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Throughout the ages, from the earliest days of Islam to contemporary times today, Muslim women have been and continue to be active leaders in their communities and countries across the world. This directory is a growing archive of leading Muslim women scholars, activists, writers, politicians, artists, religious and spiritual leaders, civil society leaders and more. Please contribute to this archive by suggesting Muslim women to be featured through our recommendation form.

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Siti Musdah Mulia

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Known For: Research Professor, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
Country: Indonesia

About

Siti Musdah Mulia is a research professor at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), where she has been teaching since 2003. Dr. Mulia is also a lecturer on Islamic Political Thought at the School of Graduate Studies of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta, Indonesia. Since 2007, she has been the Chairperson of the Indonesian Conference on Religion for Peace, an organization that promotes interfaith dialogues, pluralism and democracy for peace. She was Senior Advisor of the Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia from 2000 to 2007 and head of Research Division of The Council of Indonesian Ulema (MUI) from 2000 to 2005.

An activist for democracy, human rights and gender issues, Dr. Mulia has been an international visiting fellow in a number of universities. In 2007, she was the recipient of the International Women of Courage Award from the US Government for her outstanding contribution to the development of moderate Islam and the promotion of democracy and human rights in Indonesia. She is currently the laureate of the 2009 Yap Thiam Hien Award for her activities in promoting women rights and minority rights.

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