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In lieu of a new episode of SUL…P? we bring you a recent episode of WINGS

Mus­lim Divorce Deci­sion — India

In August 2017, Indi­a’s Supreme Court found it uncon­sti­tu­tion­al for a man to divorce his wife just by say­ing — or tex­ting — the word talaq three times. Women activists say this type of divorce is not in the Koran, which pre­scribes a slow process with medi­a­tion; but the patri­ar­chal reli­gious lead­er­ship that con­trols Indi­a’s Mus­lim per­son­al law insists that this tra­di­tion is part of reli­gion and can­not be changed. A plain­tiff and four women activists dis­cuss the ensu­ing strug­gle and how they want it to be resolved


Erinn Atwa­ter and Dan Bal­lard are two of the three found­ing mem­bers of the Open Pri­va­cy Research Soci­ety, an inno­v­a­tive new not-for-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion based in Van­cou­ver that is devot­ed to devel­op­ing new tools for online secu­ri­ty, pri­va­cy, and anonymi­ty using an approach that cen­tres the needs of peo­ple who are mar­gin­al­ized in a vari­ety of ways. Scott Neigh inter­views them about the orga­ni­za­tion, about their work, and about some of the com­plex tech­ni­cal and social issues sur­round­ing it.