Muslim women


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...

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...

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.

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...
Audio interview

From victims to suspects: Shakira Hussein on Muslim women

Interview with Dr Shakira Hussein, writer and academic, who has just written a new book From Victims to Suspects: Muslim Women Since 9/11. She explores the complex reasons which drive young women and men to join ISIL, and how Muslim women negotiate identity, feminism 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...
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.
Journal article

Defacing Levinas: vision, veiling and the ethics of republican citizenship in France

In 2010, the French parliament passed legislation banning the concealment of the face in public in response to a highly publicised debate over the place of the full-face Islamic veil in French society. This essay explores the thus far unexamined relationship between Jewish-French philosopher Emmanual...
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...