Sisters in Islam share the good news that, because of your overwhelming support and help in response to our previous appeal, the Malaysian government recently announced that it would put on hold the gazetting of the controversial Islamic Family Law (Federal Territories) (Amendment) Bill 2005. The bad news is that this non-gazettement is only valid for the Federal Territories, and not for the remaining states in the federation of Malaysia that have adopted these unjust amendments into their respective Islamic Family Laws. Since Islam is a state matter, it means that Muslim women living in these 11 states continue to be affected by its unjust clauses. They urge you to express your concern ...
We have received this open appeal for support from like-minded Muslim organizations and individuals around the globe to protest the recent passing of the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territories) (Amendment) Bill 2005 by the Malaysian Senate.
Women's rights activist Ghada Jamsheer was found not guilty of defaming a Sharia judge by the Lower Criminal Court on 28 December 2005. The court ruled that there was not enough evidence to prosecute Ms Jamsheer because the judge only had one witness who supported his claim against her.
It is an indication of the worrying political trends in Bangladesh that the Bangladesh National Party-Jamaat-i-Islami alliance currently in power is one of the most right-wing elected governments in the country's history and yet even this government is unable to satisfy extremist politico-religious groups.
WLUML has received a call for action from friends in Women in Black to demand the immediate end to the continual harassment of Women in Black in Belgrade who have been under investigation in recent months.
In June 2005 WLUML circulated an alert for action to support women’s rights campaigner Ms. Ghada Jamsheer who faced three trials for publicly criticizing family court judges and, if convicted, faced up to 15 years in prison.
"Ontario n'autorise pas l'instauration de la charia, la loi islamique, pour régler des litiges familiaux." L'annonce a été accueillie, lundi 12 septembre, avec soulagement par des organisations féminines et inquiétude par des groupes religieux au Canada. Par ailleurs, l'Etat canadien a affirmé son intention d'interdire les tribunaux religieux existants.
Le réseau Femmes Sous Lois Musulmanes (WLUML) vous appelle à apporter votre soutien massif aux revendications des femmes irakiennes pour une Constitution qui garantit les droits et libertés de tous les Irakiens et les Irakiennes en particulier.