Papers from the 'teach-in' organised by Act Together, Southall Black Sisters, Women Against Fundamentalisms, Women in Black (London), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and WLUML, held on 8 September 2002 at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK.
This Occasional Paper features recent activities of Act Together, one of WLUML's networking organisations based in the UK. In July 2006 Act Together, Women's Action for Iraq, hosted Sundus Abass, Director of Women in Leadership Institute (Baghdad) in London for 15 days. WLUML helped to make the visit possible, as part of various network activities in support of women in post-conflict situations, such as in Afghanistan, Iraq and Sri Lanka. This publication is a record of some of the activities that happened during those 15 hectic days. The aim of the visit was to highlight the work that Iraqi women are doing to try to amend the new Iraqi Constitution, in particular to ensure that the pre-existing Iraqi Personal Status Law, one of the more egalitarian family laws in the Middle East, is not replaced by Article 41.
Ten women from Britain, with another 430 from around the world, descended on a small town on the Northern coast of Italy for 5 days of sun, sea and inspiration, for the 11th Women in Black conference at the end of August 2003.
In October 1997 35 active networkers from 18 countries met in Dhaka to develop the third WLUML Plan of Action. We re-examined old concerns and identified emerging ones. We strategized about how best we could answer these needs knowing that we must act in the face of odds that sometimes seem overwhelming in our own specific locations.
Ces conflits et ces tensions entre les formations historiques de la Charia et les critères modernes des droits humains sont aisément illustrés par la situation des femmes dans les pays musulmans d'aujourd'hui.
Il s’opère sous différents slogans religieux, mais il s’agit en fait d’un mouvement politique qui utilise le nom de Dieu pour justifier les injustices et la discrimination entre peuples, nations, classes, races, sexes, couleurs et confessions.
Partout où je vais dans le Monde arabe, en Afrique, en Asie, en Europe, aux Etats-Unis, en Amérique Latine, je décèle des traces d’activités de groupes intégristes œuvrant au nom de la religion.