Women Folks

By Peace Forum سلام فورم | Respect and honour which they deserve is not granted to women in different societies and cultures. While they are used as product in West, they are subjugated in some Eastern cultures under the garb of religion. There has to be balance. This Magazine highlight women matters and related issues for awareness. http://womenfolks.blogspot.com

How birth control became part of the evangelical agenda

Trump’s latest birth control rollbacks seem like a victory for the religious right. But why?<p>The Trump administration announced Friday that it would roll back the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employers cover workers’ birth control. During the Obama administration, the initial wave of companies …

Religion

100 Women: Why can fewer women read this sentence than men?

Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women.<p>So what is preventing girls and women from learning to read and write?<p>As part of this year's 100 Women, a team in India's capital Delhi will be looking at ways to tackle this problem.<p>What is 100 Women?<p>BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and …

Gender

Saudi Women can now drive - here are six other things they should be be allowed to do too

Yesterday, the Saudi Arabian government announced that it would allow women the right to drive from next June. And what seems like a basic human right here in the Western world has until now been an illegal activity for Saudi Arabia's female population punishable by 10 lashes, as was Shaima …

Saudi Arabia

Why women are coming forward about harassment and discrimination

It’s been the talk of the summer in Silicon Valley. CEOs at Uber and SoFi lost their jobs after whistleblowers came forward, alleging sexism and harassment. Powerful venture capitalists, including Dave McClure from 500 Startups lost their jobs after women, including Sarah Kunst, accused him of …

Feminism

The Culture Veil

On the fast train from Brussels to Paris a few years ago, I met a young woman from the Philippines who was taking a weekend holiday from her job in …

Feminism

There is a way to prevent so many teenage girls being depressed – but no one wants to admit it

Even if it were possible, there is nothing on earth that would make me want to go back to being a teenage girl. My early twenties? Possibly. My …

Mental Health

The female face of Islamic law in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Sitting in a court library surrounded by Islamic law books, Nenney Shushaidah Binti Shamsuddin is polite and softly spoken as she …

Hijab goes mainstream as advertisers target Muslim money

BEIRUT: The hijab one of the most visible signs of Islamic culture is going mainstream with advertisers, media giants and fashion firms promoting …

What if women ruled the world?

An end to abuse, a law against mansplaining, and reparations for two millennia of injustice … as a new sci-fi art show imagines a female-led future, we ask comedians, writers, politicians and CEOs for their vision<p>How would women change the world? Share your views<p>‘Something’s not working at the …

Feminism

Breaking the Financial Chains of Modern Slavery

Photo: UNHCR/Andrew McConnell<p>Human trafficking is both illegal and big business. The International Labour Organization estimates that forced labour, …

#Disruptors: Challenging the status quo for women's rights

ARUWE<p>In many regions of Uganda, rural women live below the poverty line, and food scarcity means these women must work on farms simply to keep enough …

Philanthropy

The future of female tech leadership is thriving—in the United Arab Emirates

Women in tech have it tough, working in often-offensive bro cultures that dominate much of the industry. But as an American woman working in the blockchain sector, I’ve never seen a place so inspiring as the United Arab Emirates, and Dubai in particular. It’s like being in a modern-age Kennedy era …

Innovation

Sharia doesn’t ask women to cover face - Niqab

Fourteen centuries of Islamic thought have produced a legacy of interpretive readings of the Qu'ran written almost entirely by men. Now, with Qu'ran …

Women lead Friday prayers at Denmark's first female-run mosque

Imam of Mariam mosque in Copenhagen says aim is to challenge patriarchal structures and inspire other women<p>It was Friday prayers with a difference. Outside the prayer hall, a woman breastfed her baby, while another applied lipstick. There were hugs and kisses, and peals of laughter. The <i>adhan</i> – the …

Religion

80% of This Public Company's Directors Are Women

At a time when most companies are struggling to recruit and retain female directors, one company boasts a board in which women outnumber men …

Governance

What Women Want on “I Love Dick”

“Is she any good?” Dick, a sculptor, asks. He’s talking about Chris, a filmmaker, who is sitting right next to him at the table. But he asks the question <i>around</i> her, of Chris’s husband, a Holocaust scholar named Sylvère, who is a fellow at an arts institute run by Dick. “Unfortunately,” Dick …

TV

Why are millions of Indian women dropping out of work?

Soutik Biswas India correspondent<p><b>Why are millions of women dropping out of work in India?</b><p>The numbers are stark - for the first time in India's recent history, not only was there a decline in the female labour participation rate, but also a shrinking of the total number of women in the …

Gender

Breaking barriers: Pakistan's female only rickshaw drivers

Kiran transports a passenger around Punjab Chakwal in her pink rickshaw taxi.<p>Toot toot! The launch of a female-only rickshaw taxi service in the city …

Women are global agents of change

Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive, Energy Institute<p>Two facts put into stark relief the disproportionate impact climate change and lack of …

Climate

Meet 20 courageous women & girls who are #Determined

Photo credit: Sophie Garcia<p>Yeri Sali Youl<p><b>AGE</b>: 45 <b><br>HOMETOWN</b>: Gaoua, Burkina Faso<p><b>#DETERMINED</b> to fight against forced marriage and win respect for women’s …

The War on Women has no Borders

Spring 2017 Update<p>“Because of all the awareness workshops, now a woman knows what her rights are. Before I didn’t know. Now we speak up.” Rajaa Iass …

Feminism

6 Muslim women artists from the 6 countries targeted in travel ban, By Samina Ali

<b>By Samina Ali, curator of Muslima</b><p>Just last week, Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked U.S. President Donald Trump’s revised executive order …

8 ways you can be a champion for women beyond International Women's Day with Global Fund for Women

Around the world, women are facing direct threats to their reproductive health, safety, economic rights, and so much more—with policies like the …

Opinion: Investing in the future means investing in girls

Ahead of the Global Adolescent Health Conference in Ottawa, Women Deliver Chief Executive Officer Katja Iversen outlines three investments donors can …

Gender

In praise of selfish women

If there’s one word that most women I know are profoundly allergic to, it’s “selfish.” The accusation—whether implied or hurled, from an inner voice or spoken aloud—rarely lands softly or is met with indifference.<p>Femininity and selflessness are so deeply ingrained as twin ideals that even the most …

Personality

Couples can improve their wellbeing by giving each other a massage, research finds

A massage is supposed to be a key to relaxing the mind and the body – and now psychologists believe it could be at the centre of your partner’s …

Yes, It Is YOUR Job to Make Your Husband Happy

<i>Happiness is your job, because love starts with you. Read on to understand why, from Andrea Miller for YourTango.</i><p><b>Why do so many of us buy into the myth that marriage is supposed to make us happy?</b><p>I'm glad to see how marriage has evolved. It used to be much more transactional — happening principally …

Why We Need A Muslim Women’s Day

"It’s time to hear from a community that’s often talked about but rarely given the chance to speak.”<p>Faced with an increasingly hostile climate of Islamophobia, Muslim women have remained strong, fierce, and unapologetically themselves ― and it’s about damn time we had a day to honor their …

Muslim Women

10 Things Muslim Women can do for this Ummah

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