Activism Timeline of Contemporary Muslim Women’s Activism
Amina Wadud acts as Imam of a Friday congregation of women and men in New York
the revised Moroccan Family Law, the Mudawwaa, is promulgated created wife and husband equal heads of family.
Saudi women successfully repel the officially announcement intention to remove women from the circumambulation area (the mataf) around the Kaaba in Mecca
One Million Signatures Campaign to gain full equality under the law is launched in Iran.
Stop Stoning Forever Campaign unleashed in Iran to change penal law.
The Musawah movement to gain full equality of women and men under family laws is launched in Kuala Lumpur at a global conference hosted by the Malaysian NGO, Sisters in Islam.
Women in Iran take part in massive street demonstrations throughout the country protesting fraud in the June 12th presidential election and calling for implementation of democracy.
The Malaysian government rescinds three of its reservations to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) under pressure from Malaysian women’s organizations.
Women play a central role in the Arab Spring, the revolutionary pro-democracy uprisings, in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and Syria. Protests in Tunisia and Egypt led to the ouster of autocratic leaders Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak.
A month after a Saudi woman was arrested for violating a ban on women driving, women in the kingdom answered a call to drive and post photos of their acts of defiance during a day of protest.