I don't want to just have difficult conversations; I also want to have positive conversations. Too often there is a tendency to only focus on the problems experienced by Muslim women and girls. Little or no attention is paid to their successes and achievements.
Women's Rights Activist and Campaigner
Shaista Gohir writes in her independent capacity. She is a leading Muslim women’s rights activist in the UK. She is currently the Chair of Muslim Women's Network UK (www.mwnuk.co.uk), she led it from a small informal group to an independent and formally established national organization. She is also a member of the International Advisory Group, which is the highest decision making committee for Musawah, a global Muslim women's movement. Shaista also blogs on her own website, www.shaistagohir.com
31/03/2016 15:42 BST
It is clear that all children are at risk of sexual exploitation. Pedophiles will target the most vulnerable and the most accessible in society - such evil people do not have respect for women and girls of any ethnic or religious background.
23/09/2015 16:25 BST
So what can Muslim women do to stop young Muslims from going abroad and getting involved in the Syria conflict? Well women can be the first to see behavioural changes amongst family members including a preoccupation with the Syria crisis.
24/04/2014 11:55 BST
Their biggest hurdle preventing girls from taking up sports is religious extremism, particularly for those living in conservative Muslim countries. Although there is nothing in the Quran forbidding women and girls from exercising and playing sports, religious scholars are making Islam more restrictive than it should be through misinterpretations.
01/08/2012 16:57 BST
As a women's rights activist, I am really pleased that the London 2012 Olympics will be the first to include female athletes from every competing nation. Brunei and Qatar had previously held out on female inclusion but will now have women representing their countries.
19/07/2012 12:55 BST
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When they are given the opportunity, Muslim women are integrating, participating in civic, economic and social life while raising children who are productive members of society. In the last decade, Muslim women may have developed their religious identity, but it is now time to strengthen their national identity.
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