How do SISTERS IN ISLAM struggle with perception of Muslim women in Malaysian society?


Malaysian women, women’s equality, Sisters in Islam, human rights


Sisters in Islam are the most thriving organization working for the rights of Muslim women in Malaysia. The main activities that have been undertaken by the activists over the years are publicity and clear opposition to cases of injustice among the extremely sensitive environment such as inequality of women in Muslim society. This article aims to raise awareness and show the importance of the problem to the society addressed by Sisters in Islam referring to the fundamental principles of Islam. The effectiveness of an organization is determined by the achievement of their goals and Sisters in Islam meet certain assumptions not only with their attitude, but also with the actions they take on local, national and international scale.