Agenda Conference (Updated 16 November 2022)

23 November 2022 Venue: Campus 3, the State Islamic University (UIN) Walisongo
07.00-08.30 Registration
08.30-09.35 Opening Ceremony of International Conference

MC: ​​Sakdiyah Makruf, Muhammad S.I.P., M.P.P dan Vina Darissurayya, M.App Ling.

1.      Happening Art: Saman Dance

1.      Indonesia Raya National Anthem (UIN Walisongo Choir)

2.      The Qur’an recitation and Interpretation, Ms. Nahna N. Wahab, UIN Walisongo

3.      Shalawat Musawah (UIN Walisongo Choir)


Opening Remarks


1.      Welcoming remark from Board of KUPI-2, Prof. Dr. Chamamah Soeratno  

2.      Remark from Rector of Rector of the State Islamic University (UIN) Walisongo, Prof. Dr. Imam Taufiq, M.Ag.


Prayer (do’a)

Venue: Auditorium II, UIN Walisongo
09.35-10.00 Keynote Speech and Opening Ceremony

1.      His Excellency, Minister of Religious Affairs, Yaqut Cholil Qoumas*

2.      His Excellency, Vice of President, Prof. Dr. K.H. Ma’ruf Amin (virtual)

The Role of Women Ulama in Preserving the Nationality, Humanity, and Integrity”


* to be confirmed

10.00-10.50 Movement of KUPI: Paradigm, Methodology, and Approaches

1.      KUPI Methodology: Paradigm, Framework and Approach,

Dr. Nur Rofiah, Bil, Uzm, Majelis Musyawarah/board of KUPI

2.      The role of Islamic University in Promoting Gender Equality (applying KUPI’s Methodology)

Prof. Dr. Imam Taufiq, M.Ag, Rector of the State Islamic University (UIN) Walisongo


KUPI Corner launching (video & short presentation) by Muhammad Saiful Mujab, MA, the State Islamic University (UIN) Walisongo



Samia Kotele, a Phd Candidate at Ecole Normale supérieure, Lyon, France

10.50-11.00 Break
11.00-12.30 PLENARY I:

The Futures of Muslims: Positive Development of Gender Equality


  1. Positive Development in Muslim Family Laws: Study of South Africa

Fatima Seedat, Ph.D, Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

  1. The Role of Women Ulama in advocating Law on Sexual Violence Crime,

Prof. Alimatul Qibtiyah, Professor at State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


3.      Safe Abortion in Turkey: Law v.s Practice

Dr. Nuriye Ortayli , Researcher, the Istanbul University Medical School


4.      Positive Development of Gender Equality in India

Kutub Jahan Kidwai, Chairperson, Network for Education, Empowerment, Development and Awareness (NEEDA), India



1.      Sukendar, MA. Ph.D, Head of Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Ushuluddin, the State Islamic University (UIN) Walisongo

2.      Kamala Chandrakirana, Majelis Musyawarah KUPI

Venue: Auditorium II, UIN Walisongo
12.30-13.30 Lunch Break



lunch will be provided in each room of parallel workshops

A.      Book Discussion: Justice and Beauty in Muslim Marriage: Towards Egalitarian Ethics and Laws


1.      An overview of the book and research initiative on Justice and Beauty in Muslim Marriage.

Dr. Ziba Mir-Hosseini (co-editors), professorial research associate at the University of London’s Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, UK

2.      ‘Qurʾanic Ethics of Marriage’,

Dr. Mulki Al-Sharmani, Associate Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Arts University of Helsinki, Finland

3.      ‘Reading the Qurʾan Through Women’s Experiences’

Dr. Nur Rofiah, Bil, Uzm, Nur Rofiah, lecturer of Quranic Studies at the Graduate and Post-graduate Programme of Perguruan Tinggi Ilmu al-Qur’an/ Majelis Muswarah (Board) KUPI

4.      ‘Qirāʾa Mubādala: Reciprocal Reading of Hadith on Marital Relationships’,

Dr. K.H Faqihuddin Abdul Kodir, Lecturer of Hadith Interpretation at IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon, Majelis Muswarah (Board) KUPI

Moderator: Hamizah Adzmi, Digital Engagement Officer, MUSAWAH

Host/Partner: MUSAWAH: A Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family


Venue: 4rd floor theater room, rectorate building



B.       How Women Peacebuilders Engage Religion to Advance Gender Justice and Social Peace in Muslim-Majority Contexts.


1.      Hamsatu Allamin, Executive Director of Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development, Nigeria

2.      Women Peacebuilder from Iraq

3.      Dr. Inayah Rohmaniyah M. Hum., M.A., Dean of Faculty of Ushuluddin and Islamic Thought UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta

4.      Dr. Misbah Zulfa Elizabeth, M.Hum, Dean of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, State Islamic University (UIN) Walisongo, Indonesia


Moderator: Melinda Holmes, Program Director at the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL),

Host/Partner: ICAN (International civil society action network)


Venue: 2nd floor theater room, Planetarium Building




C.       Defending Women’s Rights Under Fragile Democracy: Challenges


1.      Paving the way for peaceful, and democratic Syria; Where are Women’s Rights heading to?

Abir Hajibrahim, a Syrian peacebuilder and co-founder of Mobaderoon

2.      The Fragility of Women’s rights in Afghanistan

Jamila Afghani, the president of WILPF (the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Afghanistan

3.      Dr. Rosalia Sciortino, Associate Professor, Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR), Mahidol University/ Founder & Director SEA Junction Thailand

