MUSAWAH Vision for the Family English

Musawah - a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family

This advocacy document builds on the Musawah Framework for Action (2009) and Wanted: Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family (2009) report. It is based on academic and participatory research and was prepared in consultation with scholars, activists, lawyers, and women whose lives are affected by discriminatory family laws and practices. Ideas raised in this document are explored in more detail in the Musawah book Men in Charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition (Oneworld 2015) and Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives: Male Authority in Muslim Contexts (2016), the final report from Musawah’s Global Life Stories Project.

 This knowledge brief was produced under the UN Women  Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, Arab States Regional Office, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

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