Jamileh Alamolhoda, the wife of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, talks about why Iran's government is unwilling to compromise on compulsory headscarf rules.
First Saniya wrote poems. Then she began rapping. Now she appears on TV and YouTube and before big crowds, spreading her message about justice. Her father the rickshaw driver is her chauffeur.
Competitive climber Elnaz Rekabi received a hero's welcome on her return to Tehran Wednesday, after competing in South Korea without wearing a mandatory headscarf required of Iranian female athletes
Media reports warned she may have been forced by Iranian officials to leave early from a competition in South Korea and could face arrest back home, which Tehran quickly denied.
Two judges on India's top court on Thursday differed over a ban on the wearing of a headscarf used by Muslim women in educational institutions and referred the issue to a larger bench to settle.
When her high school banned the hijab, Ayesha Shifa sued. Her case went to India's Supreme Court. A verdict, expected soon, could redefine what secularism means in the world's largest democracy.
Some rights activists have voiced concerns that the ban could increase Islamophobia in a country where violence and hate speech against Muslims have increased in recent years.
Halima Aden, the first hijab-wearing supermodel, thought a career in fashion might help her be a role model. But it left her feeling disconnected from her own image. So she's leaving it behind.