International Workshop " Transnational Advocacy for Equality in the Muslim Family: An Example of the Musawah Movement"

Joint International Workshop
Relational Studies on Global Crises+ Islam and Gender Studies

Transnational Advocacy for Equality in the Muslim Family:
An Example of the Musawah Movement

The contemporary Muslim family laws that regulate marriage, divorce, custody, and inheritance are often disadvantageous to women, partly because of the strong influences of classical Islamic law, with its conservative interpretations and applications. “Musawah” is a movement which began during 2009, and demands that equality be developed within the Muslim family. Women and men, including members of non-governmental organizations, activists, academics, legal experts, and politicians from all over the world are joining this movement.

In this workshop, the focus will be on the transnational movements towards equality in the Muslim family, including the “Musawah”. We will discuss difficulties that these movements are facing and the possibilities that they bring for the future.

【Date & Time】
Tuesday, 18 December, 2018 14:00-17:00
Main Conference Room, 3rd floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo


Introduction: Dr. Emi Goto (The University of Tokyo)
Lecture: Prof. Claudia Derichs (Humboldt University Berlin)
“Transnational Advocacy for Equality in the Muslim Family- the example of the ‘Musawah’ movement”
Comment: Prof. Keiko Takaki (J.F.Oberlin University)

【Web】 (Japanese) (English)


  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas: Relational Studies on Global Crises, Establishing a New Paradigm of Social/ Human Sciences based on Relational Studies (Project Leader, Keiko Sakai, Chiba University) Group B01: Norms & Identity
  • Grants-in-aid for Research/Basic Research A: Towards the construction of ‘Islam & Gender Studies’: Building foundations for comprehensive discussion on gender justice and Islam (Project Leader, Eiji Nagasawa,the University of Tokyo)


  • Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA) , Network for Education and Study on Asia (ASNET), The University of Tokyo

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