Women

Voicing concern over the continued killing of women and girls, the United Nations anti-crime chief today issued a strong call to end such acts, as well as to unravel the gender at the heart of the “dreadful daily experiences of violence” that blight so many of their lives.

Inviting people to look beyond her hijab, an Australian Muslim woman aims to raise awareness about her culture and faith through an interfaith project whose aim is to promote understanding of others.

A decision by a Kyrgyz region to ban hijab in schools has sparked concerns among Muslims, amid reports that the ban may be applied across the country by next autumn.

The case of a Muslim girl who has been banned from class twice for wearing long skirt has sparked outcry in France.

Protesting the violation of their religious rights, the Muslim community of Wisutsri Yungpongsapat, southern Thailand, have decried barring Muslim students from wearing hijab in school.

The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) elected Iran as a board member of the UN Women, a body for gender equality and empowerment of women.

General Secretory of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought spotlighted the telling role of women as an essential ingredient of a healthy society.

A forum titled “Status of Woman in Islamic Thought” will be organized on April 9 by the Iranian Cultural Center in Herat, Afghanistan.

Students at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana will have the opportunity to try on and keep hijabs regardless of their religion, during the university’s Islam Awareness Week.

Iranian distinguished biotechnology researcher Professor Nasrin Moazami was appointed as a member of the scientific board of the International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP) affiliated to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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