Special Series: Muslim Women and their Religious Rights - 2009
by Amal Mohammed Al-Malki
In this first article in a series on Muslim women and their religious rights, Amal Mohammed Al-Malki, an assistant teaching professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, dissects the faith from its various manifestations in practice to explain why Muslim women appear to be simultaneously venerated and ill-treated.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 31 March 2009) 
by Aftab Ahmad Khan
In this second article in a series on Muslim women and their religious rights, Aftab Ahmad Khan, a retired professor and author of Sex and Sexuality in Islam, explores the perception that Islam stands as a hurdle to women’s rights.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 7 April 2009) 
by Omayma Abdel-Latif
In this third article in a series on Muslim women and their religious rights, Omayma Abdel-Latif, a research and programme associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, explores the little-known struggle of women in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.

(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 14 April 2009) 
by Samia Allalou
In this fourth article in our series on Muslim women and their religious rights, Paris-based Algerian journalist Samia Allalou details how Algerian women are striving toward gender equality in the country.

(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 21 April 2009) 
by Sertaç Sehlikoğlu Karakaş
In this fifth article in a series on Muslim women and their religious rights, Sertaç Sehlikoğlu Karakaş, a member of the non-profit organisation Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML), examines how Turkey's hybrid secular-Muslim identity has affected its commitment to empowering women.

(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 28 April 2009) 
by Siti Musdah Mulia
In this final article in a series on Muslim women and their religious rights, Siti Musdah Mulia, professor of Islamic studies at Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic University in Jakarta, looks at what some organisations are doing to address shortfalls in Indonesian women's ability to shape the public policy that affects their lives.

(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 12 May 2009) 
Women of Tunisia: Let your voices be heard!

The women of Tunisia have a decisive role to play in shaping Tunisia's future. Fatma Ben Saïdane reminds women of the power of their vote and the importance of civic engagement.
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