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Team wears headscarves in support of muslim teammate

By Kali Swenson / Policy Mic / 27 Mar 2014

Earlier this month, FIFA lifted its ban on headscarves, allowing female Muslim players to wear hijabs while playing soccer. But that didn't stop high school soccer referees in Aurora, Colo. from prohibiting Samah Aidah to play with her head covered.


Pakistan's first women-only bus service

Source : BBC / 25 Mar 2014

Authorities in Pakistan have launched a minibus service exclusively for women travelling between the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.


Planet Fitness kicked Muslim woman out for wearing head scarf: lawsuit

Source : New York Daily News / 25 Mar 2014

A New Mexico woman is claiming Planet Fitness isn’t always ‘judgment free.’

The national budget-friendly gym chain promises members an atmosphere free of “gymtimidation.” But Tarainia McDaniel, a Muslim woman, says a gym in Albuquerque booted her out because she was wearing a head scarf. The woman reportedly told staff at the gym that the head scarf was an essential part of her Muslim faith. In return, she was told to go find a baseball cap.


Saudi woman selected for UN meet

Source : Arab news / 24 Mar 2014

Swansea University law undergraduate Jood Al-Harthi has been selected to attend a Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN) conference later this month. Jood will be attending as the representative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the university announced on its website.


First woman appointed to Abu Dhabi Executive Council

Source : IINA / 17 Mar 2014

President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, in his capacity as ruler of Abu Dhabi, has appointed the first female member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

Dr Amal Al Qubaisi is a Federal National Council member and also the new general manager of Adec, the Abu Dhabi Education Council. An architect by profession, she was the first woman to be elected to the FNC and the first woman to chair one of its meetings. Three other new members appointed to the Executive Council are Saeed Al Ghafli, Mohammed Al Rumaithi and Ali Al Mansouri.


7 out of 10 Working Moroccan Women Hold No Degree

Source : Morocco World News / 15 Mar 2014

According to daily La Vie Eco, a recent report by the Higher Commission of Planning (HCP) showed that the bulk of Moroccan working women are “relatively young” and hold no diplomas.

In rural areas, women aged 25 years old constitute 20% of the total number of working women, whereas in urban areas, women of the same age represent only 10%.

According to the same report, 57.7% of working women in Morocco are married, 30.7% are single and 11.7% are either widowed or divorced.


Rights of men, women equal in Islam- MP

Source : IRNA / 14 Mar 2014

Senior member of the Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Halimeh Aali said on Wednesday that men and women enjoyed equal rights in Islam.

Aali made the remarks at her speech to the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women which started in New York on March 10.


Algeria religious affairs minister's headscarf comments slammed

Source : World Bulletin / 14 Mar 2014

Women in Algeria have reacted angrily to comments made by the country's Religious Affairs Minister, Abu Abdullah Gulamullah, who implied that women should conform to workplace rules that forbid them from wearing the headscarf.


Half of Saudi women don’t perform any physical activity

Source : Al Arabiya / 12 Mar 2014

A survey conducted by the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has revealed that around half of the country’s females and 33 percent of males do not perform any form of physical activity.

The survey’s results, published in the Saudi-based newspaper al-Eqtisadiah on Sunday, also showed that around 29 percent of females and 29 percent of males perform light physical activity.


Saudi Arabia to build new industrial city for women

Source : NY Daily News / 11 Mar 2014

Saudi Arabia is planning to develop a women-only industrial city aimed at giving females greater independence while still abiding by Sharia law.

The development, which will be built in the Eastern Province city of Hofuf, is set to open next year, according to The Guardian.


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