This article argues that for the human rights movement to become international, it must start by appreciating local and national contexts. The expectations and experiences of Muslim women are hugely diverse, depending on the culture they are born into. ‘Women Living Under Muslin Law’ unites women from different countries to organise for change according to their particular needs. One challenge common to all these women is the power of Islamic law, enshrined in religion and society. The ‘Women and the Law Project’ is showing Muslim women how they can initiate change within this system.
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