Musawah Global Life Stories UK
Musawah's Global Life Stories Project is a part of the Knowledge Building Initiatve on Qiwamah and Wilayah and a participatory research project to document and analyse women's and men's life stories in relation to qiwamah (husband's authority over his wife) and wilayah (male guardianship over female family members).
The project documented the lifes stories of Muslim women in ten countries (Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines and the United Kingdom) over a period of three years (January 2011 through December 2013).Musawah Global Life Stories UK.
The UK report which was conducted by Mussurut Zia on behalf of Muslim Women's Network UK can be downloaded above.
You can find life stories for other countries here.
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