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[1 Mar 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Mainstream Western Media: Let Go of the Headscarf!

-By Yasmina Mrabet
Connection Point Manager
 “The mainstream Western media would have you think that Arab and Muslim women are so deep in their oppression that they rarely, if ever, fight for their rights or speak their minds or impact any change.”
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Mainstream Western media are rampant with misconceptions about Arab and Muslim cultures, particularly when it comes to women. Stereotypes are exacerbated in movies, talk shows, and on news outlets, where many times self-proclaimed ‘experts’ with little or no cultural knowledge of the Middle East are speaking on behalf of the region …

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[15 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Muslim Women in a Christian Community

Erick Brocoy
Philippines
“Community cooperation and cohesiveness increase while livelihoods and incomes become steady. The people develop an entrepreneurial drive accompanied with working hand in hand with community members. The sense of unity and camaraderie flourish.”
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Despite the number of interventions done to promote empowerment through basic human rights, women are still suffering from inequities around the world.  The role of women in our society is crucial and we must continue to empower them. Without them development will never occur. I met two women who defied cultural limitations, finding ways to empower fellow …

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[27 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Confronting Our Ignorance: As Americans, As Muslims, and As Women

**This week we’re reposting some of our favorite articles from the past year. Our interview with Amina Wadud was one of our most popular postings, and in it Amina shares with us her personal journey as an African American Muslim woman in America, and the evolution of her identity and activism. We chose to repost this interview because of the insights Amina offers on how to create a space that includes the voices of women as scholars of Islam.**
Amina Wadud
Amina Wadud is an internationally acclaimed scholar, human rights activist, and …

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[14 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
Global Mothers, United in Peacebuilding

Mehru Jaffer
India/Austria

“We recognize the untapped potential of women as a driving force for change, and as future leaders of an equitable, interconnected, and peaceful world.”

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Last summer I met 15 exceptional women from 7 different countries here in Vienna, Austria.
The women were participating in Mothers MOVE, a three-day conference hosted by Women Without Borders (WWB), a Vienna-based research and advocacy organization that provides grassroots women a platform to speak and to share their concerns with the international community.
As India Consultant to WWB, I watched the …