Muslim Women’s Movements and the Campaign to Reform Islamic Family Laws

Date and time

21 May 2018 17:00


The Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College, OX1 1DW

Muslim Women’s Movements and the Campaign to Reform Islamic Family Laws: Grassroots Experiences and Recent Developments in India and Beyond

A public discussion with:

Zakia Soman – co-founder of the Indian Muslim Women’s Movement (BMMA)

Ziba Mir-Hosseini – legal activist, academic and co-founder of Musawah

This event will take place in Pembroke College on Monday 21 May 2018 at 5pm in the Pichette Auditorium. 

Please direct any questions to the event organiser, Justin Jones:

View the event poster here.

The event is open to all but we ask that those planning to attend register here.

Zakia Soman is co-founder and co-director of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA: The Indian Muslim Women’s Movement), a high-profile organisation that campaigns to improve the social and legal rights of Muslim women in India. The organisation co-filed the court case that led to the Supreme Court ban on triple-talaq (instant divorce) in 2017, and is engaged in a number of other campaigns for further reforms to Muslim family laws.

Ziba Mir-Hosseini is a globally renowned academic and legal activist. She is one of the co-founders and leaders of Musawah, a global Islamic feminist movement working for equality and justice within Muslim families, that links together NGOs, activists and scholars from around the world. She is a Professorial Associate at SOAS and has published many books on subjects of gender equality, family law and women’s rights in Islam.