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The exhibition looks at women's dress in some Muslim countries and communities and is a snapshot of diversities and commonalities through space and time. These highlight the influence of many forces – class, status, region, work, religious interpretation, ethnicity, urban/rural, politics, fashion, climate.

It is too simple to reduce religious motives to mere pretexts for violence – New report

UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF REPORT TO THE UN 2015 – VIOLENCE COMMITTED IN THE NAME OF RELIGION – Multiple report components important to women.

The WLUML E-Gazette is a quarterly publication sent out to subscribers which sheds light upon the activities of the network and share important updates about women's and gender issues in the Muslim world and beyond. 

This document, entitled "Remembering" was created by Women Living Under Muslim Laws and delivered as a powerpoint presentation during the 59th session of the CSW to review the 15th year of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action.  Despite significant breakthroughs in the past 20 years, violence against women and girls justified in the name of religion, customs, traditions – in short, culture - remains unabated. Women continue to be persecuted and killed for making choices in life that are perceived to defy social norms.  The presentation was created as a tribute to these women, to honour them and their sacrifices.

Please download the file attached here to view the pdf.

A Powerpoint version is available here.

Samah Hadid is a global human rights activist from Australia and a member of WLUML's Council. You can follow her work @samahhadid.

As a human rights activist, I know too well the unwavering determination needed to defend the rights of society's most vulnerable and marginalised.

For many activists and human rights defenders, especially women, this struggle for freedom often comes with persecution, imprisonment, exile and political attacks.

OPEN LETTER TO THE LEFT AND FAR LEFT 

If you would like to sign on to this letter, please email Fatou Sow at fatou@wluml.org 

Fatou Sow, Directrice International, WLUML
 
Les attentats des 7 et 9 janvier 2015 contre la rédaction de Charlie Hebdo et un supermarché juif et à Paris ont causé de profondes émotions et affecté toutes les sensibilités. 

DENIZ KANDIYOTI 19 January 2015

Caught in the cross-fire of political opportunism, neo-liberal triumphalism and geopolitical adventurism, feminist platforms are in retreat. Only a politics of coalition building can avert their eclipse.

The WLUML E-Gazette is a quarterly publication sent out to subscribers which aims to shed light upon the activities of the network and share important updates about women's and gender issues in the Muslim world and beyond. 

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