The study of Shari’a and Islamic teachings is a complex endeavour as it requires historical, theological and political perspectives. There is currently a gap in research on the intersection between Shari’a, gender and mediation. As such, this backgrounder aims to provide background information on and concrete examples of the of impact Shari’a law on women’s rights, which is a critical component of the peace process.
Ahmad, Neven & Pinar Tank (2021) Shari’a Law and Women’s Rights. GPS Centre Gender and Mediation Backgrounder. Oslo: PRIO.