Think India is proud to host an exciting conversation to mark the book launch of ‘Indian Muslim Women’s Movement: For Gender Justice and Equal Citizenship’ by Ms Zakia Soman & Dr Noorjehan Safia Niaz.
About the Book
The book provides a glimpse into the collective and tumultuous journey of the women demanding reform in Muslim family law in India and for equal citizenship and highlights the challenges faced particularly by women. It also celebrates their successes along the way—such as the development of Muslim women’s organising in India, the abolition of triple talaq (or unilateral instant oral divorce), and enabling women’s entry into the Mazar (tomb) of Haji Ali Dargah.
Their firsthand accounts give us insights into their struggle on the ground of ordinary women, sharing hope and strength, to address discrimination through a shared vision and collective democratic action.
About the Author
Zakia Soman is a founder member of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, a mass organization of Muslim women in India. She heads the Peace and Human Security theme in Action Aid. She is a member of Saape, South Asian Alliance for Poverty Eradication which engages with the issues of excluded communities regionally.
She works and writes on issues of peace and justice, secularism, human rights, minority rights and rights of Muslim women. Her articles advocating the rights of Muslim women and tolerance and harmony with other communities are published in various Indian publications. She has edited a book on Dalit Muslims and a volume on peace and justice in South Asia.
How to Register?
- Interested participants can register for the event through this link.
- No certificates shall be provided for attending the session.