Middle East: Asma Khader discusses her recent work on women's rights

Women's Learning Partnership
Asma Khader is Coordinator of Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J) and Counsel on violence against women to the Permanent Arab Court. She is a lawyer, teacher, author, and leading advocate to outlaw honour killings.
In an October interview with the Women's Learning Partnership, Ms. Khader talked about her recent advocacy on behalf of women in the Middle East. 'Violence against women is not just a problem in Muslim societies, it is a universal problem. There is no justification for violence against women in religion or anywhere else. In my years of experience, I have come to believe that women need choices, they need somewhere to go when their current situation becomes untenable. That is why I have become a proponent of the women's shelters program. I feel strongly that civil society and government need to take responsibility for women's lives.'