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Gary R. Bunt

FGM

BBC World Service - Outlook, Confronting my grandma and my nation over FGM


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'Immodest fashion'??

AlBawaba, Is a Saleswoman’s Outfit Enough to Enrage an Entire Country? In Saudi Arabia, It Is
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'Modest fashion'

BBC Newsbeat, Modest fashion: 'I feel confident and comfortable'
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KSA Promo

Reuters/VOA, Saudi Promo Video Labels Feminism, Atheism, Homosexuality as Extremist Ideas
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Online Harassment

Laura El Alam, Muslim Matters, Unsolicited: Online Sexual Harassment Poisons Social Media For Sisters In Faith, 2 Oct 2019
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Turkish Village Theatre

Sara Tor, Middle East Eye, The Turkish mother who brought the lives of village women to the world:

"Ummiye Kocaktaught herself to direct theatre, made a film about abuse and became a household name in Turkey."



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RIyadh Niqab 'ban'

al-Bawaba, Saudi Woman Banned from Working at Riyadh Season for Wearing Niqab Discover More…

Instagram Influencers

Dhruti Shah, BBC News, The 'brown girls' out to conquer Instagram Discover More…

Tajikistan 'Sex-Video Trap'

RFE/FL, Sex-Video Trap Aims To Defame Female Activist In Tajikistan Discover More…

Mona Eltahawy Book

New and noted: Mona Eltahawy, The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls, Beacon Press Discover More…

KSA Abaya Online Debate

Mariam Nabbout, Stepfeed, Saudi scholar believes women 'shouldn't be forced to wear abayas'
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SuperSisters

Nosheen Iqbal, Guardian, Lifestyle website for Muslim teens is covertly funded by the Home Office
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Israa Ghrayeb - updated

BBC News, Israa Ghrayeb: Palestinian woman's death prompts soul-searching
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“Mistress of a Married Man”/"Maitresse d'un homme marié"

NYT, Bold Women. Scandalized Viewers. It’s ‘Sex and the City,’ Senegal Style. 22 Aug 2019.
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Internet and Muslim Women

Just been reading this useful paper, which came out earlier in the year: Eva F. Nisa (2019), Internet and Muslim Women. In: Woodward M., Lukens-Bull R. (eds) Handbook of Contemporary Islam and Muslim Lives. Springer, Cham Discover More…

Egyptian Female Digital Literacy

Stepfeed, Program in Egypt lets female orphans channel their inner tech goddess Discover More…

Iran Gaming Gender Inequity

Maziar Motamedi, Al Jazeera, Of course Iran has 'girl gamers', but they face unique barriers
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Amina Wadud

Amina Wadud, The Divine Feminine in Islam: An Introduction - new and noted. Discover More…

Documentary on IS female followers

BBC, Panorama, Stacey Meets the IS Brides Discover More…

Amaliah Profile

Stylist, How I created a platform to amplify the voices of Muslim women Discover More…

#فتاة_العياط Fatat al-Ayat

Al Bawaba, Egyptians Defend Young Girl Who Killed Her Rapist In Face of The Law significant story on social media #فتاة_العياط

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Muslim Women in Contemporary Indonesia

New and noted: Eva F. Nisa, Muslim Women in Contemporary Indonesia: Online Conflicting Narratives behind the Women Ulama Congress, Asian Studies Review Discover More…

Podcast on IS

Apple Podcasts, Mother Jones, Betrayal. Torture. Escape. An American ISIS Wife’s Exclusive Tell-All. Discover More…

KSA Driving Issues

BBC News, Saudi Arabia: My experience as a female driver, one year on

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Jordan online LGBTQ+

BBC News, The online LGBTQ+ magazine blocked in Jordan
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Salam, Girl!

The National, ‘Salam, Girl’: the podcast created by two American converts to Islam
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'What is 'Gendered Islamophobia'?"

