Our Work

Solidarity & Alerts

We circulate, respond to, and initiate international alerts for action and campaigns as requested by our networkers and allies.  We also support individual women by giving useful information on their legal rights, and directing them to relevant services.

Networking & Information Services

We put women in direct contact with each other to facilitate a non-hierarchical exchange of information, expertise, strategies and experience. Networking also involves documenting trends, proactively circulating information among networkers and allies, generating new analysis, and supporting networkers’ participation in exchanges and international events. We prioritise the needs of our networkers, but we also selectively respond to requests for information from academics, activists, the media, international agencies, and government institutions.

Capacity Building

We consciously build the capacity of women activists through internships, exchanges, trainings, and workshops.

Publications & Media

We collect, collate, analyse and circulate information about women’s experiences and strategies of struggle in Muslim contexts using a variety of media.  We also translate information – primarily between French, Arabic, and English, but into and from other languages where possible.

We produce the following publications:

  • A theme based Dossier, an occasional journal which provides information about the lives, struggles and strategies of women in various Muslim communities and countries;
  • A Newssheet on women, laws and society by Shirkat Gah, WLUML Asia Regional Coordination Office;
  • A Newsletter on women, laws and society by WLUML International Coordination Office (ICO);
  • Occasional Papers - specific studies and materials which, for reasons of length or style, cannot be included in the Dossier series and;
  • Other publications on specific issues of concern such as family laws, women's movements, initiatives and strategies, etc.

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Collective Projects & Activities

Our collective projects have arisen out of the shared needs, interests, and analysis of networkers. Networking groups and individuals are free to participate, or not, according to their needs and capacity.  Collective projects have involved from three to over twenty networking groups and lasted from a few months to ten years. Projects are principally coordinated and implemented by networking groups or individual networkers in their respective countries or communities; the coordination offices provide facilitation when necessary. Some projects are in collaboration with sister organizations and allies.  Our projects have included training sessions, workshops, research for advocacy, meetings and exchanges around specialised topics. You can read more about our current and past projects here. As well as our own projects, we take part in activities collaboratively with allied groups.  For example, we are a member of the WHRDIC, the Feminist Dialogue and the Women’s Alliance for Kurdistan, Iraq, and Syria.