Rights at Home project takes up the challenge to think creatively
and critically about rights in Muslim societies. Since 2001, the
project has led a number of meetings and workshops in Tanzania,
Yemen and Malaysia (including participants from Indonesia, Thailand,
the Philippines, and Singapore) on the importance and priority
of rights in Muslim societies.
with local activist organizations and agents of change, the Rights
at Home project has developed an approach to thinking about and
struggling for rights. This website is a reflection of the ongoing
attempt to refine the approach through critical debate, creative
and constructive solutions, and exchange of ideas and strategies.
Since April 2005, the website has been managed and coordinated
by Sisters in Islam with funding from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kuala Lumpur.
The Rights at Home project was launched with the idea to move
the debate beyond the confines of states and legal structures.
Whilst these are important avenues for effecting social change,
the rights struggle must be rooted in local practices, institutional
capacities and local knowledge concepts.
project was initiated and coordinated at the International Institute
for the Study of Islam in the Modern World by Professor Abdullahi
an-Naim (Emory University) and Laila al-Zwaini, with financial
support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2003,
it was led by Professor Abdulkader Tayob (ISIM Chair University
of Nijmegen) as Project Director, Laila Al-Zwaini (ISIM) as Primary
Consultant and Dr. Mariëtte van Beek (ISIM) as Administrative
Coordinator. The project completed its work on October 1, 2005.
Advisors: Professor Nasr Abu Zayd (University for Humanistics,
Utrecht, The Netherlands), Cassandra Balchin (linked with the
network Women Living under Muslim Laws, WLUML, London, United
Kingdom), Professor Muhammad Khalid Masud (former ISIM Academic
Director, Islamabad, Pakistan), Professor Ebrahim Moosa (Duke
University, Durham, USA), Salma Maoulidi (Sahiba Sisters, Dar
es Salaam, Tanzania), Professor Abdullahi an-Naim (former director
of the project, Emory University, Atlanta, USA).
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