Activists of the Arab world : Between “reward” and oblivion… (09/10/11)

Malika HAMIDI This year, and for the first time of its history, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to three emblematic figures “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian and first elected feminine Head of State in Africa,

Behind the “Burqa Ban” (English/Spanish)

Naima BOUTELDJA (This article is also available in spanish. Check out the links at the bottom of the page.) The media frenzy over the full-face veil ban in France is the latest political maneuver by the Sarkozy government looking to frame the presence and visibility of ethnic minorities, be they Muslims or more recently the

From the construction of a European feminine Muslim identity…

Malika HAMIDI From the construction of a European feminine Muslim identity to the emergence of a feminist… (SYMPOSIUM AT UNESCO – Paris) I welcome such an initiative in organizing a public meeting about this topic, because it seems so essential today to exchange feelings and experiences between women and to share it in a genuine

Empowerment of Muslim women: reality or wishful thinking?

Malika HAMIDI European Policy Center(Brussels) Conference with Amina Wadud, Malika Hamidi and Sara Silvestri A growing movement of scholars are reinterpreting Islamic texts to argue for family law reforms to ensure equal treatment of Muslim men and women, speakers told a Policy Dialogue held in cooperation with the King Baudouin Foundation with support from the

Some reflections upon the commitment of the European Muslim woman…

Malika HAMIDI Some reflections upon the commitment of the European Muslim woman in contemporary society The world needs the contribution of the woman in order to obtain a more human outlook. Those who decide to sacrifice themselves wholly for their families, does not mean that they have closed themselves away from commitment to society. Human