The Right to Divorce for Muslim Women

April 07, 2021 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

We are extremely pleased to have with us Dr. Ziba Mir-Hosseini to discuss the very complex and sensitive topic of the right to divorce for Muslim women. Dr. Ziba Mir-Hosseini is an Iranian-born legal anthropologist and activist, who received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Cambridge University and is a specialist in Islamic law, gender, and development. The session will include a review of Dr. Hosseini's writing on A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO TERMINATE THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT: THE CASE OF IRAN, published by the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, followed by a discussion of related questions and ideas. The event will be held on zoom at Sponsored by Duke Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact Zoya Hasan at