Ce manuel offre des outils aux militantes et défenseurs des droits humains qui enquêtent sur les violences perpétrées contre les femmes par des acteurs non étatiques.

Dans un climat de plus en plus hostile au travail des militants politiques et dans différents contextes de mouvements sociaux et différentes régions, les femmes qui affrontent la montée des intégrismes et du militarisme au niveau mondial relèvent des défis bien spécifiques. En tant que femmes, elles doivent faire face aux mêmes violences que tout autre défenseur des droits humains, mais elles sont en plus confrontées à une violence et à des risques spécifiques à leur sexe.

For years, the accepted wisdom was that human rights principles and law applied only, or mainly, to the mediation of the relationship between citizens and the State. This view was held and promoted by, among others, academics, lawyers and jurists, as well as many international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and activists.

توفر النشرة بعض المعلومات حول اهتمامات وعمل الشبكة.


In November/December 2005, the International Coordinating Committee of the International Campaign on Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD-ICC) held an International Consultation to bring together WHRDs from different countries worldwide. Nearly 200 male and female women’s rights and human rights activists from approximately 70 countries worldwide gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka to attend this historic global gathering on women human rights defenders.

This guide is organized in two sections. In Part one we present the history of the WLUML Network, and examine and assess various forms and levels of public participation for upholding and expanding social justice. We discuss different levels of public action and give examples from different countries. Part Two reviews several methods used by social activists around the world, outlines basic principles for preparing and publicizing various forms of solidarity action, and evaluates the limitations and effectiveness of each.

Nous sommes très conscientes du fait que toute victoire de forces conservatrices parmi les communautés musulmanes d’Europe et d’Amérique du Nord renforcera automatiquement les groupes fondamentalistes dans des pays musulmans et communautés musulmanes ailleurs, dans le contexte mondialiste actuel. Cela aura des répercussions contre nous, dans des contextes où nous avons obtenu un certain succès pour préserver l’espace réservé aux voix des femmes et
à des voix alternatives.

The essential information and training kit on women's rights activists from the 8th to the 20th century. This publication, jointly produced by Shirkat Gah Women's Resource Centre and WLUML, explodes the myth that struggles for women's rights are alien to societies that embraced Islam and profiles women who defied and changed the contours of women's lives from the 8th to the mid-20th century.

Presently, more than one third of the world’s Muslims are living as minorities in non-Muslim countries, a fact which has posed challenges not only for the host countries but also for the Muslims themselves. Most Muslims perceive Muslim minorities as an integral part of the larger Muslim community, umma. Many insist that Muslims must be governed by Islamic law, often that of the country of origin. Home countries are expected to offer human, political, and financial resources in order for the minorities to live Islamically.