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Friday, June 8, 2012

Re: [mukto-mona] Invitation for workshop on Muslim Women - Fundamentalism and Law from July 12th to 14th 2012

There will be two meetings in North America as well to focus on empowering Muslim women. Those who live there, feel free to join.

Women are the essence of every ummah, society and behind a lot of the good that is happening in the world as we know it today. Islam emphasizes a great deal on women and the perception of Muslim women as oppressed and insignificant is now diluted in developed Muslim nations such as Malaysia, where women contribute tremendously in the economy, society and development of family.
Being ME – Muslimah Empowered embarks upon this mission to give Muslimah's an outlet to express the reality of their lifestyles, share accomplishments that benefit humanity and inspire others to do the same. This is the inaugural Islamic Women's Conference in Malaysia that allows the opportunity to address the daily challenges facing the Muslim Woman today.
At Being ME, we aspire to provide growth as a community and individually, to celebrate successes, showcase achievements and to enlighten, encourage and empower every Muslimah. We bring forth the opportunity to exploring the roles of Muslimahs', discussing the struggles of the changing environment as they relate to our roles, as well as addressing our daily challenges became primary focal points in our efforts towards engaging our communities.
Being ME is an expansion of the Mercy Mission Malaysia portfolio of serving the needs of the Muslim Community.  This portfolio includes the launch of the Madinah Centre that provides for a Women's Shelter, Resource Centre and a New Muslim Haven . Other projects include Al-Kauthar Institute, Twins of Faith conference, Leadership summits and a growing list of essential programs and services that focus on Excellence in Knowledge and Action.


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Muslim Women – Fundamentalism and Law
July 12th to 14th 2012, Mumbai
Aawaaz-e-Niswaan, a feminist group working on issues of Muslim women, invites applications for a three day training program for activist working with Muslim women. 
Aawaaz-e-Niswaan is striving to raise voices against violence against women, religious intolerance, et al and trying to get focus on the issue of Muslim women in the women's rights discourse.  To further our process we have planned a three day national workshop.
The workshop will take you through understanding the complexities of the Muslim identity in Secular India, covering issues such as fundamentalism, religious impositions, communalism, lack of autonomy, and the right over our own bodies.  The objective of the workshop is reflecting on the interaction of the personal and political and implications on activism for the rights of Muslim women.
The workshop will be conducted in Hindi and the structure of the workshop will involve group reading followed by discussions and debates as well as film screenings.  The training workshop will be interactive.  There will be long sessions and the participants will be expected to read everyday so those interested in reading should apply for this training.
Participants are requested to bear the cost of their travel. The workshop will be held in Mumbai.  Accommodation, food and cost of course material will be taken care of by Aawaaz-e-Niswaan. Participants are expected to reach the venue by July 11th evening.   
J J Nursing Association, Madh Marve Road, Near INS Hamla, Malad (W), Mumbai
Please write to Hasina Khan at, for any other information or queries.  You could also call on 9870162113 for more information. 
Directions to reach the venue:
Participants will have to take a bus no. 271 from Malad Station west and get off at J J Nursing Association bus stop or you can take auto from Malad Station west to the venue.

Hasina Khan
On behalf of Aawaaz-e-Niswaan
47/1,Sarabai Hasan Ali Roopwala
Moreshwar Patankar Marg (Pipe Road)
Near M.P Municipal School,
Kurla (W), Mumbai 70
Ph: 26523402 / 26521825


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