A joint statement in response to the online poll promoting sexual violence

By Beyond The Hijab, Crit Talk, End FGC Singapore, Lepak Conversations and Penawar Content Warnings: Mentions of rape, Online sexual assault, online sexual harassment, and misogyny  We strongly condemn the misogyny and sexism of a group of men who initiated a poll on a social media platform, to vote who among their women peers deserved…

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RECAP: Panel discussion with asatizah discussing female genital cutting

By Danesha Shah On 13 March 2021, I attended an online panel discussion with Ustazah Lina Salim and Ustaz Sheikh Md Farouq where they discussed the issue of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) within the Muslim community. They discussed from the perspective of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) and Islamic Bioethics respectively. It was organised by End FGC…

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RECAP: Panel discussion with parents discussing female genital cutting

By Danesha Shah On 29 January 2020, I attended an online panel discussion with three parents on the practice of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) within the Muslim community in Singapore which was organised by End FGC SG and supported by Beyond the Hijab. The three speakers were Sya, a mother of two, Nas, a father…

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The Arranged Fairytale Wedding

by Begum__ What is the first thing that pops to your mind when you think of your wedding (if you do want to get married, of course)? Your significant other? Applying for BTO? The expenses? Strangely for me, none of those things come to my mind. What it actually reminds me is the scary process…

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Confusing Rigidities in a Multi-Racial, Multi-Religious Nation

by Rukhshana Maufiqah __ As an Indian Muslim, Tamil-speaking 20-year-old, I have come to learn over the years that the locals here tend to mix race, religion and language together. They have this mindset that the Malays will speak Malay and that they are Muslims; Indians speak Tamil and that they are Hindus; Chinese speak…

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Baha(r)sa

Baharwaali ladkidoes not need to know where she stands from where she sits in a classlearning a language in a tongue that isn’t hers although the only place where she belongsis Malay words in karangan with double ticksfor Peribahasaand her favourite topic of death and its testwhich gets her the highest marks among the rest…

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