Making Our Voices Heard

Two days ago I blogged about Zainah Anwar, a Malaysian Muslim feminist activist, who advocates for change in the way women’s rights are interpreted in Islam.

Today, a friend of AWR sent me a link to a BBC story about how women in Nepal are confined, often in unsanitary and arduous conditions, when they are menstruating, and during the 11 days immediately following childbirth.

Some Nepalese women say this tradition (which was outlawed by the Nepalese government three years ago, but according to the article is still practiced by many), should be eradicated.

It’s heartening to know that amazing and inspiring women everywhere are making their voices heard, and demanding to have more control over how they are treated in the communities of which they are such a fundamental part.

See more at these AWR links: