An Indonesian rock climber who set a world speed record says her belief in tradition does not stand in the way of excellence.
A female flogging squad has enraged Indonesian activists. Authorities in the province say more women are committing "moral" offenses, which are punishable in Islamic-conservative Aceh by whipping or caning.
Girls today are less likely to undergo female genital mutilation than 30 years ago. But with the practice still near-universal in some countries, activists say the goal to end FGM in a decade will be tough.
Politicians across party lines agree that the niqab and the burqa are out of place at schools and universities. Some, however, fear that a ban could hamper integration into German society.
Seyran Ates' long fight for women's rights in the Muslim world led her to open a tolerant mosque where non-veiled women could preach and pray alongside men. She has now been honored with the prestigious Urania Medal.
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