Category: Reports

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WLUML Newsletter 8

In this issue, we welcome the launch of the programme “Women reclaiming and re-defining cultures: Asserting rights over body, self, and public spaces”, a joint venture between WLUML and the Institute of Women’s Empowerment (IWE), which brings together women from the Muslim world to examine and discuss how systems of culture, tradition and religion, are...

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WLUML Newsletter 7

Women worldwide continue to be subjected to terrible violence in the private and public sphere, and our networkers in Senegal alert us to a grave situation where perpetrators of violence against women in that country believe that they can continue to offend without facing prosecution. We also give special mention to Cherifa Kheddar who received...

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WLUML Newsletter 6

In this edition, we welcome new staff members at the International Coordination Office, cover new developments in the Global Campaign Stop Killing and Stoning Women!, and catch up with some of our networkers from around the world. A special section highlights the political aspects of women and sport in Muslim contexts. Download WLUML Newsletter 6

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WLUML Newsletter 5

This issue features articles on the launch of the Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women! and our Feminism in the Muslim World Third Leadership Institute. This issue features networkers’ submissions from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Burma, India and Pakistan, as well as book and film reviews, updates on solidarity cases and more. Download WLUML Newsletter...

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WLUML Newsletter 4

This issue, with an improved format, features the addition of ‘Activists Reflections’, which present a selection of the articles we received in response to our online Call for Submissions. Reflecting the transnational nature and philosophy of the WLUML network, the articles and reports included in this newsletter range from Growing Talibanisation in Pakistan to Expanding...

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WLUML Newsletter 3

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...

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WLUML Newsletter 2

In November/December 2005, the International Coordinating Committee of the International Campaign on Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD-ICC) held an International Consultation to bring together WHRDs from different countries worldwide. Nearly 200 male and female women’s rights and human rights activists from approximately 70 countries worldwide gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka to attend this historic global...

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Dress codes & modes – women’s dress in some Muslim countries and communities

This exhibition looks at the diversities and commonalities of women’s dress through space and time, highlighting the influence of many forces – class, status, region, work, religious interpretation, ethnicity, urban/rural, politics, fashion, climate etc. Dress codes are one of the crucial elements which contribute to the construction of a ‘Muslim’ identity by both local and...

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WLUML Newsletter 1

As an international women’s network, WLUML transcends regional and national boundaries in order to resist the fundamentalist homogenisation of Muslim contexts and the imposition of uniform definitions of acceptable ‘womanhood’. WLUML seeks to preserve the space for diverse and alternative voices in Muslim societies, whether these be secular or from within a faith-based framework. Download...