Stop Stoning and Killing Women campaign

The practice of stoning to death and honour killing as a state-sanctioned activity was revived in several Muslim-majority contexts, based on religious and cultural fundamentalist interpretations beginning, for instance, in Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan in the 1970s and 80s.  Feminist movements in many countries mobilized against these misogynist practices and the high rate of femicides, and Iranian women launched a national campaign. The WLUML network subsequently launched a global campaign in solidarity: “Stop Stoning and Killing Women!” to amplify national campaigns, while also bringing various forms of femicide and inhuman and extreme abuse of human rights practices across contexts into international focus. Read more…

Violence is Not Our Culture campaign

The Violence is Not our Culture (VNC) Campaign was founded in 2007 and created a global network of organisations and individuals committed to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women (VAW) being justified in the name of culture and/or religion. Such forms of gender-based violence include stoning, whipping/lashing, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and “honour” killings. Read more…

16 Days Campaign – Together Against Gender-Based Violence

For a number of years, WLUML has hosted a number of transnational actions in connection with the annual 16 Days Campaign against Gender-Based Violence. Since it was first launched in 1991 by CWGL, the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence international campaign has mobilized more than 4,100 organizations in 172 countries, raising awareness and educating the public worldwide about the pervasiveness of gender-based violence. Read more…

WLUML Campaign History (1984 and 2008)

History of WLUML begun with Marieme Helie-Locus campaigned to release Algerian women, jailed for the opposition to the introduction of ‘Islamic’  Family Law in 1982.