4.      A Rising of Women’s Movement Confronting A New Backlash in Pakistan,

Women Peacebuilder from Pakistan*



1.      Nurhuda Ramli, Program Officer, Outreach and Empowerment Unit, Sisters in Islam, Malaysia

2.      Muhammad Faiq, Faculty of Ushuluddin, State Islamic University (UIN) Walisongo


       *to be confirmed

Host/Partner: Sisters in Islam, Malaysia


Venue: 3rd floor theater room, Sosial dan Humaniora (Soshum) Building




D.  Greening of Muslims: Climate Justice and Sustainable Development


  1. Eco-Pesantren, Women, and Food Security,

Nyai Nissa Saadah Wargadipura, Founder and Leader, Eco-Pesantren Ath Thaariq, Garut, Indonesia

  1. The Mosque Tech Challenge: Harnessing Synergy, Mobilizing Community,

Fazli Mansoor, Co-founder and Director at ISGN Ventures, Singapore

  1. Walisongo Eco Green Campus

Prof. Muhsin Jamil, the State Islamic University (UIN) Walisongo

  1. FIQH (Islamic Jurisprudence) of coping the disaster,

Hj. Rahmawati Husein MCP. Ph.D, Vice Chairperson of Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC), PP Muhammadiyah


Moderator: Dr. Ibnu Fikri, the State Islamic University (UIN) Walisongo

Venue: 3rd floor theater room, Fakultas Syariah dan Hukum building



E.  Male Involvement in Faith Communities: Good practice, Implication and Backlash


Opening remark: Ms. Anjali Sen, UNFPA Indonesia Country Representative

Keynote speaker:

1.   Nyai Hj Sinta Nuriyah Abdurrahman Wahid, a former First Lady of Indonesia from 1999 to 2001 (TBC)

2.   His Excellency H. Ganjar Pranowo, S.H., M.I.P. Governor of Central Java, Indonesia (TBC)



1.      Imam for She: The Role of Male Religious Leader in promoting gender equality,

Imam Khalfan Bukuru Elie, Global Director of #ImamforShe, Muslim for Progressive Values, Burundi

2.      Tackling Toxic Masculinity: Learning from the New Men’s Alliance, Indonesia –

Nur Hasyim, M.A. Lecturer at Faculty of Social and Political Science State Islamic University Walisongo Semarang, Co-founder of Laki-Laki Baru/ Member of KUPI

3.      Men Involvement in the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence in India

Mohamed Altamash Khan, Senior Gender Trainer, MAVA (Men Against Violence and Abuse) India

4.      Ending Violence Against Women from The Lens of Buddhism,

Ouyporn Khuankaew, the Founder of International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice (IWP)-Thailand


Moderator: Asst. Prof. Dr. Amporn Marddent, Thammasat University, Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology, Thailand

Venue: 4rd floor theater room, General Libary & ICT Center






F. Promoting Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB) and Gender Equality: Muslim Women Perspectives and Experiences for Interfaith Action in Africa


Opening remark: Stephanie Joubert, Program Manager Freedom of Religion and Belief Indonesia, Kenya and Pakistan, JISRA


1.      Perspectives on Islamic Experience for Interfaith Action: Kenya Context,

Ms. Nasra Ibrahim Isak, Islamic Religious Scholar and Theologian Kenya

2.      Grassroots experience from the perspectives of Islamic Experience for Interfaith Action,

Ms. Shamsa Abubakar Fadhil- Chair, Mombasa Women of Faith Network, Kenya



1.      Ms. Aleeyah Lallmahomed, Co-Chair, Africa Youth Interfaith Network –Republic of Mauritius

2.      Amb. Nageeba Hassan Tegulwa – Co-Chair, Africa Women of Faith Network Uganda

3.      Rev. Elga Sarapung– director of the Institute for Interfaith Dialogue in Indonesia (INTERFIDEI) Indonesia

4.      Mr. Abdirahman Ismail, the Executive Director at Inter-Religious Council of Kenya

5.      Bishop Betty Onyango, National Vice Chair, Kenya Women of Faith Network



1.      Dr. Kurnia Muhajarah, the State Islamic University (UIN) Walisongo

2.      Ms. Shamsia Ramadhan, Peace and Security Specialist –Kenya

Host/Partner: Joint Initiative for Strategic Religious Action (JISRA Global/MM)


Venue: 3rd floor theater room, Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan building



15.00-15.30 Break
15.30-17.00 PLENARY 2

Muslim Women Movement Around the World: Achievement and Gaps


1.      Women Political Movement in Iran

Homa Hoodfar, Professor of Anthropology at Concordia University

2.      Women Political Movement in Uyghurs

Rushan Abbas, Founder and executive director of campaign for Uyghurs

3.      Muslim Women Movement in Philippines

Yasmin Busran-Lao, Founder and Chairperson Nisa Ul-Haqq Fi Bangsamoro


4.      Reclaiming Religious Authority: KUPI Influencing Change,

Nor Ismah, Director of the Research Institute and Community Service and Development of Nahdlatul Ulama University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

5.      New dynamics in Islamic Feminism in Southeast Asia?”

Dr. David Kloos, researcher at the Royal Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) in Leiden.



1.      Nadiatus Salama, M.Si, Ph.D., Faculty of Dakwah and Communication, the State Islamic University (UIN) Walisongo, Indonesia

2.      Yuniyanti Chuzaifah, a former Chairwomen, the National Commission on Violence against Women (KOMNAS Perempuan), Indonesia

Venue: Auditorium II, UIN Walisongo
17.00-17.30 Closing Remark

1.      Closing Statement and recommendation, by KUPI/AMAN, Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah

2.      Closing Remark from board of KUPI-2, Prof. Dr. Hj. Siti Ruhaini Dzuhayatin, MA

3.      Closing Remark from Vice Governor of Central Java*


*to be confirmed

Venue: Auditorium II, UIN Walisongo
17.30 -.19.30 Dinner and exhibition

Gambus Music Live Performance


24 November 2022 Depart to Jepara



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