Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Multiple Research and Action Group and Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Studies are holding a one day workshop to discuss ways in which the socio-legal issues of Muslim women can be addressed.
Muslim women face double discrimination in India: gender discrimination from traditional patriarchy and discrimination against religious minorities. The result is their exclusion and oppression in large numbers.
This state level workshop titled ‘Improving the Socio-Legal Status of Muslim Women in India’ will bring together various stakeholders ranging from NGO activists, lawyers, students, media, government agencies, religious leaders, and particularly Muslim women themselves, to better understand their concerns and interests and chart the way ahead for a more just and equitable future.
The workshop will also explore the socio-legal problems faced by Muslim women in India, experiences and causes of discrimination, and the institutional support system (particularly Minorities and Women’s Commissions) available to them.
This Workshop seeks to create a platform:
· To share the relevant experiences concerning the problems faced by Muslim Women
· To discuss the root causes of discrimination
· To discuss the role, relevance & response of institutional support systems vis a vis Muslim women, with particular reference to the State Commission for Minorities and the State Commission for Women
The key speakers at the workshop are Zakia Soman from BMMA, Javed Anand from Muslims for Secular Democracy, Dr. Farrukh Waris, Principal, Burhani College and Anju Talukdar from MARG. A detailed schedule will be uploaded soon.
Date: 11 March 2013
Venue: Marshall Hall, J. N Library, Kalina Campus, Mumbai University.
[third left from the main entrance of the University]
Time: 10 am – 5 pm