In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police, in Tehran, Oct. 1, 2022. 

Amid ongoing protests, Iran’s morality police ‘lies in ruins,’ analyst says


Ali Vaez, director of the International Crisis Group’s Iran Project, talked with The World’s host Marco Werman about how sustained protests in Iran may be impacting the power of the so-called “morality police.”  

A woman in Tehran climbs onto a car and sets her hijab ablaze.

‘The hijab will never be the same,’ protester in Iran says

In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, protesters make fire and block the street during a protest over the death of a woman who was detained by the morality

‘We’re done’: A new generation of Iranians are using this app to track the country’s morality police

Ayşe Yıldırım started her modest fashion brand, Miss Ayşe, over a decade ago.

Turkey’s modest fashion market hits its stride

Two women sit outside, using their cell phones. They are wearing face masks in addition to head coverings.

One year on, Muslim women reflect on wearing the niqab in a mask-wearing world

Shamso Ahmed smiles with red lipstick and a white hijab

Massachusetts gets its first hair salon that’s exclusively for women who wear hijab

In a neighborhood peppered with beauty shops, what makes Shamso Hair Studio and Spa unique is not the silver and black décor — or even the henna body art or the hammam steam spa — it is who is allowed in and who is not. 

French police check identity cards of two women for wearing full-face veils

French ban on full-face Islamic veil violates human rights, says UN


France’s courts have upheld the full-face veil ban, saying it did not violate religious freedom. A panel of UN human rights experts disagrees. Does the ban further marginalize France’s minority Muslim population?

Women wait for a bus in central Tehran, Iran August 24, 2015.

Why some Iranian women are taking off their headscarves and hanging them on a stick


Last December, a woman in Tehran stood on top of a utility box, hung her white headscarf on a stick and started waving it silently. She was protesting the compulsory covering of women in the Islamic Republic. Since then, some others have followed.

Women wearing headscarves sit in chairs at a public beach in Alexandria, Egypt

In some affluent circles in Egypt, the hijab and burkini just won’t do


In Egypt, numerous bars and restaurants that target an affluent clientele have some sort of veil ban in place — that includes headscarves like the hijab or other forms of Islamic headdress as well as the niqab where only a woman’s eyes can be seen.

Samia Orosemane tweaks stereotypes about her North African community in her one-woman show in Paris.

Why French Muslim comedian Samia Orosemane says she’s like a UFO


Samia Orosemane is a French stand-up comedian of Tunisian descent, who jokes about stereotypes of Africans and Muslim women … and of course, about her mother.