Archive for the ‘Sharia in the UK’ Category

Despite the fact that by law Sharia Councils are not supposed to adjudicate on family or criminal matters, IKWRO staff know of several women who have been pressured to resolve issues such as marriage breakdown, child custody and domestic violence in informal faith-based ‘courts’ in the UK.  One woman who wanted a divorce from her abusive husband was […]


This blog was also featured on the Independent’s website for International Women’s Day 2011. Today is the hundredth anniversary of International Women’s Day.  It’s a day to celebrate the progress that women around the world have made in fighting for their rights over the past century.  And it’s a day to look to the century to […]