Women’s Shariah Court-Muslim Women’s Quest for Justice

An Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum For and By Muslim Women
by Dr. Noorjehan Safia Niaz

Publisher: Notion Press

Publication Date: August 03, 2016

ISBN: 9781945688805

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Would it be easy to imagine a court where justice is dispensed not by women and men wearing black flowing gowns but by ordinarily dressed, uneducated women? Muslim women living in slum communities of Mumbai took upon themselves the job of providing legal aid to other distressed women. Need for justice is as crucial as other needs, especially for women who face marginalization on a large scale. This book looks closely at the genesis of these groups, their history, their interventions, their motivations and their contributions to women’s movement.The book suggests recommendations for strengthening alternative dispute resolution forums where justice will be dispensed not by learned lawyers but by ordinarily dressed unlettered women. These women, through their innate sense of justice reaches out passionately towards other equally battered women and together they journey towards a life of dignity.