SOAS University of London

School of Law

Muslim Family Law Reform: Pathways to Change

Jana Rumminger (Moderator), Lynn Welchman (Speaker), Zahia Jourirou (Speaker), Marwa Sharafeldin

Date: 2 October 2020Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 2 October 2020Time: 4:00 PM


Type of Event: Webinar

We are pleased to invite you to join us in this webinar titled “Muslim Family Law Reform: Pathways to Change,” featuring the work of Dr. Zahia Jouirou (University of Manouba), Professor Lynn Welchman (SOAS), and Dr. Marwa Sharafeldin (Musawah) and moderated by Ms. Jana Rumminger (Musawah).

How can recent reforms of family laws in Muslim contexts provide ideas and strategies that can be used to advance gender justice? In this webinar, Dr. Jouirou, Professor Welchman and Dr. Sharafeldin will explore ways in which contemporary family laws and legal practices have been reformed in recent years to embrace gender equality. They will share examples of different approaches that reformers have taken around specific issues, such as domestic violence, polygyny, and inheritance. They will examine some of the contexts and factors that have enabled change—including the interplay between Muslim legal tradition, human rights, state laws, and societal norms—and critically assess strengths, remaining gaps, and possibilities for future reform

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