Husein Muhammad

Husein Muhammad serves on Indonesia’s National Commission on Violence against Women. He is one of the founders of the Fahmina Institute (1999), an NGO that advocates women’s issues using an Islamic framework and reinterpretation of classical Islamic literature, Qur’anic exegesis, and jurisprudence. Muhammad has written many articles and books about gender and women’s issues in Islam. He also led an anti-trafficking media campaign which included the distribution of 22,000 leaflets each week in mosques after Friday prayers along with outreach to village health clinics. His scholarship highlights the Islamic perspective on victims’ rights, the rights of women and children, and the immorality of human trafficking. He emphasizes that victims should not be criminalized, and that communities have a responsibility to combat trafficking.

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