Powerful forces in Québec have long kept tabs on women's dress codes, and therefore women's bodies.
The Québec government's push to ban the hijab is 'sexularism' and also basic nationalism – one that pits an ‘us’ against ‘them,’ where the ‘them’ represent multiple threats to the nation.
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.
From Turkey to Saudi Arabia, Muslim women are battling for their rights - but religion is not at fault.
Gap's recent back-to-school ad campaign was praised for its portrayal of the diversity of children. One of the girls in the ads was wearing a hijab: this raised a huge debate on social media.
Iran's young "daughters of the revolution" are protesting hijab laws and demanding equal rights. They're the ultimate symbol of female resistance on this International Women's Day.
Protests against mandatory hijabs have a clear goal, and if successful, would be a victory for Iranian civil society.
With its "Pro hijab" Nike has mainstreamed what is generally considered as an oppressive and marginalised garment.
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?
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.
The versatile, controversial piece of clothing has come to symbolise both the oppression of women and their empowerment.
Islamic fashion is a rapidly growing industry: Muslim spending on fashion is expected to reach US$488 billion by 2019. What has led to this growth?
For many Muslim women, wearing the headscarf is an act of piety and a way of being. Forcing them to remove it can have devastating consequences.
The recent burqa ban in Morocco highlights tensions between radical Salafists and a moderate Islamic government that has taken steps to further women's rights.
The hijab is not a sign of control.
An 'us and them' narrative pervades reporting about British Muslim attitudes, but there remains lack of understanding about what the separation of the church and state really means.
A new study finds Muslim women in the UK live in an atmosphere of prejudice.
The answer is complex. But part of it lies in the fact that French society is still uncomfortable with its diversity.
Banning teachers from wearing the veil at school is incompatible with the German constitution.
For some time, my research has shown that Muslim women who wear the hijab or other types of Muslim attire are the most likely to become victims of street-level Islamophobia. The explanation is simple…