Sikh women have a long history of fighting patriarchy, enacting radical change, and taking up leadership roles.
The representation of Muslim women in Indian cinema has been meagre. There are hardly any films solely dedicated to them. In films where they can be found, their roles are often diminished or stereotypical.
Many Muslim women in Islamic history have held important positions like mystics, rulers, warriors & intellectuals but are hardly remembered.
The role of religion in strengthening patriarchy in society is all too obvious, it's the most potent force in nurturing patriarchy and restricting women's roles in society.
The Quran prescribes hijab for men first, where it asks men to lower their gaze & practice modesty, but we conveniently put the onus on women only.
Bebaak Collective shatters the 'vulnerable' image of Muslim women and talks about their struggles by campaigning across the country.
The transformation of female ascetics in Hinduism lies in her capability to denounce all household duties and follow the path of dharma.
Contrary to popular discourse, Islam allows a lot of space for female sexuality to flourish as long as it is within a legal Islamic marriage.
Most people are unaware of the clause of the nikah-nama that gives Muslim women equal rights as men to initiate divorce proceedings.
My faith in Allah led me to search for the truth behind the hijab. Here are three reasons why its customarily worn by many Muslim women.