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Few feminists dare criticise Islam. To see why, look at the ones who do

Over the weekend, a Muslim conference held near Paris was interrupted when two Femen activists stormed the stage during a talk given by two fundamentalist preachers. The focus of the talk was on the role of women in Islam and, according to Inna Shevchenko – Femen’s founder member – they were …

The Women of Islam

Students at Gulhane Military Medical Academy in Ankara, Turkey<p>For his day, the Prophet Muhammad was a feminist. The doctrine he laid out as the …

Six things women in Saudi Arabia cannot do

From June, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive for the first time in the nation’s history.<p>The decision was announced last year and is part …

10 Must-Reads For Understanding Boko Haram’s War On Women

The best reporting on a little-understood crisis.<p>Two years ago, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 girls from a boarding school in northeast Nigeria. The world called out for their return, and the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls went viral.<p>The girls are still missing, barring …

Africa

There are Muslim men fighting for the right to kill their wives

Groups of hard-line, right-wing Islamic extremists across Pakistan have banded together in protest to reclaim the right to abuse and kill their wives …

The US is failing miserably on six of 10 markers of gender equality

The US could increase its GDP by trillions if it fixed gender inequality, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute.<p>In a paper released on Thursday, MGI reported that poor performance in six of 10 major indicators of gender equity, including violence against women and business …

Poll of 18-to-24-year-old Arabs finds wide rejection of ISIS.

Thanks to ISIS' activities in Syria and Iraq and its associated terror attacks in Europe, the antipathy that some young Arabs have toward the West is …

The gender pay gap: In California, it adds up to $39 billion

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, which was invented by an activist group two decades ago to draw attention to the wage divide between men and women.<p>The day comes in April, roughly marking how many extra months women would have to work into the new year to make what men made the year the year before.<p>The …

Gender