A young Muslim entrepreneur in St. Louis, Missouri, has succeeded in breaking barriers in here work after encouraging her female colleagues to try her Islamic hijab for a day.

British campaigners say Muslim students across the UK are suffering a backlash of abuse amid rising Islamophobic sentiments in schools following the recent wave of terrorist attacks in the French capital, Paris.

Recent legal reforms have failed to curb widespread public, domestic and state violence against women and girls in Egypt, a rights group reports. 

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who won in the last Sunday's run-off of presidential election in Croatia, a Western Balkan country, pledged to local citizens to make the homeland "one of most prosperous in the European Union".

The mesmerizing Iranian movie Hush! Girls Don’t Scream has been screened at the first International Women’s Film Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A Quranic course titled “Al-Qadir” was held for women by the Religious Affairs Section of Imam Ali’s (AS) holy shrine in Najaf, Iraq.

The Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) has been holding an educational course titled “Shajarah Tuba” since December 24.

As we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, let us mobilize for the 16 days of activism from now until Human Rights Day on 10 December. Join the global effort to “Orange YOURNeighbourhood” as part of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

On 6 and 7 December the Third International Scientific and Sport Seminar on Women, Sport and Media took place at the Olympic Hotel in Tehran. The event was organized jointly by the Iranian Sports Journalists Association, the Ministry of Sports and Youth, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO and the Iranian National Committee for Olympics.

Iran in recent years has had very good cooperation with the international bodies on promotion of women's situation in various social, educational and economic fields, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Iran Gary Lewis said.


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