Throughout history women’s voices have been silenced, modern Islamic feminisms have nonetheless framed a powerful social movement to seek gender equality in Muslim family laws and revisit the fiqh-based background of these laws from within Islam.
To examine the current status of Islamic feminisms, understand their concepts and challenges and learn how Islamic feminisms in diaspora deal with their own hurdles, a committee of 13 eminent researcher and Islamic feminist is organizing Fez Ninth Mediterranean Women International Forum under the theme of “Today’s Islamic Feminisms: National and Transnational Perspectives”.
The forum will be held on 7, 8 and 9 June at Hôtel Les Mérinides in Fez, Morocco, with the participation of Professor Fatima Sadiqi, author of the IEMed’s publication ‘’The Role of Academia in Promoting Gender and Women’s Rights Issues in the Arab World and Southern and Central Europe’’, among others.
The forum will include seminars, lectures, an art and a book exhibit, as well as an exhibition of feminine products, organized by Mrs. Rajae Slaoui-Hammouda, president of ESPOD, which is an association for the promotion of women’s entrepreneurship and a member of the Euro – Mediterranean Women’s Foundation (FFEM)’s Network.
Simultaneous translation into Arabic, French and English will be available during the forum.
More information is available in the attached programme (in English).
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.