Tag: Women

Ellen McLarney: Women’s Rights in the Egyptian Constitution — (Neo)Liberalism’s Family Values

Ellen McLarney: Women’s Rights in the Egyptian Constitution — (Neo)Liberalism’s Family Values

[ 0 ] May 29, 2013 |

by ELLEN MCLARNEY for JADALIYYA on MAY 22, 2013 (updated with video on MAY 29, 2013) : “Woman and the constitution: Fear of woman’s marginalization rules over all” blared an April 2012 headline in al-Ahram, joining other protests over the role of women in Egypt’s new constitution. Organizations (“EgyptSoft”) sprang up, with articles and posts about how “the […]

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ICAN Brief: Iraqi Women in the Aftermath of War and Occupation

ICAN Brief: Iraqi Women in the Aftermath of War and Occupation

[ 0 ] March 20, 2013 |

by ICAN (INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY ACTION NETWORK), JANUARY 2013:  Just over a year ago the US military officially withdrew from Iraq, ending a nine-year occupation. But it has not meant peace for Iraqis. The decade of sanctions, followed by war and occupation devastated the country’s socio- economic fabric. Despite the billions allocated for reconstruction, the […]

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Food Communities on Facebook Emancipate Israeli-Arab Women

[ 0 ] March 6, 2013 |

by MICHAL AHARONI for AL-MONITOR ISRAEL PULSE on  MARCH 3, 2013: Recipe: 1 kilo flour, 1 tablespoon active dry yeast, 1 heaping teaspoon salt, 1 heaping teaspoon sugar, 1 cup olive oil and lukewarm water. Mix the dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients. Allow the dough to rise for as long as possible, even […]

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Nazra for Feminist Studies: Sexual Violence Against Women and the Increasing Frequency of Gang Rape in Tahrir Square and its Environs

[ 0 ] February 26, 2013 |

by NAZRA FOR FEMINIST STUDIES, on FEBRUARY 4, 2013:  With this paper, Nazra for Feminist Studies offers a feminist theoretical attempt to understand the rise of sexual violence against women over the past few months. We believe that it is important to raise this issue so that different political actors, even well intentioned ones, do […]

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LISTEN: Sahar Amer and Banu Gokariksel Discuss ReOrienting the Veil

LISTEN: Sahar Amer and Banu Gokariksel Discuss ReOrienting the Veil

[ 0 ] February 22, 2013 |

by ISLAMiCommentary (via Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies) on FEBRUARY 20, 2013:  UPDATED WITH LINK, IN CASE YOU MISSED LIVE BROADCAST… Dr. Sahar Amer and Dr. Banu Gokariksel discussed veiling practices with Frank Stasio on WUNC’S  ”The State of Things” this Friday at 12pm. LISTEN HERE  Amer and Gokariksel are two of the organizers […]

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Pew: Continued American Support for U.S. Drone Strikes, but Civilian Casualties a Concern

Pew: Continued American Support for U.S. Drone Strikes, but Civilian Casualties a Concern

[ 0 ] February 14, 2013 |

by PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR THE PEOPLE & THE PRESS on FEBRUARY 11, 2013:  (Survey Overview) While U.S. drone strikes have faced new scrutiny in recent weeks, a majority of the public continues to support the program. Overall, 56% approve of the U.S. conducting missile strikes from pilotless aircraft to target extremists in countries such as Pakistan, […]

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CONFERENCE: ReOrienting the Veil, Feb. 22-23 at UNC-Chapel Hill

CONFERENCE: ReOrienting the Veil, Feb. 22-23 at UNC-Chapel Hill

[ 0 ] January 31, 2013 |

by ISLAMiCommentary (via UNC-Chapel Hill) on JANUARY 31, 2013:  The 2013 Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies has announced their annual conference — on Feb. 22-23 at UNC-Chapel Hill. This year’s conference theme, ReOrienting the Veil, focuses on Muslim women’s veiling practices in transnational contexts, and is co-organized by Sahar Amer, Martine Antle, Banu Gökarıksel, Juliane […]

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Laurie Patton: Where Women, Education and Violence Are Concerned, Progress Is Not Inevitable

Laurie Patton: Where Women, Education and Violence Are Concerned, Progress Is Not Inevitable

[ 0 ] January 29, 2013 |

by LAURIE PATTON for THE HUFFINGTON POST on JANUARY 28, 2013:  The trial of the accused began last week in the now world-famous rape case that transpired in New Delhi in December. The case sparked a month-long, highly public debate in India about safety for women. During that same period of December and early January, […]

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Abdal Hakim Murad: Can Liberalism Tolerate Islam ?

[ 0 ] January 4, 2013 |

by ABDAL HAKIM MURAD for ABC RELIGION AND ETHICS (AUSTRALIA) on JANUARY 4, 2013:  Must one be liberal to belong to the West? For all the polite multiculturalist denials, this question is being put to us more and more insistently. The European Union, as it struggles to articulate a common cultural as well as economic vision, […]

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