Topic: Women in the Islamic world

Jadd Hilal (photo: Lenos Verlag)

Jadd Hilal's debut novel

Women searching and yearning for home

A traditional Indian wedding in New Delhi (photo: Altai Qadri/AP/picture alliance)

Matchmaking among Indians

Why do Indian expats in Europe still seek an arranged marriage?

 Muslim worshippers gather at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca (photo: AFP)

Saudi Arabia

1 million attend biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemic

The family of murdered student Naira Ashraf at the trial of alleged killer Mohamed Adel (photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP)

Femicide in Egypt

"If you say no, you'll be in trouble"

Saudi women walk past a mural painting showing King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tahliya street in the capital Riyadh on 5 December 2019 (photo: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP)

Emancipation in the MENA region

The patriarchy is crumbling

Palestinian Widad Kawar, dedicated to raising awareness of the value of Palestinian, Jordanian and Syrian costumes, and founder of the Tiraz Museum in Jordan (photo: Marta Vidal)

Palestine, Jordan and Syria

The woman preserving handwoven history

Activists take part in a demonstration for better women's rights on International Womens Day in Surabaya on 8 March 2022 (photo: Juni Kriswanto/AFP/Getty Images)

Southeast Asia

Indonesia fights violence against women with new law

Muslim woman in a Sufi shrine: The role of female scholars in the transmission of traditional knowledge in Islam has long been underestimated (photo: Imago/Saqib Majeed)

Female scholars in Islam

Unsung guardians of the 'true' tradition

Umm Sameh peforms the music and dance ritual known as "zar", traditionally performed to ward off or exorcise jinn or evil spirits (photo: Khaled DESOUKI/AFP)

Egypt

Ancient 'zar' ritual puts exorcism on stage

Scene from the #HelpSaira storyline (screenshot: https://sairaneedshelp.web.app)

Menstruation in Pakistan

What every girl should know

Pakistan rapper Eva B (photo: Asif Hassan/AFP)

Behind the veil

The double life of Pakistan rapper Eva B

In 2020, these Kuwaiti activists founded the first and only platform for women parliamentary candidates – "Mudhawi's List" (photo: Mulhawi's List)

Gulf region

Women’s empowerment not all it seems

Event held during the 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Week at Business Incubator Block One, Yemen (photo: Rowad Foundation)

Women entrepreneurs in Yemen

The fight to secure capital

Photojournalist Masrat Zahra (photo: Elisa Rheinheimer)

Kashmir conflict

"An entire people is traumatised"

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