EFOMW participated in final consultations on ‘Islamic Gender Justice Declartion’, organised by Islamic Relief 14 February 2019 in London.
The event brought together senior leaders to discuss the Declaration, a landmark initiative which presents key Islamic faith principles of justice and balance to challenge harmful cultural practices and social conditions.
Representatives from international NGOs, UN bodies and governmental organisations took part in discussions and had opportunity to share their expertise and insight in this matter.
Final version of the Declaration as well as a Declaration toolkit will be released soon.
A message from organisations behind the Declaration:
“We hope that the Declaration will inspire a new movement across the world, with voices coming together to call for an end to gender injustice through practical action.”
“Girls are 2.5 times more likely to drop out of education in conflict-settings compared to boys, whereas if women simply completed a primary education, maternal deaths could be reduced by 66 per cent. Women are paid 24 per cent less than men on average for the same work, simply because of their gender. 35 per cent of women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence and 71 per cent of all human trafficking victims are girls and women. In all of the above situations, women and girls are often the worst affected.”
For more information about the event and the declaration visit Islamic Relief’s website