An open letter that alerts the Canadian authorities to the grave implications of Shari'a courts in Canada for Muslim women’s human rights in Canada and beyond, in Muslim-majority countries or are minorities in non-Muslim countries.
WLUML was a co-sponsor of this consultation and this report documents the discussions and analyses of violations and abuses committed against women human rights defenders and strategies and recommendations to better protect them.
During the height of the Danish cartoon controversy, Canadian media interviewed male Muslim leaders exclusively, without bothering to seek out leaders among Muslim women. It's a given that Muslim leaders are men, preferably with beards.
ECWR will organize a celebration of Egyptian Women's Day on March 16 during which the first martyrdom of a female candidate will be recognized and freedoms in Egypt will be promoted. The celebration is entitled, " New year ….. New Hope."
WLUML is deeply concerned about reports of violent attacks and arrests of women's rights activists, women's groups and human rights defenders on 8 March 2006, International Women’s Day. Those gathered were attacked and assaulted by plain-clothes militia, special anti riot forces of the Revolutionary guards, soldiers and police.