Worldwide: Women and leadership in Muslim societies - voices for change

Women's Learning Partnership
On November 25, 2002 WLP brought together an international group of women leaders to discuss the constraints and opportunities Muslim women face in expanding their political participation and leadership opportunities.
The panel featured Ayesha Imam of Nigeria (BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights and WLUML), Thoraya Obaid of Saudi Arabia, Shirin Tahir-Kheli of Pakistan, and Mahnaz Afkhami of Iran. These prominent leaders challenged stereotypes associated with Muslim women and strategized about the possibilities for strengthening the role of women in creating democratic and pluralistic societies in the Muslim world. Over 200 scholars, activists, NGO leaders, and policy makers participated in the event.