Posts Tagged ‘burkini’

Women make history and lead prayers at Denmark’s first female-run mosque Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Muslim women don’t usually go to mosques, which are traditionally male-only. This is slowly changing – and in some cases, women voices are being heard very clearly. When the call to prayer rang out on Friday at Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen, history was being made for the voice was that of a woman. Women also Read more

Kiwi kids making happy splash in burkinis Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Disney-themed burkinis are making a splash in New Zealand, spurred by a woman’s desire to help Muslim girls and women lead more active lives. Merissa Santoso has lived here for about five years. A keen swimmer, she sought to buy a burkini – modest women’s swimwear covering the head and body – to wear in Read more

Muslim women’s beach ‘burkini’ banned – but some say it’s better than briefer togs Comments 0

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The burkini – modest swimwear designed for Muslim women – is causing controversy and outrage, with some wanting it banned and others claiming it’s better than togs that expose too much flesh. The ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit on some French beaches has triggered disdain in English-speaking countries, where outlawing religion-oriented clothing is seen Read more