Claiming Our Rights: A Manual for Women's Human Rights Education in Muslim Societies

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 A manual that, unlike traditional human rights law, reconceives rights as also relevant in religious and cultural spheres, not just in the public sphere. 
— Madhavi Sunder
The Yale Law Journal

1996 / Sisterhood Is Global Institute / Co-authored
Introduction online

Co-authored with Haleh Vaziri; Order in Arabic, Azeri, Bangla, English, Hindi, Malay, Persian, Russian, Urdu and Uzbek.

 It is only when women reclaim their own cultures, interpreting texts and traditions in self-empowering ways, that women may truly claim their rights. 

The purpose of this human rights education manual is to facilitate transmission of the universal human rights concepts inscribed in the major international documents to grassroots populations in Muslim societies.

The manual seeks to enable grassroots populations to convey universal concepts in association with indigenous ideas, traditions, myths, and texts rendered in local idiom. It aims to empower grassroots women to articulate and demand their human rights through interactive communication at home and through the political process in the community and society.

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