Call for Submissions of Photo Essays

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Call for Submissions of Photo Essays

Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) invites women’s rights advocates, graduate students, journalists, researchers, and historians to submit original photo essays highlighting the histories of national women’s rights movements in the Muslim contexts (See link below for examples). The essays will be published on our website in time for International Women’s Day and will be included as part of a webinar around the subject. They would also be published in the teaching module for our Transformative Feminist Leadership Institute. Submissions should consist of a brief background of the movement’s context, strategies, and actions, illustrated by imagery highlighting the movement’s critical turning points and significant developments.

Historically, national women’s rights movements have been silenced by erasing their history of resistance and often reversing their gains while isolating them from other transnational women’s and feminist movements in the region and globally. We at WLUML view rekindling our knowledge of the history of women’s mobilization movements for gender equality and human rights as an effective tool for organizing and strengthening our march toward gender equality and to passing down a more women-friendly world to future generations.

Interested parties should send a short abstract or a letter of interest to the publication committee via by 20th December, 2021. The submission can be made in English or national languages. The committee will review submissions and will provide applicants with further guidelines for completion.

Women Living Under Muslim Laws is a transnational solidarity network that has provided information, support, and a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned, or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam since 1986. The WLUML network aims to strengthen women’s individual and collective struggles for equal rights, especially in Muslim contexts, by breaking the isolation in which women wage their struggles. We strive to achieve this by creating and reinforcing linkages between women within Muslim countries and communities and regional and global feminist and progressive groups. We aim to share information and analysis that helps demystify the diverse sources of control over women’s lives and the strategies and experiences of challenging all means of control.

Links & Deadlines

Key Deadlines:

Intent to Submit: 20 December 2021
Submission for Review and Feedback: 15 January 2022
Return of the Review Date: 30 January 2022
Final Publication Date: 21 February