Women Living Under Muslim Laws

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Contact Information

w: www.wluml.org

e: wluml@wluml.org


Women Living Under Muslim Laws is an international solidarity network that provides information, support and a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam.

Areas of Work

Promotion of women’s equality and their rights in Muslim and non-Muslim contexts. WLUML provides information, support, and a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned, or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam.

Urgent Responses Offered

Urgent appeals, international solidarity and communication strategies

WLUML has established a women alert mechanism, which includes urgent appeals for WHRDs at risk. It provides information about each case as well as on the actions that should be taken by national authorities and provides addresses for individuals or organizations to take action. See the Action section of the website.

Advocacy with regional and international mechanisms

WLUML regularly submits urgent appeals to the UN SR and other Rapporteurs depending on the nature of the violation. WLUML sends appeals to states and their embassies.

Awards and fellowships

Nominates WHRDs at risk to various human rights awards.

Legal assistance and trial observation

WLUML provides referrals, linking WHRDs with lawyers in asylum cases.

Temporary relocation and emergency hotline

WLUML provides referrals to safe houses for women at risk.

Geographic Focus



The website available in English, French, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, and Chinese.

2 comments on “Women Living Under Muslim Laws
  1. Jameela says:

    I am the chief functionary of an organization SHAHEEN Women Resource &Welfare Association. We are keen to bring change in Muslim Personal Laws. We need your support in stopping Child Marriages in the old city of Hyderabad. As per the Indian Muslim Personal Laws a girl who crosses puberty is eligible for marriage.

  2. I am writing to request for an Emergency Grant Application to submit a proposal intended to save the life of our WHRD uner treat of death in Some district, in Ubwari penisula governed by Shaaria. We will need to secure a safe haven for her along with medical treatment , living expenses , dependant allowances and relocation expenditues.

    I await your answer at your most earliest convenience
    Best wishes,

    PPPpppppppichuna Justine Coordinator

    Fondation des Femmes pour l’Action au Développement (FOFAD)