Hair helps to pay the rent for Za Za Lin, whose eyes filled with tears as her long black mane was combed, cut, and untangled by practised hands at a roadside market stall in Myanmar’s commercial hub of Yangon.
Date05.11.2018 | 13:10
African countries must cut their booming birth rate and provide secure jobs for young people or risk a rise in conflict and militant groups, Sudanese billionaire philanthropist Mo Ibrahim warned on Monday (29/10).
Date02.11.2018 | 14:31
Tagsafrica, Al Shabaab, birth control, Boko Haram, Cape Verde, Islamist militants, Libya, Mauritius, Mo Ibrahim, Somalia, South Sudan, the Seychelles, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Frankfurt’s Museum of World Cultures shows evolving perceptions of ageing around the world. The multi-media exhibition “Grey is the New Pink — Moments of Ageing” suggests that there is no universal definition.
Date25.10.2018 | 14:28
In much of the Western world today, the word headscarf is often automatically associated with those worn by women for religious reasons, especially Muslim women. Yet the idea and practice of covering one’s head with cloth transcends religious, cultural and geographic categories. The show “Veiled, Unveiled! The Headscarf” at Vienna’s Weltmuseum (World Museum) puts headscarf diversity on display.
Date17.10.2018 | 11:54
TagsChristian, Dirndl, haute couture, muslim, religion, Susanne Bisovsky, veil, Viennese Chic, Virgin of Guadalupe, women's rights
Hoda Marmar is the administrator of the popular bilingual “Bookoholics” group in Beirut, which recently celebrated its sixth anniversary and which has, in those six years, discussed 125 books in Arabic and English.
Date29.09.2018 | 11:34
TagsBeirut Arabic Book fairs, Bookoholics, Hoda Marmar, Lebanon Book Club, Salon du Livre, women's rights
An exhibition at the de Young museum in San Francisco is trying to lift the prejudices surrounding fashion for Muslim women. Modern yet modest.
Date25.09.2018 | 12:00
Tagsburkini, Celine Semaan, Dian Pelangi, Donald Trump, hijabista, Hoda Katebi, modest, muslim, Nike, women's rights
Music is back in Mosul, as are books and paintings. With Islamic State gone, locals are enjoying their newfound freedom and embracing culture. Will it last? Judit Neurink reports from Mosul
Date25.09.2018 | 11:43