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Remembering Dr. Suhaila Siddiqi
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Remembering Dr. Suhaila Siddiqi

An Icon that has marked women’s history in Afghanistan The Woman Who Defied Traditional Gender Roles and Stood up to the Taliban Dr. Sohilala Siddiqi, one of Afghanistan’s most respected surgeons and the country’s first female minister of health, died on December 4th, 2020, at the age of 72. Siddiqi was Afghanistan’s only female lieutenant...

What the WELDD training meant to me
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What the WELDD training meant to me

I’ve always felt that I have an inside voice which guides me and opens my eyes to the kind of things that many other women feel nothing towards and just cope with. I was born in a country which suffers from a hierarchical authority. What makes this worse is that the women inside it are...

WLUML Co-Hosted “Trials of Spring” Screenings at SOAS, University of London
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WLUML Co-Hosted “Trials of Spring” Screenings at SOAS, University of London

Women Living Under Muslim Laws, in collaboration with London Middle Eastern Institute, organised a screening of the Trials of Spring at SOAS, University of London, on the 28th of October 2015. These hard-hitting, forceful and stirring short films centred on the experience of women during the Arab Revolution of 2011. Featuring activists from Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria,...

Senegal: WELDD West Africa Feminist Leadership Workshop
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Senegal: WELDD West Africa Feminist Leadership Workshop

Bustling Senegal set the scene for passionate debate, robust reflection, slam poetry and much laughter this April at the first West Africa transformative feminist leadership workshop – brought together by our Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratization programme (WELDD). An impressive group of emerging female leaders from Mali, Niger and Senegal came together for...

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