‘We wanted to teach the judge a lesson and we were successful’


In Sri Lanka, religious Quazi courts have jurisdiction over marriage and divorce settlements within the Muslim community. The activist Raleefa challenged a Quazi judge’s decision, exposed his decisions on divorce and violence which were unfair to women, and had him removed from office. This is how she managed it.

Empowering women: ‘Minimum age for marriage should be fixed at 18’


Participants of a two-day youth conference demanded on Monday legislature set the minimum age for marriage at 18 years for both boys and girls and urged the government to stop child marriages. Shirkat Gah – a women’s resource centre – had organised the National Youth Convention on Peace, Pluralism and Democratic Norms.

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