Musawah - How Do You Say Equality?

Author : Mona Eltahawy, The Jerusalem Report

“I feel like someone opened a window into my mind and let in the fresh air. It feels so good!” The young Egyptian woman and I were among 250 activists and scholars from 47 countries brought together in mid-February in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the launch of Musawah, a global movement for justice and equality…

Muslim Feminism Quietly Flourishes

Muslim Feminism Quietly Flourishes

Author : Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle

Women’s Groups Active In Even The Most Patriarchal Nations An Islamic feminist, many Americans believe, is a contradiction in terms. That view has been widely reinforced during the past month as images of all- male power structures, schools and businesses in the Middle East appear nightly across TV screens. Women also appear, shrouded and segregated,…