The first World Conference on Women and Islamic Awakening was held on 20-21 Shaaban 1433, corresponding to 10-11 July 2012, in Tehran. More than 1200 Muslim women scholars from cultural, social, political, media fields, and various Islamic parties and organizations from the world attended the conference. The participants exchanged views and shared their thoughts on the latest developments, challenges, the outlook of Islamic awakening and the role and position of women. The conference benefitted from insightful and forward looking statement by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of Iran. The participants shared their views and thoughts in plenary and six committee meetings. The six committees were as follows: - Committee One: Islamic Thought, Islamic awakening, Revolutionary dynamism. - Committee Two: Opportunities, Challenges and Processes. - Committee Three: Experiences, achievements, rights and demands, - Committee Four: International relations and exchanges - Committee Five: Family and capacity-building for progressive forces. - Committee Six: The outlook and future developments. The participants expressed their satisfaction over the achievements of the Islamic awakening and emphasized the need to be vigilant in addressing the upcoming challenges and underlined the following points: 1. Islamic awakening is a great blessing, a righteous divine promise and an invaluable truth. Among the salient features of this movement are the dynamic participation of women and men in their struggle and jihad, their longing for Islam, campaigning against arrogance and tyranny, rejection of Zionism, and denouncing ethnic, religious and racial discrimination, seeking justice and independence, human dignity, and freedom. 2. The present era is heralding the epoch of Islam and spirituality, the characteristic of which is devoting to the divine, and the school of revelation as well as seeking the blessing of Allah. Greater trust in God and stronger unity shall secure the triumph of the Islamic awakening. واعتصموا بحبل الله جمیعا ولا تفرقوا واذکروا نعمت الله علیکم اذکنتم اعداء فالف بین قلوبکم فاصبحتم بنعمته اخوانا 3. The sincere dedication and steadfastness of Muslim nations in their changing societies promise the demise of the global arrogance and the advent of the rule of the oppressed in the world through changing the prevailing balance of power. و نرید ان نمن علی الذین استضعفوا فی الارض و نجعلهم ائمه و نجعلهم الوارثین. 4. The victory of the Islamic Revolution, under the leadership of Imam Khomeini, the great revivalist of Islam, was a new era in the promotion of Islamic awakening. The Eminent Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Grand Ayatollah Imam Khamenie has been able to maintain the momentum of this movement and has established the fact that in the light of religious tenets the past grandeur and authority of Muslims and their human dignity are restored and protected. ان تنصروا الله ینصرکم و یثبت اقدامکم 5. The recent social development has resulted in the promotion of the role of women in the Islamic societies. The effective participation of women in popular uprisings as well as the need to maintain the momentum of Islamic awakening necessitates the skillful use of the women's capacities in social, economic and political arenas. Accordingly, promotion of education and management skills of women, as well as securing their participation at decision-making levels, are all imperatives for Islamic societies. 6. The role of global arrogance in suppressing popular uprisings as well as containing and diverting the ideals of Islamic awakening in order to serve their own illegitimate interests are quite recognizable. Accordingly, vigilance against conspiracies, plots and policies of the global arrogance and the international Zionism are among the imperatives of the Islamic movements. 7. The question of Palestine, as the most important issue in the Islamic world, has turned to be an integral part the Islamic awakening and has simultaneously played an essential role in its progress, while it has been affected by the process of the Islamic awakening. The role of women in the Palestinian resistance and struggle has been a source of inspiration for awakening the Muslim women. 8. The success of Palestinian and Lebanese resistance against the Zionist regime, the failure of the American and other occupying forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the uprising of the Muslims in the Balkans have demonstrated the power of faith and perseverance of Muslim nations and have rejuvenated the hope of triumph in the resistance against dictators and foreign interventions. 9. Islamophobia and depicting distorted images of the religious values and the Islamic awakening by western media and its political circles, as well as the exaggeration on the power of the international Zionism and its affiliated entities are well known means for intimidating the public opinion of the Muslims. This requires thwarting the plots by maintaining vigilance and awareness. 