“Movements build power by transforming what people think is possible.” — Hahrie Han
At the heart of our Musawah movement are our people—the activists, scholars, policy makers, lawyers, artists, and anyone else who shows up to end discrimination against women in family laws and practices. Their work shows that law reform is both necessary and possible.
Our resistance to inequality and injustice is rooted in the advocacy taking place on the ground, around the world. Women’s rights advocates have been building our movement, mobilising and organising for the right moment to push for law reforms in each of their contexts. Through the Campaign for Justice in Muslim Family Laws, we are connecting across the world to learn, support, and strategise, and to make the space and opportunities for the more just and egalitarian world we hope to create together.
The Campaign for Justice in Muslim Family Laws brings together advocates for family law reform from across the world to build support at the national, regional, and global levels for the urgency of reform towards equality and justice for women living in Muslim contexts.
The Global Campaign for Equality in Family Law seeks to end discriminatory laws concerned with marriage and family life across all regions, religions, cultures, and traditions. Steering members include Musawah, UN Women, Equality Now, Act Church of Sweden, FEMNET, Muslim for Progressive Values, Solidarity for African Women’s Rights, Women’s Learning Partnership and CLADEM.
This toolkit, which introduces key elements in the Musawah Framework for Action and key messages and activities to use in your activism, is a tool for building knowledge and mobilising for equality in the family.
Building a collective voice for change starts with making our demands heard to raise public awareness for the urgency of law reform efforts; news media can be a powerful vehicle for changing the public narrative of how we understand the practice of Islam.