Maryam Uwais

In this article, Marywam Uwais, barrister and human rights advocate, argues that Islam and women’s rights are compatible. Using a framework of Islamic law, as well as the newly ratified Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa and the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, Uwais takes an in depth look at a number of factors affecting African Muslim women. With her background in law, Uwais has provided an extremely important tool for women’s rights advocates in Muslim Africa, linking more