The BBC's Persian-language website has published articles by several Iranian men and women living in exile. Their arguments, which are repeated in summary in the following article, highlight the systematic oppression of Iran's women by the country's authorities.
Irshad Manji, Senior Fellow of the European Foundation for Democracy was hosted by the European Policy Centre to discuss the "Empowerment of Muslim Women: Opportunities and Challenges", in Brussels on 22 February 2008 at 10:30-11:45 am.
EFD Senior Fellow Irshad Manji spoke at the â€œWomen Power in Islamâ€ hosted by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation. Ms. Manji, a human rights activist, highlighted the role that Muslim women can play in reforming Islam from within. Irshad believes that women's rights are human rights. But Muslim women today still suffer profound ill-treatment in the name of Islam.
Irshad Manji's book review of "HALF THE SKY - Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide" by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
No, it's not a resurrection of the old Apple Computer "Think different" campaign; "Think-Different Women" is the intriguing title of the new Boston Muslim Film Festival.
Aiming to present a "stereotype-defying tour of the Muslim world's diversity and complexity," the festival says it's chosen movies with central characters who are especially "think-different women" - people who challenge extremism and "offer rarely heard iconoclastic voices."
Staaten die Frauenrechte verletzen, wollen in UN-Gremien, die weltweit Frauenrechte durchsetzen sollen. Die UN-Generalversammlung feierte am 2. Juli dieses Jahres ihre Entscheidung, neue Strukturen geschaffen zu haben, die weltweit die Gleichberechtigung von Frauen realisieren sollen.