International Women's Conference: The Khilafah - A Shining Model for Women's Rights & Political Role
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 23:49
Women of Hizb ut-Tahrir from across the world have launched a global campaign entitled, "The Khilafah : A bright Model for Women's Rights and Political Role" that will culminate in a truly historic International Women's Conference in Tunisia on the 10th of March, the week of International Women's Day. The conference will gather female opinion makers from across the Muslim world and beyond to present a detailed vision of what the Khilafah ruling system based purely upon Islamic laws and principles would mean to the status, rights, and lives of women. Both the campaign and conference aim to explain how the Khilafah holds credible, viable, and practical solutions to the multitude of political, economic, and social problems afflicting women across the Muslim world. It will also challenge the worn-out narrative of women's oppression under Islamic rule.
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The campaign will include video messages, delivered by women of Hizb-ut-Tahrir from the Arab world to North Africa, Europe to the Middle East, Pakistan to Indonesia, Russia to Australia, that will be disseminated internationally. They will explain why they believe the Khilafah system is one that will liberate women within their lands and be a true model for securing the rights of women globally.
Dr. Nazreen Nawaz, Central Media Representative, Hizb ut-Tahrir commented, "For decades, women across the whole of the Muslim world have suffered oppression, poverty, and indignity under corrupt repressive regimes, dysfunctional economies, and incompetent autocratic governments that have turned a blind-eye to abuses against women and stripped them of basic rights. Whether monarchies, theocracies, democracies or dictatorships - every single one has failed to secure the respect and rights that every woman deserves, which shows the severe need of a new political vision that can make the real change for all - male and female, Muslims and non-Muslims .
"From Tunisia, a place that was once a bastion of secularism in the Muslim world and hailed as a model for women's rights by many in the West, the women of Hizb ut-Tahrir will aim to show that it is the Islamic system of governance that can bring true liberation to the region's women."
"For too long, many have spoken on behalf of the women of the Muslim world, presenting an outdated, false narrative that Muslim women view Islam as their oppressor, that they reject Islamic governance, and that they seek liberation through the secular liberal democratic system.
"These age-old lies about Islamic governance and women's oppression deserve the same fate as dictators - to be discarded into the dustbin of history:
(كَبُرَتْ كَلِمَةً تَخْرُجُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ إِنْ يَقُولُونَ إِلَّا كَذِبًا)
"It is a grievous thing that issues from their mouths as a saying: What they say is nothing but falsehood" ( Alakahf: 5)
The Khilafah offers a detailed unique strategy for how to secure the dignity of women, strong family units, and the political, economic, and educational rights of all -male and female, Muslim and non-Muslim."
"We call all women who believe in creating real change in improving the lives of women to join us at this truly historic conference that will present a true model by which to establish honour, security, and justice for the mothers and daughters of the Muslim world and that will stand as a beacon for women's liberation globally."
Notes to Editor:
(1) The conference will take place at 9.30am, 10th March 2012, at the Hotel Le Palace, Complexe Cap Gammarth – BP 86 2078 La Marsa Les Côtes de Carthage, Tunisia Gammareth Tunis
(3) The conference will be live-streamed at htmedia.info and all of the central media office websites on the net
(4) The campaign website that will include video messages from the women of Hizb ut-Tahrir can be accessed here http://women.hizb-ut-tahrir.info/