Rashida Tlaib, making history as the first Palestinian American woman in Congress on her way to the Capitol building to be sworn into office.

  As Rashida Tlaib is sworn-in, empowered Palestinian women & those around the world, respond with #TweetYourThobe .. for a free Palestine pic.twitter.com/2la2TApq4v — Days of Palestine (@DaysofPalestine) January 4, 2019 From the youngest woman to the first Muslim female representatives, no other US Congress has looked like this. pic.twitter.com/DAgQOIUr9j — Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish)…

How Iranian women are using Sharia to their benefit — Al-Monitor com

Iranian women attend the 28th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, Jan. 7, 2015.  (photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES/Atta Kenare) Iranian women suffered legal discrimination both before and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The main justification for discriminatory laws against women is that they are based on Sharia, and therefore cannot and should not be challenged….

Empowered women work to improve the lives of other women and their communities around the world – The ismaili news

Jenny Datoo surveys farmers’ associations in Pakistan’s rural Soan Valley to determine the effectiveness of community participation in irrigation projects. Photo: Laya Taheri   A number of Ismaili women are courageously taking the initiative to pave the way for the empowerment of the underprivileged, of which women and girls constitute a substantial portion. After graduating…

Documentary: A Garden in Shigar (via Ismailimail)

Tahereh Sheerazie, Pasadena Ca. USA – It has been over a month since Mahera Omar’s beautifully filmed documentary ‘A Garden in Shigar’ has been on the Womens’ Voices Now website competing for audience choice awards with many other well made films from all over the Muslim world. A Short-Film Festival giving voice to women of…

Audio: The Power of Women – New America Now

Hot Topics – Muslims Next Door The portrayal of Muslim women in the media typically involves images and stories of oppression. Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author of The Muslim Next Door, cuts through the white noise to explain how Muslim women are participating in society and changing the world. Sumbul was interviewed on NPR affiliate KALW recently….