Best tweets showing #TogetherToEndMaleGuardianship campaign سعوديات_نطالب_باسقاط_الولايه#

In July this year, Human Rights Watch launched a campaign to end male guardianship in Saudi. The kingdom’s male guardianship system means that adult women must obtain permission from a male guardian to travel abroad, marry, or be released from prison, and may be required to have and provide guardian consent to work or get health care. In… Read More Best tweets showing #TogetherToEndMaleGuardianship campaign سعوديات_نطالب_باسقاط_الولايه#

Media censorship, whether it’s in the interest of the government or the business it amounts to the same thing

  Media systems around the world differ from each other on a number of bases. The history, social identity, economic and political structure of each country is reflected in their media. China, a nation in a state of change, has seen an influx of free-market and liberalised ideals in their media landscape which can still… Read More Media censorship, whether it’s in the interest of the government or the business it amounts to the same thing

Imprisoned refugee wins cartoon award: #closethecamps

An man whose pen-name is Eaten Fish has won a political cartooning award, but, he’s also imprisoned on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, in one of Australia’s infamous detention camps for asylum seekers. The 25-year-old man depicted three years of his life inside the camp as he struggled, and continues to struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic… Read More Imprisoned refugee wins cartoon award: #closethecamps

Best cities to visit in #Morocco

1. Marrakesh The most popular destination in Morocco is situated at the foot of the Atlas Mountains: the imperial city of Marrakech. Rich in history and a popular tourist destination, there is a lot to see and do. Highlights include the central square of Djemma El-Fna – built in the eleventh century; the Saadian Tombs; the Marjorelle Gardens and… Read More Best cities to visit in #Morocco

Fashion and the re-inscription of Muslim identity – a female only space

In light of the recent burkini ban debacle, which dominated media coverage this past week, here is an academic overview into the intersections of fashion, Islam and Orientalism. Let’s just get one thing straight: there’s no direct translation in Arabic for the word ‘veil’. Many Muslim women refer to the headscarf, not as hijab –… Read More Fashion and the re-inscription of Muslim identity – a female only space

Politicians still playing games after #BurkiniBan was deemed ‘definitely illegal’

French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, took to Facebook to express his support for the burkini ban on the country’s beaches even after the Conseil d’Etat deemed the ban “definitely illegal”. Valls said the burkini is a symbol of “political Islamism” and therefore a political affirmation of these ‘values’ in public spaces. Though admitting theses values to be in the minority the Prime… Read More Politicians still playing games after #BurkiniBan was deemed ‘definitely illegal’

This gif sums up the whole ‘debate’ on #BurkiniBan

Best photo yet: If you want an understanding of issues surrounding #BurkiniBan / any debate surrounding Muslim women pic.twitter.com/PtfE9w35xt — Scheherazade Bloul (@scherrybloul) August 25, 2016 The photo’s creator is Pulitzer prize winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes, editorial cartoons for the Washington Post, the gif was originally published on The Washington Post website.

The best tweets showing the absurdity of the #BurkiniBan on French beaches

Photos of at least four armed police men forcing a woman who was wearing a burkini to strip it off in Nice, went viral on Tuesday. Her ticket read that she was not wearing “an outfit respecting good morals and secularism”. Authorities in several French towns have implemented bans on the Burkini, which covers the body and head,… Read More The best tweets showing the absurdity of the #BurkiniBan on French beaches