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Tunisian women’s rights plan rattles Muslim traditionalists

Press Review, 13 September 2017

Tunisian women’s rights plan rattles Muslim traditionalists. Some denounce it as a violation of Islamic law, others embrace it as revolutionary: An initiative by Tunisia’s president to make inheritance and marriage rules fairer to women is reverberating around the Muslim world, and risks dividing his country (The Washington Post).

Bangladeshis pitch in to aid 'Muslim brothers' fleeing unrest. Some 370,000 refugees have flooded into Bangladesh in the last two and a half weeks fleeing violence in Myanmar, a Buddhist-majority country where the Muslim Rohingya minority has suffered decades of persecution. Ordinary citizens have turned out in droves to help their "Muslim brothers" (Daily Mail).

Migrant women help female refugees build new lives in Athens. A sanctuary run by migrant women in Greece’s capital is teaching female refugees how to code, speak Greek, find employment – and fight for their rights in court (Independent).

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