10. Division among the revolutionaries and instigating religious, sectarian, tribal and border conflicts weaken the Islamic Ummah and provides enemies of Islam with the opportunity to implement their plots against Muslims. It is essential for all Muslims to recognize and manage their differences and narrow their gaps and avoid insulting and blaming each other as well as resorting to blasphemous acts against their sanctities. و لا تنارعوا فتفشلوا و تذهب ریحکم 11. According to the teachings of Islam piety is the only Criteria to distinguish individuals. ان اکرمکم عند الله اتقیکم It is on this basis that the Muslim women, by emphasizing their human dignity and rights in consistency with Islam, on the one hand, condemn the reactionary extremist views that indeed counter Islam and deprive them of their fundamental and human rights; and on the other, confront the radical imposed western attitudes that appear to be defending the rights and freedom of women but are designed to captivate them and serve the interests of the global arrogance. 12. While condemning policies and measures against Hijab in the Western countries, Muslim women adhering to Islamic values and actively participating in political and social affairs will celebrate their genuine identity and stand against Western influence. Muslim women are consistently the target of biased and negative propagation by the Western media. They need to be watchful and make use of the most sophisticated communication means to present an exemplary model of a Muslim woman and stand against western cultural invasion. 13. The abusive approach of the west towards women has resulted in trampling the genuine identity of women and has turned them to a means to serve the global arrogance. The revitalization of the identity of Muslim women is the most significant task to be underlined in the process of Islamic awakening. 14. Family, as the most fundamental social institution for the nurturing the future generation benefited from political, social and cultural insights play a great role in establishing a sound Islamic society. Institutionalization of values including martyrdom and collaboration alongside enhancing individual and social security are all within the main functions of Islamic family. Therefore, promoting the status of family and unique educational role of women are of utmost importance. Consolidating the role of family and watchful attitudes toward the Islamic awakening goals constitutes two pillars for confidence building and the movement. 15. A Muslim woman has the right to live in a way consistent with her faith. To this end further attention to the important role of the Muslim woman in upbringing the future generation and promoting Islamic values including Hijab and the relevant teachings are of vital importance. Muslim women believe that the Islamic values do not hinder their active participation in the political and social fields, but it also provides them with the opportunity to flourish their capacities. 16- International conventions related to women affairs require serious reassessment due to the incompatibility of international policies with the religious tenets and cultural and domestic characteristics. Therefore revising the said documents and introduction of constructive suggestions by the Muslim women may lead to the improvement of the documents and their provisions. 17-The participants stressed their commitment to the ideals of the Islamic awakening martyrs, particularly the martyred women, and promised to make every effort, based on their right path and faith, in favor of progress and scientific, cultural, political and economic growth of the Islamic world consistently. 18- The participants expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Supreme Council of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening for deciding to include three prominent women as member of the Council. 19-The participants requested the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening to consider and adopt the following decisions and measures: -Drafting the Action Plan on the Women activities and Islamic awakening and forwarding the document to the Supreme Advisory Council of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening for adoption. -Establishment of the Muslim Women Coordination Council within the framework of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening. -Facilitating the participation of women in the future meetings of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening -Establishment of the Strategic Research Center in the field of women and Islamic Awakening with the focus on the prominent role of women in the Islamic Societies. -Underlining the importance of and the strengthening of the Muslim world radio and television union in order to introduce Islamic culture and values vis a vis the western media. -Establishment of the social networks in order to facilitate the interactions and exchange of experiences among committed Muslim women -The participants expressed their gratitude and appreciation to the Islamic Republic of Iran for its warm and sincere hospitality. They also extended their thanks to the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening for providing the opportunity to make acquaintance and communication among women in the Islamic World and successful holding of the ''World Conference on Women and Islamic Awakening''.