VIDEO: Men in Charge? A Seminar – Full Welcome Address by Zainah Anwar
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This video is the full welcome address made by Zainah Anwar, Musawah Executive Director at the ‘Men in Charge?’ Seminar, on 7 March 2015. Musawah, with the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and the Study of Religions Unit at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, co-organised a seminar at SOAS to launch the new publication “Men in Charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition” (Oneworld, January 2015). The seminar featured panel discussions with the book’s contributors, who traced how male dominance came to be inherent in Muslim legal tradition, how it is produced and sustained in contemporary times, and how the tradition can be reformed in order to promote gender equality and justice.