In July 2006, Women Living Under Muslim Laws held a week-long Plan of Action (PoA) Meeting in Dakar, Senegal. Following our last PoA Meeting (1997), this meeting aimed to update WLUML’s thematic priorities, strategies and organisational structure to ensure that they match the needs, concerns and capacities of our networkers. The resulting Plan of Action document will serve as the WLUML network’s guiding document for the next five years.
The 2006 WLUML PoA Meeting was the largest and most diverse of all PoA meetings, providing a unique opportunity for both established and new WLUML networkers to share their analysis and concerns, and to establish new cross-regional networking links with a diverse selection of individuals and organisations. Many of WLUML’s newer active networkers are from Francophone West Africa and North Africa so, to ensure their input into the analysis and to aid two-way interaction between networkers, the 2006 Plan of Action meeting was the first WLUML PoA to provide simultaneous French/English translation.