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

Oct. 7 | 11:00-12:30 EDT | Zoom
A Harvard Worldwide Week event

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Please join us for a webinar that 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. We will discuss discriminatory laws in their political and historical context, explore key issues and challenges that inform experiences and advocacy strategies in different Muslim countries, and draw inspiration from the collective mobilization 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)
  • Moderator: Salomé Gómez-Upegui, LLM ‘18, Women’s Leadership Consultant

Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School and Musawah.