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The mission of Women’s Voices Now is to empower all women living in Muslim-majority societies by promoting their free expression, thereby giving voice to their struggles for civil, economic, political, and gender rights. We carry out our mandate by providing internationally viewed platforms for film, art, writing, and social-media technology.

 

Today, women in Muslim-majority societies still face many legal and cultural impediments to their basic freedoms and civil rights. However, these women possess an incredible capacity for transforming their communities from patriarchal societies into more open and tolerant societies, accepting of diverse religious, political and social standpoints. No group is better equipped to present the issues facing women of the Muslim world to an international audience than the women who live and breathe them each day. These women are at the forefront of challenging, abusive and limiting political, religious, economic, social and educational environments. Giving them a voice is key to their success. Furthermore, we believe that an educated and united community plays an integral part in achieving broad and sustainable social change.

 

In creating an online information clearinghouse for women’s rights activists and supporters, going on global tours in Muslim-majority societies, hosting a bi-annual international film festival, and our online publication The WVoice,  we connect people and resources striving for these common goals.