Senin, 19 Februari 2018

FEMALE ULEMA SPEAK UP DESPITE OBSTACLES

Hope and despair fi lls the fi rst half of 2017 in eff orts to protect the rights of women and girls. In late...

INDONESIAN MUSLIM WOMEN ENGAGE WITH FEMINISM

Can a Muslim be a feminist? Many Muslim women and men have fought for liberation, justice and freedom, but some still question if feminism and...

IN INDONESIA, FEMALE CLERICS SEEK RECOGNITION AND RIGHTS FOR WOMEN

Women “ulama” – Muslim clerics – recently held their first ever national gathering in West Java. The goal was twofold: to gain recognition for...

FEMALE ULAMA VOICE A VISION FOR INDONESIA’S FUTURE

Islam, the religion of the vast majority of Indonesian citizens, is a site of contestation in envisioning Indonesia’s future. Gender equity as a democratic...

WOMEN ULEMA STRUGGLE AMID CONSERVATISM

“I am often mocked and ignored. Many husbands prohibit their wives from coming to my recitations because they think I teach their wives...

INDONESIA: FEMALE CLERICS ISSUE FATWAS AGAINST CHILD MARRIAGE, MARITAL RAPE

UNDERAGE marriage, marital rape, and destruction of the environment were targeted by religious edicts issued by a group of prominent female clerics in Muslim-majority Indonesia...

FEMININE ISLAMIC CLERICS IN INDONESIA CHALLENGE UNCOMMON BABY MARRIAGE FATWA

The congress has introduced collectively feminine Islamic leaders from a number of international locations. Feminine Islamic clerics in Indonesia have issued an unprecedented fatwa towards...

AVOIDING CHILD MARRIAGE ‘MANDATORY’

An 11-year-old girl was raped years ago by her own grand­fa­ther, who also played the role of muezzin (caller to prayer) in his com­mu­nity. When...

FEMALE ISLAMIC CLERICS ISSUE RARE FATWA

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia have issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage. The fatwa, which is not legally binding but will be influential, was...

FEMALE ISLAMIC CLERICS IN INDONESIA ISSUE RARE CHILD MARRIAGE FATWA

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia have issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage. The fatwa, which is not legally binding but will be influential, was...