Please join us for a talk by Saudi blogger and activist Hala Aldosari, who will discuss the family laws of Arab Gulf states and the challenges and prospects of change.  She will focus on women’s legal capacity under these laws and discuss the current debates and controversies surrounding Islam, social customs, and legal reform in these countries.

A scholar of women’s social determinants of health, Aldosari is currently a visiting scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington DC, where she researches gender identity in the laws and policies in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.  She maintains a women rights advocacy project online and participates in advocacy efforts and community capacity building aimed at promoting women’s rights.

This talk is being presented by Islamic Legal Studies: Law and Social Change and co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program