[empower] women’s activism

Friday 28 March, 14:00-18:00, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Sponsored by WLUML and Concordia University. Speakers include Dr. Homa Hoodfar, Dr. Martha Saavedra, Dr. Yoav Di-Capua, Nasrin Afzali and Hana Askren. Click to view the poster!
Since the publication in the early 1990s of "Between the Slogans of Communism and the Laws of Islam: The Women of Uzbekistan" to today, Marfua Tokhtakhodjaeva reflects on how circumstances have changed for women and activists in modern Uzbekistan.
« Nous n’avons pas besoin de nous déguiser le temps d’une conférence, il faut respecter notre culture ».
A delegation of Mauritanian women journalists met with Ahmedou Tidjane Bal, president of Mauritania's High Authority of the Press and Audio-visuals (HAPA), on 2 March, 2008.
Saudi women's rights activists have posted on the web a video of a woman at the wheel of her car, in protest at the ban on female drivers in the kingdom.
"Wazhma Frogh, an Afghan, uses her religion to press for women's rights – and development agencies take note."
A volunteer rescue organisation in Germany has sheltered more than 100 Muslim women who fear they will be killed if they do not go through with marriages that their families have arranged for them.
Women Living Under Muslim Laws is gravely concerned to learn of death threats brought against our friend and colleague, Lynne Muthoni Wanyeki. She and her colleagues have been receiving death threats because of their human rights work and statements during the current crisis in Kenya.
Women's human rights defender Parvin Ardalan has received the Olof Palme Prize for 2007.
حملة "مـــن أجـل شـــارع آمــن للـجـمـيــع"
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