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Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State
Fatah, Tarek
According to Tarek Fatah, "Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right." Fatah argues that since Islam's advent, th...
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on women.
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali woman who escaped a forced marriage and moved to the Netherlands, where she became a spokeswoman for Muslim women's rights. She tells the story of how her experiences led h...
Movement for Christian Feminism
This pamphlet outlines the goals of the Christian Feminist Movement which is engaged in an ecumenical project designed to enable women concerned about sexism in the Churches to discover their role in ...
One woman's brush with Sharia courts in the UK: "It ruined my life forever"
Namazie, Maryam; Gupta, Rahila
The UK government is conducting an inquiry into the operation of Sharia courts which is being boycotted by a number of women's organisations because its remit is too narrow, and the panel of judges is...
Sharia 'Courts': Why Regulation is Not the Answer
Patel, Pragna
'Sharia' and other religious systems of arbitration are back in the news once again. There appears to be growing recognition of the profoundly discriminatory nature of religious arbitration systems wh...
The Sharia debate in the UK: who will listen to our voices?
Patel, Pragna
Over 300 abused women have signed a statement opposing Sharia courts and religious bodies, warning of the growing threat to their rights and to their collective struggles for security and independence...
'Shariafication by stealth' in the UK
Patel, Pragna
Access to justice is being denied in the UK in the shadow of neoliberalism and religious fundamentalism. Minority women are being denied the right to participate in the wider political community as ci...
Strange Cults and Utopias of 19th Century America: Original title: History of American Socialisms
Noyes, John Humphrey
Histories of communal experiments and communities in the United States.
The Veil and Violence against Women in Islamist Societies
Namazie, Maryam
The ongoing battle between the Islamic authorities and women over the veil clearly reveals why it has become a symbol like no other of the violence women face under Islam and why 'improper' or 'bad' v...
What's all the fuss about the veil?
Namazie, Maryam
It is impossible to address the status of women under Islamic laws and defend women’s rights without addressing and denouncing the veil. And this is why the veil is the first thing that Islamists impo...
Women Take On the Orthodox
Kessel, Jerrold; Klochendler, Pierre
Increasing religious domination by the Orthodox is increasing conflict within Israeli and tension between American Jews and Israel.

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Organization for Women's Liberation - Iran
Organisation for Women's Liberation (OWL) was built on 14th December 2002 in direct response to the growing women's movement in Iran for equality and liberation The contemporary history of women's mov...
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan
RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, was established in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human right...
Women Living Under Muslim Law
WLUML is an international solidarity network that provides information and support for those women whose lives have been shaped by the customs and/or laws of Islam. It extends to more 70 countries and...

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Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
Women opposed to the Taliban, to the Afghan government, and to the foreign forces in Afghanistan.