A snapshot of the extensive English media coverage of the historic Women's International Khilafah Conference organised by Hizb ut Tahrir in Tunisia on 10 March 2012. An Al Jazeera TV video report on the International Islamic Women's Conference held in Tunisia on 10 March 2011. The conference was a big success in sheddling light on the role of the women in Islam and how Islam can liberate women. 1500 women delegates from 40 countries were in attendance. The conference has been covered by scores of media sources.
Earlier this week, International Women’s Day was marked globally on 8th March. It is a day that marks the political, social and economic achievements of women over the last century. However on close inspection, one must ask, what has actually been achieved in the last century for women? While some of the desired outcomes such as voting, the right to employment and education have been realised since women’s movements began their battle with their respective establishments all those years ago, is the woman in the 21st century really that much better off?
A cursory glance at current statistics in the areas of employment, education, health, safety and family life paints an alarmingly different picture of where women generally stand today, both in Western societies and others.
High rates of abuse, both sexual and physical, unwanted pregnancies and the break down of the family unit plague the women in our societies. Added to this is the commercialisation and sexualisation of the female image, where her body and femininity are exploited to sell everything from chewing gum to cars. This not only has an effect on adult women, but increasingly, children have not been spared the greed of fashion and cosmetic industries, being targeted with products and services not befitting of their innocence. This has inadvertently led to a rise in self esteem issues where little girls as young as 11 fall victim to suicide and self harming as a way to deal with the pressures they face to look, act and be perceived in a certain way.
الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الإِسْلاَمَ دِينًا
"This day I have perfected your deen for you and completed my favour upon you and chosen Islam as your deen." (al-Maidah, 5:3)
The women of Hizb ut-Tahrir from across the world, including here in Australia, 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. 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.
The Sisters’s of hizbut Tahrir Australia
Recently, women of Hizb ut-Tahrir from across the globe, including here in Australia launched a global campaign entitled, “The Khilafah: A Shining Model for Women’s Rights and Political Role” that culminated in a truly historic International Women’s Conference in Tunisia on the 10th of March, the week of International Women’s Day. The conference presented a detailed vision of what the Islamic Ruling System based purely upon Islamic laws and principles would mean to the status, rights, and lives of women.
We would love for you to join us for morning tea as we share with you the central message of this campaign and how we can work together to support the momentous changes that are occurring in the Muslim world.
Date : Sunday, 1st April, 2012
Time : 10:00am until 12:00pm
Location: 925 Canterbury Road, Lakemba NSW