Uthema

Uthema is a Maldivian NGO registered in 2016 with the Ministry of Home Affairs to advocate for gender equality and women's empowerment in the Maldives. Uthema seeks to understand the lived experiences of women in the Maldives and use that knowledge to advocate for positive change to improve the lives of women. We have a particular interest in research, knowledge building and sharing as well as creating constructive conversations on the status of women in the Maldives. Connect with us on : Twitter @Uthema_MV Instagram Uthema_MV Let's start a conversation!
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UthemaOctober 11, 2019 at 10:53am
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ބައިނަލްއަޤުވާމީ އަންހެންކުއްޖާގެ ދުވަސް ފާހަގަކުރަންފެށުނީ 2012 ވަނައަހަރު.
މިދުވަސް ދުނިޔޭގެ ފެންވަރުގައި ފާހަގަކުރަނީ އަންހެންކުދިންނަށްވީތީ ދިމާވާގޮންޖެހުންތަކަށް އެކިފަރާތްތަކުގެ ސަމާލުކަންގެނެސް އަންހެންކުދިންގެ ޙައްޤުތައް ހޯދުމަށާއި އެކުދިންބާރުވެރިކުރުވުމަށް ވަކާލާތުކޮށް އެމަސައްކަތް ކުރިއެރުވުމުގެ މަގުސަދުގައި.
#GirlForce:UnscriptedandUnstoppable
#DayoftheGirl
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UthemaSeptember 25, 2019 at 3:31pm
We will be joining #ClimateStrikeMV tomorrow in front of Velanaage at 7.45!

#ClimateStrikeMV
#GlobalClimateStrike
#ClimateEmergency
#ClimateAction
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UthemaSeptember 25, 2019 at 3:29pm
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UthemaSeptember 22, 2019 at 3:52pm
Join us to learn about Climate Emergency. Movie and discussions at Social Centre at 20.15- 22.30 pm tonight #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction #ClimateStrikeMV #SaveMaldivesMV
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UthemaSeptember 20, 2019 at 11:23am
Join us to learn about Climate Emergency. Movie and discussions at Social Centre at 20.15- 22.30 pm tonight #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction #SaveMaldivesMV
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Uthema shared a post.September 20, 2019 at 10:26am
The number of plastic bags used every hour can be wrapped around the Earth 7 times over

Survey by @SistersinIslam: 1 in 5 Msian Muslim women still believe husbands deserve to beat ‘disobedient’ wives https://t.co/cf1DMxSXIL

Under "nusyuz", this can range from leaving house w/out husband's consent to refusing sex.

#MuslimWomenSpeak
#IslamUnsurrendered

Marina Mahathir @netraKL delivers a powerful speech at @SistersinIslam’s #IslamUnsurrendered Conference today.

“Why are our consciousness undisturbed as half of our population face injustice?“ she asks as she urges women to #riseagainstextremism.

So much energy, brain and heart in one ballroom. Women Rising Against Extremism. I have never been prouder of Msian sisters standing together standing tall - all quality and all class. Congratulations  TeamSistersInIslam ! #WomenRisingAgainstExtremism #IslamUnsurrendered

A survey conducted by @SistersinIslam found that:

Muslim women feel that they are expected to bear the injustices imposed on them (as they are ‘worldly trials’) and not complain or ask for a change in the status quo.

#riseagainstextremism

#Ruralwomen should be on the forefront to defend their land rights.

“Because they are the people who are being impacted negatively when things go astray.” -- Alice Lesepe.

On International Day of Rural Women, join us in celebrating the invaluable contribution of #ruralwomen to a more sustainable, resilient future for us all!

ℹ️ https://t.co/W30LpHeDKR

'@SistersinIslam started out campaigning against the acceptance that Muslim husbands could discipline their wives by hitting them. That perception has changed w 80% of those surveyed saying this is not acceptable.' #riseagainstextremism #womenagainstextremism

Nada Nashat @CEWLACenter: There's a law in Eqypt that allows authorities to say, "If you're insulting religion, we're going to put you in prison"; that's how the state controls religious discourse.

