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March 07, 2023 Reclaiming religion: reforming family law for gender equality

The rights of women are frequently suppressed under the guise of religious or cultural traditions. Visiting Fellow Marwa Sharafeldin asks, how can this be addressed?

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March 01, 2023 Survivors and Advocates Discuss Earthquake’s Aftermath in Syria at HLS Panel

Harvard Law School hosted a hybrid panel Tuesday afternoon on the emergency response and aftermath of the Feb. 6 earthquake for refugees of northwestern Syria, co-hosted by the Middle Eastern and North African Law Students Association and Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World.

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February 09, 2023 Don’t let MMDA reforms fail: Why all Sri Lankan citizens should support Muslim women’s struggle

"The MMDA as it stands now is far from Islamic. In its current form, the ways in which it is misused, and its implementation, it is a departure from the radical thinking that Islam championed, of equal and sometimes preferential status afforded to women," says former Visiting Fellow Ermiza Tegal.

November 06, 2022 Fellows Final question for MMDA reforms in Sri Lanka: Is the practice of polygamy Islamic?

It is vital to have a considered conversation about polygamy within Muslim communities of this country, says Visiting Fellow Ermiza Tegal.