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Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) is a transnational feminist solidarity network that promotes human rights, gender justice and equality for people whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by patriarchal and/or authoritarian interpretations of Islam.
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In December 2017, Vida Movahedi stood defiantly on a utility box on a busy crossroad on busy Revolution Street in Tehran, waving her white headscarf, which she had taken off, on a stick in the act of civil disobedience against Iran’s mandatory hijab law. Her courageous action was a plea for greater freedom on behalf of tens of millions of women in Iran who seek the right to choose what they wear. read more…
An Icon that has Marked Women’s History in Afghanistan. The Woman Who Defied Traditional Gender Roles and Stood up to the Taliban. Read more…
“I see myself as neither a hero nor an icon but a daughter of the revolution. The threats to my life may make me be more careful but they cannot stop me or other young women leaders who want to change the culture of violence and impunity. We believe we can make a change and make our country and culture peaceful and peace-loving.” Read more…