Event Report: Empowerment of Muslim women: reality or wishful thinking?

A growing movement of scholars are reinterpreting Islamic texts to argue for family law reforms to ensure equal treatment of Muslim men and women, speakers told a Policy Dialogue held in cooperation with the King Baudouin Foundation with support from the US Mission. A recent study of Muslim women in Europe shows most are proud to be ‘European Muslims’ and appreciate Europe’s respect for freedom and diversity. They do not want draconian laws on wearing the veil, for example, preferring to make their own decisions.