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Video: Concluding remarks - Independent Expert on Cultural rights' first report to the UN Human Rights Council

March, 2010
Farida Shaheed, Independent Expert in the field of Cultural Rights

Video: Concluding remarks by Farida Shaheed, Independent Expert on Cultural Rights, at the presentation of her first annual report to the UN Human Rights Council (March 2010)

Source: UN Webcast: Human Rights Council

The Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls

March, 2010

The Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls is an online resource in English, French and Spanish, designed to serve the needs of policymakers, programme implementers and other practitioners dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls. The Centre is an initiative of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), bringing together the valuable contributions of expert organizations and individuals, governments, United Nations sister agencies, and a wide range of relevant actors. Part of the overall effort is encouraging shared ownership of the site and ongoing partnership-building for its continuous development and sustainability.

The Bride Price: Consequences of Child Marriage Worldwide (Short Documentary)

March, 2008
International Center for Research on Women - ICRW

The Bride Price: Consequences of Child Marriage Worldwide is a video containing moving images by Stephanie Sinclair - recipient of the 2007 UNICEF Photo of the Year - on the many issues of child marriage. Sinclair's photos include compelling images of child brides in Afghanistan, Ethiopia and India. Sinclair's previous work on child marriage includes a photo essay of Afghani child brides published in The New York Times.

Source: International Centre for Research on Women

Women & Religion - International Museum of Women

May, 2010
International Museum of Women (IMOW)

Religious women make change happen, whether it’s by seeking peace or inciting war. Strong beliefs can inspire social justice or block a woman's access to freedom or equality. Join us as we explore the relationship between faith and politics in the lives of women around the world. Discover how the veil can celebrate devotion yet divide worlds. Learn how one woman raised an army in God's name. Listen in as women sing to protest unfair laws in their country. Learn what the future holds for a new generation of Muslim women unburdened by fundamentalism. Listen to our podcast with Hadil El-Khouly on being a devout Muslim and a feminist and read Curator Masum Momaya's introduction to this topic.

Interview: Mona Eltahawy on iMuslim

February, 2010
Rachel Kohn

Radio Show: The Spirit of Things - February 14, 2010

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An Egyptian-born Muslim journalist living in New York is one of the new wave of iMuslims who are using the internet to push reform in Islam. Like the "Men in Headscarves" campaign by Iranian men who've posted pictures of themselves on the internet, Mona protests the covering of women as a human rights issue. She was recently awarded the Anvil of Freedom Award from the University of Denver for outstanding contributions to the field of journalism. Rachael Kohn interviews her at home in New York.

Interview: Dr. Ida Lichter on her book Muslim Women Reformers / Amina Wadud on leading Muslim prayers

March, 2010
Rachel Kohn

Radio Show: The Spirit of Things - March 28, 2010

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A book by Sydney-based Dr. Ida Lichter, Muslim Women Reformers brings to light the many Muslim women around the world who are risking their lives to bring changes to the way Islam is interpreted and imposed especially on women and children. As well, we hear from the African-American Islamic scholar, Amina Wadud, who made headlines when she led Friday prayers of men and women in New York City. But her major work is through Qur'anic studies that are intended to liberate the text from a male-centred view.

Pakistan - After the Rape: the Mukhtar Mai Story (Film)

January, 2008
Catherine Ulmer

Revealing the progress and fruits of Mukhtar’s labor, this powerful documentary tracks the school’s profound impact on the girls and families of Meerwala and shows how the crisis center empowers women seeking its help. An important look inside Pakistan, where the impact of Islamic fundamentalism is revealed and how women are fighting its oppressive and violent impact.