01 Oct '17, 1am

Young Muslim women with ambition on the rise in Malaysia and Indonesia - The Straits Times

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Young, dynamic and devoted - South-east Asia's young Muslim women are more career driven and "global" than the generation before, and yet, are more Islamic, says a study. This is seen in an increased adoption of the hijab, or Muslim headscarf, by young professional women as well as students, according to marketing trend and research outfit J. Walter Thompson's Innovation Group. Its report The New Muslimah: South-East Asia Focus showed more than half (58 per cent) of Malaysian women aged 18-39 said a career is important to them, with 80 per cent putting education first, while about one-third of the respondents travel overseas at least once a year. Around 1,000 women in Malaysia and Indonesia were surveyed in August for the The New Muslimah report. Religion is a major part of their life with 95 per cent saying Islam is very import...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/young-muslim-wom...

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