To foster a culture of support amongst Muslim women to collectively pursue social change. WISE’s global convenings and local forums unite diverse Muslim women and women of other faiths to promote solidarity, create long term strategic goals for women’s empowerment, facilitate knowledge-sharing, and provide skill-building to increase women’s abilities to fully realize their potential.
The 2006 launch of WISE represented an important turning point in the history of Muslim women’s activism and movement-building. It helped to inaugurate the WISE program as a leader in the global movement to improve the status of Muslim women.
Building upon the excitement generated by the 2006 WISE conference and launch, WISE held its second international conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from July 16 – 19, 2009. Over 200 women from across the world participated in the conference entitled “Muslim Women: Building Institutions, Creating Change.”
The ASMA-WISE 3rd global Conference, “WISE: Muslim Women Leaders at the Front lines of Change”, was held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2011. The Conference specifically focused on religious & spiritual, political and business & civic leadership, with an emphasis on highlighting how Muslim women are shattering stereotypes by playing significant roles as key leaders in these areas.