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Women in Islam is a journal that explores the complexities of gender relations in Muslim communities in the Horn of Africa and beyond, engaging critically with conflicting perceptions of Islam in relation to women’s rights and equality.
The journal is devoted to provide a space for both Muslims and non-Muslims to discuss the social, political and cultural challenges associated with the intersection of Islam and gender.
Its aim is to promote alternative, progressive readings of Islamic traditions and texts on the topics of gender equality and justice. The journal gathers essays, academic papers, opinion pieces and personal narratives punctuated with poetry and art. The journal seeks to spark creative and forward-looking discussions on how to effectively improve the status of women in Muslim societies.
Women in Islam is published annually in two editions, English and Arabic, by the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA), a regional network of women’s and civil society organisations.
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.