Feminist Voices in Islam: Rethinking Patriarchal Ethics

Mirhosseini portraitZiba Mir-Hosseini, a leading scholar of Islamic feminism, will discuss the emerging reformist and feminist voices in Islam and their potential in challenging the long-established classical interpretations of Shari’a and rethinking their underlying patriarchal ethical values and norms, with a particular emphasis on the pioneering work of Musawah (www.musawah.org), a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family.

Mir-Hosseini is a legal anthropologist, specializing in Islamic law, gender and development, and a founding member of Musawah. She is a Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, University of London.

A vegan lunch will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by ILSP: Law and Social Change and the Human Rights Program.