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Recommendations to CEDAW

  For our annual Charting Our Own Course annual Women’s History event,  Women In Islam, Inc., in partnership with Karamah, organized a forum on CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of  Discrimination Against Women. Held at the United Nations, the forum presented Karamah’s recommendations for a new amendment to CEDAW regarding Economic Consequences of Marriage and

In Memory: Aasiya Zubair

A year ago, February 12, Sr. Aasiya Zubair was brutally murdered by her husband.  Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’oon– Truly every life, everything material, comes from Allah, the Most High, and to Him is our return.  Her death, as it was publicized through the media, brought the global Muslim community face to face with domestic violence

Heaven’s Gate Article by Ingrid Mattson

Check out this awesome piece, which is actually a presentation delivered by Dr. Mattson at a conference, Portraits of Women in Islam, Comparative Perspectives and Challenges.  Women In Islam, Inc. gave Dr. Mattson the Dr. Betty Shabazz Award in 2007. “Heaven’s Gate: How Muslim Women Open and Close the Door for their Sisters” http://macdonald.hartsem.edu/Heavens_Gate.pdf

Lifting Up Iraqi Women’s Voices

Women In Islam, Inc founder Aisha Al-Adawiya recently attended a conference of WAFDI, Women’s Alliance for a Democratic Iraq.  WAFDI is comprised of Iraqi women living in Iraq as well as abroad, including many women leaders in Iraq’s new parliament.  WAFDI believes that women are a fundamental component for sustainable peace and democracy in the

R2P: Responsibility to Protect

  Aisha al-Adawiya, the Founder of Women In Islam, Inc. & Board Member Sarah Sayeed recently attended a briefing at the UN on R2P: The Responsibility to Protect.  As explained by Marion Arnaud of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, R2P is a new international security and human rights norm to encourage countries to work