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.
“There is not a single verse in the Qur’an that can be used as a basis for FGM”. An in-depth analysis of the history of FGM and efforts to abolish it.
“I have liked art for as long as I can remember” - The cover artist for Issue 3 speaks on her influences.
The harrowing work conditions faced by Ethiopian women in the Gulf
The Sudanese artist who draws on Islamic decoration to portray beautiful, powerful women
The story of Nujood Ali, the 10-year-old girl who demanded a divorce in 2008