A Global Initiative For Equality And Justice In The Muslim Family
This session shared information about Musawah, a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim Family, which will be launched in February 2009 in Kuala Lumpur.
It is hoped that through this event, activists and scholars working on women’s rights in the contexts of Muslim family can create an international public voice demanding that equality in the family is necessary and possible now.
This session also became a venue to mainstream Musawah as an inclusive global movement for equality and justice in Muslim families. As a movement, it declares that change is necessary since many Muslim family laws and practices are unjust and do not respond to the lives and experiences of Muslim families and individuals. It also declares that change is possible through a framework of equality and justice that is consistent with Islamic teachings, universal human rights principles, fundamental rights and constitutional guarantees, etc.
The presenters shared their research and experiences leading to the movements Framework for Action” a holistic approach that brings together Islamic teachings, universal human rights principles, constitutional and fundamental rights guarantees, and the lived realities of women, to justify why equality in the family is necessary and possible now.
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