sister-hood is an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage.

Author

Habiba Akther

Habiba holds a masters in Human Rights Law from SOAS and is currently leading outreach and project work for an international gender-justice organization called SAHR. She is interested in middle eastern politics, post-colonial theory and the role of religion in the discourse of women rights and feminist thought. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, photography, and drinking overpriced coffees.
Experiences

My Nani

A memoir marking 11 years / Like the sky / my beloved is everywhere / but next to me / – rupi kaur I remember the day my Nani died. It was a cold January morning. I was putting my…

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Opinions

Women in Daesh: more than ‘jihadi brides’?

The gendered dynamic within Islamist organisations has been overlooked, making it hard to explain the unprecedented rise of western women joining Daesh (the so-called Islamic State) in Iraq and Syria. Women are integral to the longevity of such organisations and…

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