FAQs: What is happening with MMDA reforms?

The problems and challenges with Sri Lanka’s Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) and Quazi court system is well known and well documented. It is undeniable common knowledge that Muslim women are the most affected by discriminatory provisions, procedures and practices of the MMDA, and the Quazi court system, since its enactment in 1951.  The... Continue Reading →

A Call to Vote for Women this Election

Muslim Personal Law Action Group (MPLRAG) has witnessed firsthand the importance of having committed women members of parliament. Women parliamentarians appreciated the 30 year struggle of Muslim women in Sri Lanka advocating for the reform of the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA). They engaged with community-based groups and advocacy groups including MPLRAG to work... Continue Reading →

STATEMENT: Future President must prioritise MMDA reforms

JOINT STATEMENT BY: Muslim Personal Law Reform Action Group (MPLRAG) and Hashtag Generation.  The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (1951) of Sri Lanka contains multiple provisions that discriminate against women. One serious discriminatory statement includes explicitly stating that only males can hold the positions of judges in Quazi courts, marriage registrars, jurors and Board of Quazi... Continue Reading →

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