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From Emma Thompson to grassroots activists: the women making waves this week

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    MP cheered as she becomes first Muslim woman minister to speak in Commons

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    How Iranian women are defying hijab laws from behind the wheel

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    “Why I risked my life to convert to Zoroastrianism”

    As the influence of ISIS spreads, women in Iraqi Kurdistan are converting to an ancient religion that preaches gender equality

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    JK Rowling asks all the right questions about Finsbury Park attack

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    A Grenfell fire tribute wall has sprung up with poignant messages

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    This Mancunian got the best Ramadan gift from their Muslim neighbours

    “Obviously not all Muslims are terrorists.”

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    Muslim teen texts dad to tell him she won't wear hijab anymore

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    Birmingham woman goes viral after standing up to far-right protesters

    Saffiyah Khan was photographed smiling at the leader of the English Defence League.

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    These tweets will remind you why Muslim Women's day was needed

    Social media users wanted to remind everyone why Muslim women's voices need amplifying

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    MP suggests banning veil to give Muslim girls “freedom of choice”

    Let that sink in for a moment.

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    Romola Garai on why we must all fight to stand up for refugees

    “Now is the time we need kindness most”

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    Jennifer Lawrence on Trump's ban: “I pray for sanity and compassion”

    The actor adds her voice to the chorus of outrage over Trump's ‘Muslim ban’

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    Stranger Things cast slam Donald Trump in powerful SAG Awards speech

    “We will shelter freaks and outcasts — those who have no hope. We will get past the lies. We will hunt monsters.”

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    This viral feminist music video is ruffling feathers in Saudi Arabia

    Have you seen Hwages by Majed al-Esa yet?

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    “His ignorance is his own ruin”: Nadiya Hussain reacts to racist abuse

    “His ignorance is his own ruin.”

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    Meet the first woman to wear a hijab in a Miss Minnesota USA pageant

    “A lot of people will fail to see your beauty because you’re covered up.”

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    Meet the 20-something teaching Muslim women how to defend themselves

    In Trump’s America, Zaineb Abdulla is helping women fight back against hate crime.

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    In Trump’s America, Muslim women are already afraid to wear the hijab

    How did we get here?

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    A Muslim girl is appealing to Apple to create a hijab emoji

    The debate comes as the veil is hotly debated across Europe

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