Sertac Sehlikoglu (sertac)




About sertac:

Social anthropologist, PhD student at the University of Cambridge. For academic interests, please check me out @ academia.edu

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Muslim Women in Sports

A collection of news and articles on Muslim women and sports around the world. I decided to create the blog after I started doing research on the subject and recognized the lacuna of a resource of collected materials on the subject.

Mumbra's Muslim girls kick out stereotypes
By Kamayani Bali-MahabalThey started off as a secret sports club. What brought them together was their shared love for football, a game they couldn't dream of playing owing to their conservative family backgrounds. After all, how could young girls, who we...[Read on]
'It may take 10 years to tackle football's lack of diversity' - FA Council member Rimla Akhtar
Five months ago, Rimla Akhtar became the first Muslim woman on the FA Council. In a body which Football Association chairman, Greg Dyke, says is “overwhelmingly male and white”, Akhtar is seen as the ideal role model for the Asian community....[Read on]
Al Sadd wins Women's Handball Cup title
Al Sadd won Qatar Cup title for the women's handball after beating Al Rayyan team today on 37-32 in the match that took place on Wednesday evening at Al Gharafa Club. Qatar Handball Association Ahmed Mohammed Al-Shaabi and Qatar Women Sports Committe...[Read on]
Iranian female junior cycling team wins first Asian medal
The Iranian female junior cycling team has created history in their country for winningBronze in 2014 Asian Cycling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Monday, making theirmark in Asian cyclingThis win has also marked the first Asian Championships meda...[Read on]
Pakistani female Judokas to help Indian athletes prepare for Commonwealth Games
According to Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) secretary Masood Ahmed, the female squad received rave reviews at the South Asian Championship in Nepal in April. PHOTOS: MUHAMMAD JAVAID & ZAFAR ASLAM/ FILEPakistani women may not be catching a ticket to th...[Read on]
Tour De Farm and BBQ: Join MADE’s first annual London to Oxford cycle ride
MADE in Europe is a Muslim youth-led organisation working to mobilise Muslim communities in the UK to live more ethically and sustainably. Join MADE for a 100km ride through the glorious Oxfordshire countryside to Willowbrook Farm ending with a delic...[Read on]
This MMA Fighter Is Asian, Female and Muslim
BY: DAVID STOUTIn the first round of her professional mixed-martial-arts (MMA) debut, Malaysia’s Ann Osman took close to 30 knees to the midsection from her opponent, Singapore’s Sherilyn Lim.“You’ve broken her!” Li...[Read on]
Soccer Scandal: Iran's Female Stars Face Random Gender Tests
BY ALI AROUZI AND HENRY AUSTIN TEHRAN -- Iran’s female soccer pros face random gender tests after seven people were disqualified from the league because they were deemed not to be women.The "snap checks" have been introduced by the Footba...[Read on]
Feminizing fighting sports?
By Jasmijn Rana Fouzia (the trainer) told us that we were not training hard enough, because she never saw anyone vomit in Ladies-Only kickboxing training. Naima, with whom I was training, responded: “But we’re girls, right? We don’t hav...[Read on]
In the Midst of a Warzone there’s an Afghani Skateboarding School for Girls
Today I learned there’s a skateboarding school in Afghanistan where 40% of its students are female.In a part of the world where little girls are getting shot at for promoting women’s education, that’s a pretty impressive statistic. In a ...[Read on]