FEMALE CLERICS DECLARE FATWA ON CHILD MARRIAGE IN INDONESIA

Female clerics on Thursday issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage in Indonesia in a bid to stop young girls becoming brides in the...

POLYGAMY NOT PART OF ISLAMIC TEACHINGS: MUSLIM CLERICS

Responding to the long-standing controversy over polygamy, Indonesia’s women Muslim clerics are emphasizing that the practice is not part of Islamic teachings. According to Siti...

PATRIARCHY BLAMED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

After having been married for almost two years, Andriani, not her real name, said her husband began to change, becoming more aggressive and prone...

FEMALE MUSLIM CLERICS IN INDONESIA ISSUE FATWAS ON CHILD MARRIAGE, WOMEN SEXUAL ABUSE

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia declared a series of fatwas on Thursday, including one to tackle child marriage, a rare example of women taking...

FEMALE MUSLIM CLERICS IN INDONESIA ISSUE RARE FATWAS

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia declared a series of fatwas Thursday, including one to tackle child marriage, a rare example of women taking a...

ROLE OF WOMEN SEEN AS VITAL TO RESISTING ISLAMIC EXTREMISM

The role of women in negotiating with and educating communities on peaceful Islamic teachings has proven to have had some effect in stemming the...

INDONESIA’S FIRST FEMALE MUSLIM CLERICS CONGRESS AIMS TO STRENGTHEN WOMEN’S ROLES

The first National Congress of Female Muslim Clerics (Ulema) marked the conclusion of its opening session on Tuesday with the reading of a pledge...

INDONESIA’S FIRST FEMALE CLERICS CONGRESS TO FEATURE INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

Afghan Ambassador to Indonesia Roya Rahmani will share her experience on “engaging female ulema  in promoting women’s rights and peace,” while Kenyan speaker Ulfat H. Masibo...

GETTING IN SAME BOAT ON GENDER SENSITIVITY

Implementing religion in our daily lives is challenging because different people have different values. Many religious authorities in Indonesia promote peace. However, some religious...

FEMALE CLERICS STAGE NATIONAL CONGRESS IN CIREBON

Indonesia’s first female clerics’ congress kicked off on Tuesday with around 700 participants – which included academics – from across the nation and several Muslim-majority countries. The congress...