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Edited by Algerian sociologist and WLUML founder, Marieme Hélie-Lucas, this bumper dossier brings you papers by over 15 contributors, including Karima Bennoune: The Law of the Republic Versus the ‘Law of the Brothers': A story of France’s law banning religious symbols in public; Pragna Patel: Cohesion, Multi-Faithism and the Erosion of Secular Spaces in the UK: Implications for the human rights of minority women; and Gita Sahgal: ‘The Question Asked by Satan’: Doubt, dissent and discrimination in 21st-century Britain

The exhibition looks at women's dress in some Muslim countries and communities and is a snapshot of diversities and commonalities through space and time. These highlight the influence of many forces – class, status, region, work, religious interpretation, ethnicity, urban/rural, politics, fashion, climate.

Cette exposition ne peut donner qu‘un bref aperçu des spécificités et des points communs qu‘on retrouve au cours des siècles ou par delà les continents, et qui mettent en relief l‘influence de multiples forces et facteurs : la classe, le statut, la région, le métier, les interprétations religieuses, l‘appartenance ethnique, le mode de vie rural ou urbain, la

The WLUML E-Gazette is a quarterly publication sent out to subscribers which sheds light upon the activities of the network and share important updates about women's and gender issues in the Muslim world and beyond. 

This document, entitled "Remembering" was created by Women Living Under Muslim Laws and delivered as a powerpoint presentation during the 59th session of the CSW to review the 15th year of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action.  Despite significant breakthroughs in the past 20 years, violence against women and girls justified in the name of religion, customs, traditions – in short, culture - remains unabated. Women continue to be persecuted and killed for making choices in life that are perceived to defy social norms.  The presentation was created as a tribute to these women, to honour them and their sacrifices.

Please download the file attached here to view the pdf.

A Powerpoint version is available here.

Samah Hadid is a global human rights activist from Australia and a member of WLUML's Council. You can follow her work @samahhadid.

As a human rights activist, I know too well the unwavering determination needed to defend the rights of society's most vulnerable and marginalised.

For many activists and human rights defenders, especially women, this struggle for freedom often comes with persecution, imprisonment, exile and political attacks.

OPEN LETTER TO THE LEFT AND FAR LEFT 

If you would like to sign on to this letter, please email Fatou Sow at fatou@wluml.org 

Fatou Sow, Directrice International, WLUML
 
Les attentats des 7 et 9 janvier 2015 contre la rédaction de Charlie Hebdo et un supermarché juif et à Paris ont causé de profondes émotions et affecté toutes les sensibilités. 

Gender equality: Building our strength together

Annual Report 2013  Women Living Under Muslim Laws
 
Please download the pdf for the full report.

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The two-day International Conference on the Religious Right, Secularism and Civil Rights held in London during 11-12 October 2014 was a rousing success. A broad coalition of secularists, including believers, free-thinkers, agnostics and atheists assembled from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and the Diaspora at the unprecedented and historic gathering to discuss resistance against the repression and violence of ISIS and other manifestations of the religious-Right, including in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Israel, Libya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, Tunisia and Yemen. 

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