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The Musawah Vision for the Family proposes a model of Muslim family relations that upholds equality and justice for all family members and promotes the well-being of families and society.

Musawah Knowledge Building Briefs provide you with an accessible understanding of key concepts and ideas related to the Muslim legal tradition and family laws.

The Compilation of Resources Related to Women’s Rights in Muslim Family Laws is a tool designed to help activists, human rights experts, and policy makers access resources from the academic and policy arenas.

Charlotte Wiedemann’s article on the relationship between Islam and feminism highlights all the main issues feminist women are encountering as regards to their religion. She encourages the creation of female role models, which, in her opinion, would be a great step toward the end of the stereotype that says that Islam and feminism are not compatible.

This article focuses on explaining the gender equality bill, passed by Maldives Majlis, to the reader and what it consists of. It highlights the fact that gender discrimination is punishable by the law and that this bill should be respected in any field – work, politics, media – and should be promoted. 

Written by Nina ford, this article aims to change gender stereotypes concerning caregiving, in order to develop the society. The author lists a few ways that would lead to this change, going from teaching children at an early age to teaching the parents themselves. 

Musawah and the Strategic Initiative for Women in Horn of Africa (SIHA Network) organized a training on Islam & Gender Equality & Justice from January, 28th to February, 2nd  2015.

September 2016

Bahia, Brazil,

For its 13th international forum, AWID displayed the portraits of 12 inspirational feminist activists resisting religious fundamentalisms and proposing alternatives towards Equality, justice and peace.

The article, written by ZIBA MIR-HOSSEINI about women’s rights in Iran, lists the ups and downs that women are going through. From battles with hard-liners to persecutions made by Rouhani’s government, and going through time-limited progress such as having women in the Parliament and freedom of speech, women still don’t know where they stand in their country.

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