Posts tagged ‘behind the burqa’

Women-Friendly Holiday Shopping!

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There are lots of ways to make sure your holiday purchases support women around the world!  Here are a few posts featuring some great gift ideas:

Paper to Pearls: Not Just a Necklace: https://hwhtw.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/paper-to-pearls-not-just-a-necklace/

A Socially-Conscious Chic Find: Same Sky Bracelets: https://hwhtw.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/a-chic-find-same-sky-bracelets/

Book Review: Behind the Burqa: https://hwhtw.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/book-review-behind-the-burqa/

Tala Raassi: Fashion = Freedom: https://hwhtw.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/tala-raassi-fashion-freedom/

November 21, 2010 at 10:19 am 1 comment

Book Review: Behind the Burqa

behind the burqaDaring escapes.  Desperate gun battles.  Devious double-crosses.  You could be forgiven for mistaking Behind the Burqa  for the script from an action thriller movie!  The difference is that the two audacious, courageous women referred to as “Sulima” and “Hala” actually lived these adventures – and their destiny was not assured to be a Hollywood happy ending.  The tale of Sulima and Hala’s lives brings into sharp detail the nearly incomprehensible repression and violence that many women have faced – both living in and escaping from Afghanistan.  But it is also a tale of love, hope, compassion, and persistence against all odds.  Most of all, Behind the Burqa inspires.  Whether you’re bold and brazen like Sulima, or, like gentle Hala, simply unwilling to give up, their stories will call you to action.  It’s a must-read.

Here’s a place to start.  If, like me, you’re appalled by the way Hala was treated by U.S. Immigration, check out the Tahirih Justice Center.  Tahirih provides pro bono legal, educational, and other services to immigrant women and girls seeking justice in the United States from gender-based violence.  http://www.tahirih.org/

June 27, 2010 at 9:06 am 1 comment

Coming Soon: Behind the Burqa Book Review

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Right now I’m reading the hard-hitting, eye-opening, and inspiring Behind the Burqa, the true story of two women’s escape from repression and violence in Afghanistan. Stay tuned for a review soon!

June 7, 2010 at 11:56 am 1 comment


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