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Afghan beauticians paint over large photos of women on the doors of beauty salons after Taliban control across the country in Nangarhar, Afghanistan [Getty Images]
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After the Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan, press conferences were convened in which Talib spokespersons assured the international community that women's rights would be respected, within the confines of Islam. But how have women actually fared?
Pro-Palestinian protesters during a 'Rally for Palestine' protest in Dublin, Ireland, on 22 May, 2021. [Getty]
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From boycotts to impassioned statements, Sally Rooney's latest show of support for Palestine is just one of many celebrity shows of solidarity.
Women join a demonstration organised by "Stand up to Racism" outside the French Embassy in London on August 26, 2016 against the Burkini ban on French beaches [Getty Images]
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In the aftermath of 9/11, Muslim women have been at the brunt of systematic 'othering' by mainstream Western media. This treatment has been counterintuitive, both for Western policymakers and for Muslim women, who are ostracised from society.
Malcolm X In Oxford
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A new campaign seeks to address inclusivity and anti-Black Muslim prejudice at some of the UK's most prestigious universities.
A banner with the picture of Hussein Masalmah at his family's hall yard in Bethlehem overlooks Palestinians sitting
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Under occupation, Palestinians are forced to endure second class citizenship inside and out of the penal system. But they continue to be deprived of the most basic medical assistance whilst incarcerated, in flagrant violation of international law.
A placard with the words "End male violence is seen during Sabina Nessa's vigil in London. People attend the vigil of Sabina Nessa, a 28-year-old teacher who was killed in Kidbrooke as she walked to a pub in London 5 mins from her home
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Sabina Nessa's murder has once again brought violence against women into the spotlight. However, the UK's relatively apathetic reaction reveals how Muslim women are left especially vulnerable compared with others.
Pakistan newspaper
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Thousands of journalists, activists and members of civil society in Pakistan are protesting to protect the right to freedom, revealing how the government is curbing voices of dissent on social media.
An Iraqi woman sits near an electoral campaign poster
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Many prominent Iraqi women activists have refused to participate in the entire political process due to threats and fears of being killed or kidnapped, leaving females at the edge of political life as well as the decision-making process.
Lebanese of Armenian origin raise Armenian, national and Nagorno-Karabakh flags as they take part in a rally organised by the Tashnak party, in support of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh, in the capital Beirut's eastern suburban neighbourhood of Bourj Hamoud [Getty Images]
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In the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide, Armenians have long sought a home in the Levant, with Lebanon a particularly popular destination. However, with Lebanon continuing to spiral into chaos, many of the established minority are now leaving.
ACCA HQ
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Charities are taking on the UK government's work, without the power or resources required to provide sustainable support. The New Arab met one charity on the frontlines trying their best to offer a warm welcome to refugees.