The Future of Women’s Rights as Human Rights in the Muslim Contexts


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 312-316, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Organized by Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) in collaboration with the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP), this conference will provide a platform for informed dialogue and academic exchange on pressing issues in women’s rights locally and globally in the contexts of Islam and Muslim countries.


  • June 7: 10:00-17:00, in Room 316
  • June 8: 10:00-17:00, in Room 312
  • June 9: 10:00-17:00, in Room 316

Confirmed speakers:

  • Zarizana Abdul Aziz, Co-Director, Due Diligence Project, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston MA
  • Homa Hoodfar, Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, at Concordia University, Montreal
  • Nandini Ramanujam, Associate Professor (Professional), Executive Director & Program Director, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
  • Professor Vrinda Narain, Associate Professor Associate Dean, Academic, faculty of Law, McGill University
  • Ms. Farida Shaheed, Executive Director, Shirkat Gah-Women’s Resource Centre, Lahore, Pakistan 
  • Dr. Fatou Sow, Researcher and Teacher, Institut Fondamental d’Afrique noire (IFAN), University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar (Senegal), and SEDET/CNRS, University Paris-Denis Diderot, Paris (France).
  • Janine Moussa, Human Rights Lawyer, and Director of Policy and Outreach, Global Women’s Institute, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
  • Alia Hogben, Executive Director, Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Gananoque, Ontario.
  • Ariane Brunet, co-founder, Second Feminist library, Montreal (1994); co-founder of the Urgent Action Fund (1997).
  • Haddy Jonga, Gambian feminist, TV host, and Mentor and Programme Officer, Think Young Women.
  • Mariam Diallo-Dramé, Director, Association of Women’s Leadership and Sustainable Development (AFLED), Mali.
  • Fatma Eman Sakory, Advisor, FRIDA Fund, the Young Feminist Fund; co-founder, Nazra for Feminist Studies, Cairo, Egypt.

See the conference page here.