Hala Alkarib reviews the 2014 award-winning film Timbuktu, and reflects on militant Islam in the region.
A look back on some of vintage images of Somali women.
More than three decades of conflict, poverty and other associated social problems have fueled a mental health crisis in Afghanistan, with women bearing the brunt of the problem. This article describes the repressive effects of religion and cultural traditions on women’s health.
“At times, I thought Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab did right” - How a young Ugandan woman changed her mind and found a deeper understanding of religion
We know so little about what motivates women to commit violent attacks. Can victimised women ever be truly radicalised?
The politics and culture of skin-bleaching in Sudan
Alex Shams uncovers the shifting dynamics of gender and Islamic public space
“The stir caused by the banning of the full-body, head-covering swimsuit has morphed into a heated debate on women’s rights, secularism and assimilation.”
An indictment on the inequalities in Saudi Arabia, this review delves into political climate surrounding the acclaimed film.
Women’s political participation is not about a quota but about a genuine societal commitment to women’s equality, reflected in laws, policies and cultural practices.