About the Campaign
Who We Are
The Global Campaign to Stop Stoning and Killing Women! is initiated by a group of lawyers, activists, journalists and academics in order to address the intensifying trend of cultural/religious legitimization of lethal violence against women.
The Coordinating Organisation
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.
For more than two decades WLUML has linked individual women and organizations. It now extends to more than 70 countries ranging from South Africa to Uzbekistan, Senegal to Indonesia and Brazil to France.
Linking together individuals and organizations through its coordination offices for the regions of Asia and Africa-Middle East and an international coordination office, the network aims to strengthen women's individual and collective struggles for equality and their rights, especially in Muslim contexts. It achieves this by:
- Breaking the isolation in which women wage their struggles by creating and reinforcing linkages between women within Muslim countries and communities, and with global feminist and progressive groups;
- Sharing information and analysis that helps demystify the diverse sources of control over women's lives, and the strategies and experiences of challenging all means of control.
The critical issues currently identified by WLUML's are:
- Peace-Building and Resisting the Impact of Militarization
- Preserving Multiple Identities and Exposing Fundamentalisms
- Widening Debate about Women's Bodily Autonomy
- Promoting and Protecting Women's Equality Under Laws
The theme of violence against women cuts across all of these critical issues and informs the network's focus, collective projects, and strategic directions. With its experience of documenting trends and linking the themes of militarization, fundamentalisms, sexuality and legal rights, with forms of violence against women, the Women Living Under Muslim Laws network is please to coordinate the Global Campaign to Stop Stoning and Killing Women!
Advisory BoardSri Wiyanti Eddyono: Lawyer and Professor, Member of the National Commission on Violence against Women; Vice-President of Semarak Cerlang Nusa (SCN); Indonesia.
Gigi Francisco: Executive Director of Women and Gender Institute (WAGI), Miriam College; Regional Coordinator for Southeast Asia, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN); Philippines.
Homa Hoodfar: Professor of Anthropology, Concordia University; Board member of Women Living Under Muslim Laws; Canada.
Ayesha Imam: Founding member of BAOBAB - For Women's Human Rights; Scholar; Board member and General Secretary of Women Living Under Muslim Laws; Senegal.
Mahrangeez Kar: Lawyer; Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University; Iranian exile since 2002 and 'Scholar at Risk'; United States.
Rashida Manjoo: Clinical Advocacy Fellow with the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School; Advocate of the High Court of South Africa; Member of the Commission on Gender Equality in South Africa; member of Women Living Under Muslim Laws Council; United States.
Ziba Mir-Hossieni: Legal Anthropologist; Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London; United Kingdom.
Zakia Salime: Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University; United States.
Sima Samar: Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) and United Nations Special Rapporteur.
Farida Shaheed: Sociologist; Coordinator of Shirkat Gah - Women's Resource Center, Board member of Women Living Under Muslim Laws; Pakistan.