Being a Muslim Woman in Southeast Asia

  • 6 October 2019, 11:45 am
  • 6 October 2019, 12:45 pm

“Why don’t you wear the headscarf? Don’t you know that our God has decreed as such?”

“Have you asked for permission from your husband to go out for lunch with your friends? You can’t do anything without his consent.”

“Don’t bother fighting with your ex husband. Men will always have the upper hand in court.”

With the rampant discrimination towards women, the issue becomes amplified when religion is involved. How does a Muslim woman fight for respect regardless of gender and religion?

Join feminist activists Devi Muri Asmarani and Rozana Isa in this invoking conversation on what it’s like to be a Muslim woman in this region and discuss their thoughts on the problematic patriarchal tendencies and rethinking religious doctrines in the light of modern realities.


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