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
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 to safe houses for women at risk.
The website available in English, French, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, and Chinese.