Follow Morocco’s new Islamic family law, a joint product of religious scholars and women activists

By Moin Qazi Of all the lawful acts the most detestable to God is divorce. – Prophet Muhammad [This an authentic saying recorded by Abdullah ibn Umar, a highly respected companion of the prophet in an authoritative treatise “Divorce (Kitab Al-Talaq)” of Sunan Abu-Dawud (Ref. 63-2173)] India is currently mired in a war between theology … More Follow Morocco’s new Islamic family law, a joint product of religious scholars and women activists

Savitribai’s rich legacy: Fight against superstition and pollution around birth, menstruation, death…

By HS Anupama* Global warming and climate change are true. But, along with water bodies, it seems like people’s conscience is also drying up. It is not only the rivers that are polluted with poisonous wastes disposed by the industries, even people’s mind seems to have been contaminated with poisonous thoughts. Controlling children, women, and … More Savitribai’s rich legacy: Fight against superstition and pollution around birth, menstruation, death…

Women bear greater brunt of poverty in India where patriarchal system is deeply entrenched

By Moin Qazi* “We know that women and girls have a unique power to reshape societies. When you invest in a woman’s health and empowerment, it has a ripple effect, helping families, communities, and countries achieve long-lasting benefits.” – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Women and girls play a lesser recognised role as drivers of growth … More Women bear greater brunt of poverty in India where patriarchal system is deeply entrenched

NCW chief’s statement essentially endorses unconscionable and illegal house arrest of Hadiya

A statement has been floated for signatures by women activists Varsha Basheer, Devika, Nivedita, Kavita Krishnan, Banojyotsna Lahiri and others, signed by 85 persons, expressing concern about concern about Hadiya Jahan, a woman whose marriage to a Muslim man after converting from Hinduism to Islam has become a point of contention for those opposing so-called Love Jehad. The … More NCW chief’s statement essentially endorses unconscionable and illegal house arrest of Hadiya

How CSJ plays a pivotal role in creating a cadre of paralegals for legal intervention on sexual violence

By Tanay Gandhi* The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), one of India’s premier non-profit organizations working in the field of social justice lawyering  since its formation in 1994, has turned into an important voluntary organisation instrumental in setting up quality parameters in the fight for women’s rights. And, there is reason for this: Apart from … More How CSJ plays a pivotal role in creating a cadre of paralegals for legal intervention on sexual violence

Why should rural Indian women need to compete more actively in the present political game

By Moin Qazi* Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession. ― Pearl S. Buck Structural barriers and discriminatory social norms continue to constrain women’s decision-making power and political participation in rural households and communities. Women and girls in rural areas lack equal access to productive resources and assets, public services, such as … More Why should rural Indian women need to compete more actively in the present political game