The Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE) was established in 2006 as a faith-based global program, social network and grassroots social justice movement at a historic conference in New York City. 150 leading Muslim women scholars, activists, artists and religious and civil society leaders – representing over 25 countries – joined together to develop a holistic and comprehensive vision for improving the position of Muslim women around the globe. Since this inaugural conference, WISE has energized a diverse and unified movement, soliciting participation from across religions and embracing a wide spectrum of ideologies, professions and nationalities.
WISE empowers Muslim women to fully participate in their communities and nations and amplifies their collective voices at all levels of political, economic, religious, and social discourse. Muslim women throughout the world have a rich legacy of excellence in their roles as leaders, professionals, caregivers and activists. WISE represents an authoritative Muslim women’s movement to reclaim this legacy.