Sharia in the UK
In the UK, Muslim Arbitration Tribunals, Sharia Councils and other bodies are using Sharia Law to settle disputes which involve issues such as domestic violence, forced marriage and divorce. IKWRO is concerned that some of these bodies discriminate against women and girls.
Despite the fact that by law Sharia Councils are not supposed to adjudicate on family or criminal matters, IKWRO staff know of several women who have been pressured to resolve issues […]
This blog was also featured on the Independent’s website for International Women’s Day 2011. Today is the hundredth anniversary of International Women’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate the progress that […]