The gathering facilitated seminal discussions on the unique challenges facing Muslim women globally and developing concrete tools for realizing the vision of an Islamic expression of gender equality and justice. Collectively, these leaders assessed the needs of their specific constituencies, identified ways to expand their own work and developed recommendations for creating an effective global change movement.
WISE held its second international conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from July 16 – 19, 2009. Over 200 women from across the world participated in the conference entitled “Muslim Women: Building Institutions, Creating Change.”
The conference facilitated several types of information-exchange for participants, including the sharing of best practices; panel discussions and skill-building trainings on:
Advancing Gender Equality in Muslim Mindanao: Training & Promoting Gender-Sensitive Religious Leaders to Affect Change
WISE 3rd global Conference, “WISE: Muslim Women Leaders at the Frontlines of Change”, was held in Istanbul, Turkey from Friday, October 14 to Monday, October 17, 2011 in partnership with Turkish partner, the Turkish Women’s Cultural Association (“TURKKAD”)2. The conference highlighted the ways in which Muslim women leaders are affecting change by playing key roles in the areas of religious and spiritual leadership, political leadership, and civic and business leadership.
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The 2006 launch of WISE represented an important turning point in the history of Muslim women’s activism and movement-building. It helped to inaugurate the WISE program as a leader in the global movement to improve the status of Muslim women.
Building upon the excitement generated by the 2006 WISE conference and launch, WISE held its second international conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference was structured around the five WISE modules for creating change: Change through Communication, Change through Interpretation, Change through Philanthropy, Change through Collaboration and Change through Action.
The ASMA-WISE 3rd global Conference, “WISE: Muslim Women Leaders at the Frontlines of Change”, was held in Istanbul, Turkey from Friday, October 14 to Monday, October 17, 2011. The Conference specifically focused on religious & spiritual, political and business & civic leadership, with an emphasis on highlighting how Muslim women are shattering stereotypes by playing significant roles as key leaders in these areas.