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Egyptian Referendum Sets Wheels in Motion for Egyptian Feminist Groups

First free elections in 30 years  Following the first free elections in the country in over 30 years Egypt’s most recent political advances were women in Egypt are preparing themselves to make an impact on the political stage. The positive feeling about the election reverberated around the country and the impact was felt in all … Continue reading

One Woman Show: Meet Zahra Noorbakhsh

Happy Persian New Year! It’s Nowrūz today and to celebrate the beginning of the new year in the Iranian calendar, Our Other Sisters has interviewed Zahra Noorbakhsh. Zahra is a Muslim, Iranian-American writer, performer and comedian. She has two one-woman shows: “All Atheists Are Muslim” and “Hijab and Hammerpants.” Zahra has contributed to the Anthology … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: Through Western Eyes

Ed “Wilhelm” Simmons is a British teacher in Saudi Arabia. He moved to the Kingdom in September 2011 to learn Arabic, explore Middle Eastern culture and research for his forthcoming PHD in Jeddah. As a Western male living in the Arab world, Our Other Sisters asked Ed to share his views about the impact of … Continue reading

Feminism and Islam – a view from the inside

Shaheena Salahuddin is a British Muslim who has worked as a refuge project worker for a well known domestic violence organisation.  She has a degree in Sociology and Criminology and with a passion for human rights, Shaheena has been actively involved in various campaigns of Amnesty International.  Her main focus is on Women and Children’s … Continue reading