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Legal Experience Projects

a) Muslim Personal Law Network

The Legal Experience Project has worked in close partnership with the Muslim Personal Law Network to develop an important new feminist voice in Muslim family law reform in SA.


b) Muslim Family Law Reform through the state (CEDAW)

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979. It is more commonly known as the international bill of women’s rights. The purpose of CEDAW, and its 30 articles, is to outline what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national initiative to end discrimination of this kind.                           


c) Religious Authority

Tahir Sitoto (June 2020): Mediations on Writing the Black African Muslim Self.

Gaboitsiwe Kgomongwe’s research project focuses on the intersections of Islamic law and African customary law in marriage and is informed by the theoretical framework of Black African Muslim subjectivities developed in the scholarship of Dr. Tahir Sitoto. 

Prof. amina wadud (August 2019):

On the 12th of August 1994, Professor amina wadud was the first woman to deliver a khutbah at the Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM) in Cape Town, South Africa. 


d) Queer Sexualities

This project curates a supportive space for discussion, solidarity and support for the faith challenges experienced by queer Muslim women.


e) Religion and Feminism Research Theory and Methods: Graduate Training through Cohort Dissertation Writing

Whereas much decolonial scholarship focuses on the subject matter of the curriculum, this project focuses instead on the pedagogic practices of the higher education curriculum, namely the supervision practices in master’s and PhD dissertation research.