Women Folks

By Peace Forum NetWork | 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

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 …

Islam

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, …

Slavery

#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 …

Women's News

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

Qur’an and Women: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Women’s Perspective by Amina Wadud

<i>Book Review:</i> Qur’an and Woman Reareading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective. <i>The Qur’an does not talk by itself, it is humans who make it …

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 …

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 …

Feminism

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 …

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

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 …

Women's News

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 …

The one simple activity that can make couples happier, according to science

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 …

Women's News

10 Things Muslim Women can do for this Ummah

Islamic Experiences is a website where people can share their stories and experiences about practicing Islam.

Autism awareness

“APRIL is the cruellest month of the year,” wrote T.S. Eliot. It is a month of painful rebirth, but also a time of immense possibilities, when each …

#BuildMovementsNotWalls for women's rights globally

Women around the world get loud for human rights<p>As the United States experiences the impact of a critical transition of power, women, men, LGBTQI …

These Women Started a Company to Teach White People How to Be Less Racist

Since the safety pin trend launched after the election, a lot of people have tried to profit from it — from Etsy artisans to luxury brands. But …

Like an invisibility cloak, Latina Muslims find the hijab hides their ethnicity — from Latinos

Magdalena Al Omari, a Mexican American convert to Islam, slipped on the hijab and braced for whatever may come.<p>It happened a few months later, in the checkout line of a grocery store in Santa Ana.<p><i>“¿No tiene calor en esa cosa?”</i> one woman asked another. Isn’t she hot in that thing?<p>Al Omari shot back, …

Islam

Muslim Veils -- from Hijab to Burqa

Muslim women in Amsterdam, wearing different styles of veils<p><b>The word hijab comes from the Arabic for ‘veil’ and is used to describe the headscarves</b> …

These Women’s Magazines Aren’t Just for Women

In spring 2013, Joanna Demkiewicz, a journalism student at the University of Missouri, went to hear the longtime Esquire writer Mike Sager talk about his new book, “Next Wave: America’s New Generation of Great Literary Journalists.” The collection, which Mr. Sager had edited, celebrates 19 …

Lindsay Lohan's sparks Islam conversion rumours with Prophet Muhammad quote

Lindsay Lohan has prompted further speculation that she has converted to Islam after quoting the Prophet Muhammad.<p>The actress marked International …