June 27, 2023 Fellows Not much legislative progress a year after the court ruling on Muslim marriages

Visiting Fellow Dr. Fatma on the status of legislation to recognize and regulate Muslim marriages in South Africa on page 18 of Muslim Voices.

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June 20, 2023 Salma Waheedi Appointed as Executive Director of Harvard Law School’s Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World

Salma Waheedi, a lecturer on law and associate director of Harvard Law School's Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, has been appointed as its executive director.

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June 20, 2023 Faculty Salma Waheedi named inaugural executive director of Harvard Law School’s Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World

Kristen Stilt, professor of law, and the program’s faculty director said: “I am thrilled that Salma has accepted this new role. She has a unique set of skills and interests and moves seamlessly between theory and practice, between academic and advocate, and between Harvard Law School and legal institutions across the Middle East. She is the perfect person to take the program to the next level of engagement with students, faculty, and advocates around the world. Her enthusiasm for her work is incredible while at the same time she deals with some very difficult topics. She is a masterful teacher and wonderful colleague, and we are so lucky to have her with us in this new role.”

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March 07, 2023 Fellows 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?