[empower] women’s activism

Surveying the most recent developments in Islamic feminism, Margot Badran finds an increasingly dynamic global phenomenon that is as varied as it is radical.
Palestinian women seize opportunity to assert their rights.
This publication includes the stories of 17 Muslim women who devote themselves to some kind of activism in addition to their other life activities - wife, mother, student, worker, and so on - and shows Muslim women are active in a myriad of ways.

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.

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