Middle East Eye, What is Gendered Islamophobia? Produced by @aayaalshamahi
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'Advice for Jihadist Wives'

Elisabeth Kendall on al-Qaeda's 'Advice for Jihadist Wives' Discover More…

Religion in Wales

BBC 3, Young, Welsh and Pretty Religious, Series 1: Episode 1 recommended programme - I look forward to further episodes. Discover More…

Podcasting in The Middle East

TRT, Podcasting in The Middle East Discover More…

al-Qaeda Women's Magazine

Dr Elisabeth Kendall discusses al-Qaeda's women's magazine (May edition) on Twitter Discover More…

The Arab world's silent reproductive revolution

Al Jazeera, The Arab world's silent reproductive revolution
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Imams Online Campaign

Imams Online, Islam and Forced Marriage
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Inji Aflatoun Google Doodle

The National, Who was Inji Aflatoun? Google Doodle honours Egyptian painter and feminist
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Uber KSA Gender Preferences

The National, Female Uber drivers in Saudi Arabia can now choose their passengers' gender
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KSA Guardianship

Mrriam Nabbout, Stepfeed, Saudi father criticizes the male guardianship system in viral tweet
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Sadaf Khadem - Iranian boxer

Going viral this weekend - it's a great story


Le Parisien, Sadaf Khadem, première boxeuse iranienne de l’histoire, gagne son combat
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Muslim Celebrity Culture & 'Trauma Tourism'

Vanessa Taylor, Al Jazeera, Opinion piece, The problem with Muslim Celebrity Culture
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Documentary on Saudi Women

ABC News (Australia), Four Corners, Women are trying to escape Saudi Arabia, but not all of them make it

There's a significant online element to this programme, which also features prominent blogger and writer Mona Eltahawy.


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#SudanUprising

Updated information about the Sudan protests. Discover More…

Taliban Gender Stance

Global Village Space, Will Taliban soften their stance on women’s rights? Discover More…

IS and Aftermath

Arab Weekly, After Baghouz, what do you do with ISIS families? Discover More…

KSA Prosecutions

Guardian, Saudi women's rights activists go on trial in Riyadh

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aQ on 'International Women's Day':

al-Qaeda on 'International Women's Day': Discover More…

Iraqi Women Online

Lara Fatah, Middle East Eye, In ‘virtual civil society’, Iraqi women are the leaders, 8 Mar 2019

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International Women's Day

Posters for International Women's Day - Pakistan Discover More…

KSA Viral Video

al-Bawaba, Saudi Woman Goes Shopping Without Her Abaya Challenging Mandatory Dress Code
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Saudi Show Stopped

al-Jazeera, Saudi Arabia suspends TV show that aired critical views, 5 Mar 2019 Discover More…

Ahmed al-Tayeb on Polygamy

AP/Independent, Egypt’s grand imam calls polygamy an ‘injustice’ for women, 3 March 2019
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Yazidi Women

Guardian, 'We are now free': Yazidis fleeing Isis start over in female-only commune
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Managing the hate online when you're young, female and Muslim

BBC News, Ruqaiya Haris: managing the hate online when you're young, female and Muslim
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KSA Gender

Madawi al-Rasheed, Middle East Eye, Why women are fleeing Mohammed bin Salman's Saudi Arabia
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German ISIS wife interview

CNN, German teenage ISIS wife wed at 15. Two children later she faces uncertain future Discover More…

10 Commandments

The Specials featuring Saffiyah Khan - 10 Commandments

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Absher

The New Arab, 'Want to track and detain your wife or sister? There's a Saudi app for that' Discover More…

'Gender balance' UAE

Opinion/analysis: Moya Crockett, Stylist, Go ahead and mock the UAE’s all-male gender equality awards – but don’t forget the West’s track record
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KSA Documentary

BBC iPlayer, The Real Saudi Arabia: Why I Had to Leave Discover More…

Gaza photos

Roads & Kingdoms, Gaza Girls Discover More…

Nojoud al-Mandeel

Al Jazeera, Another Saudi woman takes to Twitter to 'escape abusive family'
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KSA activism appeal

NBC, Sister of jailed female activist appeals to Pompeo on eve of Saudi trip
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Gender and Sexuality

BBC News, 'It is possible to be Muslim and a lesbian'
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KSA Women

NYT, Saudi Women, Tired of Restraints, Find Ways to Flee
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'How to be a Muslim Woman'

Here's information on the podcasts of the excellent BBC Radio 4 series How to be a Muslim Woman. Discover More…

Rahaf al-Qunun: updated

Rahaf al-Qunun situation updated: Discover More…

Crowdsourced Twitter study reveals shocking scale of online abuse against women

Amnesty, Crowdsourced Twitter study reveals shocking scale of online abuse against women Discover More…
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