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7/12/2015

TODAY: WLUML participates in the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaign via a Twitter teach-in!

Our topic: Can we overcome (or resist) culturally-justfied discrimination against women as a major barrier to education for women and girls?

We have a steady stream of tweets going up, publicising our most relevant resources and stories, and we urge everyone to share, retweet, particpate, ask questions, take part!

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2/12/2015

 December 1, 2015

 “Thirty years ago, before I was even born, my mum started documenting the situation of political prisoners in Azerbaijan. She challenged the government on their poor human rights record and spoke publicly about government oppression. My mum always said she wanted to make her country a better place. Activism is her life’s work, and now she is behind bars because of it. There is such irony in the whole situation—my mother used to protect political prisoners, and now she is one herself.” – Dinara Yunus, daughter of Leyla Yunus 

1/12/2015

WLUML owes a lot to Mroroccan sociologist Fatima Mernissi, who passed away yesterday the 30th of November in Rabat, Morocco. A pioneer in the field of Islamic feminism, her loss deeply saddens us. Here are some final words to her. 

From Fatou Sow, International Director of Women Living Under Muslim Laws:

30/11/2015

  Reuters - Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:30 PM

Sandy and grimy, the watches, cell phones, family photos, $100 bills, and passports from Pakistan, Syria and Sudan are the tattered possessions of migrants who died at sea.

18/11/2015

By Zainab SalbiNov 17 2015

According to Edward Lorenz’s chaos theory, the butterfly effect is defined as the “sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.”Well, you may ask what does that have to do with ISIS and women in the Middle East. Consider ISIS as the small change that is impacting the larger system of how women live their lives in profound and turbulent ways.
4/11/2015

 Nepalese politicians have elected a longtime women's rights campaigner to become the country's first female president, as the Himalayan nation pushes for more gender equality in politics and work life.

3/11/2015

 Tuesday, 03 November 2015 12:26

 A young Afghan woman has been stoned to death by the Taliban in Afghanistan's western zone, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

8/10/2015

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been uploading one story per day onto the ‘Our Voices’ section of the WELDD portal.