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Afghan rock band struggles to hit right note in Iran

Afghan musician Soraya Hosseini, a member of the Arikayn rock band

The band gathers in a small carpentry shop on the outskirts of Iran’s capital, with sawdust still in the air but the buzzing of the jigsaws now exchanged for the soft feedback of an amplifier.

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04.12.2018 | 14:57

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Burqa, hijab or niqab? What is she wearing?

The Quran calls for women to dress modestly, though interpretations as to what that means vary. Here an overview of the most common types of clothing worn by Muslim women.

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08.02.2018 | 14:37

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How religious women cover their heads

Christianity, Judaism, Islam: In all of these religions, women – some more, some less – cover their hair. What do these head coverings have in common? How do women view these religious strictures?

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04.04.2017 | 13:24

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Modern Afghanistan – In the Past

AfghanfrauA few days ago unknown gunmen killed five female Afghan guards working at an airport in southern Kandahar. The killing which took place on Saturday, December 17 highlightes the continuing threat faced by women working outside of the home in Afghanistan. The women had received death threats from people opposed to women in the workforce.

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20.12.2016 | 11:49

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What women are not allowed to do in Saudi Arabia

© Getty Images/AFP/R. Moghrabi

© Getty Images/AFP/R. Moghrabi

The human rights record of Saudi Arabia is far from good. One of the things which makes it bad is the protection of women and their rights. Even though women have been allowed to take part in an election recently for the first time, as voters and as candidates, they are still not allowed to do some things or restricted. And those are things which are considered normal for women in other countries. Here are some of the things.

 

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22.12.2015 | 12:34

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Women in the news

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© Reuters

We have heard about child marriages in South Asia. Unfortunately this is also widely practiced in Africa. Read more here and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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27.11.2015 | 15:24

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A veiled strategy

 

Western societies are often criticized for stereotyping Islamic culture, especially the Muslim women, who are often judged by the media based on their dress code. But where do these stereotypes come from? Perhaps Muslim societies themselves are responsible for strengthening these stereotypes. 

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25.10.2012 | 16:37

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