Muslim women face ‘crisis’ over violence, inequality: UN

August 6, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

From the Muslim Women Newsletter of March 2009.

Muslim women around the world are facing a “growing crisis” as Islamic governments fail to honour commitments to end inequality and violence against them, a senior UN official has warned.

Yakin Erturk, the UN’s rapporteur on violence against women, said at a weekend conference that women must demand their governments carry out pledges to grant equal rights and ensure their safety

“There is no time left to lose any more as this is a growing crisis,” she told AFP after a speech which dealt with the issue at an international conference on “Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family.”

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