Muslim women


Journal article

The experiences of refugee Muslim women in the Aotearoa New Zealand healthcare system

This study explores the experiences of refugee Muslim women as they accessed and navigated the healthcare system in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Islam and Muslims oppose violence against women

This guide is for all Muslim women who are experiencing or have concerns about family violence. It is also for the increasing number of Muslim community members who wish to be better informed about the nature of family violence, its impact on victims and on...

Behind the veil: women in jihad after the caliphate

The cohort of former caliphate members of mostly women and children now held in camps pose a key challenge for counterterrorism efforts around the world. Assumptions about women and violence can obstruct an accurate assessment of the threat female IS supporters pose and an accurate...

Child and forced marriage: a guide for professionals working with the Muslim community

This guide is on child and forced marriage (CFM) in Australia. It aims to provide accurate information on the nature of such marriages and their impact on women and families.

Identifying employment barriers for tertiary-educated Muslim Australian women

Women’s Health West and the University of Melbourne reviewed the current research regarding employment barriers for Muslim women and consulted with community women to learn more about their experiences as jobseekers. During these consultations, women described common barriers, including racial, religious and gender discrimination in...

Marrying young: an exploratory study of young Muslim women's decision-making around early marriage

This research project was developed by the AMWCHR in response to an observed increase in the number of young Muslim women choosing to marry at a very young age. The project sought to examine factors leading to young women disengaging from education and employment, and...

Restrictions on women’s religious attire

It is argued that more countries restrict women’s ability to wear religious symbols or attire than require women to dress a certain way. Summary In many countries around the world, women’s choices about their attire and appearance are restricted to some degree by government laws...
Briefing paper

On the road with Australian Muslim mothers – an outer suburbs roundtable

Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria finds that residents, in particular Australian Muslim mothers and daughters, are distressed by high levels of discrimination from local residents in the streets where they live, in parks and shopping centres and on roads with vehicles. At the same time...

No ordinary garment: the burqa and the pursuit of tolerance

The burqa has been a garment of controversy in Australia, with calls to ban it from being worn in public -- most notably a suggestion of banning it in the Canberra Parliament. A new research report published by the Centre for Independent Studies examines two...

A space for us: exploring how newly arrived young women experience gender specific youth programs

This qualitative research used feminist and phenomenological methods to explore how newly arrived young women (NAYW) aged 19 – 21 years, experience young women’s programs they participated in. Understanding young women’s experiences is important because little academic literature exists about this. With significant numbers of...

Veiled threats?

The reasons given for imposing some kind of restriction on women’s choice to wear the burqa can ostensibly be grouped into three clusters of assumptions, assertions and arguments. Firstly, there is a set of assumptions that consider the burqa a security and safety issue. Secondly...

Justice for women in Afghanistan

Malalai Joya is described by the BBC as the most famous woman in Afghanistan and at 28 years of age is the youngest member of the Afghani Parliament. Joya is a controversial figure, reviled by many Afghani fundamentalists yet viewed by others as a freedom...
Conference paper

When cultures collide: Planning for the public spatial needs of muslim women in Sydney

This study raises important considerations for both the day-to-day provision of public space and the deeper philosophical and moral implications in meeting the needs of different groups in culturally and religiously diverse communities which is contemporary Australia.