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Our Executive Director and Secretariat are available to provide interviews on a variety of issues, including women’s rights in Muslim contexts, feminist and rights-based knowledge production on gender and Islam, and Muslim family law reforms. We also may connect you with Advocates in the Global South who are fighting on the ground to make positive changes for Muslim women in their countries.

For more information or to schedule an interview:
email info@musawah.org, or Communications Officer: Alex McCarthy, alex@musawah.org.

Latest Press Releases

Today Musawah launched online its flagship Campaign for Justice in Muslim Family Laws to build momentum and support for the urgent necessity to reform discriminatory Muslim family laws. The global coronavirus pandemic has exposed the ways that discriminatory Muslim family laws exacerbate threats to women’s rights, safety and living conditions, underscoring that equality in the family is inextricable from equality in society.

Musawah and our Advocates in the News

 

الشروق: كورونا تنادى بالسهل الممتنع: إصلاح قوانين الأسرة فى العالم العربى

(May 2020, Egypt) MENA Regional Expert Dr. Marwa Sharafeldin explains how the COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating the negative impacts that women in the MENA region already face under discriminatory family laws.

Sister-hood: For Muslim women, equality means reforming family laws (May 2020, Global)
Executive Director Zainah Anwar writes an op-ed to launch the Campaign for Justice on International Day of Families.

ARTE: “L’islam au féminin” (March 2020, France)
Knowledge Building Coordinator Sarah Marsso was featured in a documentary produced on Islam and Muslim women, available in German and in French.

KiniTV: “Seeking equality for women in Islam” (February 2020, Malaysia)

ABC Radio National: “What it’s like to be in a polygamous marriage? Muslim Malaysians share their stories” (February 2020, Australia)

Daily Mirror: MMDA Repeal Empowering Muslim Women or Endangering them? (February 2020, Sri Lanka)
Featuring Hyshyama Hamin, campaign coordinator of Musawah and founder of MPLRAG.

Sister-hood: “We can be Muslim and feminist!” (January 2020, Global)
Profile on Zainah Anwar, executive director of Musawah and recipient of the United Nations Malaysia Award 2019.

De Groene Amsterdammer: “De laatste stuiptrekkingen van het patriarchaat”/”The last convulsions of patriarchy” (January 2020, Netherlands)
Article in Dutch with Hala al-Karib, regional director for SIHA Network and member of Musawah’s board of directors.

Agenda Magasin: Islamsk feminisme i praksis (December 2019, Netherlands)
Mentions for Musawah ED Zainah Anwar and resource person/scholar Dr. amina wadud, as well as Sisters in Islam in Malaysia.

The Star: Sharing the Nation column: Between dogma and reality (November 2019, Malaysia)
Zainah Anwar’s column.

Morocco World News: Female Genital Mutilation Hijacks Religion to Subjugate Girls (October 2019, Morocco)

Time: Roya Rahmani (November 2019, USA)
Roya Rahmani, Afghanistan’s first woman ambassador to the US and a Sisters in Islam course alum, is recognised on the #TIME100Next list.

The Daily Vox: Talking Islamic Social Justice With ‘Lady Imam’ Amina Wadud (September 2019, South Africa)
Musawah resource person Dr. amina wadud on on the historic khutbah she delivered 25 years ago before a mixed congregation in Cape Town.

The University of Cape Town News: “‘Lady Imam’ on 25 years of the Gender Jihad” (August 2019, South Africa)
Musawah resource person Dr. amina wadud on on the historic khutbah she delivered 25 years ago before a mixed congregation in Cape Town.

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