On 17 November 2005 at Johns Hopkins, women leaders from Muslim-majority societies will discuss strategies for the creation of egalitarian communities and reform of family law based on women's capability to choose.
Le président sénégalais Abdoulaye Wade a souligné vendredi à Dakar l'existence irréfutable "d'un lien entre développement et égalité des genres" à l'ouverture de la première Conférence de l'Union africaine des ministres chargés de la Femme et du genre.
The aim of this initiative is to make known the emerging movement of Muslim women in favour of gender equality and to seek greater coordination between Muslim women and the international feminist movement. It will take place in Barcelona - 27-29 October.
The Unholy Alliance between some progressives and the fundamentalists has sought to take advantage of state policies of multiculturalism and the painful realities of continuing racial discrimination to demand special rights for the ‘Muslim community ’. But these special rights inevitably involve anti-women practices and highly regressive interpretations of Islam. They also unquestioningly presume that all migrants from Muslim contexts identify as Muslim.