These include being expected to work, while juggling responsibilities at home, which could hinder their participation in community advocacy.
There is also a negative perception by some toward women who choose to be homemakers, which is not in line with true equality.
What are the cultural and societal expectations of Muslim women today? How do we support Muslim women’s participation in community advocacy in view of these?
How do Muslim women define community advocacy; and how can women be given the agency to decide on how they engage in community advocacy?
Can Islamic values be used to redefine/navigate cultural and societal expectations of Muslim women? If yes, which and how can they be encouraged?
Maybe most have viewed that Women doing advocacy relates more to feminist views. There is a growing trend here in Singapore and we are not ready to face it. Surprisingly, those I know who are advocating, choose to do it with non-muslim agencies