#UlamaBersamaWanita Campaign

 

#UlamaBersamaWanita (UBW) is a campaign affirming women’s rights to challenge the extreme interpretation of religion that justifies the subjugation of women. The aim is to empower religious, community and youth leaders, policymakers, and academics who are defenders of women’s rights in a counter-extremism framework.

The campaign is inspired by #ImamsForShe and #HeForShe campaigns. The purpose of #UlamaBersamaWanita is to support and provide solidarity for Imams, Muslim leaders and Islamic scholars who actively advocate for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality.

#UlamaBersamaWanita campaign involved three different activities; closed-consultations with diverse expert stakeholders , primary training and youth-training to counter the practice of marital rape and sexual and gender based violence (SGBV)  against women based on the prevention of violent extremism framework (P/CVE). At the end of the campaign, a booklet and a declaration were produced to become a guide for NGOs, academic researchers, policymakers and religious, community and youth leaders especially in Muslim-majority country such as Malaysia, to formulate policies that support women’s rights and prevent violence against women. 

#UlamaBersamaWanita achieved the mission with the support of the Kingdom of Netherlands 

 

#UlamaBersamaWanita Infographic uses prevention and counter violent extremism (P/CVE) framework. 

 

In 2018, #UlamaBersamaWanita convened a closed consultation with scholars of Islam and religious leaders from Indonesia and Malaysia to discuss the issue of marital rape. The outcome resulted in a position statement against marital rape in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Arabic, to counter marital rape and sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) against women.

 

Read the #UlamaBersamaWanita Booklet here. It is a guide for NGOs, academic researchers, policymakers and religious, community and youth leaders especially in Muslim-majority country such as Malaysia, to formulate policies that support women’s rights and prevent sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) against women.

 

 

KMU Malaysia would like to thank the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kuala Lumpur for supporting this project.