NATION WIDE PROTEST AGAINST ORAL DIVORCE BY BMMA

WHEN WILL THE STATE LISTEN TO MUSLIM WOMEN? NATION WIDE DHARNA TO DEMAND BAN ON ORAL/UNILATERAL DIVORCE Dr. Engineer, noted Islamic scholar spent his entire life elucidating the rights of Muslim women in Quran. He was our mentor and guide and gave us knowledge and information so that we could strengthen our fight for our…

BOOK RELEASE

Book Release Through a press meet 21 March 2013, BMMA released a book which is a collection of 68 case studies of women who have been orally divorced by their husbands. The book is titled ‘ Stories of Triple Talaak and Indian Muslim Women’. The book was released in Jharkhand, Gujrat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Odisha….

Upcoming Event – National Council Meeting of BMMA in Kolkata

Upcoming event – National Council Meeting of BMMA in Kolkata The National Council meeting of BMMA is going to be held on 24, 25 and 26 of April in Kolkata. State leaders from Odisha, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are attending the meeting. A public meeting on…

Consultations on Codification in Chennai and Puri

Consultations in Chennai and Puri to discuss draft Muslim Family law BMMA held a consultation with lawyers and religious experts in Chennai on 30th and 31st March 2013 to discuss the draft law. Mr. Faizur Rahman, Adv. Zafarullah Khan, Adv. Jawad, and Mr. Salim participated in the consultation. Many suggestions were given and they were…

Short report-Improving Socio-Legal Status of Muslim women

State Consultation – Improving Socio-Legal Status of Muslim WomenKalina Campus, Mumbai University A full day consultation on improving the socio-legal status of Muslim community was held in Kalina campus of Mumbai University co-organized by Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andola, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Studies and Multiple Research and Action Group More than 100 Muslim women and men from…

Presentation on BMMA at Kolkata University

Noorjehan Safia Niaz, Co-Founder of BMMA did a presentation on Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan at a National Seminar titled, ‘Development, Democracy and Non-State Actors’ organised by Department of Political Science, University of Kolkata on 8th March 2013 BMMA’s engagement with Muslim women is an important pointer to the development of democratic consciousness within the Muslim community. Muslim…

Consultations with lawyers in Kolkata

Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan had a very fruitful consultation with lawyers in Kolkata on 7th March 2013. The consultation was organised with the help of Nari-o-Shishu Kalyan Kendra which is also the collaborating NGO of BMMA in West Bengal. The lawyers gave important suggestions on the draft which were incorporated in it. Some important points…

‘Improving the Socio-Legal Status of Muslim Women in India’

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…

PUBLIC HEARING ON ORAL/UNILATERAL DIVORCE ON 17 DECEMBER IN MUMBAI

‘JISKI KAHANI USKI ZUBAANI’ PUBLIC HEARING OF VICTIMS OF ORAL DIVORCE 17 DECEMBER 2012 AT THE NATIONAL ANNUAL CONVENTION OF BHARATIYA MUSLIM MAHILA ANDOLAN Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan [BMMA] is a secular, autonomous and rights based Muslim women’s movement in india established in 2007 which works for justice, peace, democracy and development within and outside…

BMMA DEMANDS BAN ON ORAL DIVORCE THROUGH NATIONWIDE PRESS MEETS

BMMA RAISES DEMAND FOR A BAN ON ORAL DIVORCE Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan held simultaneous press conferences and press releases in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and UP to demand a ban on oral divorce. Victims of oral/unilateral divorce presented ways in which their husband’s have divorced them….

RAHIMA KHATUN – WEST BENGAL

                                                             RAHIMA KHATUN – WEST BENGAL Rahima Khatun, BMMA Convener of West Bengal is also the secretary of Nari –O- Sishu  Kalyan Kendra, Howrah. She is an M.A, B.Ed from Calcutta University. As a social activist she is working since 1983 and has acquired wide ranging experience and working skills in the following the areas:…

ZAKIA SOMAN – FOUNDER MEMBER, BMMA Zakia Soman is co-founder of BMMA. She got catapulted into full-time social activism following the sectarian violence in Gujarat in 2002. Following her personal experiences she began working with families in the various relief camps at that time on relief, rehabilitation, psycho-social counseling, campaigning with various democratic institutions and…

DR. NOORJEHAN SAFIA NIAZ, FOUNDER MEMBER, BMMA

DR. NOORJEHAN SAFIA NIAZ – FOUNDER MEMBER, BMMA Dr. Noorjehan Safia Niaz, co-founder member of BMMA and founder and managing trustee of Ashana Trust. She is an MASW from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, graduated in 1992. She worked as Development Officer with Mahila Arthic Vikas Mahamandal, a Maharashtra State Government Corporation. Thereafter…

NASREEN JAMAAL – JHARKHAND Dr. Nasreen Jamal is the state convener of Jharkhand and has been very active member. She has done MA in Sociology and post graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has been awarded doctorate degree in Sociology from Ranchi University and her subject was “Modernization in Working Muslim Women”. She is…

JAIBUNNISA – TAMIL NADU Jaibunnisa R is the state convener of Tamil Nadu and has been an active member of BMMA    since 2007. She is a human rights defender; she had   received experience from working different organizations and started a voluntary Organization named Manitham Trust based in Dindigul, especially to work for the Marginalized women…

FARHAT AMIN – ODISHA Ms Farhat Amin is a post-graduate in English Literature and has done her PG diploma in Ecology & Environment, Journalism & mass Communication and Diploma in Cartooning. For more than a decade she worked as a journalist and has written and sketched for various local, national and international dailies, magazines and…

SAFIA AKHTAR – MADHYA PRADESH Safia Akhtar (M.A in Urdu) is BMMA Madhya Pradesh State convener. She is actively involved with the organization since 2008 and has been instrumental in leading the state to realise BMMA goals and objectives. Her aim in BMMA is to bring about positive change in the marital lives of women…

KHATOON SHAIKH – MAHARASHTRA Khatoon Shaikh is the convener of the Maharashtra Unit of BMMA. She has done her 12 class from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai and has also done Para Professional Course in Social Work from Yashwantrao Chavan Prathisthan, 2000. She has been in the forefront in organizing Muslim women in the slum communities…