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Joint Call to Support Muslim Women in Sri Lanka

Read our joint call to the 17 Muslim Members of Parliament (MPs) in Sri Lanka who have taken regressive positions on reforms of the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) 1951 and we demand that they reverse their positions to allow the process of reforms to move forward.

Our Work

Musawah facilitates access to existing knowledge and creates new knowledge about women’s rights in Islam. We seek to apply feminist and rights-based lenses in understanding and searching for equality and justice within Muslim legal tradition.

Musawah works to strengthen our sense of community and common purpose through capacity building and outreach to activists and CSOs from Muslim contexts throughout the world.

Musawah seeks to amplify women’s voices at the regional and international levels and raise the visibility of initiatives advocating for equality and justice in the Muslim family.


Musawah communications activities raise the visibility of Musawah and the work of Musawah Advocates, popularize the Musawah Framework for Action and Musawah publications, and share linkages and knowledge among broader communities

We feature updates of our work and from advocates, activists, feminist scholars, and human rights defenders who are the heart of our movement, fighting for reforms toward equality and justice in Muslim contexts.

Our Resources

This thematic paper examines economic and parental rights and responsibilities in Muslim families using the holistic Musawah approach, which integrates Islamic teachings, international human rights principles, national guarantees of equality, and realities of women’s and men’s lives today.

A global report with stories and findings from the Global Life Stories Project, in which teams from nine countries (Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom) documented women’s life stories to better understand their experiences with qiwamah and wilayah.

This toolkit, which introduces key elements in the Musawah Framework for Action and key messages, is a tool for building knowledge and mobilising for equality and justice in the Muslim family.

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