Category: Human Rights & Gender

Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

via THE FLORIDA BOOKSHELF (NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY PRESS OF FLORIDA) on JUNE 30, 2015:   “Captivating, provocative, and groundbreaking. Taking up the mandate that women’s realities matter, Majeed writes with depth and analytical rigor about a topic we have scarcely begun to understand.”—Amina Wadud, author of Inside The Gender Jihad “Tackles the contours and […]

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Kuwait: New Law a Breakthrough for Domestic Workers (via Human Rights Watch)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

Guarantees Crucial Rights, but Gaps Remain via HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH on JUNE 30, 2015:  (Beirut) – Kuwaiti legislators’ adoption on June 24, 2015, of a new law giving domestic workers enforceable labor rights is a major breakthrough that should lead other Gulf states to take similar action, Human Rights Watch said today. Kuwaiti authorities should […]

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From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

by STUART WELLS for DUKE TODAY on JUNE 26, 2015:  Spanning cancer biology, career advice, religious studies and poetry, Duke writers offer an array of topics to fill your summer reading needs. Many of the books, including new editions of previous titles, can be found on the “Duke Authors” display shelves near the circulation desk […]

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Has Hospitality Turned to “Hostipitality” for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon ? (by miriam cooke)

Has Hospitality Turned to “Hostipitality” for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon ? (by miriam cooke)

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

Unable to find shelter in Lebanese areas, many Syrian refugees have fled to overcrowded Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, where the UN and NGOs, with scarce resources, try to help by miriam cooke for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 26, 2015: The curtain opens on a makeshift classroom somewhere in Lebanon. Chalked on a blackboard: “We sing the chorus […]

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UN Report: Possible War Crimes by Israel & Palestinian Groups in 2014 Gaza Conflict

UN Report: Possible War Crimes by Israel & Palestinian Groups in 2014 Gaza Conflict

[ 0 ] June 23, 2015 |

via UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (PRESS RELEASE) on JUNE 22, 2015:  GENEVA (22 June 2015): The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza conflict has gathered substantial information pointing to the possible commission of war crimes by both Israel and Palestinian armed groups. “The extent of […]

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In Bratislava, Chants of “Hang the Refugees”

[ 0 ] June 22, 2015 |

via HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH DAILY BRIEF on JUNE 22, 2015:  As the EU prepares this week to discuss its options in the current refugee crisis, including the possible redistribution of asylum seekers from entry countries like Greece and Italy to other EU member states, European public response has been very mixed. At the weekend, some […]

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WATCH: Mustafa Akyol on Faith Vs. Tradition in Islam (TED Talk archives)

WATCH: Mustafa Akyol on Faith Vs. Tradition in Islam (TED Talk archives)

[ 0 ] June 22, 2015 |

via TED on MARCH 2011:  Journalist Mustafa Akyol talks about the way that some local cultural practices (such as the seclusion of women) have become linked, in the popular mind, to the articles of faith of Islam. Has the world’s general idea of the Islamic faith focused too much on tradition, and not enough on […]

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REPORT: The Global Refugee Crisis — A Conspiracy of Neglect (Amnesty International)

[ 0 ] June 18, 2015 |

via AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (PUBLISHED BY THE GUARDIAN) on JUNE 2015:  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In the past two years, the world has witnessed a growing refugee crisis. In 2013, for the first time since World War II, the number of those forcibly displaced from their homes exceeded 50 million. Millions more have since been displaced as a […]

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Hashtag Solidarity in Iran (by Negar Mottahedeh)

Hashtag Solidarity in Iran (by Negar Mottahedeh)

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

How the Green Movement mobilized social media in the interest of social change. by NEGAR MOTTAHEDEH for STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BLOG on JUNE 12, 2015:  EXCERPT: Six years ago today Iranians went to the polls to elect a new president. Before the polls were even closed, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was announced as the sixth president of the […]

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WATCH: Socially Engaged Art in Israel/Palestine with Elle Flanders

WATCH: Socially Engaged Art in Israel/Palestine with Elle Flanders

[ 0 ] June 12, 2015 |

via DUKE FRANKLIN HUMANITIES INSTITUTE on JUNE 10, 2015:  Filmmaker Elle Flanders visited Duke’s Israel/Palestine Comparative Studies undergrad course to share the work she has done to highlight the conflict in the Holy Land. She shared how entering into the LGBTQ community in her youth exposed her to rethink the conflict from a Palestinian perspective, […]

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