Global Fund for Women: Making progress in India

Aug 12, 2019

We are happy to share these wonderful news from Global Fund for Women:

LAST WEEK’S VOTE WAS A WIN FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

Divorced after twenty years of marriage and left with no home or assets. Divorced over email while pregnant. Divorced via WhatsApp, a decade after being married off at 14 years old.

These are just a few of the stories of women whose lives have been upended by triple talaq—the practice that allows men to divorce their wives simply by saying talaq (the Arabic word for divorce) three times, leaving women with no home, no property, and no security. But just last week, India’s parliament voted to ban triple talaq permanently!

READ MORE on the Global Fund for Women page

Global Fund for Women grantee partner Musawah is leading a years-long effort to end triple talaq—and they’re making progress. Their recent campaign in India helped shift public opinion on the practice, and brought the issue into the spotlight. Then, last week, India’s parliament voted on the issue. Read more about Musawah’s work and learn outcome of the case.

Global Fund for Women has supported Musawah since 2011 and equal representation of women in laws and policies for over 30 years. Join us in this important work to ensure that all women and girls are strong, safe, powerful, and heard.

 

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