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Anisa Noormohamed
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Anisa Noormohamed is a Pakistani American living in Santa Monica, CA. Anisa started off her career as a Chemical Engineer and later acquired an M.A. in Middle East Studies from the University of Chicago. She spent time traveling throughout the Middle East and South Asia and lived in Cairo conducting her research on Feminism and Modernity in Islam as a David L. Boren fellow. She worked with various NGOs and consulting firms and later moved to the non-profit sector as the Director of Women’s Education and Empowerment.

Anisa founded NISI, a clothing label for the modern Muslim woman that supports educational and vocational projects for girls in the northern areas of Kashmir.

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Republican Propositions on Women's Reproductive Rights: A Move Toward Sharia Law?

0 Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 3:40 PM

As Americans, we value the separation of Church and State and indeed this separation is crucial to accommodate the many varied religious beliefs of the American people. We strive to serve as an example of democracy and women's rights but when analyzing the recent dialogue on abortion and contraception by...

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A Pakistani Spring Must Find its Roots in its Investment in Women

7 Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 3:54 PM

When the Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy recently won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short for her film Saving Face on female acid attack survivors in Pakistan, I read several articles, blog posts and twitter and facebook statuses with lots of chatter and buzz. It seemed that most user comments fell...

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