Muslim Women's Movements and the Campaign to Reform Islamic Family Laws
A public discussion with:
- Zakia Soman – co-founder of the Indian Muslim Women’s Movement (BMMA)
- Ziba Mir-Hosseini – legal activist, academic and co-founder of Musawah
Zakia Soman is co-founder and co-director of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (The Indian Muslim Women’s Movement), a high-profile organisation that campaigns to improve the social and legal rights of Muslim women in India. The organisation co-filed the court case that led to the Supreme Court ban on triple-talaq (instant divorce) in 2017, and is engaged in a number of other campaigns for the reform of Muslim family laws.
Ziba Mir-Hosseini is a globally renowned academic and legal activist, and one of the co-founders and leaders of Musawah, a global movement working for equality and justice within Muslim families that links together NGOs, activists and scholars from around the world. She is a Professorial Associate at SOAS and has published many books on subjects of gender equality, family law and women’s rights in Islam.
This event is free but registration is required.
Reformulating Islamic family laws in India and Europe
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