Global Meeting for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family
13-17 February 2009 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organised by Sisters in Islam on behalf of Musawah Summary of Proceedings
Musawah, a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family, was launched at a Global Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13-17 February 2009. Approximately 250 people from 47 countries from the Middle East and North Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, North America, and the Pacific, along with representatives of ten international networks and organisations, participated in the Global Meeting.
The objectives of the five-day Global Meeting were to:
• Introduce the movement, its principles, process, objectives, resources, tools, and conceptual framework;
• Empower women’s groups, activists, and practitioners through the sharing of knowledge and experiences;
• Build support and alliances; and
• Agree on the way forward for Musawah.
The Global Meeting proceedings were documented in a comprehensive report that is available to participants of the Global Meeting. This summary provides highlights of the opening Gala Dinner, plenary sessions, workshop sessions, caucuses, and other events that took place at the five-day meeting.