Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Women Living Under Muslim Law Gazette

WLUML Gazette Edition #4 August 2013
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WLUML Gazette

Welcome to the 4th Edition!
  "Who cares about stoning?"

The question we asked the world on August 20th


WLUML shouted to the world this month asking who should care about stoning! The 'Who Cares about Stoning?' photography initiative will showcase all of the reasons why women around the world care that this brutal practice continues in the present day through personalized photos, or videos.  On October 11th, the International Day of the Girl, we will launch all of your words and images online to raise awareness of this issue and galvanize supporters into action. 
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 WLUML Highlights 


Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law 

By Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Our WLUML networker, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, has written a new book entitled Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law.

'What really is the notion of justice in Islam's sacred texts? Does it include the notion of equality for women before the law? If so, how are we to understand those elements of the primary sources of the Shari'a that appear not to treat men and women as equals? Can gender equality and Shari'a-based laws go together? ...They are at the core of a new book – Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Laws'

Africa's Most Outstanding Emerging Women Leaders: Aya Chebbi

We are extremely proud and excited to announce that one of our networkers, Aya Chebbi, has recently received the prestigious award as one of the 28 Africa's most outstanding emerging Women Leaders!

Eid Without Harassment

By Imprint Movement

'Imprint Movement and Anti-Sexual Harassment movement launched a campaign called "Eid without Harassment" which took place on Talaat harb square and street on the 9th and 10th of August from 4pm until 10pm. 

Voice of our Network

Killing the Arab Spring in its Cradle

By Karima Bennoune

'Many Tunisians I interviewed in the last month - in the political opposition, in academia, in the women's movement - told me that they felt threatened. "You are all Mohamed Brahmi," one mourner chanted on Thursday evening, among those weeping outside the slain activist's home.

"The entire left is under threat," a young female activist in the southern city of Sfax whose party is the Popular Front coalition to which Mr. Brahmi belonged, said earlier this month. Just last week, a law professor and women's rights activist, Sana Ben Achour, warned of the real possibility of violence. "We must be very vigilant," she urged.'

Le Femme de la Revolution

'Dès le début du 20e siècle les femmes tunisiennes ont joué un rôle déterminant dans l'obtention de l'indépendance de leur pays. Comme les hommes furent arrêtés et emprisonnées après le manifestations qui ont amené les français et leur protectorat à se retirer et à reconnaitre l'indépendance du pays le 20 mars 1956...'

The Uprising of Women in the Arab World: 
By Sally Zohney

'Despite the continuing efforts of individuals and organisations, the fact remains that to be born a woman in the Middle East presents a set of challenges, problems, and often dangers. We got in touch with Sally Zohney, a founding member of The Uprising of Women in the Arab World, and asked her to tell us a little about the organisation and what it works to achieve...'

Events and Activities

International Humanitarian Law Dialogs featuring Karima Bennoune
August 25th - 27th

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Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer - Film screening
October 3rd, 7pm

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Transgressing the Gulf: Dissidence, Resistance and Potentiality in the GCC States
September 9th - 11th

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Nottingham Women's Conference
September 21st

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News and Resources

Pakistan: Hijacked justice system: Women challenge men in first female jirga
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Sweden: Women don headscarves after assault on a Muslim woman

Nuba: Free women detainees now! Victims and heroes: Women struggle in two years of war
Iran: Women's rights activists stop the registration of anti-women tradition as 'national heritage'

Tunisia: Activists must reclaim a co-opted movement

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