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City Year Corps Members Learn About Muslim Women

City Year Corps Members Learn About Muslim Women

    In late May, Women in Islam, Inc. collaborated with City Year to deliver a day-long workshop on Muslim women to a group of 20 City Year members.  City Year is a national non-profit that connects young people to year-long service opportunities; their motto is “give a year, change the world!”  City Year corps
Recommendations to CEDAW

Recommendations to CEDAW

  For our annual Charting Our Own Course annual Women’s History event,  Women In Islam, Inc., in partnership with Karamah, organized a forum on CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of  Discrimination Against Women. Held at the United Nations, the forum presented Karamah’s recommendations for a new amendment to CEDAW regarding Economic Consequences of Marriage and
In Memory: Aasiya Zubair

In Memory: Aasiya Zubair

A year ago, February 12, Sr. Aasiya Zubair was brutally murdered by her husband.  Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’oon– Truly every life, everything material, comes from Allah, the Most High, and to Him is our return.  Her death, as it was publicized through the media, brought the global Muslim community face to face with domestic violence
Educating Girls & Women in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Educating Girls & Women in Afghanistan and Pakistan

  Islam is unequivocal in its teaching that society and families should support the education of women.  According to a hadith narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, our Beloved Prophet, peace be upon him, is reported to have said; “If a daughter is born to a person and he brings
Heaven’s Gate Article by Ingrid Mattson

Heaven’s Gate Article by Ingrid Mattson

Check out this awesome piece, which is actually a presentation delivered by Dr. Mattson at a conference, Portraits of Women in Islam, Comparative Perspectives and Challenges.  Women In Islam, Inc. gave Dr. Mattson the Dr. Betty Shabazz Award in 2007. “Heaven’s Gate: How Muslim Women Open and Close the Door for their Sisters” http://macdonald.hartsem.edu/Heavens_Gate.pdf
Lifting Up Iraqi Women’s Voices

Lifting Up Iraqi Women’s Voices

Women In Islam, Inc founder Aisha Al-Adawiya recently attended a conference of WAFDI, Women’s Alliance for a Democratic Iraq.  WAFDI is comprised of Iraqi women living in Iraq as well as abroad, including many women leaders in Iraq’s new parliament.  WAFDI believes that women are a fundamental component for sustainable peace and democracy in the