WEBINAR: Muslim Women Creating New Futures: The Campaign for Justice in Muslim Family Laws

Webinar Recording:
Muslim Women Creating New Futures: The Campaign for Justice in Muslim Family Laws

Date: Wednesday, 7 October 2020

This webinar, titled “Muslim Women Creating New Futures: The Campaign for Justice in Muslim Family Laws,” highlights the voices of Muslim women activists campaigning for egalitarian reform in Muslim family laws across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The speakers discuss discriminatory laws in their political and historical contexts, explore key issues and challenges that inform experiences and advocacy strategies in different Muslim countries, and draw inspiration from the collective mobilisation of Muslim women working together to achieve equality under the law. 

Featuring: 

  • Zainah Anwar, Executive Director of Musawah and former Executive Director of Sisters in Islam, Malaysia
  • Marwa Sharafeldin, MENA Region Senior Expert at Musawah; 2021-2022 Visiting Fellow, Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World
  • Hala Al-Karib, Regional Director of the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA Network)
  • Moderator: Salomé Gómez-Upegui, LLM ’18, Women’s Leadership Consultant

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This webinar was co-hosted by Musawah and Harvard Law School’s Program on Law and Society in the Muslim WorldThis webinar is also part of Musawah’s Campaign for Justice in Muslim Family Laws.

Relevant resources:

1) During the webinar, the speakers referred to the following resources:  

2) Follow the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World on Facebook and Twitter.  Sign up for their mailing list to get latest updates and event announcements at https://www.pls.law.harvard.edu.

3) To follow the work of SIHA Network and read more of their publications, check out their websiteFacebook and Twitter accounts.

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