Women for Peace

In Bengal’s Burdwan, 3 Hindu girls top Madrasa exam

Three Hindu girls studying in a madarsa in a Muslim-dominated area of East Burdwan have scored over 90 per cent in the West Bengal High Madrasah Secondary Exam (Madhyamik standard), bolstering the Mamata Banerjee government’s efforts to help such institutions shine the light of education in backward areas. The results were declared last week in the midst of one of …

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रमज़ान और सुरक्षित वातावरण: सुखी शरीर से ही सुखी मन होता है Ramazan & Environment: A Sound Body is the Seat of Sound Mind

Pooja Kumari for WordForPeace.com रमज़ान का पवित्र महीना चल रहा है।  दया और करुणा के इस महीने का स्वागत करने के लिए हमें जो सबसे महत्वपूर्ण तैयारी करनी चाहिए, वह पर्यावरण संरक्षण पर कुरान का पालन है। रमज़ान में महीने भर का उपवास प्रकृति और पर्यावरण के साथ पूर्ण तालमेल में अपनी जीवन शैली को बदलने की क्षमता का प्रयास …

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J&K: Friday sermons in Ramazan will address women rights

Local Muslim leaders in Jammu & Kashmir said they wanted to use the holy month to highlight the challenges facing women in the disputed region, home to one of the world’s longest-running insurgencies. The Friday sermons will address rising cases of sexual assault and domestic violence as well as mental health issues facing women in Kashmir, said the Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema …

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Indian Muslim women enjoy freedom to choose and it should be theirs alone

On 4 February, the musical legend AR Rahman performed on stage at Dharavi to commemorate ten years of Slumdog Millionaire, the Danny Boyle movie for which he had won two Oscars. The Mozart of Madras was soon embroiled in a hate campaign because of his daughter expressing her right to choose.During the performance, Khatija had come up on stage to …

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How Asia Bibi left Pakistan citing security reasons

LAHORE – Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who spent eight years on death row on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, has arrived in Canada with her husband, her lawyer confirmed to German media on Friday. “She is united with her family,” Bibi’s lawyer Saif-ul-Malook told the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. Bibi’s two daughters left Pakistan in secret and flew to …

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UN employees targeted for unwelcome sexual attempts

United Nations: A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released Tuesday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told staff in a letter that the study contained “some sobering statistics and evidence of what needs to change” to improve …

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