Part 1, Written by Saadia Haq Of The Human Lens
There is no denying the lack of women’s access to justice and support systems in many societies, however the situation in Islamic countries fares much worse off. The mind boggles as some billion Muslim women inhabit in the Muslim world and increasingly considerable number in West but their access to justice remains a challenge and dilemma at best.
The many actualities of women’s lives in Muslim societies continue to remain hidden or ignored deliberately by their States, religious bodies and Sharia adhering courts – due to the large domination of males in these spheres. If left to Muslim men, we wouldn’t be able to get our most basic of rights prescribed in Islam, forget serious life concerns causing higher rates of violence against women that ironically are violations of religious teachings themselves.
I have not to even look outside of…
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