And control extends to "nationhood", @AzzaSoliman1 travel ban as case in point.

" “Worryingly, 21 per cent of respondents believe that a husband has a right to beat his wife.... ” said the report titled “Perception and Realities : The Public and Personal Rights of Muslim Women in Malaysia” published today."
#WomenAgainstExtremism
https://t.co/cXlTGILmvh

Resource recommendation : Men in Charge? Collection of research and articles on gender discrimination and authority within Muslim legal tradition. Used in over 20 universities around the world as a resource. Collected by @musawah #WomenAgainstExtremism @SistersinIslam

"We point out that the real battleground is not between Islam and secularism or human rights or women’s rights, but between despotism and patriarchy on the one hand, and democracy and gender justice on the other." - Zainah Anwar @musawah
#RisingAgainstExtremism

“There’s a need to project an image of the ‘Proper Muslim Women’ not for self satisfaction but to avoid ‘negative perception’ that others may have more so for women than men” @SistersinIslam
#MuslimWomenSpeak
#RiseAgainstextremism
#WomenAgainstExtremism

'What we fear is that what was once considered extremist is now accepted as mainstream.' #riseagainstextremism #womenagainstextremism @SistersinIslam

“Do you want to be a feminist or a Muslim? We refuse to choose!”

@musawah ED Zainah Anwar speaks about #genderequality in Islam, standing up for justice & equality, and building networks & coalitions in order to hold governments accountable!

#RiseAgainstExtremism

Zainah Anwar of @musawah : "Those in authority will not hand over power on a silver platter - we need to make our voices heard."

#IslamUnsurrendered
#RiseAgainstExtremism

Nada Nashat @CewlaCenter : "Despite all the promises of equality, Personal Status Law in Egypt is not changing... We still have no law on #VAW" #MyMFL

#MuslimWomenSpeak
#IslamUnsurrendered

Women #HumanRightsDefenders are being defamed.
Muslim political groups label each other as terrorists.
"Equality" is described as a "French thing"!
A peep into the #strange narratives of extremism in #Egypt.
@CewlaCenter
All too close to home to many.
#WomenAgainstExtremism

'♀️rights activists are constantly under attack for speaking out. We take inspiration from materials by @SistersinIslam. Women r choosing to come to us for info instead of going to imams.' @ShaistaGohir on #everydayextremism experiences in #UK.
#WomenAgainstExtremism
#SISforWomen

“The moderate voices are scared of speaking due the vitriol that may comes towards to them if they speak up against extremism” @ShaistaGohir
Yes the threats are real, never ending harassment,labeling and what not.
#MuslimWomenSpeaks
#WomenAgainstExtremism
#SISforWomen

"We are not going to be silent anymore when it comes to religion."

-Nada Nashat of @CewlaCenter, on girls challenging the state itself with religious discourse, asking what are Al-Azhar's sources, same in Christianity.

#IslamUnsurrendered
#womenagainstextremism

Follow #MuslimWomenSpeak today for some great dialogue on gender, tolerance, equality, justice and women speaking against extremism.

#RiseAgainstExtremism

Recounting story on Birmingham school protests, @ShaistaGohir: "Muslims have diverse families. There are families with two mommies because of polygamy...there's a lot of hypocrisy [in the protest]."

#IslamUnsurrendered #riseagainstextremism #DiverseFamilies

'♀️rights activists are constantly under attack for speaking out. We take inspiration from materials by @SistersinIslam. Women r choosing to come to us for info instead of going to imams.' @ShaistaGohir on #everydayextremism experiences in #UK.
#WomenAgainstExtremism
#SISforWomen

"Because we will get hit again and again, but each time we will stand up, dust off the battle scars, build new allies and fight the good fight because we believe, in the end, justice will prevail" -Zainah Anwar, @musawah ED

#IslamUnsurrendered
#womenagainstextremism
#SISforwomen

"The real battleground isn't between Islam and secularism, or human rights or women’s rights, but between despotism and patriarchy on the one hand, and democracy and gender justice on the other." -Zainah Anwar

#IslamUnsurrendered
#WomenAgainstExtremism

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