the room could be allies.
17-year-old Nabra Hassanen was chased, beaten and murdered outside of her mosque. Police don’t consider her death a hate crime—but activists are fighting Islamophobia in its wake.
“It’s just the fear so far, and hopefully nothing will happen. But that’s the thing: You don’t want to live in fear.”
Extremist ideologies have been on the rise for decades, but does dropping a bomb solve the problem? We interviewed Mary Akrami, an award winning women’s rights defender and director of the Afghan Women Skills Development Center, about this issue.
Afghanistan is not an easy place to be a woman—but Roberta Staley sees hope via the increasing participation of women in Afghan media.
Dina Ali Lasloom, a 24-year-old Saudi woman, was attempting to seek asylum in Australia last week before she was detained at the airport in Manila, Philippines and forcibly sent back to Saudi Arabia against her will.
Late Wednesday, the body of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found in the Hudson River near Manhattan.
The music video for Syrian Muslim-American poet and activist Mona Haydar’s rap song “Hijabi” shows how it feels to be questioned as a woman who wears a hijab.