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With #MosqueMeToo, Muslim Women Are Speaking Out About Abuse

November 30, 0002 12:00 AM
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Using the hashtag #MosqueMeToo, Muslim women have begun to speak up online about sexual abuse experienced while on the hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and in other religious spaces like mosques. Here’s more.

An unidentified Pakistani woman took to Facebook in February to write about the repeated sexual harassment she encountered while on the hajj in Mecca. A mandatory religious obligation for Muslims, the hajj is a five-day pilgrimage undertaken by about 2 million Muslims each year. The woman subsequent...

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