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Why Muslim Family Law Reform? Why Now? Regional Perspectives

June 25, 2020

Wednesday 24 June 2020, by siawi3

Source: email Mussawah, June 24 , 20

Why Muslim Family Law Reform? Why Now? Regional Perspectives

Join us for a webinar Musawah is hosting on Thursday, featuring Hala Al-Karib, Regional Director of SIHA Network; Marwa Sharafeldin, Musawah’s MENA Region Senior Expert; and Zainah Anwar, Executive Director of Musawah; moderated by Hyshyama Hamin, the Campaign Coordinator for Musawah’s Campaign for Justice.

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ZOOM WEBINAR IN ENGLISH: Why Muslim Family Law Reform? Why Now? Regional Perspectives
Date: Thursday, 25 June 2020
Time: 11:30am Cairo | 12:30pm Kampala | 5:30pm KL

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Why Muslim Family Law Reform? Why Now? Regional Perspectives

Many countries at the bottom of various gender equality surveys are those whose family laws discriminate against women. Recent research has found that egalitarian family law reform may be the most crucial precondition for empowering women economically. Yet family law reform today remains the most intractable area of law reform.

Musawah is hosting a webinar ‘Why Muslim Family Law Reform? Why Now? Regional Perspectives,’ featuring Hala Al-Karib, Marwa Sharafeldin and Zainah Anwar, moderated by Hyshyama Hamin.

In this webinar, we will unpack the urgency of reforming discriminatory Muslim family laws in three regions: South and Southeast Asia, Middle East-North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. We will discuss some of the issues, especially in the current context where the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how inequality in the family perpetuates the gendered impacts of the crisis. We also will speak to some of the challenges in each region, and draw inspiration from the collective mobilisation and advocacy efforts of activists towards equality and justice for women living in Muslim contexts.

Webinar: Why Muslim Family Law Reform? Why Now? Regional Perspectives
Date: Thursday, 25 June 2020
Time: 11:30am Cairo | 12:30pm Kampala | 5:30pm KL
REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR

We will post more information, including the bios of the speakers and additional resources, on our website. We hope you will join us!

This webinar is part of Musawah’s Campaign for Justice in Muslim Family Laws.