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Realizing Muslim Women’s Rights in Sri Lanka – When Is The Right Time? – Shreen Abdul Saroor

Image: Muslim women in Sri Lanka; Credit: Abdul-Halik Azeez. The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) which was enacted in 1951 has been perceived primarily as...

Sri Lanka: Article 16(1) – Repeal it or continue to render Muslim women and girls as unequal citizens

Hyshyama Hamin and Hasanah Cegu Isadeen. In November, we completed ‘Unequal Citizens: Muslim women’s struggle for justice and equality in Sri Lanka’ – a one-year...

Muslim Women: Second-Class Rights Holders in Sri Lanka’s Quazi System

Image courtesy of Abdul-Halik Azeez. By Shreen Abdul Saroor* Despite volumes of research and recommendations for reform, Sri Lanka’s Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act of 1951...

‘I Live in a Lie’: Saudi Women Speak Up

Image by the writer: Soon after “Ladies First” was screened, I met these Saudi students in Washington Square Park in New York. Hend, on...

Article 16 of the Constitution, That Makes Muslim Women Second-Class Citizens, Must Go! – WAN

( A group of Muslim students visiting Galle Fort ©s.deshapriya) Statement by Women's Action Network. Constitutional reforms pointless, if fundamental rights does not apply to all...
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Sri Lanka: A Muslim businessman detained  under PTA over FB posts.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday informed Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court that it had obtained a detention order from the Defence Ministry to interrogate...
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Ranjan Ramanayake is a clean, honest politician and 4 years’ rigorous imprisonment is unprecedented and exceptionally severe – M.A. Sumanthiran, M.P.

I want to flag one or two issues concerning the responsibility of the parliament in this regard. But before I do that I am...

Sri Lanka: Four years prison term for contempt of court violates the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

On 12 January 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka found S. V. R. P. P. A. R. L. S....

Sri Lanka to appoint one more commission before the upcoming UNHRC session & has turned down an offer to co-sponsor a new resolution.

Image: The issue of enforced disappearances has never been properly investigated in Sri Lanka. President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is to appoint a new Commission of Inquiry...