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The challenges of being a muslim woman in a multicultural society



9 April 2013

Dr Ghena Krayem writes that articulating the rights of Muslim women requires their voice to be heard, both within the Muslim community itself and also within the wider Australian community.

In an article for human rights journal, Right Now, Dr Krayem writes that this is not always easy, especially when there appears to be no qualification necessary to express an expert opinion on Muslim women.

"Giving Muslim women the space to speak about their experiences does not mean that people must stop offering a critical analysis of issues affecting us, but it might just open a window into understanding the diverse experiences of women who are as committed to being Australian as they are to being Muslim and, despite the challenges, are quite skilful at reconciling both aspects of their identity. In fact many of us strongly believe that we are committed citizens not in spite of our faith but because of our faith."

Read the entire article - The challenges of being a muslim woman in a multicultural society - Right Now

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