When women of color in government work together, it often helps their chances of legislative success.
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Women of color in public office often face great scrutiny and hostility. New research shows how France's first black female senators used their experience fighting Nazis to pass landmark legislation.
Halima Aden, the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and burkini on the cover of the swimsuit edition of the Sports Illustrated.
Hijab-wearing model Halima Aden will be featured in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit edition. Here's why her success needs to be viewed in context of a long history of black Muslim women's fashions.
Conservative lawmakers in dozens of U.S. states have raised fears that Islamic fundamentalists want to impose Sharia on Americans.
There is no inherent tension between Islam and democratic values. Like any use of religion in politics, the application of Sharia as law depends on who is using it – and why.
Australian Muslims are divided on whether women will get a fair deal under Islamic dispute resolution if it is implemented here.
Islamic dispute resolution is a way of avoiding court but resolving disputes under Islamic law. Other countries use this approach. But is it right for Australia?
For many Muslim women, a hijab is a way of expressing resistance.
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Hijab is not simply about religion – women wear it for a variety of reasons.
Ilhan Omar, a Somali American, who was elected from Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, will be the first woman in U.S. Congress to wear a hijab.
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The de Young Museum of San Francisco recently opened an exhibit devoted to the Islamic fashion scene. Here's how Muslim women's fashions challenge popular stereotypes.
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A visual art exhibit challenges inaccurate stereotypes of young Muslim women and instead presents complex and strong portraits.
From Turkey to Saudi Arabia, Muslim women are battling for their rights - but religion is not at fault.
Burqas and niqabs (pictured here) are often thought of as one type of dress in the UK.
Muslim women and men are choosing to wear Islamic clothing in the face of rising religious hatred.
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The voices and work of leading Muslim women are proving to be pivotal in changing the landscape of gender, race and religious inequalities.
Saliha (left) and Alexia in 2012. Alexia no longer wears the veil.
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A number of women who once wore and defended the full Islamic veil known as the niqab later chose to renounce it. Here two of them tell their stories.
Many girls in Dar es Salaam’s slums drop out of school because of the costs involved.
Creating more opportunities for young women and girls to work and earn money is a possible solution to early marriages. Subsidising secondary education to keep poorer girls in school is another.
Warda Naili poses for a photograph on a city bus in Montreal. Last week, Bill 62 was passed in Quebec, outlawing the wearing of a niqab on public transit.
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Bill 62, a bill passed last week banning the wearing of Niqab in Québec for those seeking access to public services, is widely seen as an attack on Muslim women. Why is it even necessary?
Activists protesting against the recently banned triple divorce.
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Muslim women in India struggle with a host of challenges, such as widespread poverty and lack of access to education. Arbitrary divorce was only one of many injustices.
Controlling what women wear won't curtail terrrorism.
Senators were shocked when Pauline Hanson appeared in the chamber shrouded in the voluminous black garment.
Pauline Hanson's stunt of wearing a burqa into the Senate on Thursday drew a swingeing attack from George Brandis.
Fashion by Indonesian designer Dian Pelangi.
It is easy for non-Muslims to forget that there are places where Muslim women lead lives full of frivolity and fun. But on social media Indonesian hijabers are challenging the stereotypes.
Muslim women pray behind men at mass prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha in Birmingham.
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A new report on missing Muslims under-emphasises women’s growing participation in civil society.
Indonesian female Muslim students read books in a library.
There isn't just one single narrative in Islam. Indonesia and China have a long tradition of women religious leaders – a trend that is catching up in other Muslim majority countries as well.
Theology students sit an exam at the Islamic University in Jakarta.
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The gathering of almost 500 female religious scholars in Indonesia in the world's first Female Clerics Congress shows Muslim women's fight for equality.