This year, we are celebrating International Women’s Day amid many urgent global challenges, which are highlighting inequalities and weaknesses in our socio-political systems, but also reminding us of the power of collaboration, mobilisation, and information in solving problems that affect us. ~Zainah Anwar
In October 2019, Musawah hosted a South and Southeast Asia Regional Workshop on Muslim Family Law (MFL) Reform in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As the first of our regional workshops as part of the Musawah Campaign for Justice in Muslim Family Laws, to be launched in 2020, we were honoured to have 36 participants from 14 countries.
In this Ramadan episode, we talk to Islamic feminist scholars Dr Omaima Abou Bakr’ and Dr. Mulki Al Sharmani about the different layers of meaning and their evolving relationships with the Qur’anic text.
Musawah, AWID and CSBR co-hosted a webinar on #RightsAtRisk in Asia-Pacific during which four activists from Asia-Pacific share their experiences and analyses on the advances of fascisms and fundamentalisms in the region.
At the request of Muslim women’s groups in the country, in March 2019, Musawah Executive Director Zainah Anwar visited Sri Lanka to meet with civil society actors and Muslim activists in support of efforts to reform the Sri Lankan MMDA.
Musawah, Equality Now and more than 100 women’s rights and human rights organisations and activists working in Muslim contexts wrote to leaders of Muslim-majority countries urging them to raise their voice to support equality for women, recognise the critical role that women’s rights defenders play in this regard, and condemn the imprisonment and torture of women human rights defenders.
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By Zainah Anwar. Welcome to the newly redesigned website for Musawah, and to our brand-new blog. As the executive director of Musawah, I’m thrilled to launch this platform to showcase the work of our Advocates, activists, feminist scholars, and human rights defenders who make up the Musawah movement and embody the changes we want to see in the world.