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The fight against ‘instant’ divorce in India

In India, Muslim men can divorce their wives in seconds by uttering the word “Talaq” three times. As a result, women are often left destitute and without access to their children. Now India’s top court is to decide on the legality of the practice.


Author: Sonia Phalnikar



Nearly all India’s Muslim women reject ‘triple talaq’ and polygamy (I)

More than 90 percent of Muslim women surveyed in India want the “triple talaq” divorce ritual and polygamy banned from family civil law in the country, a study by a women’s rights organization, the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), showed. Ashutosh Pandey from DW interviewed Zakia Soman, who is a founder member of BMMA (part II) and Karuna Nundy (part I). 

Feminism, where did I find you?

This is not about me or Sara Ahmed or Audre Lorde. It is not the story of one woman, or two or three. It is about feminism. And there you go! I just lost a bunch of readers to that word. (From May 4, 2017)

Pakistani women: Between glory and misery

A nation that can take pride in leading women in fields including politics, education and cyber security is ranked almost the worst for gender equality. DW’s head of Urdu, Kishwar Mustafa, explores this dilemma. (From April 24, 2017)


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